Transfer Talk: Arsenal will have up their Cabaye offer while United have fresh plans for Everton pair
Arsene Wenger will be blowing a serious hole in the famed Arsenal finances if reports this morning are to be believed, while Man United look to a fresh approach to sign Everton stars.
Yohan Cabaye of course did not feature in his side’s heavy defeat to Man City last night – one of the reasons for the loss if you are to believe a fuming Alan Pardew – but Wenger will have to stump up if he is to land the Frenchman.
The £10 million offer was deemed ‘derisory’ and no doubt we’ll hear plenty more of that word before the window closes. The Sun claims the Gunners will offer £13, but the majority of the media seem to think the Magpies will hold out for £20 million.
Swansea pair Michu and Ashley Williams are again being linked with the club, with a £35 million swoop on the cards, while Paul Pogba is also rumoured (Daily Mirror) to be on the way back to England, with a £20 million price tag currently on his head.
We are fully aware that this is the height of silly season and that you can disregard quite a lot of the rumours, but this one from The Guardian this morning is a real treat.
“Manchester United are likely to make separate bids for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines are a combined £28m bid was labelled 'derisory and insulting' by Everton.”
Why didn’t they think of that before? Two separate bids instead of one, how could it not work? The Times say United value the pair at £35 million while the Toffees are holding out for £45million, so one would expect a meeting in the middle. Or should we say £25 for Fellaini and £15 million for Baines.
In other news, Paolo di Canio is set to make Greek winger Charis Mavrias his 11th summer signing and is also keen on Juventus full-back Paulo de Ceglie (The Sun), Stoke are readying a £5m bid for Rennes striker Mevlut Erdinc and the French side are willing to sell (The Daily Mail), while the same paper says Stoke are readying a £5m bid for Rennes striker Mevlut Erdinc and the French side are willing to sell.