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31st Jul 2014

Transfer Talk: Hernandez unsure of future, Arsenal back in for Khedira as Cazorla linked with exit

Lots to get through here so stick on the kettle before reading the rest.

Eric Lalor

Lots to get through here so stick on the kettle before reading the rest.

Atletico Madrid had an amazing season last time out, winning La Liga and getting to the Champions League Final. They’re not sitting on their laurels either with the Daily Star linking them with Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla (pic below), Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez. Atletico have a few quid following business with Chelsea and see the three lads as good additions to a squad which has already been boosted by the arrival of Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann.

Arsenal v New York Red Bulls - Pre-Season Friendly

The Guardian report that Javier Hernandez is unsure about where his future lies. Asked if he was leaving by reporters on United’s US tour he said: “The future, only God knows.” Immediately, his agent called him up and asked “Who is this God you are confiding in? I represent you with nobility and always get you the best price and now you are off shooting your mouth to some cowboy?”… allegedly.

Germany v Argentina: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final

The Daily Mirror reckon that Arsenal could be back in for Sami Khedira (pic above). They baulked at his wage demands a couple of weeks ago, but now, because Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign him, the Mirror reckon Arsenal will have another go at convincing the German midfielder to play on a YTS contract.

Spurs still want Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton according to the Times. The Saints turned down an offer from Spurs a few days ago prompting an angry reaction from the player, who supposedly wrote to the Southampton Twitter account “Right! That’s it! No more retweets and favourites for you!” Spurs are expected to come in with an improved offer to test the mettle of Southampton and their new found reluctance to sell.

Argentina v Iran: Group F - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

The Daily Express are telling us that Southampton are actually looking to buy a player. The player in question is Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo (pic above) from Sporting Lisbon. Rojo had a good World Cup with Argentina and the Saints will have to fork out £16m to land him. Should be small change to them as they’ve earned about £47 billion from transfers in the past couple of weeks.

The same paper report that Sunderland have re-opened talks with Liverpool for the £14m transfer of Fabio Borini (pic below). The clubs agreed a fee a couple of weeks back, but the player chose to stay and fight for his place. Obviously in the last couple of weeks he’s realised he hasn’t got a hope of getting into the Liverpool team and has re-ignited the interest of Gus Poyet and his crew.

Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal according to CaughtOffside. That may as well have read ‘Manchester United are eating rainbows and pink rabbits due to a shift in the stream of consciousness of several unicorns’. This saga, which began back in biblical times, shows no signs of abating any time soon.

The Daily Star reckon that Marouane Fellaini is on his way to Napoli. The player has agreed to the transfer, but Napoli want him on loan first. United have responded by saying “No Napoli, just no. It’s £18m for the fro or no go,” before being immediately signed up by the world’s biggest poetry publisher.

We’re off to report Morgan Schneiderlin for spamming.