Transfer Talk: Man United agree a fee for Daley Blind, Arsenal get busy, Agger back to Brondby 7 years ago

Transfer Talk: Man United agree a fee for Daley Blind, Arsenal get busy, Agger back to Brondby

It looks like a done deal between United and Ajax for Daley Blind.

Manchester United have struck a deal with Ajax for the signing of versatile defender/midfielder Daley Blind.


Blind can either play as a left-back or as a defensive midfielder, and showed his array of passing skills during the World Cup for the Netherlands.

Ajax Amsterdam v Cambuur Leeuwarden - Eredivisie

The 24-year-old - who will become United's fifth summer signing - now just has to agree personal terms before Monday's transfer deadline of 11pm and that metaphorical window SLAMS SHUT (we're contractually obliged to use CAPS LOCK here. It's the law of Jim White.)

Torres heads to Milan on a tw0-year loan deal


Well, that went well.

Cue a gaggle of Liverpool fans shaking their heads and wondering what happened to that blonde lad that terrorised many a Premier League (and European) defence four or five years ago.

He certainly didn't end up at Chelsea, where Fernando Torres' doppelganger has been shanking crosses and hanging his head since the early months of 2011.

Well, he's off to Milan if he can agree personal terms on a two-year loan deal on Saturday.


Arsenal eye Greek defender and Torino striker Alessio Cerci

Italy v Ireland - International Friendly

Sokratis Papastathopoulos (cheers Google) will be an Arsenal player by Tuesday morning if Arsene Wenger and pals can agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund for the Greek defender.

The 26-year-old could be joined by Torino striker Alessio Cerci, who will take the pressure off Alexis Sanchez to be the bustling centre forward that he clearly is not in the absence of Olivier Giroud.


Daniel Agger is heading back to Denmark

There's something wonderful about the fact that Daniel Agger, who doesn't turn 30 until December, turning his back on some of the bigger lights of European football to go back where it all began before he joined Liverpool seven years ago.

Brondby is calling for the centre-half, who just wants to go home and who can blame him?

The feel will be nominal, which means somewhere around the £3m mark. He'll be missed.