Chime in with Goal.com and other users and share your opinions.
After Carlo Ancelotti confirmed yesterday that Angel Di Maria has asked to leave Real Madrid, the Daily Star says today that Manchester United are now clear favourites to sign the Argentine. Paris Saint-Germain pulled out of talks with Madrid a fortnight ago because the player is "too expensive" and are reportedly not planning on reigniting their interest.
Transfer Talk: PSG pull out of Di Maria race
According to the Daily Star, AC Milan have made Javier Hernandez their No.1 target to replace Liverpool-bound Mario Balotelli. The Italian is set to move to Anfield after saying goodbye to his Milan team-mates yesterday, while Hernandez is reportedly free to leave Old Trafford and has been urged to find a new club by Mexico coach Miguel Herrera.
Transfer Talk: Milan want Hernandez to replace Balotelli
It looks like Arsenal v Manchester United in the battle to sign Sami Khedira. The midfielder has rejected a new contract at Real Madrid and is set to be sold by the Champions League holders in the next 10 days to avoid losing him for nothing next year. The Manchester Evening News reports that United have entered the race to sign him, while the Daily Mirror claims Arsenal have revived their interest in the £12 million-rated German.
Transfer Talk: Arsenal & Man Utd battle for Khedira
Goal understands Samuel Eto'o has been offered a one-year deal by Liverpool. The veteran striker - a free agent after leaving Chelsea - also has interest from clubs in Europe, America and the Middle East but his preference is to stay in the Premier League. Liverpool are prepared to pay him £75,000-a-week with performance-related bonuses and the option of another season at the club if he impresses.
Liverpool offer Eto'o one-year deal
Oh yes. The countdown has begun. With just 10 days to go until the transfer window SLAMS shut, the rumour mill is bigger, badder and better than ever before. Liverpool! Arsenal! Manchester United! Chelsea! Top news and rumours on the way...
And that, transfer friends, is that for the day. Thank you very much for following. We'll be back right here to WATCH THIS SPACE, bring you the latest on Balo and more at 09:00 BST on Friday. For now, I'll leave you with the latest rumours - goodbye!
Transfer Talk: All the latest rumours
And, of course, there's the Mario Balotelli situation. In one of the most unlikely transfers of the summer, the Italian is on his way to Liverpool from AC Milan after talks were held between the Reds and his agent in London today. Super Mario has even bid farewell to his team-mates and members of Milan's press office this afternoon. More info below.
Balotelli says goodbye to Milan team-mates
We can't let you go without one last look at the Angel Di Maria situation. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the midfielder has asked to leave the club, while Paris Saint-Germain are not exactly confident of completing a deal.
Di Maria asks to leave | Blanc: Difficult for PSG to sign Di Maria
I'm afraid we've not had the flurry of transfers today that we were treated to yesterday. But plenty of deals have still been done throughout the week - Rojo, De Guzman, Marin, Banega etc - and you can check them all out in one handy place...
Transfer Zone: Latest done deals
That's the view of the Goal readers, at least. Arsene Wenger confirmed this morning that he wants to sign a defender and defensive midfielder but, with only Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo to choose from up top, our poll results suggest Arsenal are more in need of a new striker.
Poll results: Arsenal need striker
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer confirmed earlier today that Hull have made an offer for striker Jordan Rhodes. According to The Times, the Premier League club have offered £10 million as they look to reinvest some of the £12m brought in from the sale of Shane Long, while Press Association Sport is reporting that Blackburn have already turned down Hull's approach.
Mino Raiola is a busy man today. He's been holding talks with Liverpool over Mario Balotelli and has now given an update on Paul Pogba's contract situation at Juventus. He told L'Equipe: "There has not been and there is no meeting with Juventus. We can repeat, however, that for now, Paul is fine in Turin."
Pogba agent: No talks with Juventus
Goal Spain's Alberto Pinero: "Valencia seem a more realistic option at this stage, given that Los Che are in the market for a pure No.9 and Negredo would be undisputed first choice at Estadio Mestalla. That said, the potential departures of Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira would leave Carlo Ancelotti with just 20 senior players in his first-team squad, and the Italian has already stated publicly that he wants 22 in his final group."
Goal understands Real Madrid have made an enquiry to Manchester City over the availability of Alvaro Negredo. The Spaniard, currently sidelined with a broken metatarsal, failed to score a goal in the final four months of last season and City would consider letting him leave for £20 million. Madrid are on the lookout for a new striker and are considering Negredo as an alternative if they fail to sign Radamel Falcao. More details below.
Real Madrid make Negredo enquiry
Alan Irvine has revealed that West Brom are interested in signing former Celtic forward Georgios Samaras. The 29-year-old is without a club after leaving the Scottish Premiership champions earlier this summer. Irvine told reporters: "He's a player we're aware of. We have enquired about him. Nothing is done as far as he's concerned."
The Brazilian full-back says he has not felt respected by Barcelona but plans to stay at the club after holding talks with new coach Luis Enrique. He said at a press conference: "I have decided to stay here with Barca. The day will come when I have to go. But I would like to get out with the feeling that I have been a great professional here. If I would leave now I would not go with that feeling."
Dani Alves: I don't feel valued at Barcelona
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he is considering moving for another striker before the transfer deadline. And when asked about potential interest in free agent Samuel Eto'o, he said: "There are going to be many links. You know that. There's still a long time to go before the window closes. We are focused on how strong we are internally with the players we have."
Time for another done deal. Ahmed Fathi, who you may remember was on trial at Arsenal earlier in the summer, has joined Qatari side Umm Salal from Egyptian club Ahly. The 29-year-old, formerly of Hull, said: "I didn't leave Ahly for money as I preferred to play with the team until the last day before travelling. The current unrest in Egyptian football, and playing the league in two groups without fans are the main reasons that forced me to leave Ahly."
Make Your Prediction Choose match
Aston Villa - Newcastle United
- VfL Wolfsburg - FC Bayern München
- Atlético de Madrid - Real Madrid
- Crystal Palace - West Ham
- Southampton - West Bromwich Albion
Most Popular Predictions
Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle United
- 19.23 %