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Oh. My. Goodness. West Brom spent a club-record £10 million on Nigerian striker Brown Ideye last week - but head coach Alan Irvine has never even seen him play. Irvine has, however, been in contact with people #InTheKnow and hopes he can have a similar impact to Peter Odemwingie. Best get the cameras down to Loftus Road on transfer deadline day, then...
Harry Redknapp in communication error shocker! The agent of Ajax striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson - his brother Andri - has dismissed claims from Redknapp that QPR had agreed a deal for the player but the move failed to materialise due to wage demands. "The news about the ongoing negotiations is absolutely untrue," he told Ajax Showtime. "The last conversation we had with coach Harry Redknapp was five weeks ago. At the moment were are not talking, so I don't know where the news comes from."
Here are all the key details you need to know as Louis van Gaal gives a few words of advice to his former player...
- Van Gaal believes Depay should stay at PSV for another season
- Depay wants move to England with Man Utd and Spurs interested
- PSV keen to keep player and have set asking price of £18 million
- United unlikely to move this summer but will monitor situation
Goal understands Louis van Gaal has advised Netherlands international Memphis Depay to stay at PSV Eindhoven for one more season. Manchester United and Tottenham are both interested in the 20-year-old, who scored twice at the World Cup, but Van Gaal believes the £18 million-rated winger should stay in the Eredivisie for another year before seeking a move.
Van Gaal tells Depay: Wait for Man Utd
It looks like Nani may struggle to be a part of Louis van Gaal's plans at Manchester United. The Dutchman intends to use a system with three central defenders and full-backs, leaving Nani to battle it out with Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa, Adnan Januzaj and more for just one position. The latest report on his future - from A Bola - suggests Arsenal could be prepared to pay £9 million for his signature.
Transfer Talk: Arsenal plot Nani bid
Yowzers! The former Chelsea and Monaco boss has been appointed manager of the Greece national team. The Italian's first task will be to qualify for Euro 2016. Their group includes Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands.
Is there anyone Atletico Madrid DON'T want? Javier Hernandez faces an uncertain future at Manchester United. He struggled for playing time last season and has been linked with a move to Inter. And now, according to the Daily Express, Atletico have joined the race as they look to replace Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrian.
Transfer Talk: Atletico keen on Hernandez
Things go from bad to worse for Andy Carroll. First of all, he's ruled out for four months with an ankle injury, and now West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says the club made a mistake by signing him last year. Ouch. The Hammers have already brought in Mauro Zarate this summer, while Enner Valencia's move is subject to a work permit, and Sullivan says they are looking at bringing in another forward.
Sullivan: West Ham want another striker
Morgan Amalfitano is a wanted man. After impressing during a loan spell at West Brom last season, which included a terrific goal against Manchester United, L'Equipe reports that Crystal Palace and Sunderland are interested in bringing the midfielder back to the Premier League from Marseille.
Transfer Talk: Palace and Sunderland want Amalfitano
Frank Lampard had the opportunity to work with Uncle 'Arry again this season, he has revealed, but wanted a new challenge away from the Premier League with New York City FC. Lampard, who started his career under Harry Redknapp at West Ham, said: "We had some conversations and so did my dad. I think my dad spoke to Harry quite a lot. But it wasn't really an option for me."
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that 17-year-old WONDERKID Kelechi Iheanacho has a big future with the club - if he can be granted a work permit. The City boss said after the Nigerian scored in a pre-season win over Sporting Kansas City: "For the moment he will stay with us and we’ll see when we return to England what will happen with him. But he’s a very important player for the future for the club."
Back to Pepe Reina, the Daily Telegraph says Liverpool are expecting another approach from Napoli for the goalkeeper and negotiations could drag on all the way until #TransferDeadlineDay.
Transfer Talk: Liverpool await Napoli approach
In a true battle of the hipsters, new Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa is reportedly looking to sell Mathieu Valbuena this summer. Dinamo Moscow bid £5.5 million for the Frenchman but he rejected a move to the Russian club. And now, if you believe L'Equipe, QPR have joined the race and have matched the offer made by Dinamo.
Transfer Talk: QPR move for Valbuena
Uh-oh. Divock Origi has looked set for a move to Liverpool all summer but, according to Marca, Atletico Madrid are hoping to hijack the deal. The Spanish champions have lost Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrian this summer, with only Mario Mandzukic arriving as a replacement, and hope to beat Liverpool to the signing of the 19-year-old Lille striker.
Transfer Talk: Atletico hijack Origi deal
The Real Madrid goalkeeper saga takes another twist. Napoli had reportedly agreed a deal with the Spanish club to sign Diego Lopez, but Rafael Benitez insists the club have not even made an enquiry - never mind agreed to sign him. Rafa was also rather coy on the prospect of Pepe Reina returning to Napoli after spending last season on loan from Liverpool. Full quotes below.
Napoli not interested in Diego Lopez
He scored 157 goals during eight trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge - but should the Ivorian return? The Twittersphere reckons so...
Speaking of Real Madrid, ABC claims today that the Champions League holders are set to step up their interest in Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. They reportedly want to sign the Colombian in a loan deal worth £9.5 million before making the move permanent at the end of the season. An attempt to avoid FFP sanctions, perhaps?
Transfer Talk: Real Madrid want Falcao on loan
Real Madrid have agreed to pay the €10 million (£8m) release clause in Keylor Navas' Levante contract, but Carlo Ancelotti insists the 27-year-old is not a Real player... "for now". The Madrid boss already has Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez to choose from and says he will decide his No.1 goalkeeper at the start of the season.
Ancelotti: Navas not yet a Real Madrid player
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful captain Steven Gerrard will sign a new contract after retiring from international football to concentrate on his club career. The 34-year-old midfielder only has a year left on his current deal. Rodgers said: "I am very happy that Steven is now going to commit to Liverpool and I am sure that [his contract] is something that we will look at."
Rodgers confident of new Liverpool deal for Gerrard