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Transfer rumours – Monday, August 18


Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s  international newspapers…

Manchester United are prepared to commit as much as £100million, on wages and transfer fee, to lure Angel di Maria from Real Madrid as the ailing Premier League club try to beef up Louis van Gaal’s squad before the end of the summer transfer window. (Daily Mail)

Juventus are growing increasingly confident that Manchester United will not meet their £45m asking price for Arturo Vidal this summer, with Kevin Strootman understood to be Louis Van Gaal’s top defensive midfielder target. (Daily Express)

Tottenham will make a final bid for Morgan Schneiderlin before giving up on signing the wantaway Southampton midfielder. (Daily Mail)

Southampton have had a £10 million bid for England winger Andros Townsend rejected by Tottenham. (The Sun)

Ronald Koeman wants to make Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez Southampton’s eighth summer signing in an £8million deal. (Daily Mirror)

Lewis Holtby will look for a move away from Tottenham before the transfer window closes after the North London club made it clear he is surplus to requirements. Managerless Crystal Palace and QPR are among the clubs keen on the midfielder. (Daily Mail)

Steve Bruce wants to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Philipp Wollscheid after missing out on Tottenham skipper Michael Dawson(The Sun)

ChelseaArsenal and Liverpool have been put on alert as Ezequiel Lavezzi’s contract negotiations with PSG have broken down. (Daily Star)

Managerless Crystal Palace are ready to offer Glenn Murray plus cash for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. (Daily Mirror)


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