Transfer Talk: Higuain, Opare, Van Persie, Raffael, and Walcott


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The Mail are reporting that Manchester City are preparing a summer bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain is likely to be used as a high-value bargaining chip this summer, with Robin van Persie and Sergio Aguero top of their wish list.

The paper states that Aguero is wanted by Madrid who want to propose a part-exchange with City.

Aguero has been superb this season, fitting into City's side seamlessly and we think they would be badly advised to let him go under any circumstances.

Higuain to City?

A young player Arsenal are rumoured to be spending their £55 million transfer funds on in the summer is Daniel Opare.

Opare currently plays for Standard Liege in Belgium and was once part of Real Madrid's academy.

The defender is a full Ghana international and is only 21, and would only take up a very tiny portion of the club's transfer money.

Opare to Arsenal?

More Arsenal news, with the Mirror's report that they will not let Robin van Persie leave in the summer for any price.

Would they really risk it? We recall the club making similar denials that Fabregas and Nasri would leave and we know what happened there.

Van Persie to stay?

The Mail report that Liverpool want to sign Brazilian midfielder Raffael.

The playmaker is 26 and currently stars at German club Hertha Berlin.

He is also wanted by Lazio and Sampdoria and would cost around £7 million.

Raffael to Liverpool?

And finally, The Sun have a crazy report that Chelsea would be willing to swap Daniel Sturridge for Theo Walcott.

The Arsenal player has been very inconsistent in his performances and we just can't see this one happening.

Walcott to Chelsea?

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