Transfer news from Arsenal, Cardiff City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Newcastle United.
New Barcelona coach Tata Martino has confirmed that Cesc Fabregas ‘has to decide’ his future. The manager believes that Fabregas wants to stay at the Nou Camp and will not be swayed by Manchester United’s vested interest.
However his words suggest if Cesc wants to leave - he will be allowed.
Gareth Bale could be a Real Madrid player by Tuesday. Those are the lines coming from the Daily Star this morning. They feel that the clubs could finally reach an agreement on a transfer fee this week and speculation has been heightened by the fact he was not on the plane to face AS Monaco yesterday.
Cardiff City are today being linked with young Russian talent Denis Cheryshev. The Real Madrid starlet is a big hope for the future at the Bernabeu so will not be allowed to leave permanently this summer. However it is reported that The Bluebirds will press for a loan deal.
Arsenal are apparently ready to rejuvenate their interest in Ashley Williams. With Thomas Vermaelen out for yet another six weeks with a back problem it is said a centre-back is now back on the agenda for Arsene Wenger.
Crystal Palace want to bring Scott Sinclair in on loan. The Manchester City winger has barely featured for the club since his summer arrival a year ago and has also been linked with West Ham, West Brom and Everton.
West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Diego Lugano. The veteran centre-back, with over 80 caps for Uruguay, had lost his place in the first team at the Ligue 1 outfit and was desperate for a move in order to play more first-team football.
The player signs on a free transfer and has put pen to paper on a two-year deal.
Finally, and Newcastle United are said to be close to completing their move for Bafetimbi Gomis. The Lyon player could be a Toon soldier by the end of the day. Meanwhile the club are now targeting James McCarthy of Wigan Athletic.
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