Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, August 22: Jones out, Fonte in at Manchester United? Arsenal told Mustafi will cost £50m?

22 Aug

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…

Phil Jones could leave Manchester United this summer amid interest from Stoke. Marcos Rojo is also facing the end of his United career following Jose Mourinho’s arrival, with the new manager keen to bring in Southampton defender Jose Fonte. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsene Wenger has been quoted a staggering £50million for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi. The Spanish club are trying to drive a hard bargain with Arsenal to raise enough cash to launch their own bid for Chelsea’s Spanish winger Pedro. Wenger decided to walk away from Mustafi because of the price but the deal could still be rescued because Valencia need the cash. (Daily Mirror)

Joe Hart’s Manchester City career is over after the club agreed to sign Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for a fee worth up to £17 million. The England goalkeeper is aware of an offer from Everton, who are willing to take him on loan or recruit him in a permanent deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado’s return to Juventus should be completed in the coming days, according to the club’s director Giuseppe Marotta. (ESPN)

Tony Pulis has launched a bid for Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez as he prepares for a frantic week at West Bromwich Albion. Pulis wants to take Rodriguez on loan to strengthen his depleted squad and is targeting four other signings before the transfer window closes on August 31. Leicester’s Jeff Schlupp is also still on Albion’s list while a £5 million offer is on the table for Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor. (Daily Telegraph)

Turkish club Caykur Rizespor are set to land ex-Arsenal duo Mathieu Flamini and Emmanuel Adebayor(ESPN)

Santos starlet Gabriel Barbosa has hinted he may move to Barcelona to join Brazil teammate Neymar. The 19-year-old has been the subject of bids from Italian duo Juventus and Inter Milan— as well as Premier League champions Leicester, while Manchester United have also been linked with a move. (The Sun)

Danny Drinkwater will sign a new £100,000-a-week contract with Leicester City this week. (Daily Mirror)

Jürgen Klopp insisted he would be an “idiot” if Liverpool’s abject 2-0 defeat at Burnley would cause him to buy a left-back or midfielder, though the manager is considering strengthening further. (Guardian)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Manchester City and Barcelona have ‘beginning of agreement’ over deal for Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, reveal Spanish giants

Arsenal FC transfer news: Shkodran Mustafi latest, winger news plus more

WATCH: Arsenal and West Ham summer target Carlos Bacca scores hat-trick in AC Milan’s season opener

‘Bare bones’ Sunderland NEED more signings before transfer window shuts, insists David Moyes

Chelsea FC transfer news: Huge bid for attacker primed, Kalidou Koulibaly latest plus more


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