Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 27: Joe Hart linked with shock switch, Liverpool bid for Borussia Dortmund wonderkid and MORE

27 Aug

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

Arsene Wenger insists he is not “panic buying, with the north London club ready to spend £52million on late deals for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez, who has been likened to Jamie Vardy. (Daily Express)

Joe Hart has been linked with a shock switch to Sunderland before the summer transfer window shuts. (Sunderland Echo)

It is claimed Manchester City are willing to pay the bulk of the England goalkeeper’s £120,000-a-week salary. The club are desperate to offload him before Wednesday’s deadline day after signing Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, and are prepared to pay up to £90,000 of Hart’s weekly wages. (Daily Mirror)

But that club will NOT be Liverpool, with manager Jurgen Klopp not interested in signing another goalkeeper having already signed German Loris Karius this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

City are also trying to offload a number of other stars before deadline day, with Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony set to depart, while Yaya Toure’s future is also uncertain. (Manchester Evening News)

Club captain Vincent Kompany, however, is set to stay at the Etihad Stadium having won the approval of new manager Pep Guardiola. (The Times)

Liverpool have tabled an £11million bid for Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old American wonderkid Christian Pulisic, who is also a target for Stoke City. (Daily Telegraph)

Out-of-favour Reds winger Lazar Markovic, 22, has been made available for loan for a second successive season. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea are keen on sealing a late deal for 23-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

However, the Croatia international’s agent says Premier League rivals Arsenal are also interested. (Football Italia)

Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been linked with a move for former Bolton and Sunderland left-back Marcos Alonso, who now plays at Italian side Fiorentina(Daily Telegraph)


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