Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, August 4: Man United on brink of Pogba deal, Premier League duo battle for Benteke and MORE

4 Aug

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

Paul Pogba’s proposed move to Manchester United could be completed before Sunday’s Community Shield, with the France international set to earn £275,000 per week at Old Trafford. (Various newspapers)

Sunderland and Everton are ready to do battle for the signature of £30million-rated Liverpool striker Christian Benteke. (Daily Mirror)

Belgium forward Benteke is prepared to leave Anfield on loan in order to kick-start his stalled career. (Daily Mail)​

The Reds are set to launch a £20m bid for 26-year-old Germany international Jonas Hector from Koln. (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has been told by Arsenal he can have whatever transfer funds it takes to secure main targets Alexandre Lacazette and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi this summer. (The Times)

David Moyes is also hoping to bring in Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Germany international Julian Draxler, who recently revealed he is keen to leave Wolfsburg this summer, will cost Arsenal over £50million this summer. (Daily Star)

Manchester City have been put on red alert after Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen demanded talks with the club over his future. (The Sun)

Antonio Conte has hinted that Chelsea are on the verge of a club-record deal for ex-striker Romelu Lukaku. The new Blues boss also insists Diego Costa will remain at Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)

Here are the latest headlines and latest done deals:​​​

Manchester United 0-0 Everton: Wayne Rooney’s testimonial ends in a stalemate

Barcelona 4-2 Leicester City: Ahmed Musa nets twice but Foxes soundly beaten

Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho plays down Paul Pogba interest but confirms Red Devils will ‘sign one more player’

CONFIRMED: Belgium appoint former Everton boss Roberto Martinez as manager

‘Wayne Rooney will retire a Manchester United player…if the club still want him’, captain’s agent Paul Stretford tells talkSPORT

HUGE Arsenal boost! Julian Draxler reveals frustration with Wolfsburg and demands exit this summer

Chelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku is NOT worth £75million, talkSPORT told


CONFIRMED: Manchester City complete signing of Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus

Chelsea transfer news: Done deal – Salah seals permanent Roma switch

DONE DEAL! Newcastle United sign defender Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa

DONE DEAL! Newcastle complete signing of Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame

Fulham accept Aston Villa offer for star striker Ross McCormack


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