Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, September 8: Chelsea and Man United tracking £84m Atletico star, Man City to let Hart go for nominal fee

8 Sep

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


Chelsea will battle Manchester United for Antoine Griezmann if he becomes available. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone could leave the club at the end of the season, leaving Griezmann‘s future unclear. While United are frontrunners to land the France star, Chelsea are big admirers of Griezmann and could be prepared to meet his £84million release clause. (The Sun)

Manchester City are willing to let Joe Hart leave the club permanently next summer for a ‘considerate’ transfer fee – as a thank you for his years of service. The England goalkeeper has been frozen out at the Etihad by boss Pep Guardiola and allowed to leave to join Italian club Torino on loan for the season. (The Sun)

Watford striker Odion Ighalo insists he could not turn his back on his Premier League dream to line his pockets after confirming he rejected a £37.5million move to Shanghai SIPG in the summer. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace will battle in January with AC Milan and Inter for Venezuela skipper Tomas Rincon. The Genoa star was on Palace‘s radar during the summer transfer window with the Eagles prepared to bid up to £7.5million. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes Wilfried Zaha has the potential to play for Barcelona one day. (Daily Star)

Jaap Stam has confirmed that Asamoah Gyan failed a medical with Reading. The Ghana striker looked set to complete a shock switch to Madejski Stadium before last week’s transfer deadline – only for the move to dramatically collapse at the last moment. (Reading Post)

Kilmarnock have spoken to former Rangers star Madjid Bougherra about the possibility of a move to Rugby Park. Bougherra currently plies his trade in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Fujairah but is wants to seek one last challenge in his career. (Daily Record)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Spurs place £33.5m price tag on Heung-Min Son

Everton transfer news: Toffees failed to convince Fiorentina and Napoli to let get of Serie A hotshots

The Premier League wonder kid already attracting attention from Bayern Munich

Liverpool transfer news: Klopp sends scout to keep an eye on one of German football’s hottest prospects

Crystal Palace transfer news: Eagles ready to return for summer target in January window

Sunderland transfer news: Former Chelsea and AC Milan player on trial with the Black Cats

Leicester City FC transfer news: Claudio Ranieri plotting fresh move for Portugal star Adrien Silva in January

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

No comments yet

Leave a Reply