Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 16: Benched Fabregas keen on Chelsea exit, Arsenal plot double swoop, Toure to STAY at Man City?
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online…
After being left on the bench during Chelsea’s victory over West Ham, midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly willing to quit the Blues and has been offered to Real Madrid, Juventus, and his former club Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)
Arsene Wenger could raid Barca for £10million-rated French defender Jeremy Mathieu, as Arsenal’s defensive options dwindle. (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, the Gunners have NOT given up hope on landing Shkodran Mustafi, despite reports that the deal to bring the Valencia defender to the Emirates had collapsed. (talkSPORT)
Yaya Toure is prepared to fight for his place at City despite being left out of the squads to face Sunderland and Steaua Bucharest. (Daily Express)
West Ham have abandoned their move for AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca because they cannot find a buyer for Diafra Sakho. (The Sun)
Here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer stories and other top headlines: