Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 16: Benched Fabregas keen on Chelsea exit, Arsenal plot double swoop, Toure to STAY at Man City?

16 Aug

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)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is preparing a £17m bid for Barca goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, with Joe Hart’s future at the Etihad Stadium uncertain. (Daily Mail)

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)

Wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko could join Crystal Palace after the Eagles sold Yannick Bolasie to Everton. (Daily Telegraph)

Here are the latest transfer stories and other top headlines:

Curtis Davies tells talkSPORT: Mike Phelan is the manager Hull City needs right now

Arsenal have not given up hope on signing Shkodran Mustafi, talkSPORT understands

Liverpool make shock move for former Cardiff midfielder Gary Medel – reports

Liverpool FC transfer news: Inter Milan keen on long-serving Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva

Pep Guardiola reveals why he left Yaya Toure out of Manchester City squad but quiet on Claudio Bravo links

Burnley FC transfer news: Steven Defour on verge of sealing £7.5m switch

Watford transfer latest: Midfielder Mario Suarez agrees personal terms with Valencia ahead of move back to Spain

Transfer report: Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard set for Rennes switch despite Liverpool and West Ham interest

TRANSFER ALERT! Inter Milan keen on signing Manchester United and Manchester City defenders Daley Blind and Eliaquim Mangala


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