Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, October 4: Hector Bellerin to quit Arsenal for Manchester City, Manchester United to move for Jamaican star?

4 Oct

Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…


Héctor Bellerín could reject an offer to stay at Arsenal and leave for Manchester City in the summer. Arsenal have offered their Spain right back a five-year deal that would almost double his pay packet of £50,000-a-week. Barcelona, who lost Bellerín to Arsenal on a free transfer in 2011, are also interested in bringing the Catalan back to the Nou Camp. But Bellerin’s preference is to join City, where he would be reunited with Pep Guardiola. (The Times)

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Genk winger Leon Bailey. The Jamaican, who turned down Chelsea and Ajax to move to Belgium, has electric pace and has begun to add goals to his repertoire – scoring five so far this season. (Daily Mail)

Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has hinted Matteo Darmian will move to the club from Manchester United next year. (Manchester Evening News)

AC Milan continue to monitor Cesc Fabregas’ situation at Chelsea and are poised to make a January move for the midfielder, who has lost his starting spot at Stamford Bridge. (CalcioMercatoWeb)

Diego Costa has revealed he misses life in Spain since transferring to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid. The Spanish international also expressed his delight at his former team sitting atop of La Liga heading into the international break. But the Blues hit man insists he is very happy in London after an explosive start to life under Antonio Conte. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea do not have a buy-back clause inserted in Thorgan Hazard’s contract, according to the Belgian’s club Borussia Monchengladbach. The brother of Blues superstar Eden Hazard has been in sparkling form this season with seven goals and three assists in just 11 matches, including a goal against Barcelona in the Champions League. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are considering a January loan move for Inter Milan midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. (Various)

Swansea City turned down the chance to offer Ryan Giggs the manager’s job at the Liberty Stadium after losing faith with Francesco Guidolin. Bob Bradley has been installed as the club’s new boss after Guidolin was axed. (South Wales Post)

Aston Villa want David Wagner, the Huddersfield manager, as their next boss but will turn to Steve Bruce if they cannot lure the German – Jurgen Klopp’s best friend and former Borussia Dortmund teammate. (Guardian)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

LISTEN: Stiliyan Petrov rules out applying for Aston Villa job, telling talkSPORT: ‘It is way too early for me’

LISTEN: Tim Sherwood hints he would consider Aston Villa return after ‘disappointing’ Roberto Di Matteo departure

Harry Redknapp opens up to talkSPORT about attempted newspaper sting: ‘I don’t feel foolish!’

Chelsea FC transfer news: Michy Batshuayi could be set for early exit as Marseille target loan deal for £33million striker

Transfer report: AC Milan target January deal for out-of-favour Manchester United forward Memphis Depay

Santi Cazorla hails Atletico Madrid as an ‘amazing club’ – but says he wants to sign new Arsenal contract

Transfer report: Manchester City, Manchester United and Valencia all tracking Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo

Everton transfer report: Sevilla set to offer Toffees target Steven N’Zonzi new contract to stay in Spain

Transfer ALERT: Torino hoping to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart in permanent deal

Transfer report: Arsenal FAILED with summer bid for AC Milan teen sensation Manuel Locatelli

Everton and Stoke ALERT! Juventus to sign Axel Witsel ‘in January or June’, claims club chief

Aymeric Laporte reveals he spoke to Pep Guardiola in the summer and rejected chance to join Manchester City

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