Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 31: David Luiz linked with Chelsea return, Wilshere update, PLUS Tottenham and Man United latest

31 Aug

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday”s newspapers…


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere met with Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe yesterday, but looks set to choose a loan move to Crystal Palace over Bournemouth, according to several national newspapers.

The Gunners reportedly received 22 offers from clubs in England and in Europe for Wilshere. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have made a sensational late move to re-sign David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain in a £32million deal. (Daily Mirror)

The Blues are also closing in on a £23million move for Fiorentina full-back Marcos Alonso. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid have offered Spanish midfeidler Isco to Tottenham on a season-long loan (Daily Mirror), with the out-of-favour 24-year-old told he can leave Los Blancos (AS).

Spurs have rejected a £24m offer from Wolfsburg for South Korea winger Son Heung-min. (The Sun)

The north London side are also ready to make a move for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City’s France defender Eliaquim Mangala is close to joining former club Porto on a two-year loan deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile, City have agreed to allow Samir Nasrito join Sevilla on loan. (Sky Sports)

Bastian Schweinsteiger has incurred the wrath of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after the 32-year-old rejected a free transfer to Sporting Lisbon in favour of staying at Old Trafford, despite being way down the pecking order. (Daily Star)

Premier League champions Leicester are still hopeful of signing Sporting Lisbon duo Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva before the transfer deadline, despite the Portuguese club insisting midfielder Silva is NOT for sale. (Leicester Mercury)

Sunderland manager David Moyes is targeting St Etienne centre-back Florentin Pogba, older brother of Paul, in a £6.5million deal. (The Sun)
 

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