£30m price tag on Lukaku, Hummels and Vermaelen linked with United: Today's transfer gossip
The Daily Mirror are claiming that Chelsea have placed a £30million price tag on Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker spent last season on loan at Everton, who are reportedly prepared to offer an initial £21million. Bundesliga club Wolfsburg and Italian side Juventus are also reportedly interested.
Manchester United have lost experience in defence with Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic leaving the club and new manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that he is looking for defenders. Borussia Dortmund centre-half Mats Hummels and Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen are among the players to have been linked with a move to Old Trafford. (Sky Sports News)
The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Napoli are continuing to work on a deal to snap up Manchester United flop Marouane Fellaini. Napoli have opened negotiations with United and would like to sign Fellaini on loan with a view to a permanent deal, while the Premier League club would reportedly favour to sell the Belgium international now. (Sky Sports News)
QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he isn’t ruling out a future for Adel Taarabt. The forward spent last season on loan at AC Milan and was hoping to secure a permanent move to the Italian side after some impressive displays, however with no reported bids for the Moroccan, Redknapp has admitted that he may remain a QPR player, and that he may feature if he works hard in training. Taarabt had been left out of the QPR squad that went to Germany on a pre-season tour. (The Daily Mirror)
QPR are reportedly weighing up a move for Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, although Elche's £4m valuation could be off-putting. (Daily Mirror)
If AC Milan choose not to retain Taarabt an option may be Newcastle misfit Hatem Ben Arfa, who has been told he can leave the club for a fee in the region of £12m. (Daily Mail)
The Times have suggested that World Cup hero Joel Campbell could be set to leave Arsenal yet again on loan, this time to Turkish side Galatasaray who appear to be heading the queue to sign the player with Arsenal again set to let him gain more experience in Europe.
Keeping with World Cup heroes, Villa skipper Ron Vlaar is set for crunch talks with the Villa board according to The Daily Mirror. Villa are keen to get the Dutchman signed up to fight off interest from the likes of Southampton.
Hull City are looking to further strengthen their defence with a third addition to the back four with a reported bid for former Fulham skipper Brede Hangelaand who is now a free agent (The Daily Mail).
The Times have reported that Swansea midfielder Jonathan De Guzman could be on his way out of the club with a London club interested in signing the Dutchman.