Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is poised to announce the club he wants to join on loan, while Bastian...
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is poised to announce the club he wants to join on loan, while Bastian Schweinsteiger has ‘angered’ Jose Mourinho by rejecting a free transfer move away from Manchester United, according to Wednesday’s papers.
Wilshere Poised To Pick Palace
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere looks set to choose Crystal Palace over Watford and Bournemouth following talks with Eagles manager Alan Pardew.
The Gunners caused a major shock on Tuesday when it was revealed the player would be allowed to leave the club on loan – and the Daily Mirror claims the England midfielder received 22 offers in one day alone.
However, having already had a chat with Pardew, Wilshere looks likely to accept a move there, despite rival Premier League enquiries from Bournemouth, Watford, and interest from abroad in the shape of Roma and Valencia.
Wilshere, who has two years left on his current contract, wants to move to get regular football after being axed from the England squad.
Palace appeals as it is still in London, near his family and children, while his dad Andy also believes a move to Selhurst Park would offer a fresh start.
Arsenal do want a sizeable loan fee and for clubs to meet his £80,000-a-week wages, but Palace — who have signed Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, fellow striker Loic Remy from Chelsea and Newcastle’s England winger Andros Townsend this summer — are confident of getting a deal done.
Chelsea ‘In Talks Over £32m Deal To Re-Sign David Luiz’
Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with David Luiz amid claims in France that PSG have accepted their £32million bid to bring the defender back to Stamford Bridge.
The Brazil international left for Paris Saint-Germain in June 2014 for £50million – a world record fee for a defender – yet he is ready to return to London in a surprise transfer.
The return of their former player, however, would be a huge surprise given the criticism he has received for his performances in the Premier League, though the player remains a popular figure among Chelsea supporters.
It is claimed the Blues turned to David Luiz after growing increasingly frustrated in their search for a new centre-half after seeing bids turned down for Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan and Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
Schweinsteiger Says No To Sporting Transfer
Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger has left Jose Mourinho “seething” after refusing to join Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer, according to an exclusive in the Daily Star.
The paper claims Manchester United even agreed to pay part of the German midfielder’s £190,000-a-week wages in Portugal. But the 32-year-old World Cup winner dug in his heels and told Mourinho he would not go.
The angry United boss has vowed not to play the midfielder again despite Schweinsteiger claiming he is still determined to forced his way back into the picture.
Mourinho has already axed him from his first-team squad and suggested he would rather pick hopefuls out of the youth team to play in midfield.
Schweinsteiger, who calls time on his international career tonight in a friendly against Finland, has two years left on the contract he signed after arriving from Bayern Munich in 2015.
The 32-year-old could earn around £18m just by sitting tight until his deal runs out in June 2018.
But quotes from the player on Tuesday suggested he believes he can get Mourinho to change his mind about his Manchester United future.
Wilshere could join AC Milan with the Serie A club wanting to complete a season-long loan deal with a £30m option to buy the player. (Sun)
Chelsea will complete a £23m move for Fiorentina's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, 25, and will look to the loan market for another central defender. (Telegraph)
Tottenham have offered to take Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Isco, 24, on a season-long loan. (Daily Mirror)
Spurs are also targeting Newcastle United's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27. (Telegraph)
However, Tottenham have given up on signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 23. (Sky Sports)
Burnley are close to signing Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 24. The Republic of Ireland international will cost the Clarets a club record fee in excess of £10m. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is angry with German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, for rejecting a free transfer to Sporting Lisbon. (Daily Star)
Valencia have made an offer to sign Manchester United's Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 26, on loan. (Squawka)
Stoke City are targeting Manchester City's 27-year-old Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony. (Telegraph)
West Brom will bid £32m for Watford's Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 27. Manager Tony Pulis will use the sale of English striker Saido Berahino, 23 - set to move to Stoke - to part-fund the purchase. (Mirror)
Leicester City are still hopeful of signing two Sporting Lisbon players - Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 28, and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 27, - before the transfer deadline. (Leicester Mercury)
Sunderland could break their transfer record for £17m-rated Lorient and Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 22. (Sunderland Echo)
Black Cats boss David Moyes will also offer £6.5m for St Etienne's Guinea defender Florentin Pogba, the brother of Manchester United midfielder Paul. (Sun)
Everton's hopes of signing Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 27, could rest on Sunderland's interest in Liverpool's out-of-favour France centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 26. (Liverpool Echo)
Stoke City are closing in on signing Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi, 24, on loan from Porto. (Stoke Sentinel)
Manchester City's France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, is on the verge of a two-season loan deal back to Porto. (Manchester Evening News)
Crystal Palace are close to signing Venezuela midfielder Tomas Rincon, 28, from Genoa. (Croydon Advertiser)
Tottenham have rejected Wolfsburg's £24m offer for South Korea winger Son Heung-min, 24.(Sun)
Juventus will sign Zenit St Petersburg and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, for more than £15m.(Gazzetta)
Hull City and Lyon will compete to sign Bournemouth's Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel, 28.(Daily Mail)