Sunday’s soccer transfer talk

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All the tips, speculation and gossip doing the rounds on Sunday, July 26.


Spurs are ready to complete the £15m signing of West Brom’s England U21 striker Saido Berahino in the next 48 hours.

Chelsea target John Stones told Everton at the end of last season that he was ready to move to a big club.

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Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie wants to leave Selhurst Park amid interest from a number of other Premier League clubs.

Arsenal and Roma are set to go head to head to sign Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Southampton and Newcastle want Hull defender James Chester.

Everton are eyeing Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel if Kevin Mirallas opts for a £10m move to West Ham.


Manchester United have joined the race for Everton defender John Stones, with Toffees boss Roberto Martinez understood to be unhappy with Chelsea’s pursuit of him.

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Meanwhile, United have rejected approaches from Newcastle and Inter Milan for 33-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick.

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Crystal Palace are plotting a move for Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini as Alan Pardew seeks a reunion with the Argentine defender.


Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez has hinted Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will not join the club this summer.

Manchester City will this week offer top target Kevin De Bruyne a record six-year contract worth £53m.

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Chelsea are weighing up a move for Augsburg full-back Baba Rahman.

Crystal Palace are on the trail of Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos.

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Tottenham have not made an offer for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 25, which could prompt Liverpool who are also interested.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is an audacious target for Besiktas as they look to replace Demba Ba.

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QPR boss Chris Ramsey has told the clutch of clubs chasing striker Charlie Austin: Stump up £15million and he is your man with Newcastle, Leicester and West Ham all interested.

Leicester have Galatasaray captain Selcuk Inan on their radar as they look to replace Esteban Cambiasso, who has quit the club.

Southampton and Feyenoord are interested in signing former Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar.

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West Ham hope to use boss Slaven Bilic’s Croatian connection to fight off Real Betis and sign Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic on loan.


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Theo Walcott has agreed a new contract with Arsenal that will keep him at the Emirates until 2019, while goalkeeper David Ospina is set to extend his stay with the Gunners after a summit meeting with Arsene Wenger.

Leicester have entered the race for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert.

Swansea are set to launch a move for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

Bournemouth are set to make a £3m bid for QPR striker Junior Hoilett


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Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain for £46.5m.

Aston Villa target Jordan Ayew is threatening to take strike action in a bid to force French club Lorient to sell him.

Dynamo Kiev striker Andriy Yarmolenko has told Stoke he is too good for a move to the Britannia Stadium but admitted they have improved under Mark Hughes.

Manchester City have been told to put up or shut up in their pursuit of Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne.

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Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is on Manchester City’s hit-list as they look to replace Edin Dzeko.

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Italian striker Fabio Borini has been offered to Aston Villa and Leicester as his Liverpool career comes to an end.

Tottenham’s chase for Hajduk Split midfielder Tino-Sven Susic has received a boost as he wants a move to the Premier League.

Everton will offer Kevin Mirallas a new contract to keep him away from West Ham.


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Tottenham are interested in Stuttgart forward Timo Werner and have been linked with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender.


Angel Di Maria appears on the brink of moving to Paris Saint-Germain after senior Manchester United officials refused to deny he is on the way to the French champions.


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Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he is happy at PSG in “the best city in Europe” despite links over a summer move to Manchester United.

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking insists the Bundesliga runners-up have received no bids from Manchester City for winger Kevin De Bruyne.

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Fabian Delph says his family were at the forefront of his decision to quit Aston Villa and join Manchester City.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been offered the chance to return to Italy - by third tier side Lupa Castelli.