Friday, 16 August 2013

Friday Transfer News: Blues make Roo deadline, Willian to Liverpool and Wenger struggles

THIS MORNING'S transfer news sees Chelsea set an August 26 deadline to sign Wayne Rooney from title rivals Manchester United. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger struggles to do business this summer as Anzhi star Willian talks up a move to Liverpool. The new season is nearly here, but clubs have until September 2 to add to their squads in the transfer market. Here is a roundup of all the latest news, rumours and gossip...

 EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea want a deal wrapped up for Manchester United Wayne Rooney by August 26 or they will pull the plug.
Arsene Wenger felt moved yesterday to reassure fans that Arsenal are still fighting hard to bring in new players before the transfer window closes.
Brazilian Willian appeared to encourage Liverpool in their ambitious pursuit of him by admitting he would welcome a firm bid from Brendan Rodgers' side.
Brendan Rodgers will take a vow of silence over Luis Suarez in an attempt to avoid the saga "sabotaging" Liverpool's start to a pivotal campaign.
Andre Villas-Boas admits Gareth Bale's silence makes it impossible to assess the winger's mental state this season.
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Willian says he is interested in a switch to Liverpool
Fulham are closing in on Aston Villa striker Darren Bent after Crystal Palace pulled out of negotiations for him yesterday.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio wants to add at least two new signings.
Swansea striker Luke Moore is set to fly to Turkey today for transfer talks with Elazigspor.
Barcelona are set to battle Chelsea and Monaco for the signing of Porto's French defender Eliaquim Mangala.
Esteban Granero has joined Primera Division club Real Sociedad on a season-long loan deal from QPR.
Celtic have had a seven-figure offer for Finnish striker Teemu Pukki thrown out by Bundesliga side Schalke 04.
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Barca wants to beat Chelsea and Monaco to sign Ellaquim Mangala
Club chat and other gossip
Joe Hart's status as England’s undisputed No 1 is under threat for the first time after Roy Hodgson admitted he would monitor his form in the aftermath of his high-profile error against Scotland.
On the eve of the Premier League’s big kick-off, new Manchester United boss David Moyes sounded just like his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson as he launched into a tirade about the fixture list.
Vincent Kompany says Manuel Pellegrini has given Manchester City fresh purpose - as well as drilling his players into better shape for the campaign ahead.
Steve Clarke says Nicolas Anelka can forget about an easy ride at West Brom.
Best of the rest
Vincent Tan has refused to rule out following in the footsteps of Hull City Tigers by changing the name of Cardiff.
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Joe Hart's position as England keeper is under threat


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