Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 1

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester City are sure they will appoint Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 44, as their boss next summer on a £20m-a-year contract. The former Barcelona coach says he is “not convinced” about signing a new deal with his German club. (The Sun) Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has no plans to offload any of the club’s players as Manchester United look to sign their 28-year-old forward Pedro. (Daily Mirror) Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman. (Bild Sport) Tottenham are stepping up their efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 26-year-old defensive midfielder Sven Bender. (Daily Mirror) Spurs must pay £14m to sign Lyon and Cameroon forward Clinton N’Jie, 21. (The Sun) Aston Villa have approached West Bromwich Albion with a £1m offer for 32-year-old defender Joleon Lescott. (Daily Mail)  Gianfranco Zola, manager at Qatar side Al-Arabi, says he would “give a thought” to signing striker Mario Balotelli, 24, from Liverpool. (The Sun) Crystal Palace could scupper Leicester City’s move for former Inter Milan midfielder Alessandro Cannataro, 20. (Evening Standard) Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, is close to joining Aston Villa on a free transfer after leaving Monaco. (Daily Express) And here’s the latest headlines…Manchester UnitedPedro latest: Barcelona forward to make Manchester United move after UEFA Super CupManchester United will be fine without David De Gea, insists Peter SchmeichelMan CityEdin Dzeko agrees terms with Roma but Manchester City holding out for £21m feeLiverpoolMario Balotelli latest: Lazio want Liverpool flop in loan dealArsenalArsenal and Tottenham blow! Striker target Aubameyang signs new Borussia Dortmund contractReports – Nacho Monreal to extend Arsenal stayOtherWest Ham plan talks over deal for Inter Milan defenderLeicester close to completing £5.6m deal for French midfielder likened to MakeleleExclusivesExclusive – Manchester United warning! ‘Playing weak Daley Blind as a central defender is football suicide’Exclusive – Mark Schwarzer calls for Chelsea fans to ‘show Cech some respect’ in Community Shield clashExclusive – ‘Award Champions League spot to FA Cup winners,’ says Piers MorganExclusive – ‘They’ve got enough money to put Greece back into the black, so spend it!’ – Arsenal fan Piers Morgan calls on Arsene Wenger to buy ‘game-changing superstar’Arsenal are ‘serious Premier League contenders’, former Gunners boss tells talkSPORTExclusive – West Brom captain Darren Fletcher: ‘It’ll take a lot more than £15million to sign Saido Berahino!’BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA‘The biggest waste of money Arsenal have ever spent!’ – Fans divided as Theo Walcott becomes Gunners’ highest earner 1last_img read more