Transfer Talk is back for another day of wheeling and dealing. Tune in throughout the day for up-to-the-minute transfer news.
Top pick: Manchester United will turn their attention to finally signing Arturo Vidal from Juventus after completing the signing of Angel Di Maria.
- Arsenal are contemplating making a bid for exciting Torino winger Alessio Cerci amid reports that Olivier Giroud could be sidelined for up to three months.
- Roma have completed the 13 million euro signing of Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas as Medhi Benatia agrees to join Bayern Munich.
22.34 BST: That's all for Transfer Talk for this evening, but we'll be back before too long with the gossip from the morning's newspapers.
22.16 BST: Paris Saint-Germain need a new transfer strategy after their Angel Di Maria and David Luiz blunders, Jonathan Johnson writes.
21.37 BST: Speaking of Fernando Torres, former AC Milan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has been talking on the club's official website about the Chelsea striker: "I don't know Torres personally, but I don't think there is a player in the world who would arrive at Milanello and struggle to find the motivation to do well. You breathe in history at Milanello."
21.11 BST: ESPN FC Chelsea blogger Mark Worrall says it is time for Fernando Torres to leave Stamford Bridge. Read that one here.
20.47 BST: If you're in the mood for some Angel Di Maria stats and facts, head this way.
20.36 BST: Could Atletico Madrid be looking to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri? Our friends at AS.com have the story here.
20.24 BST: For those who are interested in this sort of thing, Eto'o will be wearing a centre-back's shirt number this season. The full story on Eto'o's move can be found here.
Samuel Eto'o will wear the number five shirt this season. #WelcomeSamuel- Everton (@Everton) August 26, 2014
19.58 BST: Everton have confirmed the signing of Samuel Eto'o on a two-year contract. He was a free agent after leaving Chelsea.
19.42 BST: Click here for the full story on Kostas Manolas' move to Roma from Olympiakos.
19.34 BST: Here is former Barcelona and England striker Gary Lineker's view on United's new signing.
The Red Devils have signed an Angel. Di Maria will add missing spark & pace. Beats people, runs all day, gets behind defences. Great signing- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2014
19.29 BST: How will Di Maria fit into Louis van Gaal's tactical scheme? Michael Cox talks you through the Dutchman's plans here.
19.13 BST: Here is the full story on Angel Di Maria's move to Old Trafford.
19.08 BST DONE DEAL Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid! More to follow...
19.06 BST DONE DEAL Roma have announced the signing of Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos.
18.51 BST DONE DEAL Hull have confirmed the signing of Michael Dawson from Tottenham. Full story here.
18.38 BST: Perhaps United have finally let Ajax know that they do want Daley Blind...
According to Sky Sports Edwin van der Sar, Ajax marketing director is at Manchester United's training ground.to discuss Daley Blind.- Dutch Football (@football_oranje) August 26, 2014
18.25 BST: Werder Bremen have extended Assani Lukimya's contract until 2017, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.
"I feel a lot of faith from the club and a lot of respect too," the Congolese defender said. "I like the relaxed way people work here and you can see that things are progressing step by step. I'm delighted that I will also be part of this team. My aim is to carry on improving, together with the team."
18.00 BST: Manchester United appear to have left Ajax in the dark as to whether they plan to make a bid for Daley Blind this summer. As we reported earlier, his agent has said United haven't been in touch.
De Telegraaf reports LVG told Ajax he would let them know whether he wanted Blind straight after MUFC's USA tour - but they've heard nothing- Elko Born (@Elko_B) August 26, 2014
According to De Telegraaf, Ajax are still unsure about what MUFC wants. No offer has been made so far, but they think it could still come.- Elko Born (@Elko_B) August 26, 2014
17.48 BST: Arsene Wenger, asked whether Olivier Giroud's injury would impact on his transfer plans, told a news conference today: "I don't know. We are 24 hours from a big game and our focus is more on that than the transfer window. I've learnt one thing in our job -- you say nothing categorically."
17.30 BST Read the full story here as Bayern Munich agree a deal with Roma for Morocco international centre-back Medhi Benatia.
17.20 BST Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits that he is unsure of his future at Anfield.The Denmark international is yet to feature for Brendan Rodgers' side this season after picking up a knee injury on the club's pre-season tour of the US.
Agger has been pushed further down the pecking order following the arrival of Dejan Lovren from Southampton, and both Arsenal and Napoli have expressed an interest in the 29-year-old.
"The future is complicated," he told Jyllands-Posten. "There are a few things that have to be sorted and we have to take it from there. I actually don't know what will happen. It is a bit up to Liverpool."
17.10 BST Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says that Arsenal have not yet made an approach for Loic Remy.
The France international forward failed a medical at Liverpool earlier this summer but with Olivier Giroud sidelined by injury, Arsene Wenger could decide to activate his 8.5 million pound release clause -- a scenario that Redknapp is fearful of.
"It's difficult because Remy has a buyout clause and one thing you don't want is suddenly getting a call over the weekend with the end of the window approaching," Redknapp told talkSPORT.
"Charlie Austin is injured at the moment then we've got Bobby Zamora, and that's it. We can't be left with just one fit striker.
"All we can do is just hope the phone doesn't ring and that we get past Monday and Remy is still with us."
16.58 BST Mario Balotelli has issued an emotional statement to AC Milan following his move from the Serie A club to Liverpool. Read the full story here.
16.52 BST Done Deal Senegalese defender Fallou Diagne has completed his switch from Freiburg to Ligue 1 side Rennes.
16.45 BST Done Deal Bayern Munich have announced that they have reached an agreement with Roma for the purchase of Medhi Benatia.
The Morocco international centre-back will pen a five-year deal with the Bundesliga champions and solves Pep Guardiola's defensive headache following the cruciate ligament injury sustained by Javi Martinez.
16.38 BST DOUBLE DEAL! Parma have completed the signing of set-piece specialist Francesco Lodi on a season-long loan from Catania.
The deal also sees promising Serbian playmaker Filip Jankovic head the other way.
16.28 BST Cagliari have announced that Victor Ibarbo has signed a contract extension at the club until 2017.
The pacey Colombia forward scored four goals in 30 Serie A games last season and had been linked with the likes of West Ham and Newcastle earlier this summer.
16.20 BST Angel Di Maria is on the verge of being unveiled as the most expensive signing in Premier League history. Stay tuned...
BREAKING NEWS: Angel Di Maria has passed his medical at Man United and an official announcement is expected shortly. #mufc- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 26, 2014
16.14 BST Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu claims Crystal Palace and Swansea City are two of the clubs interested in signing him.
The 23-year-old scored seven goals in 31 appearances for Sochaux last season but that wasn't enough to stop them from being relegated from Ligue 1.
Freiburg are also interested in Bakambu but the forward admits that he must think carefully about his decision as he needs to play regular first-team football.
"I am giving myself two to three days to decide, no more," he told France Football. "I know that at Swansea I might not be first-choice striker. There are several things to consider, not just the prestige of the club. But I am flattered. I'm at an age where I need to play."
16.00 BST Real Madrid are in negotiations with Manchester United over a deal for Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela.
The 21-year-old was the first signing of the David Moyes era when he joined from Penarol in a 1.75 million pound deal last summer though he is yet to make a competitive appearance for the first team.
The Daily Mail says that the European Champions are keen for him to join Zinedine Zidane's Castilla outfit on an initial season-long loan deal, with view to a permanent four million pound transfer.
15.48 BST Valencia have conceded defeat in their pursuit of Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez.
The Argentina international was expected to join former teammates Rodrigo, Andre Gomes and Joao Cancelo at the Mestalla but Record claims that a deal has broken down between Peter Lim and the Portuguese champions.
Nuno Santo's side opened their La Liga campaign with a 1-1 draw at Sevilla on Saturday and they are still in the market for new signings as they target a return to Champions League football.
15.38 BST West Ham United have contacted Bayer Leverkusen over the potential signing of German defender Philipp Wollscheid.
The 25-year-old centre-back has also attracted interest from Southampton and Hull City though they have since turned their attentions to Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld and Tottenham captain Michael Dawson respectively.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has expressed his desire to sign a new centre-back before the window closes and The Daily Mail says that Leverkusen are willing to listen to offers for the imposing defender who is valued at around six million euros by the Bundesliga giants.
15.28 BST Liverpool have taken Chilean starlet Mathias Pinto on trial with a view to a permanent move.
The highly-rated 16-year-old winger is currently training at Melwood with the Reds and could become Brendan Rodgers' tenth summer signing.
Pinto has recently broken into the Universidad de Chile first team and The Express says that Liverpool have been keeping tabs on the teenager for almost a year.
15.16 BST Marco van Ginkel will meet with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in the next few days to discuss his first-team opportunities this season.
The 21-year-old Dutch midfielder spent the majority of last season on the sidelines with a knee injury and currently finds a number of players ahead of him in the Chelsea pecking order.
GianlucaDiMarzio.com says that Milan are awaiting the verdict of the player's discussion with Mourinho and are hopeful of signing him on a season-long loan deal.
15.05 BST Done Deal Palermo have completed the signing of Ivory Coast international centre-back Souleymane Bamba.
The 29-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the newly-promoted Serie A outfit and joins on a free transfer following the expiry of his Trabzonspor contract earlier this summer.
14.50 BST Will Juan Cuadrado leave Fiorentina this summer? The Colombian winger has not ruled out a move to Manchester United or Barcelona just yet...
14.40 BST Wolves have secured the signing of 21-year-old midfielder George Saville from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
"He's a very good, exciting, attacking midfield player," head coach Kenny Jackett told the club's official website. "He is capable of doing a little bit of everything; he can compete, he can tackle, he can pass and he has the ability to get a shot in."
14.32 BST Lazio are eyeing up a surprise move for Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron.
The USA international played in three of his country's four games at the World Cup and the Serie A side see his versatility in defence and midfield as an attractive asset ahead of the new season.
ProSoccerTalk says that Sunderland, Hull City, Leicester City and Southampton are also interested in the 29-year-old, despite Stoke's reluctance to let him leave.
14.24 BST Pjama-loving Hungarian goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, 38, is reportedly heading to Fulham as head coach Felix Magath desperately tries to resolve the Cottagers' defensive issues.
Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly is on his way to Fulham, according to @BILD_Sport- Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) August 26, 2014
14.17 BST Everton are closing in on the signing of Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o on a free transfer...
BREAKING NEWS: Samuel Eto'o has arrived at Everton's training ground for a medical. More on #SSNHQ...- Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 26, 2014
14.12 BST Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned Borussia Monchengladbach that the Bundesliga champions will "simply" sign teenage sensation Sinan Kurt on a free transfer in 2015 if their advances are rejected this summer. Read the full story here.
14.05 BST Done Deal PSV have today unveiled new signing Andres Guardado to the media, following his season-long loan move from Valencia.
The versatile Mexico international impressed for Miguel Herrera's side at the World Cup and spent the latter half of last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.
13.53 BST Done Deal Freiburg have announced the signing of Ukrainian-born German forward Dani Schahin on a season-long loan from Mainz.
13.46 BST Milan appear to have joined the race to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been desperately trying to convince the Italian to return to the Stadium of Light as part of a permanent 14 million pound deal, but Borini could now favour a return to his homeland following the arrival of Mario Balotelli at Anfield.
13.34 BST Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports that Lukas Podolski will leave Arsenal this summer.
The Germany international has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A but Wenger insists that the 29-year-old remains part of his plans.
13.26 BST Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano, 30, has signed a contract extension at Barcelona and has a new release clause of 100 million euros.
13.20 BST Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their attempts to sign Netherlands international midfielder Nigel De Jong.
Reports in the English press speculated that the former Manchester City powerhouse could reunite with Louis van Gaal in an eight million pound deal, but Milan insist that they have no intentions of letting him leave the club this summer.
Milan Channel reports that De Jong definitely will stay at Milan. @NDJ_Official- AC Milan News (@Milanello) August 26, 2014
However, one man who will be leaving the San Siro outfit is Spanish left-back Didac Vila who has agreed to join newly-promoted Eibar on a season-long loan.
El Eibar anuncia la cesión por una temporada de Didác Vilá, procedente del Milan http://t.co/DKGHfruckp- S.D. Eibar (@sd_eibar) August 26, 2014
13.10 BST Esteban Cambiasso says he is still struggling to come to terms with his departure from Inter Milan as he moves closer to joining Leicester City. Read the full story here.
13.02 BST Hamburg are hoping to bring Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby back to the Bundesliga.
The 23-year-old has struggled to make an impression in north London since signing from Schalke in January 2013 and new Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly prepared to allow the German to leave as he looks to free up funds for a late raid on the transfer market.
12.54 BST Fernando Torres is set to join Milan on loan if the Italian club can agree a deal with Chelsea for his wages.
The much-criticised forward was left out of the Chelsea squad that faced Leicester City on Saturday and Milan have identified the out-of-favour Spaniard as the ideal candidate to lead the Rossoneri front line following the 16 million pound sale of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool.
The Evening Standard says that Milan are only prepared to contribute just under half of Torres' 180,000 pound weekly wages however, and should they fail to reach an agreement with the Blues, they will turn their attentions to Tottenham's Roberto Soldado.
12.43 BST Mathieu Valbuena got the green light from France coach Didier Deschamps before deciding to join Dinamo Moscow this summer, the midfielder told RMC.
Deschamps has been sceptical about French players joining what he termed "exotic" leagues in the past, notably in reference to Lassana Diarra's move to Anzhi Makachkala in 2012, but Valbuena is confident that his international career will not be affected by his move to Russia. Read the full story here.
12.36 BST Real Madrid will renew their pursuit of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao as soon as Angel Di Maria completes his big-money switch to Manchester United.
According to Le 10 Sport, the Colombian talisman will cost Carlo Ancelotti's side 60 million euros, a figure that they are now prepared to pay as they attempt to stave off interest from Juventus.
Los Blancos have already spent 115 million euros this summer on Toni Kroos, Keylor Navas and Falcao's former teammate James Rodriguez, but with Karim Benzema as their only natural striker, the Spanish capital outfit are determined to bring the 28-year-old to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The French daily also speculates that Alvaro Arbeloa could leave the European champions, with Arsenal interested in luring him back to the Premier League.
12.23 BST The agent of Netherlands international Daley Blind says that there has been no official approach from Manchester United.
The Ajax defender has been strongly linked with a reunion with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford but Blind's agent dismissed reports that the Red Devils were closing in on an 18 million pound deal.
"At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I'm not sitting here waiting for the call," Rob Jansen told talkSPORT.
"We all know that if there is a certain amount on the table we cannot refuse. Then we'll wish him all the best.
"But I have not heard anything about it, so I am assuming that he still stays for a year. I think it's best for him, but on the other hand, the temptation is there if such a big club comes."
12.10 BST Stefan Reinartz has rejected an offer from Napoli and is set to stay at Bayer Leverkusen, German football magazine kicker reports. Read the full story here.
12.05 BST FEE AGREED! Bayern Munich have successfully negotiated a deal with Roma for Morocco international centre-back Medhi Benatia.
Per @DiMarzio, agreement reached for Benatia. Bayern to pay Roma €26m plus €4m in add-ons. 5-yr deal for player. €4m p/a. Medical tomorrow- James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) August 26, 2014
12.00 BST Though he announced he wanted to leave Monaco, the club are reportedly ready to offer teenage striker Anthony Martial a contract extension to his current deal, which runs through to June 2018.
The 18-year-old, who is coveted, notably, by Valencia and Atletico Madrid, is seen as one of French football's brightest prospects and he has made it no secret that he would one day like to play for one of Europe's major clubs.
11.50 BST Done Deal Genoa have snapped up 19-year-old midfielder Franco Mussis from FC Copenhagen.
The Argentine joins on a season-long loan though Il Grifone have the option to buy him outright at the end of the season should he impress.
11.42 BST Luiz Gustavo will not leave Wolfsburg, his agent has told local paper WAZ amid ongoing rumours of a possible move to Arsenal.
The Mirror reported on Monday that Gustavo could be part of a swap deal with Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski heading towards the Europa League participants -- but his agent and Wolfsburg sporting executive Klaus Allofs have rubbished those claims.
11.33 BST PSV midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has rejected a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The French champions are still browsing the transfer market for attacking options, after deeming Angel Di Maria "too expensive", though the Netherlands international has no desire to move to the French capital just yet.
De Telegraaf says that Wijnaldum is determined to stay in the Eredivisie for at least one more season and recently extended his contract as he is eager to win the Eredivisie title.
11.24 BST Wigan Athletic have rejected a five million pound bid from Leicester City for midfielder James McArthur.
The Leicester Mercury says that the 26-year-old is keen for a move to the Premier League but Latics chairman Dave Whelan is holding out for a higher transfer fee.
Foxes boss Nigel Pearson has stated his desire to add midfield reinforcements before the window shuts and he is still hopeful of tying up a deal for decorated Argentine veteran Esteban Cambiasso who is currently a free agent following the expiry of his Inter contract earlier this summer.
11.10 BST Southampton, Real Sociedad and Besiktas are all considering a move for Bastia's Algeria international midfielder Ryad Boudebouz, reports France Football.
11.05 BST Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Roma for highly-rated centre-back Medhi Benatia, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 27-year-old recently snubbed a new contract offer from the Giallorossi and expressed his desire to leave the club for either the Bundesliga or the Premier League.
Roma director of football Walter Sabatini had previously slapped a 61 million euro price tag on the Morocco international defender but it is believed that Bayern will pay just 26 million euros for his services, with a further four million in performance-related add-ons.
Rudi Garcia's side have already lined up a replacement, with Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas set to join in a 13 million euro deal.
10.55 BST Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Adrien Rabiot.
The 19-year-old midfielder made an impression in French football last season following his breakthrough from the reserve team, though he has stated his desire to leave as he demands more regular first-team action.
Rabiot has just one year remaining on his existing deal and with the French champions reluctant to lose him on a free next summer, The Express says that Laurent Blanc is demanding just 9.5 million pounds for his signature.
10.46 BST Done Deal Brighton have announced that former England youth international midfielder Gary Gardner has joined the club on loan from Aston Villa.
10.40 BST Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Iturraspe has rubbished rumours that he will move to Bayern Munich this summer.
The 25-year-old was a key figure in helping the Basque club to qualify for the Champions League last season and his performances earned him a call-up to Vicente del Bosque's preliminary World Cup roster.
Bayern Munich are in the market for a midfielder following the cruciate ligament injury sustained by former Bilbao star Javi Martinez, but Iturraspe insists that he is focused on helping the La Liga outfit advance to the Champions League group stages.
"Now the rumours are coming out, but I'm just thinking of taking the opportunity here that, a few years ago, I never thought of," he said, as reported by Football Espana.
10.30 BST Hertha BSC, who have not yet met Hamburg's asking price for midfielder Per Skjelbred, would allow midfielder Anis Ben-Hatira and defender Felix Bastians to leave the club.
The former is linked to Galatasaray, and that latter has an offer from the Greek side AE Veria, but is not interested in heading down south despite his demotion to Hertha's reserve team, Kicker reports.
10.25 BST Everton are on the verge of completing a deal for Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o.
The four-time African Player of the Year is expected to complete a move to Goodison Park in the next few days after agreeing to take a wage cut.
Eto'o's arrival is likely to end Everton's interest in Danny Welbeck, with Arsenal, Tottenham, Sunderland and Hull City prepared to battle it out for the Manchester United striker.
Samuel Eto'o is a goer. Joining #Everton this week. Unlikely Daniel Welbeck will be joining him at Goodison however either on loan or perm- Greg O'Keeffe (@GregOK) August 26, 2014
10.16 BST Did you know that Angel Di Maria was once sold for 35 footballs? Well, it's certainly been a meteoric rise for the Argentina star who is now on the verge of becoming the Premier League's most expensive import of all time for a fee in the region of 59.7 million pounds.
The ESPN panel debate whether he is worth the transfer fee...
10.10 BST Gazzetta dello Sport claims Inter Milan have made Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi their number one target to strengthen their front line while Parma's Jonathan Biabiany and Marseille's Andre Ayew are also in their thinking.
Club president Erick Thohir is desperate to bolster the club's attack before the transfer window closes but any deal may hinge on whether the Nerazzurri can first offload Fredy Guarin to Zenit St Petersburg.
10.02 BST I don't think anyone saw this transfer coming...
Swansea are set to complete the £1.5m signing of Gambian striker Modou Barrow, 21, from Swedish second division club Ostersund FK. #swans- Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) August 26, 2014
09.56 BST Lukas Podolski's agent has brushed aside reports that Juventus and Napoli have made an offer to sign the Arsenal forward. Read the full story here.
09.50 BST Borussia Dortmund are plotting a bid for Nice's promising attacker Neil Maupay.
The 18-year-old is rated as one of the hottest prospects in French football and the Bundesliga giants feel that he would be an excellent addition to their squad as they continue to explore Europe for the best upcoming talents.
09.40 BST Roma are expected to announce the signing of Greece international defender Kostas Manolas later today after agreeing a 13 million euro fee with Olympiakos.
The 23-year-old centre-back has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal and Juventus in recent weeks, but it appears that Rudi Garcia's side have won the race for his signature -- a deal which is likely to allow the wantaway Medhi Benatia to join Bayern Munich.
#SKYItalia: Manolas will undergo his medical today - he joins Roma on a 5-year deal. The Italian club will pay Olympiacos 13m euros.- Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) August 26, 2014
09.30 BST L'Equipe claims Marseille have approached Alex Song, but the Barcelona midfielder's estimated 400,000 euro monthly wage would pose a significant problem for the Ligue 1 outfit.
The former Arsenal man has been told by Luis Enrique that he is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou for the forthcoming campaign and the Catalan club are keen to shift the Cameroon international this summer due to their transfer ban taking effect in January.
Tottenham could provide stiff competition in Marseille's pursuit of Song though Marcelo Bielsa's side are also in advanced negotiations with Montpellier for midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.
09.20 BST It seems that Arsenal's annual injury curse has hit the Gunners after just two games of the new Premier League season, with reports that Olivier Giroud could be out for up to three months with a broken ankle.
Arsenal fans have been crying out for a new striker all summer and Giroud's unfortunate injury could prove a blessing in disguise for those supporters who are demanding Arsene Wenger to whack out his cheque book.
Reports in Italy have linked Arsenal with exciting Torino winger Alessio Cerci and Tuttosport says that the Italy international is eyeing up a move to the Premier League after Milan failed to meet the Granata's 20 million euro asking price.
Arturo Vidal linked to Man United!
In transfer news that surely will come as a surprise to everyone, Manchester United are interested in signing Arturo Vidal!
Sarcasm aside, small whispers have ratcheted up into a dull roar overnight with news that, having secured the purchase of Angel Di Maria, Manchester United have turned their attention to finally wrapping up a deal with Juventus for the Chilean starlet.
Here's some initial inside information on the transfer, with 45 million pounds mooted to be on offer to lure Vidal to Old Trafford.
Red Devils fans should rejoice. This saga finally looks like it is coming to a conclusion.
Saints go wild for Toby
With just one point secured from his first two games in charge, Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is reportedly very keen to add a little more class to his south-coast side before the transfer window shuts.
As we confirmed yesterday, the club have already made an offer for Tottenham's Andros Townsend, and now the Daily Mail has said that Atletico Madrid's Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld is also on the Saints radar.
Monaco and Arsenal are also said to be interested in the 25-year-old defender, who is desperate to leave Spain if he can be guaranteed first-team minutes.
Fazio in, Dawson out
ESPN FC contributor Kevin Palmer has confirmed that Tottenham are on the verge of signing Sevilla's Argentinian international Federico Fazio in an 8 million-pound deal. Fazio's move to White Hart Lane will also trigger the departure of Michael Dawson to Hull.
Tigers boss Steve Bruce has long been an admirer of the Dawson and has reportedly agreed on a move with Spurs as long as Fazio signs on the dotted line.
Here's to you, Jack Robinson
The season may have only just started, but Queens Park Rangers already appear under the pump.
Two defeats in two games have left Harry Redknapp's men sitting dead last in the Premier League, and in desperate need of some reinforcements in defence.
The London club have identified Liverpool junior Jack Robinson as the ideal man to bring in to shore up the left flank, according to the Mirror.
With the arrival of Alberto Moreno at Anfield, Robinson has dropped further down the Reds' pecking order and has been told that his first-team chances will be limited.