Saturday’s soccer transfer gossip

All the rumours, speculation and facts from around the grounds on August 1.
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Pep Guardiola has given a huge hint that he could be heading to Manchester City next season after admitting he could be ready to leave Bayern Munich when his contract runs out next June.

Tottenham have been told they must fork out £14m to land Lyon star Clinton N’Jie - even if the French club claims that is a lie.

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Al-Arabi boss Gianfranco Zola reckons Mario Balotelli must quit Liverpool and take refuge in Qatar to revive his ailing career.

Remy Cabella has been urged to quit Newcastle - by his former boss. The French international, 25, struggled in his first season on Tyneside following his £7m switch from Montpellier.


Tottenham are ready to make a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender after so far being rebuffed in an attempt to get Everton’s James McCarthy.

Angel Di Maria will feel the full fury of manager Louis van Gaal - by being made to sweat on his move to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has no plans to offload any of the club’s players, which is a blow to United who are looking to sign striker Pedro.

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom, 19, is set to join Sky Bet Championship side Hull City on a season-long loan.


Dimitar Berbatov has seemingly moved a step closer to joining Aston Villa after the former Spurs, Manchester United and Fulham striker cut short his holiday to finalise a deal in Birmingham on Monday.

Roma are trying to beat Liverpool to the signing of 22-year-old Paris St-Germain left-back Lucas Digne.

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Anthony Stokes has won a recall to Ronny Deila’s Celtic squad for today’s league opener - despite being told his Celtic career is effectively over, with Hull and Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan all interested.


Angel Di Maria will finally end his horror spell at Manchester United by completing a £45m move to Paris St-Germain, allowing United to then make a move for £22m-rated Barcelona forward Pedro.

Aston Villa have made a £1m bid to sign defender Joleon Lescott, 32, from Midlands neighbours West Brom.


Chelsea are poised to sign defender Baba Rahman from FC Augsburg after submitting a £17.5m bid for the Ghana defender.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes striker Christian Benteke, 24, will prove to be “a bargain” despite costing £32.5m from Aston Villa.