Arsenal scout Sevilla's Grzegorz Krychowiak; David De Gea set to stay

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TOP STORY: Gunners look to Grzegorz

Manchester United target Pedro may well dominate the headlines having bagged Barcelona the winning goal in the UEFA Super Cup as a leaving present, but another player involved in Tuesday's thrilling match may also be on the move to the Premier League.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Arsenal sent scouts to Tbilisi, Georgia to watch Sevilla's defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak in action, with Arsene Wenger weighing up an offer of around £22 million for the 25-year-old Poland international.

Having seen his midfield nullified on the opening day by a West Ham side that featured Reece Oxford -- a 16-year-old yet to receive his GCSE results -- Wenger looks likely to add a little more bite to his side before the Sept. 1 deadline -- and Krychowiak's €30m (£21.26m) buyout clause is low enough to offer value in a bloated market.


22:55 BST: That's going to do it for Wednesday's live edition of Transfer Talk. Thanks very much for joining us, and be sure to check back with us at ESPN FC in just a few hours as we return with the biggest scoops pulled from Thursday morning's headlines.

22:35 BST: Why wasn't Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos able to secure a move to Manchester United? ESPN FC's Sid Lowe explains.

22:15 BST: Chelsea aren't the only team interested in Everton's promising centre-back John Stones. Sources have told ESPN FC that Manchester United are considering hijacking the Blues move for the 21-year-old.

22:05 BST: Arturo Vidal's arrival at Bayern Munich from Juventus in July could signal some changes at the German Champions. One move could be Philipp Lahm going back to his natural position at full-back.

21:50 BST: More Joey Barton news after his move to West Ham fell apart. Sky Sports is reporting that two Premier League clubs and two Ligue 1 clubs are interested in the 32-year-old free agent. Will be interesting to see where the controversial midfielder will end up next. Barton also confirmed that he's considering a few offers.

21:35 BST: Here's an update for Tottenham fans about the club's transfer target Clinton N'Jie. The Daily Mirror is reporting that Spurs want the 21-year-old striker to join the club before its match against Stoke this weekend. The outlet also reports that a deal is all but done as both Tottenham and Lyon agreed to a £10 million deal with £2 million in add-ons. The London side is just waiting for N'Jie to agree to personal terms and undergo a medical.

21:10 BST: DONE DEAL Reading have completed the signing of Peruvian international Paolo Hurtado from Portuguese club Paços de Ferreira.

Hurtado, 25, is a winger who scored 12 goals in 57 appearances for Paços de Ferreira.

20:55 BST: Could Aston Villa add another full-back after already bringing in Jordan Amavi and José Ángel Crespo? It could happen as David Amoyal of Gianlucadimarzio.com is reporting that the club is in competition with Genoa for Ajax's full-back Nicolai Boilesen. Amoyal states in his report that Aston Villa are in the lead but Genoa aren't willing to give up on the 23-year-old. Stay tuned.

20:25 BST: Reece Oxford made his professional debut for West Ham last week in the club's win over Arsenal. However, if Manchester United had their way, he may have made that debut as a member of the Red Devils, according to the Manchester Evening News. The outlet reports that the team tried to sign the teenager last season but was unsuccessful. Still, if the midfielder delivers on his promise, the club could continue its interest.

20:05 BST: Despite being relegated last season, Hull City aren't caving in when it comes to interest in wantaway striker Abel Hernandez. Despite the 25-year-old only scoring four Premier League goals last season, Hull have turned down offers from Bologna and Torino for him, holding out for €9 million according to Calciomercato.it.

19.39 BST: DONE DEAL Southampton have confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu on a three-year contract. Read more.

19:20 BST: Appears as if Dominic Ball's loan move from Tottenham to Scottish club Rangers FC is complete after the player twitted his delight at the move.

18:50 BST: Could Juventus' towering striker Fernando Llorente be on his way back to Spain's La Liga? Well according to Desmarque Sevilla, Sevilla are in talks for the 6-foot-5 player's services. In addition to Sevilla, the Express is reporting that the 30-year-old could be on his way back to Athletic Bilbao in a sensational deal.

18:32 BST: DONE DEAL Roman Torres has parlayed a solid Gold Cup with Panama into a deal with the Seattle Sounders. The struggling MLS Western Conference team hopes that the move to add the 29-year-old defender will change its fortunes as its on a five-game losing streak in the league.

18:15 BST: Spain international Nolito has been a revelation since joining Celta two seasons ago, scoring 25 goals in those campaigns, so its no surprise that he's attracting potential transfer suitors across Europe. Still, the 28-year-old professes that he won't leave his current club unless Barcelona are interested.

"Either I go there [Barcelona] or I stay at Celta, no matter which teams come for me," the former Barcelona B player explained to a press conference after training according to Sport.

"I've had many offers, economically I could make more money, but I am happy here. I feel an important player and I like the affection of the fans. I'll repeat it -- either I go to Barcelona or I stay at Celta."

17:55 BST: Could Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney be reunited in Los Angeles? If it's up to LAFC, the two forwards, who played together at Manchester United between 2004-09, could be the club's marquee signings to kick off its inaugural campaign in 2018, the Daily Mail reports.

The duo has scored 497 league goals between them but are MLS fans ready for a close view of CR7's petulance? Time will tell.

17:45 BST: Barnsley's promising young defender Mason Holgate is close to signing to Everton, according to the BBC. The 18-year-old was previously linked with Arsenal last year and could be one to keep an eye on for the future.

17.27 BST: Catch up with all the latest on Sergio Ramos' future with the video below. It's not a great watch for Manchester United fans.

17.20 BST: Way back when...

17.14 BST: After being handed the No. 9 shirt following a successful medical in Rome today, Dzeko told the club's official website: "I came here to win titles with Roma.

"Hopefully we will win many, many trophies but first we have to work hard on the pitch and at the end, hopefully we will get where we want to be. I can only promise one thing and that is that I will give my best for this club in every game."

17.10 BST: DONE DEAL Roma have completed the signing of Edin Dzeko from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer.

17.07 BTS: Arturo Vidal is not only a fine signing for Bayern Munich -- he also appears to be their chief cheerleader after suggesting that Juventus starlet Kingsley Coman should follow him to Germany.

"Kingsley is not only a young player, but is also incredibly fast and has a lot of quality," Vidal reportedly told Sport Bild. "He has a bright future ahead of him. He would be a fine signing for Bayern if he were to follow me to Munich."

16.55 BST: Tottenham are close to signing Clinton Njie from Lyon, the French club's president has confirmed.

Jean-Michel Aulas told RMC: "We are close to an agreement. Much has progressed. Thanks to [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy to have made an offer that is consistent. I expect a call from the United States, where he is currently, to try to move forward."

16.49 BST: Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign young Colombian striking prospect Rafael Santos Borre for a fee of about €5 million, according to the player's agent. Story here.

16.33 BST: Fenerbahce have denied they are trying to sign Manchester United attacker Adnan Januzaj. Story here.

16.18 BST: Stoke's signing of Xherdan Shaqiri is certainly impressive, but ESPN FC's Rory Smith argues that such deals don't mean the Potters can necessarily start competing with the Premier League's big boys. Here's a teaser...

"Over the past decade or more, the top six have spent hundreds of millions of pounds to stay where they are. In a league where wage spending correlates so accurately to league position, it is fair to assume that the middle order would have to spend the same amount and more to catch them, let alone overtake them. Given that the top six are unlikely to stop spending, they would have to spend so much more that it is quite out of their reach."

- Premier League money means Stoke can sign Shaqiri but never move up

16.00 BST: Tottenham Hotspur are ready to step up their efforts to sign Dynamo Kiev attacking midfielder Andriy Yarmolenko, sources have told ESPN FC. Story here.

15.48 BST: Rafael da Silva has claimed that Louis van Gaal did not like him and wondered if the Manchester United manager has a problem with the Brazilians. Story here.

15.41 BST: Tottenham fans -- this one's for you...

15.32 BST: Here's our full story that German clubs are set to break the Bundesliga record for transfer spending in a single summer. Read more here.

15.24 BST: It's fair to say that Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer has paid off -- the Camp Nou star is up for UEFA's Best Player in Europe award for 2014-15 alongside teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

15.13 BST: The French media have linked both Manchester United and Valencia with moves for Ezequiel Lavezzi, who -- following Angel Di Maria's arrival -- will struggle for a place in PSG's starting XI this season. Lavezzi, 30, has just a year left on his contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

15.01 BST: Aaron Hunt has returned to team training with Wolfsburg training after missing the cup match at Stuttgarter Kickers with a knee problem.

The midfielder linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club with Palermo and Besiktas reported to be interested, but sporting director Klaus Allofs says he does not know of any interest -- and Hunt himself says his plan "is to stay and see out my contract [until 2017]."

14.50 BST: Here's our full story on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent insisting he has never met with Galatasaray regarding a potential move to Turkey, dismissing reports that negotiations are underway for the Paris Saint-Germain as "lies." Read more.

14.42 BST: Thiago Motta's agent has told reporters that talks with PSG remain ongoing, and suggests the Italy midfielder could sign a contract extension with just 12 months remaining on his current deal.

14.34 BST: Having signed a new five-year contract with Aston Villa, Ashley Westwood told the club's official website: "I am extremely pleased to sign a new contract and commit my future to Aston Villa.

"I was made to feel very welcome from the moment I first walked through the door and I'm very happy at the club. I believe I'm now entering what I hope will be the peak years of my career and I look forward to spending them here."

14.21 BST: Jose Enrique insists he will fight for his Liverpool future despite being told he can leave the club, and says Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and himself have been "pushed aside" by the club. Story here.

14.14 BST: DONE DEAL And another! Ashley Westwood has signed a new long-term deal with Aston Villa.

14.08 BST: DONE DEAL Done deals are like buses... Roma have loaned striker Antonio Sanabria to Sporting Gijon until the end of the season.

14.00 BST: DONE DEAL Swansea City have completed the signing of goalkeeper Josh Vickers, subject to international clearance.

The 19-year-old has signed a two year deal at the Liberty Stadium after being on trial with the Swans since the start of July, and has played in a number of the club's development squad games.

13.50 BST: Sticking with PSG, ESPN FC's Jonathan Johnson explores what the future may hold for Jean-Christophe Bahebeck and Lucas Digne with the French champions grant two of their young talents a chance to get valuable game time on loan.

- Bahebeck and Digne face uncertain futures at PSG

13.36 BST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be moving to Galatasaray any time soon, according to his agent Mino Raiola...

13.31 BST: Here's our full story on Sergio Busquets saying that Manchester United target Pedro Rodriguez has not had the playing time he deserves at Barcelona. Read more.

13.22 BST: Southampton are close to signing Oriol Romeu from Chelsea, according to the Independent.

The 23-year-old defensive midfielder was reportedly on his way to the south coast this morning for a medical after a fee was agreed, with an announcement expected later today.

13.10 BST: Is Joey Barton returning to Newcastle? West Ham may have snubbed the midfielder after a fan backlash, but the Chronicle reports that 72 percent of Magpies supporters want their former player back.

13.05 BST: Lorient president Loic Fery claims Raphael Guerreiro is worth more than the €12m fee being reported in French media as PSG reportedly mull over an offer for the Portugal international.

12.54 BST: Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz said he is eager to join his international teammates in Germany and get his first taste of European football with Bayer Leverkusen, who are expected to announce the 26-year-old's signing from Brazilian club Internacional on Wednesday. Story here.

12.40 BST: The Kevin De Bruyne saga rumbles on, with Wolfsburg tweeting a picture of the Manchester City target back in training for the Bundesliga club.

12.27 BST: There's a defensive boost for Real Madrid as Pepe is set to sign a contract extension until 2017, according to AS.

12.16 BST: Aymen Abdennour's agent says the defender wants to leave Monaco to move to Serie A, with AC Milan, Roma and Inter Milan all said to have expressed an interest. Story here.

12.09 BST: Sunderland, West ham and even Chelsea have been linked with a move for Mousa Dembele, but the Daily Star reports that Tottenham are hoping a £15m price tag will warn off potential suitors.

12.00 BST: Charlie Adam has welcomed Xherdan Shaqiri to Stoke, but warned the new signing that he will have to work like the rest of the squad for a first-team role.

"It will be interesting to see how he fits in," Adam told talkSPORT. "He is like every player -- he will have to work hard to get into the team.

"He is an exciting talent, there is a buzz around the club, and it is great to get him over the line but he has to come in and fit into the mentality of the way the players want to work and the way the manager works.

"If he does that, he will be a fantastic signing and we look forward to seeing him in the team."

11.48 BST: Bologna are interested in Hull forward Abel Hernandez, according to Tuttomercatoweb.com.

The Italian website says that the Uruguay international could return to Italy just a year after signing a £10m deal with the Tigers, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

11.36 BST: The Bundesliga just keeps on growing -- DPA reports that Bundesliga clubs are set to break the transfer record of €287 million from 2012. The teams have currently invested around €280.85m, with plenty more deals to follow.

11.20 BST: Morgan Schneiderlin believes the time was right for him to join Manchester United and feels it is just as well he did not make the step up earlier in his career. Story here.

11.12 BST: Though talks with Roma's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa are ongoing, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told reporters at Mathieu Valbuena's presentation on Tuesday that he still hopes to bring Marseille centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou to the club this summer.

11.07 BST: Copa America winner Charles Arangiuz is set to sign for Bayern Leverkusen. The 26-year-old Chile midfielder is on his way to Germany right now with a medical due this evening, according to Bild.

10.56 BST: Look away now, Manchester United fans -- Sergio Ramos is to put pen to paper on a new contract at Real Madrid on Thursday, according to reports. Story here.

10.49 BST: Fiorentina have confirmed they remain interested in Liverpool forward Fabio Borini as they look to identify a replacement for Mario Gomez. Story here.

10.40 BST: Kevin De Bruyne's move to Manchester City could be "hours away," according to La Meuse.

The Belgian paper reports De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster as saying: "The train will not pass ten times. It could move at any time. City is not the only track but this is the most concrete, the one that could move quickly."

A €67m offer is reportedly on the table, though Wolfsburg have no financial need to sell given they are backed by Volkswagen.

10.30 BST: More on Pedro now -- Sergio Busquets believes his Barcelona teammate should have been given more game time at the Camp Nou.

He told reporters following Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup win: "I wish him the best here, or wherever he goes. He has not had all the playing time that he wanted, and that I believe that he deserved."

Presumably Busquets has a tactical plan that involves playing Pedro alongside Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez...

10.18 BST: Eintracht Frankfurt have signed Mijat Gacinovic on a four-year contract. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder was part of Serbia's World Cup-winning under-20 team this summer.

10.11 BST: Baba Rahman's move to Chelsea is nearing its completion as the defender trained apart from his Augsburg teammates on Tuesday. Story here.

10.04 BST: Angel Di Maria believes he will improve still further alongside Paris Saint-Germain's stars, despite having already played with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. Story here.

09.55 BST: Ashley Westwood is close to agreeing a new long-term contract at Aston Villa, according to the Birmingham Mail.

09.49 BST: Pedro scored the winner in Barcelona's dramatic 5-4 victory over Sevilla in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup, but may be closer to a Manchester United move having started on the bench despite Neymar's absence.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said of Luis Enrique's decision: "Pedro [on the bench] was just a technical decision. We have a lot of players in the squad and it is difficult to be a starter.

"Him being on the bench had nothing to do with him leaving. Rafinha, who is a great player, played instead. [Pedro] is a fundamental player for this team. He brings things, he wins trophies, and we want him to stay."

Action speak louder than words, Josep...

09.34 BST: Schalke are understandably keen to keep star forward Julian Draxler, though Italian daily Tuttosport reports that the Bundesliga side will reluctantly do business for an "astronomical offer" amid interest from Juventus. Story here.

09.15 BST: Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has urged fans to be patient amid growing disquiet over the club's lack of transfer business. Story here.

09.04 BST: Kevin De Bruyne missed Wolfsburg training on Tuesday but Manchester City have yet to make an offer, coach Dieter Hecking has said. Story here.

08.44 BST: Paris Saint-Germain full-back Gregory van der Wiel could now be set to stay at the Parc des Princes.

08.25 BST: Bayer Leverkusen are expected to announce the signing of Chile international Charles Aranguiz transfer today if he passes his medical. He's expected to sign a contract until 2020, and Internacional should receive around €12 million plus add-ons.

08.04 BST: L'Equipe says Tottenham are on the verge of signing Lyon striker Clinton Njie after agreeing a fee of €14 million, plus €3m in potential add-ons.

07.57 BST:Free agent Joey Barton won't be joining West Ham after all. Story here.

07.45 BST: Ghana left-back Baba Rahman didn't train with the rest of the Augsburg squad yesterday. The Bundesliga side don't want to take any risks ahead of his move to Chelsea, so he worked individually, and a deal appears imminent.

07.32 BST: Barcelona forward Pedro says he does not know if the UEFA Super Cup will end up being his last match for the club amid interest from Manchester United. Read the story here.


De Gea stays, no Kane move?

Poor old David De Gea -- it looks like the goalkeeper may be stuck in Manchester for another year after all.

The Guardian reports that Manchester United expect the 24-year-old to stay at Old Trafford beyond the summer transfer window, and "have no concerns regarding the goalkeeper's professionalism should he do so."

Louis van Gaal is said to still be confident in the Real Madrid target despite dropping him for the season opener against Tottenham, and has named him in his 25-man squad for the Champions League playoff tie with Club Brugge.

Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that United are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of Harry Kane with Tottenham telling the Old Trafford club to "forget about" the England striker.

Chicharito set for Serie A?

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has been promised chances by Louis van Gaal this season following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, but the Mexico international is after a starting role.

The Mirror reports that while Tottenham and West Ham want Chicharito, Torino are also interested. The Serie A side may have the edge in negotiations considering they sold Matteo Darmian to United last month, and look to be lining up a loan deal with a view to a permanent move.

Despite Chicharito nearing the exit door, the Sunderland Echo reports that United could let Adnan Januzaj join Sunderland on loan as Pedro's arrival nears.

Villa steal in for Barca starlet

Liverpool had previously been linked with a loan move for Barcelona starlet Adama Traore, but sources have told ESPN FC that Aston Villa have stolen ahead in the race with the 19-year-old winger set for a medical ahead of a £12m move to Villa Park.

Despite no apparent Anfield arrival for Traore, Fabio Borini's Liverpool dream is dead according to the Mirror -- the paper reports that the striker is set to return to his native Italy with Fiorentina leading the chase.

Juve line up Ramires

Having signed Sami Khedira and dedicated a whole #KhediraDay to the Germany midfielder, Juventus were understandably disappointed after their new recruit was ruled out of action for two months with a hamstring problem.

But Juve have not won the past four titles in a row by being nice -- the London Evening Standard reports that the Bianconeri are lining up Chelsea's Ramires as a replacement for Khedira, with Italian daily Corriere dello Sport understandably excited.

Juve have reportedly made an enquiry for the 28-year-old Brazilian, who has seen his first-team chances increasingly limited at Stamford Bridge since Jose Mourinho's second coming.

De Bruyne must force City move

A transfer saga explained: Kevin De Bruyne would obviously like to move to Manchester City, but does not want to upset Wolfsburg. The Bundesliga club want to keep him and -- backed by Volkswagen -- have enough money not to sell, though would not turn down a huge bid from City. The Premier League club want to pay as little for the player as possible. Still with us?

The Manchester Evening News reports that now is the time for De Bruyne to stop being coy and tell Wolfsburg how he really feels, with the 24-year-old playmaker expected to "force the issue" by City and request a move.

City are apparently growing wary of missing out on top target De Bruyne as deadline day draws nearer, and need an answer one way or the other. Over to you, Kevin.


- The Mirror reports that Celtic have put Southampton and Sunderland on alert as they will consider offers for star centre-back Virgil Van Dijk. The Scottish champions were previously resistant to letting the 24-year-old Dutchman go, but are now looking for potential replacements ahead of a sale.

- Chelsea have so many players out on loan that it must be easy to misplace them -- but one misfit may come in handy. Marko Marin has failed to shine on repeated spells away from Stamford Bridge, and the Daily Mail reports that the German midfielder will be offered on loan to sweeten the deal with Augsburg for Abdul Baba Rahman.

- However this summer turns out for Charlie Austin, he will want for nothing in the coming years. The QPR striker is a target for Tottenham and Everton among a long, long list of others, but Loftus Road director of football Les Ferdinand says that the 26-year-old will be offered a bumper new deal if no club meets his £15m asking price.

- According to the Mirror -- West Ham were lining up a move for philosopher, free agent and all-round good guy Joey Barton, but have decided that the midfielder is not a good signing "in the interests of team spirit."