Manchester United's boardroom is as leaky as their defence at the moment. Over the weekend, specific details of Juan Mata's transfer have emerged, Wayne Rooney will get special access to the club's transfer plans and Paris Saint-Germain had an offer rejected for Adnan Januzaj this month.
Overall, some pretty good PR. A new club transfer record has been set, one frontrunner for the club's player of the year award is receptive to new contract talks and the only other contender for said award is, apparently, going nowhere. Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is screaming: "Look what I can do."
Perhaps we oughtn't begrudge Woodward some good PR after the pasting he took last summer over the club's disastrous transfer window. The Januzaj story is a tad surprising when you consider he signed his first major contract in October, although Andy Carroll did that at Newcastle before leaving for Liverpool three months later. That's where the comparisons end.
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Across Manchester, and City want Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, write the Star. The Frenchman is enjoying a resurgence after a dismal 2012-13, but you'd suspect he will only be back-up to Pablo Zabaleta should he head north, a la Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri or Gaël Clichy.
Sagna, 30, is out of contract at the end of the season but is said to be in negotiations over a new Arsenal deal. Monaco, Galatasaray, PSG, Fenerbahçe and Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in him, however.
The Mirror write West Ham will happily take Dani Osvaldo off Southampton's hands. The suspended striker may have played his last game for the Saints after he headbutted Jose Fonte during training last week, although the Telegraph say he will head back to Italy.
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Diego Costa ahead of a summer transfer move, say the Express. Ideally, this is a deal that'll be tied up before the World Cup, where Costa could lead the line for holders Spain.
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Arsène Wenger said talk of a bid for Julian Draxler is an "illusion", but Schalke are not resistant to the prospect of selling their £37m forward this month, the Mail say.
Bryan Oviedo's double-leg break at Stevenage has prompted Sun's item on Everton wanting Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins. The 21-year-old will cost £8m.
Nineteen-year-old Saúl Ñíguez, watched already by Manchester United this month, was scouted by Liverpool on Sunday night as he played for Rayo Vallecano against his parent club, Atlético Madrid.
And Hugo Lloris has admitted he could leave Tottenham if the club don't qualify for the Champions League.
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