Robin Van Persie Attracts Paris Saint-Germain And More TRANSFER TALK AND GOSSIP


Robin van Persie has been the subject of will-he-won't-he musings for near enough a year now. The Arsenal man is admired and being courted by Manchester City, but do the Abu Dhabi-owned Premier League champions have a competitor in the guise of the Qatari-owned Paris Saint-Germain?

The Daily Mail think so, although PSG have been linked with just about every top Premier League striker, including Luis Suárez and Wayne Rooney, but not Grant Holt.

Chelsea had a bid rejected for Victor Moses recently, remember? Well now Liverpool are set to turn their attentions to the technically excellent Wigan Athletic attacker should Gylfi Sigurdsson reject their overtures, claim The Sun.

Odd that one would encourage a rival club to keep their hopes up of signing one of his players, but Ajax boss Frank de Boer has told Tottenham Hotspur not to lose faith in signing Jan Vertonghen, despite issues over a fee he is due to be paid by the Amsterdam club, report the Metro.

Nuri Sahin isn't too keen on that mooted swap with Luka Modrić it would seem. The Metro again state he is happy to stay with Real Madrid and has no interest in being a makeweight in a deal for the Croat.

William Gallas' career regressin could continue if West Ham get their way. Apparently the Hammers are trying to sign the former Tottenham defender the Sun again allege.

Sam Allardyce has already signed Mohamed Diame on a free, and appears to be one of the busiest managers in the pre-season transfer market. A £5m move for Sochaux's 24-year-old striker Modibo Maiga is mooted in the Mail.

Wolves want to jeopardise chances of an immediate return to the Premier League by taking Manchester City defender Stefan Savic, 21, on loan. Via the Mail again.

Remember David Bentley? Ex-Arsenal, Blackburn, Tottenham (still there) and West Ham winger. Well the Mirror write Fulham want Spurs' vainglorious misfit who was signed by Juande Ramos in 2008. Or "signed" by Juande Ramos.

Newcastle United had a paltry £4m bid for Mathieu Debuchy rejected by Lille, but the Mirror say they will return with a £6m bid for one of the few impressive Frenchmen at Euro 2012.


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