Transfer news round-up: Barcelona to offer £37m for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie; Manuel Neuer interests Manchester City; Luiz Gustavo on Tottenham radar
A look at some of the more eye opening recent rumours from around the web
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Will Barcelona capitalise on Robin van Persie's apparent unhappiness at Manchester United? According to Tutto Mercato, the Catalan giants are about to pounce with an offer of £37m. Lionel Messi, Van Persie and Neymar leading the line for Barca, now that would be a dream of a front three...
With Joe Hart still not fancied, and Costel Pantilimon failing to impress, could Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer solve Manchester City's goalkeeping conundrum? It has been reported that money-bags City will make a £40m offer for the towering German, and at least they'll get a good look at him tonight when the teams meet in the Champions League. Munich manager Pep Guardiola, though, is adamant he will not be sold.
Luiz Gustavo, the Brazilian midfielder who was constantly linked with Arsenal before moving to Wolfsburg for £16.5m over the summer, has now been linked with a move across north London. Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly meet his £20m buy-out clause.
Luiz Gustavo in action for Brazil against Switzerland The striking crisis that has cast a dark cloud over Upton Park this season could soon be lifted. Internazionale's Argentinian forward Diego Milito, who won the Champions League at Inter under Jose Mourinho in 2010, is out of contract at San Siro at the end of the season and could join West Ham in January for a reduced fee.
Latest in Sport
Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: Best memes as Twitter reacts to imminent £16m transfer
Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal joins Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Sami Khedira
Mario Balotelli takes 50 per cent pay cut to join Liverpool as Samuel as Eto’o waits in the wings if deal falls through
Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
Click here for the full story." title="When a youngster asked for an autograph outside Manchester City's training ground, Balotelli demanded to know why the boy was playing truant. After the child revealed he was being bullied, Balotelli drove the boy and his mother to the school in question so he could tackle the bully himself. He demanded to see the headmaster to make him aware of the issue and then mediated between the two boys to resolve the problem. A source said: 'Mario feels strongly about bullying.' Click here for the full story." width="88" height="52" />Mario Balotelli: The funniest stories
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State
- 3 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 4 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile