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16th Jul 2015

Transfer Gossip: Can Christian resist Red Devils’ temptation?

Kevin Beirne

Red Devils look to tempt Christian

Liverpool could be set to miss out on long-term target Christian Benteke as Manchester United plot a bid which would activate the Belgian striker’s release clause of £32.5m, according to The Sun.

Benteke fueled speculation he was set for a move to Old Trafford last night after favouriting a tweet which said he would be a perfect backup to Wayne Rooney.

If he does sign for the Red Devils, it will be a real blow to Brendan Rodgers’ side as they still have not adequately replaced Luis Suarez following his move to Barcelona last summer.

xxxx during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on May 2, 2015 in Birmingham, England.

Spurs to unload £26m flop

The writing has been on the wall for a long time for Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, and it seems that Daniel Levy has finally found a way to offload the Spaniard

The Daily Mirror report that Europa League champions Sevilla are willing to pay £11m for the 30-year-old as they look to strengthen ahead of their impending Champions League campaign.

The figure would be £15m less than Spurs spent on Soldado when they signed him from Valencia two years ago, in which time he has only managed seven league goals — three of which were penalties.

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Newcastle target star Serbian striker

Newcastle hope to fight off interest from Porto in order to sign Anderlecht’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to The Northern Echo.

The 20-year-old striker is best-known to English fans for scoring the equalising goal in his side’s 3-3 draw with Arsenal in the group stages of last season’s Champions League.

The Serb has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs — including the Gunners themselves — and would likely command a fee in the region of £15m.

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A little bit more

*Watford are prepared to spend £3.5m on winger Steven Berghuis of AZ Alkmaar ahead of their return to the Premier League. (Guardian)

*Carlton Cole is set for a surprise return to the Premier League as new Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri looks to make Cole the first signing of his tenure. Ranieri gave Cole his professional debut when the pair were at Chelsea 14 years ago. (Daily Mirror)

*Aston Villa have agreed a £9m fee for Nice defender Jordan Amavi and are hoping to agree personal terms with the player by the end of the week. (Telegraph)

*West Brom are hoping to win the race for Nottingham Forest midfielder Michail Antonio after offering £5m for his services. (Guardian)