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Latest Premier League transfer news and rumours, Aug 20

Written on:August 20, 2023
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Time is running out for club singings this summer

The latest football transfer gossip as told by the daily newspapers, leading with big stories fro Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, who all still long for new acquisitions to their squads despite throwing money around like mob bosses in Atlantic City.

Starting with fallen champions Man United, transfer rumours pick up speed today as the capture of Robin Van Persie is clearly not the end of Fergie’s signings and that he now wants Kaka from Real Madrid too.

Daily Mail: Brazil international attacking midfielder Kaka, 30, will be allowed to leave for a rainier climate on a season-long loan as Real Madrid make space for the arrival of Luka Modric.

Manchester Evening News: Man United are also monitoring the situation of Alexander Buttner over in Holland, Fergie wants Vitesse Arnhem’s 23-year-old left-back to strengthen his defensive strategy.

Metro: Noisy neighbours Manchester City sweat on the fitness of Sergio Aguero following his early withdrawal from Saturday’s game, if the injury keeps him sidelined for a lengthy spell they will turn to Fiorentina’s 22-year-old forward Stevan Jovetic as a replacement.

Daily Telegraph: Chelsea have made no secret about bidding for Wigan’s Victor Moses, who may now complete his dream move to Stamford Bridge this week on the condition Chelsea hand over £9m for of the 21-year-old forward.

Daily Mail: Everton’s David Moyes knows a deal when he sees one, and despite long-term injury risk, he wants ex-Man United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen, 32, to lead the attack at Goodison.

The Sun: AC Milan will push for Arsenal’s 24-year-old striker Nicklas Bendtner, offering in centre-back Philippe Mexes, 30 in return, Wenger is keen to offload the forward man and is said to be keen on competition for his defensive core.

The Times: Liverpool no longer need Charlie Adam nor Joe Cole, both have been told they can leave if suitable offers come in; Cole will be available on a free transfer while Adam is valued at £5m.

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