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Football transfer news and rumours, Aug 17

Written on:August 17, 2023
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Liverpool can’t get off the back pages for transfer speculation

It’s all kicking off in Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers is still snapping up midfielders, his latest capture, Assaidi, 24, flew in for a medical yesterday, however the Anfield boss has bigger fish to fry…

The Sun: In a Robin-Van-Persie style turn of events, Nuri Sahin has decided he might not want to play for Liverpool after all, now that Arsenal have reiterated their interested and want him to fill an Alex Song shaped hole for this season’s Champions League campaign.

Metro: Rodgers will also fight to secure the career of current centre half Daniel Agger, who is being courted by Manchester City, if the inevitable happens Liverpool will seek cover with either Steven Caulker or Michael Dawson, both of Spurs.

Daily Mirror: If Tottenham let either defender go it will be the second consecutive blow following the departure of Luca Modric, but with money to burn AVB will whisper Portuguese sweet nothings to Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, 29, tempting him to move across London.

TalkSport: Mischievous goal-poaching narcissist Nicklas Bendtner is still fed up at not being Arsene Wenger’s first choice striker, he continues to push for a move away from North London, so far no club has shown serious interest.

Daily Mail: Fulham are keeping tabs on Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 23, who has refused to play for Steve Kean’s outfit and favours first-team football in the Premier League.

Metro: Eastern promise for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, he may be plying his trade with Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg this season, a move which would pique the interest of the 31-year-old Bulgarian international.

Scott Sinclair’s refusal to sign a new contract at Swansea has alerted Manchester City, who may make a £5m bid before the transfer window closes on 31 August.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Daily Express: West Ham, not to be deterred by the rejection of Andy Carroll, chase Wolves winger Matt Jarvis, a bid of £9.5m was presented to the midlands club, who will mull it over before next week.

Premier League transfer news and rumours, Aug 16

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