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The Rumour Mill - Friday August 30
The Daily Echo brings you a round-up of the transfer rumours making headlines in today's newspapers...
Manchester United have had their improved offer of £36m for Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines rejected (Various).
That is despite the Belgian telling manager Roberto Martinez that he wants to leave Everton (Various).
Jose Mourinho has insisted that out-of-favour midfielder Juan Mata is not for sale (Daily Express).
Liverpool have made a centre-back their main priority, with the club looking at both Sporting Lisbon’s Tiago Llori and PSG’s Mamadou Sakho (Various).
Brendan Rodgers also wants to bring veteran goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, in from Aston Villa to serve as a back up to Simon Mignolet (Various).
England defender Joleon Lescott is keen to prove to Manchester City that he is worthy of a new contract, with only a year remaining on his current deal (Daily Express).
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway hopes he can sign four or five new players before Monday’s transfer deadline (Various).
One of these being free-agent Carlton Cole who they are reportedly interested in (Daily Mirror).
The Eagles are also in talks with former Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham defender William Gallas (Various).
Arsenal are planning a £70m raid of Real Madrid, with Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria on their wish list (Daily Mail).
Chelsea continue talks with Porto’s Christian Atsu ahead of a £3.5m transfer (Daily Mail).
Newcastle have been told they can have Demba Ba on loan for a fee of around £3m (Daily Mail).
Stephane Sessegnon could be on his way out of Sunderland after a £5m deal for the player was agreed with Qatar side Al-Jaish (Various).
A transfer request from West Ham striker Ricardo Vaz Te has attracted the interest of newly-promoted sides Cardiff and Crystal Palace (Daily Mail).
Manchester City are close to signing Martin Demichelis from Atletico Madrid for £4m (Daily Telegraph).
Manuel Pellegrini’s side are also considering a £40m move for French defender Eliaquim Mangala (Daily Mirror).
Dortmund have had an offer to re-sign Shinji Kagawa rebuffed by Manchester United (Daily Telegraph).
The signing of Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o for Chelsea signals the end of Fernando Torres’ stay at Stamford Bridge (Daily Mirror).
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