We’ve scooped three more servings from the giant vat of transfer gossip simmering away in the rumour mill canteen so hurry, go grab a receptacle and a slice of bread, we’re dishing it out while it’s still hot.
Javier Hernandez – 11/4 to be an Atletico Madrid player on 02/09/14
Louis van Gaal is poised to swing the axe this week according to widespread reports, with up to £100m worth of talent in the firing line.
Chicharito is one of the superstars in question, who’s believed to be increasingly disgruntled at his lack of game time.
Another season on the periphery beckons, unless of course one of Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan secure his services.
Los Colchoneros will pay £25m to win the race for the Mexican box fox, so long as the Red Devils promise to throw Japanese schemer Shinji Kagawa into the bargain.
Cast aside by Arsene Wenger, the Belgian is unwilling to discuss a new deal at Arsenal in order to force through an exit.
Both United and Barcelona are known admirers, but with Los Blaugrana drafting in one left-footed centre-back in Jeremy Mathieu and closing in on another in Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, signing a third would leave them massively imbalanced in this department.
This clears the path for Louis van Gaal’s side to strike, but they’ll almost certainly have to up their £10m valuation if they are to land the former Ajax stopper.
Man Utd are currently available to back at 9/2 to win the Premier League.
Wilfried Bony – 5/1 to be a Tottenham player on 02/09/14
Moving on from Man Utd – yes, other teams are buying and selling too – to Ivorian goal-machine Bony, whose club Swansea are set to drop his £19m release clause if you believe everything the Daily Mirror tells you.
Spurs and Liverpool are interested, but it’s the former where he’d stand the best chance of prospering.
Mauricio Pochettino’s solo-striker system is geared to extract the best from Daddy Cool and if he knows what’s good for him, he’ll spurn any Reds advances.