Manchester United are being linked once again with Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay. The 26-year-old was constantly featured in the transfer gossip columns as a possible United target during Sir Alex Ferguson’s time as manager but he moved to Zenit St Petersburg this summer. Tom Cleverley could make his loan move to Aston Villa into a permanent transfer in January. United boss Louis van Gaal hasn’t ruled out a move for former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes.
However, reports from Spain on Friday claimed that Valdes has rejected the offer to train with Manchester United.
Arsenal transfer target Virgil van Dijk says he cannot rule out a move to the Emirates. Napoli striker and Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain was locked in the Stade de Suisse in Berne following his side’s Europa League defeat to Young Boys on Thursday. An angry mob of 500 Napoli fans pelted the team bus with sticks and the bus drove off without Higuain and one of his team mates.
Arsenal are still keen on Higuain as well as Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira who is reported to have lowered his wage demands to try and force through a move to Arsenal in January.
Manchester United transfer target Juan Cuadrado is close to signing a new contract with Fiorentina. Former United starlet Paul Pogba has signed a new contract with Juventus.
Southampton are looking for a permanent deal for defender Toby Alderweireld currently on loan from Atletico Madrid.
Crystal Palace have denied they are in talks with US billionaire Joshua Harris over a takeover of the club. Harris owns the New Jersey Devils ice hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team.
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand is expected to retire at the end of the season.