Gossip column: Neymar, Pogba, Cavani, Benzema, Bale – BBC Sport
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Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23.
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Chelsea will continue to pursue Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, until the transfer window closes despite the France international’s £70m price tag because manager Jose Mourinho has concerns over current midfielders Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 28, after France international Karim Benzema, 27, closed the door on any prospect of him leaving Real Madrid.
Chelsea winger Victor Moses, Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon and Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj are all on West Ham boss Slaven Bilic’s wanted list as he looks to add width to his squad before the end of the transfer window.
Dick Advocaat’s future as Sunderland boss is in doubt after he criticised owner Ellis Short and revealed he is not happy at the Stadium of Light.
Pedro, 28, says he turned down offers from Manchester City and Manchester United to sign for Chelsea and confirmed he joined the Premier League champions because they showed more interest in the former Barcelona winger.
West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as defender Joleon Lescott, 33, is told he can leave The Hawthorns.
West Ham’s loan move for Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, is back on with Tottenham ready to subsidise the Togo striker’s £100,000-a-week wages.
Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, 26, has ruled out replacing 24-year-old Spain international David De Gea at Manchester United.
Real Madrid have told Manchester United that 26-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale is not for sale for any price.
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Just 24 hours after helping Chelsea earn their first Premier League win of the season at West Brom on Sunday, £21m debutant Pedro returned to Barcelona to say goodbye to his former team-mates.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe, 32, is looking for a £60,000 a year executive personal assistant to look after him and his family. Tasks would include choosing his suits, doing the dry cleaning and stocking the fridge.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has splashed out £12m on a New York apartment which inspired the erotic book Fifty Shades Of Grey.