Man United, Barca battle for Thomas Vermaelen signing

Man United, Barca battle for Thomas Vermaelen signing

Published Aug. 3, 2014 5:26 a.m. ET

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Paul Scholes claims Steven Gerrard's England career has been a failure because the side has flopped on the big stage.

John Terry has been warned by Jose Mourinho he needs to carry on performing at his best if he hopes to extend his current one-year deal at Chelsea.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is lining up a surprise swoop for Samuel Eto'o, according to the Cameroon striker's agent.


Manchester United and Tottenham target Memphis Depay says he will consider a move to big clubs in big leagues.

Jose Mourinho has told Paris St Germain to keep their hands off Chelsea's Brazil star Oscar.

Sunderland defender Wes Brown has rejected talk of retirement and vows to play on as long as he can.

Hull have joined Sunderland in the battle to sign Austria left-back Christian Fuchs from Schalke.

Manchester United are willing to offload Shinji Kagawa back to Borussia Dortmund for £4million less than they bought him.

Southampton are ready to make an offer for Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Arsenal will step up their interest in Switzerland international Fabian Schar, with the Basel defender rated at £6million.

West Brom have turned down Burnley's third bid for defender Craig Dawson.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has agreed a new three-year contract.

PSV Eindhoven want to sign Manchester City defender Karim Rekik on a season-long loan again.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has emerged as a surprise contender to take over at West Ham if Sam Allardyce is axed.

Robin van Persie will be left out of Manchester United's Premier League opener against Swansea on August 16 by new boss Louis Van Gaal, because he is not fully fit.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Manchester United transfer target Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester United will have to keep paying half of Marouane Fellaini's £100,000-a-week wages if they want the midfielder to go out on loan to Napoli.

Barcelona have emerged as favorites to land Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen for £10million.

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has made it clear that star forward Radamel Falcao, linked with Real Madrid, is not going anywhere.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha is wanted by Crystal Palace, QPR and West Ham.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claims England players are "stricken with fear" when it comes to playing in big tournaments.

Rodgers is edging closer to capturing Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno hot on the heels of a two-year deal for Atletico Madrid's Javier Manquillo.

Tottenham plan to go back to Southampton with an increased bid for Morgan Schneiderlin and step up their pursuit of Swansea's Wilfried Bony.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is chasing Porto's Belgium international midfielder Steven Defour.

Samuel Eto'o could join his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard at New York City.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is a target for Dutch rivals Ajax and Feyenoord.

Swansea's bid to sign Kyle Naughton is being held up by the Tottenham defender's wage demands.

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Frank Lampard will begin training with Manchester City at Carrington on Wednesday and be an 'important' player for the Premier League champions until he moves to America in January.

Southampton are planning a £70million spree and are interested in Manchester United trio Javier Hernandez, Ashley Young and Wilfried Zaha.

Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Manchester United will attempt to complete the signing of German defender Mats Hummels this week.

West Ham may try and lure Peter Crouch to Upton Park from Stoke.

Arsenal will make one more bid for German midfielder Sami Khedira this week.

Crystal Palace could swoop for Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey.

Cardiff will sell Chile World Cup midfielder Gary Medel to Inter Milan for £10million.

Swansea defender Chico Flores is a transfer target for former Swans boss Michael Laudrup at Lekhwiya.

Louis van Gaal sent his top scouting spy on a 3,700-mile journey to check out Valencia - ahead of Manchester United's upcoming friendly with the Spanish side.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is keen to go back to old club Stoke to sign Jon Walters.

Norwich want Bolton winger Chung-yong Lee and could offer Anthony Pilkington in exchange.

Manchester United are close to signing 16-year-old striker Ogo Obi from Watford.

Brentford are interested in former Liverpool striker Milan Baros.

Sunderland want to sign Chelsea's teenager defender Andreas Christensen on loan.

Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran is ready to head out to Vitesse Arnhem on loan.

Real Madrid fear Sami Khedira is ready to run down his contract and join Chelsea on a free transfer next summer.

Southampton and Napoli both want to sign Jack Rodwell from Manchester City.

Manchester United and Barcelona will slug it out for the signature of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

PSG can forget about landing Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and Oscar, according to Jose Mourinho.

Southampton are close to a swap deal that will see Algerian midfield player Saphir Taider arrive from Inter Milan and Dani Osvaldo go in the opposite direction.

Leon Osman says Romelu Lukaku can deliver the firepower to lift Everton above rivals Liverpool in the Premier League next season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger last night hinted that he could soon splash out another £30million - this time on Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Everton signing Romelu Lukaku has fired a parting shot at Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho by accusing him of not giving young players a chance.

Barcelona are battling with Manchester United to land both Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels.

West Ham are making a move for Stoke striker Peter Crouch.