Sahin close to joining Liverpool

Sahin close to joining Liverpool

Published Aug. 14, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has made a personal plea to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger to sell him striker Robin van Persie.

Birmingham boss Lee Clark claims keeper Jack Butland's price tag will rise to £18m if he makes his senior England debut against Italy tomorrow.


Liverpool are close to landing Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, 21, on loan with Arsenal, Malaga, Valencia and Benfica also interested.

The Reds will look to replace centre-back Daniel Agger with Swansea's Ashley Williams, 27, if they sell the Dane to Manchester City.

Everton are set to sign Caen striker M'Baye Niang, 17, for £5m.

Manchester City are aiming to beat neighbours United to the signing of 18-year-old Chile striker Angelo Henriquez from Universidad de Chile.

Meanwhile, United are looking at Swansea and Team GB left-back Neil Taylor after being quoted £20m for Everton's Leighton Baines.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 29, does not want to go through another 'heartbreaking' year on the substitute's bench.


Arsenal are set to cave in and agree a deal to sell striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United for £22m.

Liverpool are closing in on Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, while defender Martin Skrtel, 27, is poised to sign a new four-year contract extension.

Striker Fernando Llorente, 27, has put Spurs on red alert after refusing to sign a new deal at Athletic Bilbao.

Cesena's Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane is a £1m target for Southampton.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has denied the Seasiders are about to make a move for QPR midfielder Joey Barton.


Adam Johnson's Manchester City career looks over after a bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini ahead of Sunday's Community Shield after the winger was left out of the starting line-up.

Inter Milan have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in expressing an interest in signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23, who is out of contract next summer.

Manchester rivals United and City will battle it out for £30m-rated striker Fernando Llorente, who has refused to sign a new deal at Athletic Bilbao.

Sunderland are tracking Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock, who was left out of Villa's pre-season trip to Germany at the weekend.

MK Dons are interested in Tottenham's out-of-favour midfielder David Bentley.

Swansea have been told they have no chance of signing Bolton midfielder Mark Davies for £4m.


Striker Fernando Llorente has put the two Manchester clubs on red alert after announcing he wants to quit Athletic Bilbao.

Spurs have emerged as the only side chasing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila with Arsenal not following up their early interest.


Sir Alex Ferguson has held private discussions with Arsene Wenger over Manchester United's attempts to complete a dramatic swoop for Robin van Persie.

England striker Danny Welbeck will sign a five-year contract worth £75,000 a week at Manchester United.

Tottenham have scouted Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue and firmed up interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila with a £12million offer.

Martin Skrtel is poised to end speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Liverpool.


Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to sanction the sale of midfielder Nigel de Jong to Inter Milan after the purchase of Jack Rodwell from Everton.

Roberto Martinez will sell Wigan striker Conor Sammon to Championship side Derby County for £1.25m.