Football NewsSaturday 29th October 2016

Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Man Utd and Man City ‘battle for £135m Suarez’

Hot Football Transfer Gossip: Man Utd and Man City ‘battle for £135m Suarez’

It would take a lot to convince us that Luis Suarez is actually going to sign for Manchester United, but the Express are giving it a good go.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is apparently ready to “break the bank” to sign the Barcelona star - a bank that is showing impressive sturdiness if it wasn’t already smashed to smithereens by the £89m signing of Paul Pogba.

But having managed to regain its composure following that blow, this poor bank better start bracing itself for an even bigger wallop as Mourninho reportedly plots a £135m move for Suarez.

Barca “could be willing to cash in” on Suarez, says the Express, which also gives us the amazing scoop that Mourinho is “said to be a fan” of the Uruguayan striker. How do they find out this stuff?

But unfortunately for Jose, some other managers have also noticed that Suarez is good, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said to be “weighing up” a move for Suarez amid Sergio Aguero’s “uncertain future”.

City have “informed” Barca they will make an offer for Suarez if the Catalan side want to sell him, which all sounds very polite but probably not very effective.

In summary it was a decent effort by the Express, but as things stand, Hot Football Transfer is not convinced that Suarez is on his way to Man Utd (or City).

One thing we’re more confident about is that Aguero is not going to sign for Tottenham, whose manager Mauricio Pochettino literally laughed his head off after being asked if Spurs were interested in the Argentine (Sky Sports).

A less famous (and less good) Argentine, Javier Pastore, could be on his way to Chelsea, according to the Star. The Blues are said to be planning a January bid for the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, who has struggled to get in the team under new coach Unai Emery.

There is exciting news for fans of Everton, whose disappointing striker Oumar Niasse could be “offered a lifeline” by Galatasaray, reports the Mirror. The less exciting bit is that the Turkish side only want to take him on loan, and they might not sign him properly after they actually see him play.

Elsewhere, Man Utd fans will be similarly buoyed by the news that Memphis Depay is wanted by Roma (Talksport), Man City fans will be ambivalent about the news that Samir Nasri wants to sign for Sevilla on a permanent deal (Sun) and Leicester City are chasing “unhappy” Fiorentina midfielder Josip Ilicic (Calcio Mercato). He’s only unhappy with the situation at Fiorentina by the way, not just generally unhappy in life. That would be a downer in the dressing room.