Anorak News | Transfer news: Manchester United’s Mata to Everton, Liverpool eye Pjaca, West Ham await Payet bid

Transfer news: Manchester United’s Mata to Everton, Liverpool eye Pjaca, West Ham await Payet bid

by | 4th, July 2016

Transfer news: a round-up of football gossip in the Press.

The Liverpool Echo claim Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, is on his way to Everton. Jose Mourinho has, apparently, given Mata’s shirt number to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The humble Swede must be surprised that not all of his new teammates have offered him their numbers, too, moreover their first born, homes and thanks.

Deporte Valenciano adds that Everton are also keen on Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves, 31.

Sticking with Manchester United, the Sun reports on Adnan Januzaj, 21. News is that the stalled starlet will leave the club. Januzaj will head to Juventus, be hailed as “the new Pogba” and cause United offer £70m for his signature. Maybe.

Passing Mata and Januzaj on the way in to Old Trafford is Mexican forward Hirving Lozano, 20, says the Manchester Evening News.

The Express says Croatia’s Marko Pjaca, 21, is on his way to Liverpool. The Daily Mail says Liverpool are looking to offload Joe Allen, 26, for £14m. Given his showing for Wales that looks like a steal.

Liverpool would like to sign Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko for £12m and sell Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace.

One player whose performances in France have been less than great is Manchester City’s goalkeeper Joe Hart. When not shouting and swearing like a nutter on his night bus, Hart’s been letting in soft goals. The Express says Hart’s Manchester City have agreed term for Geronimo Rulli, 24, from Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado.

The Telegraph says Diego Costa is considering leaving Chelsea because the Blues have signed striker Michy Batshuayi, 22.

And lastly, the Express hears West Ham co-owner David Gold say that if a big bid comes in for Dimitri Payet, 29, the French start could be on his way out. Real Madrid reportedly covet the player.

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