Football Gossip: Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa, Schweinsteiger says ‘NO’ to Manchester United
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Football Gossip: Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa, Schweinsteiger says ‘NO’ to Manchester United

Kenny Awotorebo

Chelsea have made a £6m bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, as a replacement for 33-year-old Petr Cech, who hasmoved to Arsenal. (Telegraph) 

Tottenham could offer 31-year-old Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa as part of a deal to sign their 24-year-old Belgium forward Christian Benteke. (Daily Mirror) 

West Ham may move for Liverpool’s out-of-favour Italy forward Fabio Borini, 24, but the Anfield club could still look to use the striker as part of a deal for Villa’s Benteke. (Independent) 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers is closing in on a triple deal for Southampton’s England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, Barcelona’s 16-year-old Dutch winger Bobby Adekanye and FC Copenhagen’s Swedish left-back Ludwig Augustinsson, 21. (Daily Star) 

Manchester City are considering a move for Monaco’s Brazilian right-back Fabinho. The 21-year-old would cost the Blues £15m. (Daily Mail) 

Meanwhile, City’s Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko is considering taking a pay cut in order to sign for Roma. (Daily Mirror) 

Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to stay at Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old Germany midfielder says he wants to win the Champions League and a fourth consecutive title with the Bundesliga champions. (Sport1 – in German) 

After missing out on Schweinsteiger, United will move to secure the £25m signing of Southampton’s France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. (Daily Express) 

Meanwhile, Brazil and Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa says German champions Bayern are interested in signing him. (Guardian)  

Arsenal have ended their interest in Juventus’ 28-year-old Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. (Telegraph) 

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger prefers Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 23. (London Evening Standard) 

Everton are monitoring Leeds United’s English right-back Sam Byram, 21, as Manchester United consider a move for Toffees defender Seamus Coleman, 26. (Daily Express) 

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been told to secure a top-eight finish in his first season in charge and will be sacked without compensation if the club are relegated. (Sun – subscription required)

The Hammers are working to sign Monaco’s Tunisia centre-back Aymen Abdennour, 25, and Barcelona’s Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27. Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park. (Daily Mail) 

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told 24-year-old goalkeeper David De Gea, who wants to join Real Madrid, to report back for pre-season training on Monday. (Daily Star) 

Turkish midfielder Arda Turan is set to leave Atletico Madrid, with an announcement on his future to be made in the next four days, according to his agent. Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Manchester United have been linked with the 28-year-old. (NTVSpor – in Turkish) 

Stoke are the latest team to show interest in £7m West Ham winger Stewart Downing, 30, along with Newcastle, Leicester, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. (Sun – subscription required) 

West Brom could make QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, the club’s record signing. Manager Tony Pulis is interested in signing the England international, who is valued at £15m. (Birmingham Mail) 

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