Transfer news LIVE - 5 August - Live coverage - The Independent

Transfer news LIVE - 5 August

  • Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of all the transfer news and gossip on Wednesday, 5 August.
    8/5/2015 8:31:56 AM
  • United can win the title if they buy a striker, says Sheringham

    The IndependentManchester United great Teddy Sheringham says that his former club can win the Premier League title this season, if they sign a striker.
    8/5/2015 8:33:30 AM
  • Di Maria 'happy' to join PSG

    The IndependentManchester United flop Angel Di Maria says he is 'very happy' to be joining Paris Saint Germain in a £44m deal this summer.
    8/5/2015 8:33:45 AM
  • Pedro 'promised' starring role in United front three

    The IndependentBarcelona winger Pedro has been told by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he will have a starring role in United's new front three this season alongside Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay, according to reports.
    8/5/2015 8:33:57 AM
  • Higuain turns down latest Napoli offer, could Arsenal swoop?

    The IndependentArsenal have been alerted after long-time transfer target Gonzalo Higuain rejected a new contract at Napoli.
    8/5/2015 8:34:14 AM
  • Everton 'fear losing' Stones to Chelsea as bidding nears £30m

    The IndependentEverton are growing increasingly concerned that John Stones will join Chelsea despite insisting the England defender is going nowhere.
    8/5/2015 8:34:27 AM
  • Furious Van Gaal squeezes further £3m out of Di Maria deal after picture rage

    The IndependentManchester United manager Louis van Gaal was so outraged by Angel Di Maria's decision to post a picture with Paris Saint Germain officials ahead of his £44m move that he has reportedly added £3m to his valutaion.
    8/5/2015 8:34:43 AM
  • De Bruyne available for move, but City must pay £50m

    The IndependentWolfsburg are believed to be willing to sell Kevin de Bruyne to Manchester City after weeks of insistence to the contrary - but the German club have slapped a £50m price tag on his head.
    8/5/2015 8:44:00 AM
  • Bilic ready to bid £12m for Hernandez

    The IndependentWest Ham United manager Slavan Bilic has instructed club officials to make a £12m bid for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, according to reports.
    8/5/2015 8:58:00 AM
  • Ashley Williams insists he is staying at Swansea

    The IndependentSwansea City captain Ashley Williams has rubbished reports linking him with a summer switch to either Everton or Crystal Palace.
    8/5/2015 9:37:43 AM
  • Baba Rahman 'agrees terms' with Chelsea

    The IndependentChelsea are closing in on the transfer of Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman as Jose Mourinho seeks competition for Cesar Azpilicueta following the sale of Filipe Luis.
    8/5/2015 9:48:00 AM
  • Ian Wright 'begs' Arsenal to sign Karim Benzema

    The IndependentIan Wright has seemingly begged  Arsenal to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this summer, using plenty of 'praying' emojis in a tweet sent out last night.
    8/5/2015 9:58:00 AM
  • Pardew teases Palace fans with 'signing today' comments

    The IndependentCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has suggested the Eagles could be about to sign a new player this afternoon.
    8/5/2015 10:07:00 AM
  • Lloris lined up as 'De Gea replacement' at Manchester United

    The IndependentTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has again been linked with a move to Manchester United should David De Gea move to Real Madrid, according to reports.
    8/5/2015 10:19:00 AM
  • Partick Thistle sign Pogba.. Mathias Pogba

    The IndependentScottish Premiership side Partick Thistle completed the sort of signing which will make supporters across the world do a double take when they announced the arrival of Mathias Pogba.
    8/5/2015 10:51:42 AM
  • Mourinho: 'The transfer window is over'

    The IndependentChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said his transfer window 'is over' in a statement undoubtedly designed to cast fresh doubt over his move for Everton defender John Stones.
    8/5/2015 11:25:57 AM
  • £100m Bale to turn down United

    The IndependentManchester United's £100m target Gareth Bale wants to stay at Real Madrid this summer to become the "best player in the world", according to the Welshman's agent.
    8/5/2015 12:18:05 PM
  • Blackburn reject £14m Boro offer for Rhodes

    The IndependentBlackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has revealed the Championship club have rejected an offer from Middlesbrough for striker Jordan Rhodes, thought to be in the region of £14m.
    8/5/2015 1:24:16 PM
  • Sako joins Crystal Palace on free transfer

    The IndependentCrystal Palace have announced the signing of former Wolves forward Bakary Sako on a free transfer.
    8/5/2015 1:28:23 PM
  • Former Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo has completed a move to Porto, making the Primeira Liga outfit his fifth club in two years. The 29-year-old Italy international has now moved to a new side, either on loan or for a permanent switch, in each of the last five transfer windows.

    Osvaldo's talent, which was epitomised by a sublime goal against Manchester City in 2013/14, has never been in question but he has been dogged by off-field problems that led to him being exiled from St Mary's. After loan spells at Juventus, Inter Milan and Boca Juniors, Southampton released their club record signing earlier this summer, freeing him up to sign for Porto.

    The Portuguese side confirmed the switch on Twitter, with a photograph of the Argentinian-born striker holding a Porto shirt and a message saying: "Welcome Osvaldo."

    8/5/2015 1:30:00 PM
  • Arsenal need 'one player' to dominate, says Usmanov

    The IndependentArsenal are just one player short of being ready to dominate Europe, according to shareholder Alisher Usmanov.
    8/5/2015 2:02:22 PM
  • Gunners 'preparing' late bid for Benzema

    The IndependentArsenal could yet make a late bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema before the close of transfer on 1 September, according to reports.
    8/5/2015 2:41:12 PM
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