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Transfer news and rumours LIVE - 3 August

    8/3/2015 8:53:04 AM
    Hello and welcome to The Independent's transfer blog, where we will be bringing you every bit of news and gossip as it happens. 
    8/3/2015 8:51:07 AM

    Di Maria set for medical as £44.3m fee is agreed

    The IndependentAngel Di Maria is to have a medical with Paris Saint-Germain in the next 24 hours after the Ligue 1 club agreed a €63million (£44.3m) fee with Manchester United for the winger.
    8/3/2015 8:54:49 AM

    Everton are big enough to keep Stones, insists Martinez

    The IndependentEverton boss Roberto Martinez insists the Merseyside club are big enough to prevent Chelsea from buying England defender John Stones.
    8/3/2015 8:55:24 AM

    Arsenal not in for Benzema, insists Wenger

    The IndependentArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation linking the FA Cup and Community Shield victors with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
    8/3/2015 8:55:42 AM

    De Gea going to Madrid 'this week'

    The IndependentManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to leave for Real Madrid this week, according to reports in Spain.
    8/3/2015 8:55:58 AM

    Van Gaal wants De Gea out and Cillessen in - before Saturday

    The IndependentLouis van Gaal has reportedly told Manchester United officials to "unlock" negotiations with Real Madrid so that David De Gea can be sold and Jasper Cillessen be brought in to replace him.
    8/3/2015 8:58:10 AM

    Bale linked with £86m switch to Manchester United

    The IndependentManchester United are prepared to make an £86m move for Gareth Bale this summer, according to reports.
    8/3/2015 8:58:30 AM

    Pedro can turn Manchester United into champions - Van Gaal

    The IndependentLouis van Gaal has said Pedro can turn Manchester United into genuine title contenders this season.
    8/3/2015 10:08:16 AM
    Lyon are closing in on the signing of Brazilian right-back Rafael from Manchester United.

    The defender was told he could leave United earlier this summer after being left out of the squad for the club's pre-season tour of the United States.

    And on Monday morning, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas announced the 25-year-old was in the French city ahead of a potential transfer to the Ligue 1 runners-up.

    "Rafael has arrived from Manchester, we are waiting for an agreement with MU (United) about his transfer," Aulas tweeted. "He has the Brazilian good humour."
    8/3/2015 10:44:34 AM

    Tottenham ready to make £15m loss on Soldado

    The IndependentTottenham Hotspur are reportedly willing to lose up to £15m on Roberto Saldado as the Spanish striker nears towards an £11m move to Villarreal.
    8/3/2015 10:54:00 AM

    West Ham chief Gold confirms Song talks 'ongoing'

    The IndependentWest Ham United co-owner David Gold has revealed the East London club remain hopeful of re-signing Alex Song while the search for a new striker continues.
    8/3/2015 11:05:00 AM

    Rafael latest: Manchester United defender on verge of Lyon switch

    The IndependentLyon are closing in on the signing of Brazilian right-back Rafael from Manchester United.
    8/3/2015 11:43:21 AM

    Benalouane left Atalanta 'in tears' ahead of £5.6m Leicester switch

    The IndependentLeicester City are set to complete the £5.6m transfer of Atalanta defender Yohan Benalouane after the 28-year-old confirmed the deal.
    8/3/2015 11:55:00 AM

    Boro plotting stunning £14m for Blackburn striker Rhodes

    The IndependentChampionship promotion favourites Middlesbrough are lining up an improved £14m bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes.
    8/3/2015 12:08:00 PM

    Benteke and Firmino excite Liverpool boss Rodgers

    The IndependentLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club's final warm-up match before the new Premier League season.
    8/3/2015 12:19:00 PM
    Leicester have completed the signing of N'Golo Kante from Caen. 

    The midfielder comes in on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee to become Claudio Ranieri's first signing at the King Power Stadium. 

    Ranieri was searching for a defensive midfielder to fill the gap left by Esteban Cambiasso after he decided not to renew his contract with the Foxes.
    8/3/2015 12:41:51 PM
    8/3/2015 12:42:32 PM

    Chelsea target Griezmann insists he is happy at Atletico

    The IndependentAtletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann has moved to reassure fans of the Spanish giants he is happy at the club.
    8/3/2015 12:48:00 PM

    Austin 'will probably go' this summer, admits QPR boss Ramsey

    The IndependentCharlie Austin, the Queens Park Rangers striker called up by England at the end of last season, is likely to leave the relegated club before the end of the transfer window, manager Chris Ramsey said on Monday.
    8/3/2015 12:59:00 PM

    Liverpool confirm Benteke shirt number

    The IndependentChristian Benteke has been handed Liverpool's famous number nine shirt.
    8/3/2015 3:26:36 PM
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