TRANSFER NEWS: Arsenal’s £35m double swoop, Suarez fee agreed, Di Maria to Man Utd


LIVERPOOL have agreed to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £70m but Arsenal are confident that they will land Alexis Sanchez and Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy. Elsewhere, Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku looks unlikely to join Atletico Madrid on loan and Manchester United are set to sign Angel Di Maria for £40m.

The summer transfer market has officially opened, but clubs have been busy preparing moves behind the scenes for months. Here is a round-up of all the latest news, rumours and gossip…

Liverpool and Barcelona have reached agreement over a transfer for Luis Suarez worth £70m and the deal could be confirmed as soon as Sunday.

Arsenal are confident that they will beat Liverpool to Alexis Sanchez and land Newcastle’s Mathieu Debuchy in a £35m double swoop.

Atletico Madrid have beaten Arsenal and Chelsea to Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic leaving Romelu Lukaku’s hopes of a Spanish loan move in tatters.

Angel Di Maria’s agent says the Real Madrid star will join Man Utd for £40m.

Toni Kroos has agreed a £20m move to Real Madrid.

World Cup news and other gossip…

Tonight is the clash of two of the biggest stars of this World Cup – Neymar and James Rodriguez – as the No 10s of Brazil and Colombia go head-to-head today for a place in the semi-finals.

Former Liverpool, Tottenham and Fulham star Danny Murphy says France will beat Germany this evening.

And Didier Deschamps claims a united France will draw upon their team spirit to overcome Germany.

Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil are aiming to silence the doubters against Colombia.

Best of the rest…

Ronaldinho has revealed he was just 48 hours away from signing for Man Utd before joining Barcelona.



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