Transfer News: Chelsea Braced For Striker Raid | Man Utd Tipped To Make £26m Bid

By on July 31, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Valencia are lining up a move for Fernando Torres while Manchester United are tipped to make a £26m move for Claudio Marchisio.

Valencia eye Torres

First up and the Express are reporting that Valencia have identified Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as a potential replacement for Roberto Soldado.

The newspaper claims Soldado is set to complete a £26m move to Tottenham in the coming days and the Spanish outfit have been drawing up a list of suitable replacements which is believed to include Torres along with Javier Hernandez and Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney this summer and his arrival could see Torres out in the cold at Stamford Bridge next season. The Express suggest Valencia have already made initial contact with the Blues over the strikers availability and indicated they would be willing to pay a fee in excess of £25m for his services.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be prepared to sanction the players sale but with the World Cup next summer, Torres may be open to a move in search of regular first team football should Rooney end up making the move to west London.

Man Utd to launch £26m bid

Next up and the Express again are reporting that Manchester United are set to table a £26m bid for Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio after seemingly missing out on top target Cesc Fabregas.

United have already seen two bids for the former Arsenal skipper turned down by Barcelona this summer and it remains to be seen whether they’ll go back in with a third offer after the Catalans made it clear they were not interested in selling.

It seems David Moyes is now ready to turn his attention to other targets with the Express claiming the champions have identified Luka Modric, Yahan Cabaye and Marchisio as potential midfield signings.

A move for the Italian ace appears to be on the cards with the newspaper suggesting United are ready to test Juve’s resolve with a £26m bid, but the Serie A champions are expected to do all they can to hang on to the midfielder with director general Beppe Marotta recently saying the player was not for sale this summer.

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So there’s another dose of transfer news. Would Chelsea fans sell Torres for £25m? Would United fans like to see Marchisio come to the club this summer? Share your views below.

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17 Comments

  1. Steve

    July 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    up blue let Torres go

  2. Kayode

    July 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Torres is d best 4 chelsea. Up blues

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  4. Just a fan

    August 1, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Big United fan. Big admirer of marchisio. He was outstanding in confederations cup. Would still prefer cesc but if not then sign claudio up. Better option than cabye. Dont care for modric rumors either as i see kagawa having a break out year and playing a similar role to what modric would provide. Time to make moves moyes and executives. The side isnt gonna repeat as is. City and chelsea are strong and getting stronger.

  5. Mark ademe

    August 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Blues!let torres to go,enough we don’t went to see it again…

  6. Twaryina

    August 1, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Moyes, we need a correct play maker, dat is all we want.

  7. judechika

    August 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

    up chelsea torres should go

  8. Mathyns

    August 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Fuk every1 supporting Torres’ departure…..his out of form doen’t mean he will nt pick up again……whatch out for Rorres this season.

  9. mike

    August 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

    ”the happy one” ensure dat Rooney lands at de bridge

  10. baraka

    August 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

    chelsea,we need wayne roney

  11. LUQMON

    August 1, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I tink chelsea nid, a sharp striker, up chelsea.

  12. christian

    August 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Let Ba go bt live torres

  13. Chijioke

    August 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Let Torres try else were

  14. Mr Animashaun

    August 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

    If suarez deal looks difficult, Mr wenger can revive his career and make him d old torres we used to know. Please Wenger Go for torres instead of pursuing a suares that is likely to stay @ Liverpool.

  15. Sackey

    August 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Let ba go and mentain torres

  16. Ikennoson

    August 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Torres is d best striker in the world, believe t or not, he has ressurected from his slumps in the last few months.

  17. Dayyabu social juwara

    August 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Gud

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