Transfer Rumours: David Silva To Snub Chelsea For Manchester City?

After declaring his desire to play for reigning Premier League champions Chelsea only yesterday, it would appear that Valencia’s highly-rated winger David Silva has undergone a dramatic change of heart that will see him sign for nouvelle-riche money-merchants Manchester City for the best part of £30 million in the next few days.

I just don’t know who to believe anymore!

Here’s the best and the rest of today’s transfer pish-posh…

Premier League

Manchester City have agreed a £29 million deal with Valencia for winger David Silva and the Spain international is set to fly to England after the World Cup to finalise a four-year, £160,000-a-week contract.

With both Chelsea and Real Madrid reported to be courting the 24-year-old midfielder, City delegates flew out to Spain last week to officially lodge their bid in person. (Mail)

Manchester City are also said to be close to wrapping up the £27 million signing of Barcelona’s Ivorian holding midfielder Yaya Toure. (Mirror)

Barcelona’s recently deposed president Joan Laporta has told reporters in Spain that he is confident Arsenal will eventually ‘give in’ and allow ‘Cesc Fabregas to return to Catalonia this summer – whether it be during the final few days of his reign or the first few days of president-elect Sandro Rosell‘s. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are tracking Lokomotiv Moscow’s Russian left-back Renat Yanbaev, as the Gunners fear that Gael Clichy may also be tempted to join Barcelona over the off-season. (Mail)

Soon-to-be former Chelsea winger Joe Cole will snub interest from Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham in favour of joining Manchester United on a free transfer when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires in eight days time. (Sun)

Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov, who was released by Manchester City earlier this month, will join Bolton within the next few days – despite a late approach from Aston Villa. (Sun)

Sunderland target Heiko Westermann may reject a move to the Premier League in favour of staying with his current club Schalke. (Mail)

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora will turn down a move to Birmingham as he fully intends to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage. (Mirror)


Serie A

Fenerbache have made an €18 million bid for AC Milan’s misfiring Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (Gazzetta Dello Sport)

Inter Milan are desperately seeking a replacement for Madrid-bound right back Maicon, and have subsequently made Ajax’s 22-year-old Dutch international defender Gergory Van Der Wiel their top transfer target. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Newly-appointed Inter boss Rafa Benitez has also given the Nerazzurri board’s €7 million pursuit of Galatasaray midfielder Elano the green light. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Juventus coach Luigi DelNeri will go ‘all-out’ to sign striker Alberto Gilardino from Fiorentina. (Tuttosport)


La Liga

Zenit St. Petersburg have made an official approach for Real Madrid veteran Guti Hernandez. The 33-year-old midfielder is said to be already weighing up an offer from Blackburn Rovers. (AS)

Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano has apparently told his close friends that he is on the verge of completing a €10 million move to AC Milan. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Portuguese midfielder Tiago is hopeful of joining Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis after spending the second-half of last season on-loan at the Rojiblancos. (Mundo Deportivo)

Benfica, Bolton and AEK Athens are chasing Real Madrid’s 20-year-old starlet Marcos Alonso. (Redazione)

French champions Marseille look to have beaten Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City in the race to sign promising young right-back Cesar Azpilicueta from Osasuna. (Redazione)



Bayern Munich are tracking Benfica’s 22-year-old Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao, who has been impressing for his national  side in South Africa this summer. (O Jogo)

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