Transfer Tracker: Robin Van Persie, Lucas Moura, Luka Modric, Stevan Jovetic
It's all starting to look the same, we know.
The same names keep popping up in the B/R Transfer Tracker, and today is no exception. But there's a reason for that.
Today we have updates on Robin van Persie, Lucas Moura and Luka Modric, along with news on Stevan Jovetic and a 13-year-old sensation.
Today, though, the wheels really seem to be turning. Read on for all the details.
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The Robin van Persie saga is heating up.
According to the Daily Mail, both Manchester City and Manchester United have made bids of £15 million for Arsenal's 28-year-old Dutch striker. The Mail reports that Arsenal want at least £20 million.
According to The Guardian, only United have made an offer. The Guardian reports that City and Juventus have made their interest "clear."
According to Goal.com's Wayne Veysey, van Persie will not take part in Arsenal's tour of Asia. The decision is reportedly designed to force a move to Manchester City.
United Must Offer More for Lucas
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Manchester United must "offer more" in order to sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura from Sao Paulo, according to reports cited by ESPNSoccernet.
According to the reports, Sao Paulo director Marco Aurelio Cunha said, "We do not need the money. The Brazilian economy is good, television pays us and we cannot complain. For us, it is still better to have a good player than lots of money in the bank."
Moura, 19, is part of Brazil's Olympic squad.
According to Goal.com, United have turned their attention to Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin after becoming discouraged over Moura's price.
Real Won't Buck Up for Modric?
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Real Madrid will offer no more than £27 million for Tottenham Hotspur's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, according to the Daily Mirror.
New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas recently said Tottenham would sell for no less than £35 million.
Come on, Real! What's £8 million? Breakfast?
Juventus to Bid Again for Jovetic?
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Juventus will bid €25 million for Fiorentina's Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic, according to Goal.com.
According to Goal.com, Juventus previous bid €13 million plus forward Alessandro Matri and defensive midfielder Michele Pazienza. The offer was reportedly refused.
Jovetic, 22, scored 14 league goals last term for Fiorentina. He has been capped 20 times by Montenegro.
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Who says Manchester City don't invest in youth players?
According to the Daily Mail, City "are willing" to offer 13-year-old Birmingham City prospect Foday Nabay the "most attractive package for a 13-year-old ever in British football."
Whatever that means.
According to the article, the transfer fee could cost as little as £65,000.