EPL Transfer News: Latest English Premier League News, Rumours & Chatter

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentAugust 5, 2013

EPL Transfer News: Latest English Premier League News, Rumours & Chatter

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    Bleacher Report brings you the latest English Premier League news, rumours, chatter and gossip.

    Find out the most recent development in the Wayne Rooney saga.

    Are there any updates on the transfer situations of Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez?

    Which club is expected to sign Loic Remy?

    Will Arsenal really sign another teenager?

    Can you name the Juventus player Norwich City are reportedly interested in? 

Wayne Rooney

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    UPDATE: August 12, 2013

    Robin van Persie thinks that "deep down" Wayne Rooney wants to remain with Manchester United. http://t.co/Tsbmj5GCej

    — FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 11, 2013


    UPDATE: August 10, 2013

    A source close to Man United has revealed that Wayne Rooney has told his teammates he will be joining Chelsea. http://t.co/ro8aBwYenm #mufc

    — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 10, 2013


    Manchester United have knocked back another offer from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, as reported by Ben Smith at BBC Sport

    If the Blues sign Rooney, it would contradict José Mourinho's promise to bring the best out of Fernando Torres

    "I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his [Torres'] qualities," Mourinho said, via Sky Sports. "We want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his [Torres'] best qualities."

    Juan Mata can be elite as a wide attacking midfielder, but in the 25 games he started as a No. 10 last season, he scored 10 times and created 13 goals—he's indispensable. 

    Rooney, who's at home in a free-roaming position, will be Chelsea's nine-and-a-half, meaning the Blues won't play with a traditional centre-forward if he's a starter. 

    This leaves Torres and Romelu Lukaku vying for an impact sub role with the possibility to start up front should Rooney's form deteriorate.

    According to Richard Tanner at The ExpressRooney will attempt to force through a move away from United by handing in a transfer request. 

    Coral have made light of the situation. 

    Wayne Rooney has reportedly submitted a written transfer request at Old Trafford... pic.twitter.com/p5YD9B5nqI

    — Coral (@Coral) August 5, 2013

Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez

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    UPDATE: August 11, 2013

    On the future of Gareth Bale, AVB is saying no more http://t.co/AQcyF5R7Xw after Soldado scored on his Spurs debut. http://t.co/tmm6uYTKJU

    — Sky Sports (@SkySports) August 11, 2013

    Sky Sources: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has no plans to apologise to the club and his team-mates. More now on #SSN

    — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 11, 2013


    UPDATE: August 8, 2013

    Outcast Luis Suárez is told to train away from Liverpool squad http://t.co/UM5Xoe7k20 via @guardian

    — Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 7, 2013


    Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is once again strong-arming Real Madrid president Florentino Perez by demanding a bigger bid, according to The Telegraph's Jason Burt.

    André Villas-Boas denies Gareth Bale is on verge of transfer to Madrid http://t.co/C4xJpcxB2I via @guardian

    — Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) August 4, 2013

    Levy is treading a fine line because Perez may can the deal out of pride and react by bidding for Luis Suarez, who is open to leave Liverpool should the Reds receive a fee in the ballpark of the £87 million for Bale. 

    "With Gareth Bale they are talking about 100 millionBale and Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League last season," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said, via Sky Sports. "We have only had two bids from one club [Arsenal], which are nowhere near our valuation." 

    Photo: Jamie Carragher has a quiet word with Liverpool's Luis Suarez. #GerrardTestimonial #LFC pic.twitter.com/V91kqjHJYV

    — David Rawcliffe (@propagandaphoto) August 3, 2013

    Here are two reasons why Levy is playing hard-ball:

    • Levy believes there's a chance Pérez could bid £100 million (€115.2) for Bale, which is £20 million more than what Perez paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, who had won the FIFA World Player of the Year, the Ballon d'Or and the UEFA Champions League. 
    • Should transfer negotiations collapse for Bale, there are other suitors in Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and Anzhi Makhachkala that could offer a sizable transfer fee for Bale next summer.

Loic Remy

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    UPDATE: August 7, 2013

    Newcastle United have taken Loic Remy on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers. http://t.co/EjbCDRzGIT

    — Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 5, 2013


    Mark Douglas at The Journal believes Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy's loan transfer to Newcastle United will be finalised within the next 48 hours.

    Newcastle agree season-long loan deal for #QPR striker Loic Remy. The player is on way to St James’ Park for a medical. #bbcsportsday #nufc

    — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 5, 2013

    Remy, a French international, would reinforce Newcastle's nickname Le Toon, a moniker based on the club's majority French-speaking contingent. 

    Loïc Remy: Has scored 6 goals in 14 Premier League appearance, maintaining a conversion rate of 15.8%

    — WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 5, 2013

Fabio Quagliarella

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    UPDATE: August 12, 2013


    Quagliarella to Sunderland picking up pace as even http://t.co/BGLYDAZjsz reporting a possible switch for Fabio to the Stadium of LIght.

    — Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) August 12, 2013



    Juventus will allow Fabio Quagliarella to leave giving several clubs including Norwich City the opportunity to sign him, according to Sky Sports.

    The Italian is one of the most gifted players in the world but Norwich can't advance his footballing career, so they'll have to give him a lucrative reason to join them.  

    The problem is that Chris Hughton already has Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper at his disposal, so adding Quagliarella would be a luxury not a necessity. 

    Norwich are weighing up a bid for Fabio Quagliarella this summer, according to the Norwich Evening News. #NCFC

    — Get Football News (@GetFootballNews) July 30, 2013


Matthias Ginter

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    According to Daniel Jones at The Metro, Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter is set to join Arsenal.

    Ginter, who was voted Germany's most promising 18-year-old in 2012, would be a fool to leave guaranteed European football (UEFA Europa League) for the Gunners, where he isn't expected to start week in, week out.

    If Arsenal really wanted Ginter right now, they would have offered Francis Coquelin plus "x" amount of money. 

    Instead, the Gunners have sent Coquelin on loan, enabling the option of offering him in a packaged deal for Ginter—presuming Coquelin has established himself in Freiburg’s starting XI—by the next summer transfer window.

    "Das ist Humbug" - Freiburg sporting director on the Sun's story saying we'd agreed a deal with them for Matthias Ginter.

    — arseblog (@arseblog) August 4, 2013

    @DoulMak "That is nonsense/rubbish"

    — arseblog (@arseblog) August 4, 2013


Completed Premier League Transfers Since August 5, 2013

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    Completed Premier League Transfers Since August 5, 2013

    New signing Loïc Remy seconds before walking out onto the St. James' Park turf for the first time #NUFC pic.twitter.com/dCDsyDQ09o

    — Newcastle United FC (@NUFCOfficial) August 10, 2013

    Done Deal! Gary Medel has signed for #CardiffCity tonight. RT to say hello >> http://t.co/GAkyVp9cs8

    — Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) August 10, 2013

    #LCFC complete the signing of Spain U21 international defender Ignasi Miquel on a season-long loan from @Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/zPo29Vblpj

    — Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) August 9, 2013

    Best of luck to Jay Spearing, who has today moved to Bolton Wanderers on a permanent deal - http://t.co/7jiht9amC5 pic.twitter.com/z88a7qq1AR

    — Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 9, 2013

    Adel Taarabt appeared to enjoy his first training session alongside his new teammates at Motspur Park today. #FFC pic.twitter.com/UKTcCVK9ZQ

    — Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) August 8, 2013

    We're delighted to confirm the signing of @R9Soldado from Valencia after successfully completing his medical. #THFC pic.twitter.com/meQs1CpqRh

    — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 5, 2013



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