Paper News and Gossip: Arturo Vidal Link to Man Utd, Arsenal Target Khedira

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterJuly 14, 2014

Paper News and Gossip: Arturo Vidal Link to Man Utd, Arsenal Target Khedira

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    After the World Cup came to an end with a Germany win over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, thoughts are turning to the domestic scene.

    Transfer speculation is gathering pace ahead of the new European seasons with Arturo Vidal, Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira all being linked with moves this summer.

    But who else is making the headlines on Monday? Read on to find out more.

Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal Hints at Manchester United Move

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    According to Tim Gray of the Daily Star, Arturo Vidal has hinted at a move to Manchester United.

    The Juventus and Chile midfielder has been linked with the Old Trafford club this summer, and is quoted as saying:

    I've heard about the rumours, but I haven't spoken more about this subject.

    I'm very calm, but anyone would love to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

    I'm enjoying my holidays, and when I return to Italy I'll see what happens.

    Meanwhile, Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben wants to stay at the Allianz Arena rather than making a summer move, reports George Scott of the Daily Star.

PSG Close in on Angel Di Maria Capture

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    Paris Saint-Germain are closing in on a deal to bring Angel Di Maria to the Ligue 1 club, reports Adam Crafton of the Daily Mail.

    The Argentina international had been linked with Manchester United this summer, as the article notes.

    But Crafton claims the Real Madrid star would prefer a move to Paris with the French champions.

Alberto Moreno Close to Liverpool Switch as Another Saint Is Linked

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    Liverpool's hopes of landing Alberto Moreno have been resurrected and a deal could be close, reports Alan Nixon of the Daily Mirror.

    Anfield managing director Ian Ayre is set to fly to Spain for talks with Sevilla over the Spain left-back, according to the article.

    Meanwhile, Simon Jones of the Daily Mail claims the Reds are also interested in Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who could be their fourth purchase from the Saints this summer—if a move for Dejan Lovren comes to fruition (per Express).

    Liverpool and Everton are both interested in bringing former Chelsea midfielder Salomon Kalou back to the Premier League, claims John Cross of the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal Have Sami Khedira and David Ospina in Their Sights

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    Arsenal will need to offer £20 million for the services of Sami Khedira, reports Nick Lustig of the Daily Star.

    The Germany international, who is also interesting Chelsea, looks set to leave Real Madrid this summer with the Premier League a possible destination.

    Lustig claims Arsene Wenger will turn to Bayer Leverkusen's Lars Bender or Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton if his move for Khedira fails.

    Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph claims that the Gunners are also eyeing a move for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.

Chelsea Open Talks to Bring Didier Drogba Back to Stamford Bridge as Coach

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    Chelsea have opened talks to bring Didier Drogba back to the club as a coach, reports Simon Jones of the Daily Mail.

    The Stamford Bridge legend, who is a free agent after leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season, is wanted by Jose Mourinho as a back-up striker and to work in a development role at the club, according to the article.

    Mourinho is still hopeful of beating Arsenal to the signature of Khedira from Real Madrid, writes Jones in the Mail.

Juventus Eye Move for Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Paulinho

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    Juventus are weighing up a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho, reports Bruce Archer of the Daily Star.

    The article claims that the Brazil international will be high in the thoughts of the Serie A champions if Arturo Vidal joins Manchester United.

    Paulinho joined Spurs a year ago as part of the spending spree on the back of Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid, but he failed to make a major impact on the first team last season.

Napoli Keen on Liverpool's Lucas as Roma Monitor Xherdan Shaqiri

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    Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is considering a move for Lucas Leiva, reports Bruce Archer of the Daily Star.

    The Brazil international has slipped down the pecking order at Anfield, and could be reunited with his former Reds boss in Italy.

    Meanwhile, Archer also reports in the Star that Roma are closing in on the signing of Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich.