Thursday's Paper Talk: Football rumours and transfer news including Arsenal, Manchester United and more

Premier League and EFL football gossip and transfer rumours

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  • Manchester United have put the club's Europa League campaign at risk by allowing their stars to go on holiday abroad this week.
  • David Silva is not short of options after leaving Manchester City with Inter Miami, a return to Valencia and a team in Dubai all possible.
  • Watford are to hold talks with Serbian Vladimir Ivic over becoming their new head coach.
  • Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng has admitted that he would consider a return to the Premier League.


  • Jan Vertonghen has hinted that he could stay in the Premier League following his departure from Tottenham
  • Manchester City have agreed a deal rising to £31.6m for Valencia's Ferran Torres.
  • England keeper Joe Hart is odds-on to join Scottish champions Celtic.
  • Manchester City have received a major transfer boost after David Alaba's talks with Bayern Munich hit a stalemate.
  • Brazil star Hulk is listening to offers from the Premier League ahead of a free transfer in January when his contract in China comes to an end.
  • Arsenal are considering a move for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara as an alternative to Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey, according to reports.


  • Manchester United will have to pay Pau Torres' release clause if they are to prise him away from Villarreal.
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  • The captain of the winning team will be instructed to lift the FA Cup without a presentation party at Wembley on Saturday.


  • Inter Milan are keen to sign Alexis Sanchez on a permanent transfer but a deal could hinge on Manchester United's willingness to give their misfit forward a pay-off.
  • West Ham manager David Moyes is hoping to land a deal for QPR left-back Ryan Manning early in the summer transfer window.

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