So what’s next in this wild transfer season, and who is running through the rumor mill today?
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The Magpies have been long-rumored as a landing spot for Charlie Austin, but haven’t yet met QPR’s asking price. That could cost them soon in one way or the other, as Tottenham Hotspur would like to pair Austin with Harry Kane for the a big English duo atop their attack. Having added Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney as forwards, could Newcastle be looking for a cheaper option, like Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard?
As for Sunderland, Adnan Januzaj is said to be a target for the Black Cats. Dick Advocaat could land him if Manchester United is successful in bringing Pedro over from Barcelona.
Metro says that if Karim Benzema hands in his transfer request to Real Madrid, the striker will make a move to Arsenal. The Gunners have been long-linked with Benzema, with the speculated cost nearing $70 million, and La Liga expert Graham Hunter says Madrid’s debt and desire to raise funds for David De Gea will have them sellers if Benzema asks for a London out.
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Sky Sports also says Bournemouth has made a bid for Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray, and that Spurs have made a bid for Real Betis’ 20-year-old winger Alvaro Vadillo. Tottenham is also said to be interested in 19-year-old Stuttgart striker Timo Warner.
Finally, here’s the resolution to a long-running rumor:
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