Gerard Deulofeu was presented as a Sevilla player on Tuesday in a move which shocked some in Spain. When it was announced that the young Spaniard would not be continuing with a further Everton loan and would be returning to Barcelona, it was generally thought in Spain that he'd be able to shine next year with appearances as a substitute and in lesser games.
The Argentine Sporting defender has been heavily linked with Manchester United over the past couple of weeks, with a deal now reportedly done, but he will not be an upgrade for the Red Devils. In the summer of 2012 Sporting, reportedly, beat both Porto and Benfica to the signing of left back Marcos Rojo. He arrived from Russian side Spartak Moscow for a €5m fee and, on paper, it looked like a good deal. It is not every day a Portuguese club manages to purchase a young Argentine player, who is already capped upon his arrival.
There have been a vast number of reports in the British press claiming Kostas Manolas is in London and has had a medical at Arsenal. So much so that the Greek press have counted and refuted the claims. Over the past week or so we've heard numerous rumours that an £8 million bid has been accepted. And today it has broken that a deal closer to £6 million has been agreed. Well nothing could be further from the truth.
Portuguese clubs usually publish scouting lists to show who attends which games. It's a useful tool but far too often leads to speculation which quickly gets out of hand. On Saturday evening Sporting Lisbon drew 1-1 with Academica and several clubs had scouts attend the game.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo have moved on from reporting Marcos Rojo to Manchester United because they feel that is a done deal. The player himself confirmed as much when speaking to Argentine radio on Monday evening and Manchester United fans are simply waiting for the announcement. That could come quickly if reports in Portugal are correct.
The Daily Mail reports about a Manchester United move for Angel Di Maria certainly caught the attention in Spain where the player's future is firmly in the air at the moment. It's widely accepted that Carlo Ancelotti would like to keep the player but club president Florentino Perez is keen on a sale so Real Madrid can recoup some of their outlay so far this summer.
According to reports in the Italian media Juventus haven’t given up on signing PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot even though it seems, according to reports in Italy, that he's destined to go to Arsenal. Both clubs have been chasing the highly rated youngster for a while as they look to take advantage of his situation with the French champions.
The Mehdi Benatia to Manchester United move has taken a couple of hefty blows over the past two days. On Saturday the much loved Jim White of Sky Sports tweeted 'Hearing that highly-rated centre-back Mehdi Benatia on his way from AS Roma to Manchester United.'