News

*Manchester United have moved into pole position to sign Angel Di Maria after Paris Saint-Germain admitted defeat in their pursuit of the Argentina international.* * * Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti yesterday revealed the 26-year-old has handed in a transfer request following his frustration at not starting a game so far this season.

By Andrew Lee

*Reports have suggested Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has held positive discussions with Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus.* * * The Gunners were in pole position to land the Germany international earlier this summer but pulled out after he suffered a rolled ankle in a friendly against Armenia, which omitted his inclusion at the World Cup.

By Andrew Lee

West Ham are ready to make a double loan bid for Manchester City defenders Micah Richards and Matija Nastatic.  The Hammers are currently short of defensive options for Saturday’s Premier League clash against manager-less Crystal Palace, but according to the London Evening Standard, Sam Allardyce is planning a double bid for the champions outcasts.

By Bradley Sharp

Hull City are targeting a move for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes to replace Shane Long who left for Southampton.  The Tigers are willing to use the £12million they made from the sale of Shane Long in order to fund a deal to sign the Blackburn striker, according to the Daily Mirror.   The 24-year-old only signed a new deal at Ewood Park last month, but the club may be willing to offload the striker who has struggled for game time under boss Gary Bowyer this season.

By Bradley Sharp