Sport Arena With Dotun: Saturday 18/07/2015 Football Transfer Updates


Chelsea, who have had one £20m offer turned down, are set to make an improved bid for 21-year-old John Stones – but Everton are holding out for a British record fee for a defender. (Daily Mirror) 
However, Everton have told Chelsea to forget about trying to sign former Barnsley player Stones after insisting he is not for sale. (Liverpool Echo) 
Manchester United are planning a £22m move for Barcelona forward Pedro, 27, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mirror) 
Meanwhile, Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi, 27, has told Valencia he wants his future sorted by the time pre-season begins on 27 July. (Independent)  
Angry Aston Villa fans have made their feelings towards Fabian Delph known with a banner outside Villa Park after the 25-year-old midfielder changed his mind and signed for Manchester City. (Birmingham Mail)  
Former Villa striker Stan Collymore has branded Delph's U-turn as an "absolute disgrace". (Talksport) 
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, will ignore interest from Manchester City and join Barcelona – if Joan Laporta wins their presidential election on Saturday. (Sun)
Arsenal's 65-year-old manager Arsene Wenger, who celebrates 19 years in charge in September, could be at the club for years to come, according to chief executive Ivan Gazidis. (The Straits Times) 
Meanwhile, Wenger says he is surprised Manchester United let former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 31, leave Old Trafford for Fenerbahce. (Telegraph) 
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed reports he will be signing defender Jonny Evans, 27, from Manchester United and has reiterated his desire to keep 24-year-old James McCarthy, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Tottenham. (Daily Star)
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, has been offered a contract to play in Major League Soccer, but a Qatari club also want to sign him. (ESPN) 
Arsene Wenger hopes Yaya Sanogo can begin to flourish at Ajax under the tutelage of Gunners greats Marc Overmars and Dennis Bergkamp.(Daily Mail)
Paul Pogba’s agent claims the midfielder will join Barcelona if Joan Laporta wins the club’s presidential election, which takes place on Friday.(The Sun)
David de Gea is set to stay with Manchester United but only for one more season.(The Sun)
Chelsea are still leading the race to sign Everton defender John Stones, but Manchester City and United are also monitoring the England youngster.(Daily Mirror)
Fabian Delph’s decision to join Manchester City has provoked anger from Aston Villa fans a week after he said he was committed to staying at the Midlands club.(Daily Mirror)
West Brom are looking at Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry as a possible target for a season-long loan move.(Daily Mirror)
Liverpool’s move for Christian Benteke has been forced because boss Brendan Rodgers cannot rely on the fitness of star striker Daniel Sturridge.(Daily Mirror)
Chelsea are prepared to make Everton's John Stones the most expensive English defender in history by going beyond the £30m Manchester United paid Leeds for Rio Ferdinand.(The Daily Telegraph)

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