Butland to Liverpool FC? Kaka to Man Utd? Sahin to Arsenal FC? Monday’s transfer round-up
Jack Butland (credit: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Monday’s round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours… – Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Jack Butland and are prepared to pay £7.5million for the Birmingham goalkeeper, according to the Sunday Mirror. – Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Kaka joining Manchester United this month from 6/1 to just 1/2 after the Real Madrid playmaker spent several hours trending on Twitter on Sunday as rumours circulated that a season-long loan deal is set to be announced. – Manchester United are set to complete the surprise signing of Vitesse defender Alexander Buttner. – Arsenal are set to beat Liverpool in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin and according to BBC Sport, a season-long loan deal could become a permanent move next summer. – Radamel Falcao insists he is happy at Atletico Madrid despite continued interest from Chelsea. – Chelsea are yet to agree a fee with Marseille for defender Cesar Azpilicueta, according to French newspaper La Provence. – Bologna fans on Saturday staged a protest against the club, demanding that in-demand winger Gaston Ramirez is not sold this month. Ramirez has been linked with Liverpool but is believed to be edging closer to a move to Premier League newcomers Southampton. – Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue has claimed Arsenal are keen on signing him. – Fulham manager Martin Jol insists Clint Dempsey, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, still has a future at the club.