The pick of today's Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga football transfer rumours, news and gossip for 27 July, 2011. All the latest transfer rumours surrounding Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be covered here.
Sergio Aguero's £38m move to Manchester City dominates the back-pages this morning. The 23-year-old Argentine is expected in Manchester this morning to finalise a reported £200,000-a-week deal. Nice work if you can get it.
On the other side of Manchester, United chief executive David Gill has "revealed" the club will bring in "at least" one additional player before the end of the transfer window. "We are looking at one more player to bring in," Gill told MUTV. Naturally, the club are this morning linked with the usual triumvirate of transfer gadflys: Wesley Sneijder, Samir Nasri and Luka Modric.
But Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to land Nasri, after the Frenchman told Arsene Wenger he will stay for another season before being allowed to leave for free next summer, according to the Star. Just because there are no attributable quotes doesn't mean it ain't true, folks.
Staying at the Emirates, Arsenal are "monitoring" Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia after reports the Argentine could leave Belgium before the end of the month.
Back at United and Ferguson is interested in an exotic "Brazilian triple swoop", with Flamengo "whiz" Adryan, Sao Paolo "starlet" Lucas and Santos "playmaker" Ganso on the Scot's transfer "hit-list".
Not to be outdone, King Kenny is planning a "triple swoop" all of his own. Maybe it's a Scottish thing. The Merseyside club have targeted Pachuca's Marco Bueno, Nacho of Albacente and USA Under-17 "ace" Villyan Bijev.
Liverpool are also interested in Reading striker Shane Long, but will have to "battle" West Ham for the youngster's signature. Dalglish won't pay anything less than £25m for the Republic of Ireland international, who scored twice during Reading's friendly against Northampton last weekend. Jose Enrique is also set for an "Anfield switch", the Spaniard has fallen out with the club's owners after he posted a heated comment on Twitter, criticising the club's transfer policy.
Meanwhile, Chelsea could make a "shock move" for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, with new Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas a keen admirer of the 24-year-old England international.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has issued "another plea" for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to move to the Nou Camp this summer.
"Cesc is only 24 and his arrival would ensure the current cycle of Barca continues to work," Xavi told German newspaper Suddeutschzeitung.
"I'm 31 and will retire in two, three or four years.
"I hope the saga ends." You and me both, Xavi.
He may not have to wait too long, club vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced the deal will be finalised before the transfer window shuts. "The negotiations are going the way they are going," he said. "We have time until 30 August to make sure some things happen and I can tell you they will."
Lassana Diarra edged closer to a Real Madrid exit after he failed to report for training this week, AS reports. And Santos will meet today to discuss sanctioning Neymar's proposed move to Real Madrid now, or after the Club World Cup in January, according to unconfirmed reports.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri last night moved to quash speculation linking the Italian champions with a £45m move for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.
"Fabregas? You'd have to ask [Arsene] Wenger and [Pep] Guardiola," he told reporters.
"However, I have a good squad.
"There are always plenty of transfer rumours in the summer."
Across Milan, unconfirmed reports suggest Inter will wait until the second-half of August to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. Inter chief Marco Branca is rumoured to have met with City officials this week to hold preliminary discussions over a £50m deal for the City captain. But the club will wait until the futures of Wesley Sneijder and Lucio are resolved before finalising any deal.
Finally, Roma striker Mirko Vucinic could "turn his back" on a move to Juventus if the two sides fail to reach an agreement for the 27-year-old.
Tuttosport reports Vucinic, who has also been linked Manchester United, has "become tired of waiting" for Juventus to pay Roma the £15.9 million they are demanding for his transfer.