The pick of this weekend's European football transfer rumours, news and gossip for 2 and 3 July 2011. Any transfer gossip surrounding Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be covered here.
According to Sky Sports, Real Madrid are planning to "hijack" Cesc Fabregas's inevitable move to Barcelona. Reports in the Daily Mirror suggest Barca only want to pay Arsenal £8.5m, or 25% of the total transfer fee this summer.
Talking of spurious deals, Dutch playboy Robin van Persie is next in line for the jinxed captain's armband if Cesc leaves -- but RVP could also be the next player out the revolving Emirates door if Wenger doesn't replace departing big names, according to the Daily Star.
Diminuative Frenchman Samir Nasri is prepared to quit Arsenal and he's all set to 'demand a transfer' in the next few days. Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all inevitably linked with moves for the 24-year-old. The Gunners are set to demand £28m for the player who only has one year left on his contract. Yes, Arsene, indeed.
Another player set to leave Arsenal is baby-faced Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin, 30, who has emerged as a target for Galatasaray.
Talking about London clubs, Bolton defender Gary Cahill is set to become Andre Villas-Boas' first signing as Chelsea manager. The 25-year-old central defender will cost around £17m.
The Blues are set to reignite interest in Anderlecht forward Romelu Lukaku, after missing out on Neymar and comedy Porto striker Hulk, the Stamford Bridge club will have to fork out £18m for the youngster.
Roma's Brazilian keeper Doni is set to swap not winning anything in Italy with not winning anything in a England and will join Liverpool in a £1.5m deal.
Finally, Juventus remain determined to sign Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero but ex-Bianconeri Alessio Tacchinardi is not sure they should, "The club are targeting a top player this summer. However, I've played against Aguero and he isn't one."
And that's your lot, folks.