Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015

Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne is set to complete a transfer back to the Premier League shortly.
Modified 27 Aug 2015

With the transfer window shutting down on September 1, all the teams across Europe are busy completing their squads for the start of the 2015-2016 season. Some of the transfer sagas are never ending such as the potential transfer of Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United to Real Madrid while other big name transfers have been completed in double quick time such as Mateo Kovacic’s move to Real Madrid from Inter Milan.Spanish league was the busiest today in terms of arrival and departure of players. Some of the high profile transfers that were completed today with regards to La Liga are departures of Real Madrid players Lucas Silva and Fabio Coentrao to French giants Marseille and AS Monaco respectively.Serie A teams were also active in the transfer market this week with AS Roma completing the transfer of PSG fullback Lucas Digne on a season-long loan and AC Milan completing the transfer of maverick striker Mario Balotelli.So here is a look at the potential transfers that could happen before the end of transfer window. 

#1 Premier League

Kevin De Bruyne is set to complete a move to Manchester City in a deal which will cost the Mancunians a staggering £58 million. The Belgian is expected to sign a six-year contract with the current Premier League leaders which would see him earn a mammoth £15 million a year according to English newspaper Mirror. Wolfsburg have fought hard to keep the Bundesliga Player of the Year but will make an astonishing £30m profit on a player they signed from Chelsea for £18m just 18 months ago.

Chelsea want to complete the double signing of Paul Pogba and John Stones this week according to Mirror. According to another English daily The Sun Chelsea will have to match Everton boss Roberto Martinez's £45m asking price if they are to secure a deal for defender John Stones. 

Sunderland want to sign former Swansea midfielder Jonathan De Guzman and Swedish striker Ola Toivonen before the transfer window closes according to The Northern Echo. Sunderland have been monitoring Toivonen’s situation throughout the close season, with Advocaat understood to have been championing his capture as he looks to enhance his side’s attacking options. 

Tottenham are reluctant to make a third bid for England under 21 and West Brom striker Saido Berahino after having seen their previous two bids rejected according to Sky Sports. The Baggies value Berahino closer to the 30 million pound mark. With Tottenham having already signed Ligue 1 striker Clinton N’jie from Lyon it remains to be seen whether the North London club will bid for the striker for the third time or not.

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Published 27 Aug 2015
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