According to The Independent 'Tottenham Hotspur are waiting for an improvement on Real Madrid's original £85m bid for Gareth Bale, as they prepare to sign his replacement, the Brazil international Willian, from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Willian is regarded as a direct replacement for Bale and the arrival of the Brazilian will mean that the way is at last clear for Bale to leave the club after a summer of wrangling over his future.'
Although Bale will be a great loss for Spurs they have balanced the squad really well with the cash that will be generated by the Welshman's sale. Which could improve Tottenham as there will be a collective responsibility this season.
The Daily Star is reporting that Roberto Martinez has said that Manchester United's bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines was a waste of time “It’s been well documented what happened with the transfer speculation, that’s been dealt with and it was all a little bit of a waste of time – time I don’t want the players to waste.” The Star thinks United will bid again for the pair, raising their initial offer of £28 million to £36 million.
It is also possible that United will just bid for Fellaini and turn their attention to Southampton's left back Luke Shaw. With Patrice Evra still performing at a decent level it could be a better fit to have a younger understudy instead of a direct competitor.
The Express reports that two United players could be on their way out of Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney of course and Nani. The winger had attracted interest from Monaco earlier in the summer but it is their French rivals PSG who are now interested.
Chelsea are putting together a third bid of £28 million for the striker. The Express report that "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not given up the chase to add a new striker to his squad and said: “We will keep trying because, when the market is open, official bids are not forbidden. You try because nobody forbids you to try.
“We have conditions to try to improve our team with one more player. But we do have a Plan B and a Plan C.”
On whether Rooney would face Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday, Mourinho said: “I have no idea whether he will play against us or not.”