Spurs interested in Willian & Chelsea after forward duo – Rumour roundup 22 August


Tottenham are nearing the capture of Shaktar Donetsk striker Willian for £20 million as Andre Villas-Boas hurries to strengthen his forward line ahead of the transfer deadline. Having signed Emmanuel Adebayor on Tuesday the Spurs boss is close to adding the talented 24-year-old Brazilian to his ranks. Squeaky Bum Time source

Chelsea chase double striker deal – Edinson Cavani is top name on Roberto Di Matteo’s transfer shortlist as he homes in on one of his priority striking targets. The Napoli forward is a favourite of Di Matteo’s and owner Roman Abramovich and are preparing a £35 million bid. Abramovich also wants Bayern Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle despite the German club adamantly stating they wouldn’t sell the 21-year-old. Squeaky Bum Time source

QPR chasing ex-Celtic keeper After shipping five goals without reply in their opening game against Swansea it seems QPR are ready to ditch new goalkeeper Robert Green after they were linked with a move for Artur Boruc. The former Celtic stopper is a free agent after being released by Fiorentina and Mark Hughes is reportedly keen to bring the 32-year-old to Loftus Road. Mirror Sport

No Spurs talks over Damiao – Internacional insist they have no plans to talk with Tottenham over striker Leandro Damiao amid reports that they had made a renewed bid for the 23-year-old. The Brazilian club have stated before that Spurs would have to submit an ‘extraordinary’ offer for the 23-year-old with Andre Villas-Boas desperate to sign a new frontman. Sporting Life

Red Devils close to signing Chile forward – Manchester United have confirmed that Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez has been granted a work permit ahead of his surprise move to Old Trafford from Universidad de Chile. The 18-year-old underwent a medical last week and will hope to conclude the deal before the transfer window snaps shut. Squeaky Bum Time source

O’Neill hoping to pull off double deal – Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill hopes to step up his activity in the transfer market this week with a double swoop for Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher. Manchester City winger Johnson is free to leave Eastlands and has been the subject of a £10 million bid from the Black Cats. A deal for Fletcher is proving more complicated with Wolves unwilling to budge from their £15m valuation of the Scotland international despite him handing in a transfer request Squeaky Bum Time source

Spurs and Liverpool to rival Saints for midfielder – Gaston Ramirez’s move to Southampton is in jeopardy after Liverpool and Tottenham reignited their interest in the Uruguayan wideman. The South Coast club  agreed £12 million deal with Serie A club Bologna at the weekend but could be thwarted with Brendan Rodgers and Andre Villas-Boas still keen on the 21-year-old. Metro

Brazilian striker plays down Cottagers talk – Eduardo has dismissed speculation that he is poised for a move to Fulham but admits he is open to a Premier League return this summer. The 29-year-old is currently with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk and was reportedly earmarked by Martin Jol to replace Clint Dempsey who is on the way out of Craven Cottage. Sky Sports

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