Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, October 17

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United have been told that Aston Villa captain and centre-back Ron Vlaar, 29, will cost them upwards of £12m, but face stiff competition from Arsenal. (Daily Express) Arsenal are targeting Celtic’s 23-year-old centre-half Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window. (Daily Telegraph)  Juventus have upped their asking price for 27-year-old midfielder Arturo Vidal, a Manchester United target, following strong interest from Real Madrid. (Daily Express) Manchester United are considering re-signing Stoke captain and centre-half Ryan Shawcross, 27, who came through the youth ranks of the Old Trafford club. (Daily Star) Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have signed-up former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon as an advisor, with a remit to expand the club’s international presence. (AS)Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, says he wants to sign a new contract with the Premier League champions. (The Sun)Arsenal wanted to sign Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas, all 27, when the trio were teenagers at Barcelona’s academy. (Daily Star) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Arsenal can forget about signing Real Madrid star as Ancelotti rules out moveWarnock to decide on Hunt’s Crystal Palace futureWarnock plays down talk of a permanent Reading switch for MurrayTottenham ponder recalling US World Cup star in JanuaryBlow for Chelsea’s rivals as Hazard announces he has no desire to join PSGLiverpool striker blow! Belgian star will not join in JanuaryExclusive – Former England captain slams Sterling’s tired excuseExclusive – Newcastle legend’s gloomy verdict: ‘It’s a long hard season ahead’Exclusive – QPR legend warns against sacking RedknappExclusive – Anfield shock! Liverpool are better than I thought, admits BalotelliExclusive – Gerrard is as good as Pirlo, claims Balotellilast_img read more