Pastore tipped to join Chelsea & PSG to resume negotiations for Adel Taarabt

Foreign newspaper transfer gossip round-up

There is not a huge amount of gossip flying around the foreign newspapers this weekend, but plenty will be of interest to English clubs. Comments from the Palermo vice-president suggesting Javier Pastore will be heading to Chelsea should excite Blues fans. On the other side of West London QPR fans will continue to fret over star man Adel Taarabt whilst in Spain Sergio Aguero seems even closer to an exit from Atletico Madrid and Spurs should finally get rid of Giovani Dos Santos.


Sergio “Kun” Aguero will not be returning to Atletico Madrid today, as he is expected, to force through a transfer from the club. (Marca)

Kaka: “Mourinho has told me he wants me at Real Madrid this season.” (Marca)

Alexis Sanchez will arrive at Barcelona this evening to formally sign his contract and pose at the Nou Camp. (Sport)

The Chile forward will wear the number 9 shirt at Barcelona. (AS)

Atletico Madrid are hoping to sign Brazilian playmaker Diego for a fee of around 3-4 million euros. (AS)

Udinese, flush with the Sanchez cash, want to sign Giovani Dos Santos, the Mexican prefers a move to Sevilla. Fee of 6m euros expected. (AS)


Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche: “Javier Pastore is likely to go to Chelsea, but there are other clubs interested.” (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Alberto Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia says he hopes to talk with Liverpool about the Italian midfielder staying at Anfield. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


PSG will resume negotiations with QPR today for Adel Taarabt, despite the newly promoted side claiming the deal was off. Taarabt: “I want to go to Paris but if it isn’t resolved this weekend, the deal will be off.” (France Football)

Jeremy Menez will be unveiled as a PSG player on Monday after the French side agreed an 8 million euro fee with Roma. (France Football)

Jeremy Clement of PSG is closing in on a move to St Etienne for 1.8 million euros. (L’Equipe)


Thomas Hitzlsperger is one of a number former stars of the Bundesliga without a club going into the new season. (Bild)