EPL Transfer News Now 2014: Liverpool for Radamel Falcao, Ezequiel Lavezzi to Chelsea, Arsenal, Angel Di Maria, Kevin Strootman to Man United

Liverpool are linked with Radamel Falcao, Ezequiel Lavezzi is being targeted by Chelsea and Arsenal, and Manchester United eye Angel di Maria and Kevin Strootman.

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is said to be keen on a move to the English Premier League, but would want to go to Real Madrid if he has the chance, according to the Daily Mail.

Moving to the Bernabeu would be tough, however, since Madrid have already spent £90 million (about $150 million) signing Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, and Keylor Navas in the summer, and they need to curb their spending in order to comply with

Thus, Liverpool are keeping close tabs on the situation, and could jump in if the Falcao-to-Real Madrid move fails to materialize.

The Reds have to cough up £200,000-a-week ($334,600-a-week) to pay for Falcao’s salary, but it doesn’t seem a problem for them.

Meanwhile, Ezequiel Lavezzi’s contract talks with Paris Saint-Germain have stalled, leading to speculation that he will move to Chelsea, Arsenal, or Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.

The 29-year-old Argentine winger joined PSG from Napoli in 2012, but looks certain to leave as the French club wishes to balance their books to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Juventus and AC Milan are reportedly interested in Lavezzi, but might not be able to pay his huge £20 million ($33.5 million) transfer fee.

Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Lavezzi all summer, and could swoop in if the forward decides to leave France. 

Over at Old Trafford, new manager Louis van Gaal is looking to make a big money move for either Angel di Maria or Kevin Strootman.

Van Gaal lost his first EPL match against Swansea, and will need reinforcements to bolster his squad, which has been hit with injuries and with the lost of a number of veteran players.

United are prepared to fork out £100 million ($167 million) for Di Maria from Real Madrid, and could pay at least £80 million ($133.8 million) for Strootman from Roma.

Having the cash to splash doesn’t confirm instant success for United, though, nor does it guarantee that players will find Old Trafford an attractive place to move.

 

 

 

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