EPL 2012-13: Top transfer news and rumours on July 18

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£25million Oscar to Chelsea
London, Jul 18: Edinson Cavani demands £150,000-a-week from Chelsea, Arsenal set to decide on Robin van Persie's future in the next 48 hours. Luka Modric set for Real Madrid switch. Manchester United £30 million bid for Lucas Moura rejected. Dimitar Berbatov to AC Milan and Porto star Hulk to Chelsea?

Today's transfer news and rumours:

  • Brazil star Oscar arrived in London for a medical ahead of his £25 million move to Chelsea from Internacional. The 20-year-old will join the European Champions after the Olympic games.
  • Manchester City defender Micha Richards could be on his way to Spain as Real Madrid are planning to bid £20 million for the England international.
  • Porto star Hulk has arrived in London but only for the Olympics as Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes to sign the Brazilian star despite interest from rivals Chelsea.
  • Manchester United have failed to sign 19-year-old Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura after a £30 million bid was rejected.
  • Chelsea have had a £27 million bid rejected for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian. The European champions have been told to up their bid to £32 million.
  • Luka Modric is nearing a switch to Spanish champions Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed an initial fee of £27.5 million for the Croatian star.
  • Kolo Toure could move to Saudi giants Al Hilal, but has demanded £50,000 a week after tax and a rent-free home, two cars, paid-for flights and the captaincy.
  • Chelsea target - Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has demanded £150,000-a-week. The 25-year-old is likely to reopen talks with the London club in a deal worth £35 million.
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to sell Andy Carroll with the strikers former club Newcastle United preparing a new bid worth £15m for the 23-year old England international.
  • Liverpool have agreed to shell out £10 million for Fulham and USA forward Clint Dempsey.
  • Out-of-favour striker Dimitar Berbatov would be open to move to AC Milan, according to his agent Emil Dantchev.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants an end to the drama surrounding Robin van Persie's future. The Dutch stars future could be decided in the next 48 hours.
  • Barcelona have turned their interest towards Liverpool defender Daniel Agger after talks broke down over the asking price of Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez.
  • Wigan have rejected three bids from Chelsea to sign forward Victor Moses.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 15:18 [IST]
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