Prem tug of war for Alexis Sanchez

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The rumours keep coming here on Transfer Talk, as we kick off with a Barcelona star in high demand…

Arsenal and Man United in Sanchez tug of war

Imagine if Arsenal and Manchester United literally had a tug of war for Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez -- whom is your money on, Louis van Gaal or Arsene Wenger?

It's a tough one to call but back on point, it appears Wenger has the upper hand in the pursuit of Sanchez as Arsenal can offer him Champions League football next season, according to the Daily Mail.

David Moyes' staggering ineptitude at United means the 2012-13 champions do not have any European football to speak of for the new season, and that could be a deciding factor in their chase for Sanchez.

The 25-year-old is enjoying a fine World Cup with Chile but could be a victim of new boss Luis Enrique's rebuilding campaign at Barcelona.

Mundo Deportivo has some information on the situation, too, and they say Wenger has already held talks with Sanchez's agent.

Hooray! Luis Suarez talk!

We won't subject you to a really long article on You Know Who as the 391, 204 are enough already, but just a quick one -- the aforementioned Sanchez is being dangled as bait in Barcelona's pursuit of Suarez.

The Daily Express say something similar.

Herrera to spark United transfer splurge

Ander Herrera should complete his move to Manchester United from Atheltic Bilbao any moment now, and the Daily Mirror reckons it's the start of something big.

That's because they reckon the midfielder is going to be the start of an incredible 200 million pound overhaul with the likes of Luke Shaw (almost definitely), Mats Hummels (doubt it) and Arjen Robben (behave) on Van Gaal's transfer list.

Atleti want Negredo but face disappointment

It appears as though last season's Champions League runners-up will need to rethink their plans for signing Diego Costa's replacement. Costa is seemingly Chelsea-bound, and Atletico Madrid want Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo, according to Marca.

The 28-year-old joined City only last summer and enjoyed a largely positive debut season in England -- and Atleti are desperate for firepower up front.

But if you have a look here, we've got word from Manchester City sources that an agreement is not going to happen.

So, where do Atleti go from here? Transfer Talk reckons Javier Hernandez could be a decent shout.

The Octopus is coming

Porto's Fernando is heading to Manchester City, and we can't wait, mainly because his nickname is the Octopus, but also because a midfield of Fernando and Fernandinho is going to be a joy to behold. We await with baited breath City's interest in Norwich City's Fer.

More on the Octopus here.

Southampton to spend, spend, spend

Ronald Koeman's first job as Southampton manager could be selling Shaw and Adam Lallana, but if the pair do depart, it appears the club will back their man in the market.

The Daily Mirror say that Koeman will get 70 million to spend on reshaping the Saints squad if the duo leave, and his targets are Feyenoord's Graziano Pelle and Lex Immer.

West Brom want Emmanuel Riviere

Would you swamp Monaco for the Midlands? Well, West Brom hope striker Riviere does, as The Birmingham mail says the Frenchman is on their wanted list.

Riviere is also wanted by Stoke City and scored 10 goals in Ligue 1 last season.

Eh?! Garay signs for Zenit

Interesting one, this. We're pretty surprised to see Ezequiel Garay sign for Zenit -- surely a major European club fancied a bit of that, especially for the reported 15 million euros fee?

Step this way for more on that.