Vidal leaving Juve, Spurs shop Soldado
Transfer Talk is back, and to kick off, an interesting tale obtained from the World Cup. Want a world star in your midfield next season? You could be in luck.
Vidal unsure of Juventus stay
This is very juicy. Arturo Vidal was interviewed after Chile's fine win over Spain, and the Juventus midfielder was not exactly adamant he will be staying at the club.
Vidal is coveted by teams across Europe, and the "Old Lady" must be slightly concerned by this report in Italian daily Tuttosport, which quoted him as saying, "Will I stay at Juventus? I don't know."
Vidal goes on to say he is more concerned with the World Cup, which is music to Transfer Talk's ears because it backed Chile each way at 40-1 odds at the start of the tournament.
Spurs to sell striker duo
Roberto Soldado endured a miserable first season at Tottenham, scoring just six league goals following his switch from Valencia and consequently missing out on Spain's World Cup squad (blessing in disguise) as a result.
The reason? To fund a move for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku. The big Belgian has been shipped out on loan twice since joining Chelsea and is eager to play regular, first-team football -- something that Spurs can guarantee.
Liverpool and Arsenal snubbed by Morata?
Both Premier League clubs have courted the young Real Madrid striker, who is set to leave the 10-time European champions this summer. With a plethora of options in attack, Morata's options are limited, which has sparked interest from England.
There's a new name in town, though. Tuttosport reckon Juventus are now in the running, and a delegation has been dispatched to try to sort a deal.
Whether this stirs the Premier League pair into action is unknown, but it appears Serie A is Morata's choice if you go by that report.
Offers of 20 and 25 million pounds have failed, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is not ready to admit defeat just yet. Intriguingly, Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri and Benfica's Lazar Markovic have been earmarked as alternatives if and when Rodgers does throw the towel in.
Southampton reportedly want 30 million pounds for Lallana, and Transfer Talk can't help but feel that's too much.
Atleti confident over Miranda
Predictably, the focus in Spain is dissecting the end of an era following their chastening exit from the World Cup, but buried in the postmortems is this little snippet from Marca, which says Manchester United and Barcelona face frustration in their pursuit of Miranda.
The La Liga-winning central defender has been linked with an exit -- along with half of Atletico Madrid's side -- but the champions, it is said, will stick their fingers in their ears and ignore any club unless they are offered 30 million euros for him.
West Brom in Lescott move
Joleon Lescott could be heading back to the Midlands as West Brom are keen on him. Lescott has been released by Manchester City and for more on the former Wolves defender's future, have a look here.
Another deal for West Ham
Transfer Talk was absolutely stunned to learn that Sam Allardyce has signed a physically imposing central midfielder. The latest arrival at West Ham is Cheikhou Kouyate, who has signed a four-year deal after moving from Belgium champions Anderlecht.
Kouyate, a 6-foot-4 Senegal international, joins Mauro Zarate in East London.