Good morning and welcome to ESPN FC's On the Move. And as the days before the transfer window begin to dwindle, someone who’s not attracting interest from the big European clubs is... Wayne Rooney.
The Sun says Rooney could be on his way out of Old Trafford “unless he bucks up” – but United would want £50 million for him, and that means the list of potential buyers might not be very long. With Barcelona and Real Madrid not interested, according to the paper, and the same going for wild spending specialists Paris Saint Germain, only Manchester City might shell out the necessary money for the England player.
“Rooney was axed for United’s first home game of the season against Fulham on Saturday,” the Sun says. “Boss Alex Ferguson’s patience with him had finally snapped after a turbulent two years. Rooney’s performance at Everton convinced his manager his form and fitness were gone.”
City, of course, have been linked with a move for Rooney in the past - when he publicly questioned United's ambition back in 2010. But any transfer would not happen until January, with Rooney out for up to two months having suffering a badly-gashed thigh after coming on as a substitute against Fulham.
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Rooney: Off the pace against Everton © PA Photos
23.31 BST: Well after that late flurry of activity it's time to sign off for the night. But be sure to check back tomorrow for all the latest transfer talk.
23.12 BST: Southampton have confirmed they have agreed terms for the signing of Zambia forward Emmanuel Mayuka from Swiss club Young Boys on a five-year contract. Full story
22.56 BST: Sunderland have confirmed they have accepted an offer, understood to be from Fulham, for full-back Kieran Richardson.
22.38 BST: BREAKING - Fulham have confirmed they have agreed a fee with Tottenham for the sale of midfielder Moussa Dembele. Full story
22.19 BST: Real Madrid are ready to make a €10 million move for Lille right-back and Newcastle United transfer target Mathieu Debuchy, according to France Football.
21.39 BST: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has said that Ricardo Carvalho must find another club or retire.
21.02 BST: ESPN understands that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has led a delegation to the Ukraine in a bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Willian. Full story
20.46 BST: AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani has rejected reports of a loan swoop for Liverpool's Andy Carroll. "I continue to say it, but you do not believe me, with the signing of Bojan the market is closed, completely closed," he said.
20.07 BST: Free-agent Jimmy Bullard, once of Premier League Fulham and Wigan, has now joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons. The 33-year-old will wear the number 13 shirt.
19.26 BST The agent of Genk striker Christian Benteke has denied reports the player is on strike but "unhappy'' after a bid from Aston Villa was rejected by the Belgian club.
18.56 BST Manchester City are looking to offload Stefan Savic to Fiorentina as part of a €16 million deal to sign defender Matija Nastasic, according to reports in Italy.
18.30 BST: Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
18.49 BST: Porto have given Hulk 24 hours to sort his future, with Chelsea, Zenit St Petersburg and, reportedly, Tottenham Hotspur interested in the striker. Full story
18.09 BST: After signing former Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, ambitious Swiss side FC Sion look set to add a second Italian World Cup winner to their squad as they close in on a deal for the out of contract Alessandro Del Piero. Full story
17.51 BST: More on Kaka. The wife of the unsettled Real Madrid attacker claims the couple are set to return to Brazil, according to reports in the Spanish media.
17.11 BST: Assistant manager Steve Round has revealed Everton are hoping to add few more new faces to the squad amid rumours linking the club with Michael Owen. "We are a couple short and a bit thin on the ground. That is the job for the manager and the chairman," he said.
16.30 BST: Swansea attacker Scott Sinclair’s proposed transfer to Manchester City could be off after reports in Wales suggested that the Swans had not accepted an offer of around £6 million.
Reports over the weekend suggested that the Premier League champions had reached agreement with Swansea on a fee for the former Chelsea player. But it now appears that Sinclair, 23, who said this summer that he would not sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium, could be forced to stay put.
15.49 BST - DONE DEAL: Atletico Madrid have signed left-back Domingo Cisma on a free from Racing Santander.
15.45 BST - DONE DEAL: AC Milan have signed French striker M'Baye Niang from Caen on a three-year contract. Niang, 17, had been linked with a number of sides throughout Europe, including Everton, but Caen announced on Tuesday that he had completed a move to Milan.
15.42 BST: El Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona have agreements with Tottenham, Liverpool, and Schalke about a loan deal for Ibrahim Afellay, with the player to make the final choice about which one he ends up at.
15.41 BST: Fulham insist they have not received any offers for attacking pair Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey despite recent reports to the contrary.
15.34 BST: Michael Essien looks set to be the latest player to move in Chelsea's extensive summer makeover, with the Ghanaian midfielder attracting serious interest from Fenerbahce.
14.34 BST: Aston Villa are considering another move for Genk striker Christian Benteke after failing with a £5 million offer for the Belgium international. Villa's opening bid for the 21-year-old - who is also believed to be interesting Fulham and Everton - has been rejected, according to his agent.
14.32 BST: AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed the club are close to a deal to sign Roma striker Bojan Krkic.
14.30 BST: Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza is attracting interest from Wigan Athletic. The 25-year-old, who plays for Sporting Kansas City, impressed during the Olympics.
14.28 BST - DONE DEAL: Celtic’s Sierra Leone striker Mo Bangura has rejoined his former club AIK Stockholm on loan until the end of December, the SPL champions have said.
13.58 BST: Charlton defender Chris Solly is interesting both Championship Bolton and newly-promoted West Ham.
13.40 BST - DONE DEAL: Striker Jo Kuffour has moved to Wycombe, signing a short-term deal. He had been a free agent since his release by Gillingham at the end of last season.
13.25 BST: Sky Italia are reporting that QPR have agreed terms with Inter Milan’s Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar which, if confirmed, would put a huge question mark over the future of Rob Green after only two Premier League appearances for the Loftus Road club.
13.23 BST: Norwich are reportedly close to striking a deal to bring Blackburn reserve keeper Mark Bunn to Carrow Road. Bunn, who has handed in a transfer request at Ewood Park, would provide back-up for Canaries first choice John Ruddy.
13.20 BST - DONE DEAL: Free agent Andy Taylor has signed for League One Walsall on a non-contract basis. The defender had been without a club since his release by Sheffield United.
12.30 BST: Arsenal’s Henri Lansbury – a player Norwich fans will remember fondly for his on-loan contribution to their promotion from the Championship – is being linked with a permanent move to Nottingham Forest.
11.57 BST: Southampton are reported to be interested in signing 22-year-old Barcelona central defender Andreu Fontas and could offer ¬6 million.
11.54 BST: Corriere dello Sport reports that Juventus have had a ¬30 million bid for Stevan Jovetic rejected. Fiorentina said at the weekend that the forward was not for sale.
11.50 BST: Juventus are reported to have turned down a ¬60 million bid from Bayern Munich for Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio.
11.38 BST: After almost an entire summer of suggesting that a return for Kaka was in the offing, AC Milan have now decided not to re-sign him from Real Madrid, according to vice-president Adriano Galliani . Milan have decided it is too risky to pay a large fee and high wages for a player who has struggled with injuries and a loss of form. Galliani told the Milan Channel.: "We were waiting on the opinion of a well-known Spanish economics expert, and that's now arrived. The operation is closed because there are too many risks."
11.10 BST: Brazilian defender Douglas will not be heading to Fulham and is happy to stay at Netherlands club Twente, his agents have said.
11.03 BST: Dorin Goian insists he intends to return to Rangers at the end of his loan spell to Serie B side Spezia. Goain, 31, left Rangers last week as he seeks to keep his hopes of playing for Romania at the 2014 World Cup alive.
10.57 BST: What now for Joey Barton? The man himself has tweeted: “Doesn't look like this Marseille thing is gonna happen now. 'Whatever doesn't kill you make you stronger' #heartbroken”.
10.53 BST: The Mirror says Manchester City are “eyeing a last-minute swoop for Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia”. City boss Roberto Mancini sent coach Fausto Salsano to watch the former Real Madrid player on Sunday. Garcia’s contract has a £25 million buy-out clause.
10.50 BST: Here’s the Mirror’s take on the Daniel Sturridge transfer talk: the paper says Brendan Rodgers will sell Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam in order to fund a move for the Chelsea man.
Also in the Mirror: a spree alert at Tottenham. The paper says: “Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has approved a frantic last-ditch spending spree after cashing in on £30 million Luka Modric.”
10.20 BST - DONE DEAL: Former Rangers and Celtic goalkeeper Mark Brown has joined SPL newcomers Ross County on a one-year contract.
10.15 BST - DONE DEAL: Torquay have signed winger Karl Baker, who spent a spell on trial a Plainmoor this summer and had been a junior player at the club until its youth scheme was closed.
10.00 BST: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, desperate to add some attacking options to his squad after two defeats and not many chances so far, is reported to have had a bid for Genk’s Belgium Under-21 striker Christian Benteke knocked back.
09.31 BST: Benfica have told surprise summer transfer market wallflowers Manchester City that they will have to pay £24 million - and that’s non-negotiable – if they are to sign midfielder Javi Garcia.
09.15 BST: Raheem Sterling is making a big impression on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who doesn’t want him to leave the club on loan (unlike, perhaps, Andy Carroll). Sterling has impressed in the early days of the new season, and Rodgers said: "I've seen a lot of development in him in a short time because he takes on a lot of the concepts and he is very good with instructions.
"He certainly won't be going on loan and I believe that, if we can help and nurture him in the right way, he will be a very good player for Liverpool."
09.01 BST: Internacional’s Leandro Damiao to Tottenham? Not on your nelly, says the Brazilian club’s vice-president. The 23-year-old striker is a target for Andre Villas-Boas, who has a bit of money to play with after the North Londoners sold Luka Modric to Real Madrid after a summer-long saga. But Luciano Davi said: "Our intention is that Leandro Damiao doesn't leave this year - we are not interested in selling him.”
08.45 BST: Tottenham Hotspur have denied that their "partnership agreement" with Real Madrid means the Liga club have first refusal on their star players.
On Monday, it was confirmed that Luka Modric has joined Madrid in a ¬37 million deal also including a "partnership agreement" that will see future player and coaching exchanges between the two clubs, as well as friendly matches.
08.30 BST: Talking telephone numbers, part two: Manchester City are preparing £60 million worth of bids in the next 24 hours to try to land manager Roberto Mancini's targets before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Jack Rodwell has been City's only summer signing and another midfielder, as well as a central defender, is a priority. In attack, Scott Sinclair is on his way to replace Adam Johnson this week, with a source confirming: "The deal is now close".
A well-placed City source told ESPN that there is still an "outside chance" of landing Mancini's No. 1 target Daniele De Rossi from Roma, after the midfielder committed his future to the Serie A club last week.
08.15 BST: Having spent an eye-watering amount of money this summer, Chelsea are determined to bring a fair bit back in should they choose to sell striker Daniel Sturridge – £25 million, to be precise.
The Londoners have told Liverpool they will not allow Sturridge to move to Anfield in a cut-price deal after Brendan Rodgers voiced an interest in bringing him to Merseyside. Liverpool insiders say Chelsea are holding out for a huge fee – and that could put any move in doubt.