Football transfer rumours: Ilkay Gundogan to Manchester United?

Today's gossip is, it just is, there's no point asking why

Morning! Chelsea are banging on about Wayne Rooney again.

They're also interested in Internazionale's Fredy Guarín, but the Italians are going to offer the midfielder to Southampton in an attempt to sign striker Dani Osvaldo. José's not going to be happy, but then again, when is he? Not often, if his self-consciously grim coupon is anything to go by, is the unnecessary answer to that rhetorical question.

Everton are in the market for Spartak Moscow winger Aidan McGeady. They also want Swansea's Thomas Ince, purely to annoy everyone at Liverpool you would have thought, and why not.

Should Everton replenish their attacking stock, they may allow Hull to make off with Nikica Jelavic, who older readers may remember from Rapid Vienna, Rangers and 2012.

David Moyes is also interested in Jelavic.

OK, no he's not, but we suspect Manchester United fans were perfectly willing to believe that could be the case. Instead, he's after Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio and Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund.

Sunderland want Estudiantes defender Santiago Vergini, Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar, and Internacional midfielder Ignacio Scocco. If this was 1969, Vergini would be the sort of bloke who takes to the pitch wearing knuckle dusters made out of bent paper clips and drawing pins, but times change, and it isn't, he isn't, and he doesn't.

Sam Allardyce could be sacked, but really, is this news? Meanwhile another former West Ham United employee, Jermain Defoe, could bodyswerve Toronto and join QPR instead.

Liverpool might allow Iago Aspas to move to Valencia on loan, now he's finally started scoring. It's like Robbie Keane all over again, only without celebrations that resemble large transparent sacks of uncooked sausagemeat flopping down a flight of stairs. They'll replace him with Dinamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko and Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, neither of whom are like-for-like, admittedly, but they attack the goal and that's good enough for us.

Arsenal might have something to say about Morata, mind you.

And apologies to Manchester United supporters who may now be suffering from respiratory difficulties, that Jelavic thing was cheap, unnecessary and cruel, we shouldn't have done that to you. © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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