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Barcelona interested in West Brom striker, bad news for Rooney and all today's transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Liverpool are hoping for £30m straight for Christian Benteke.

Wayne Rooney won't be offered a new United contract anytime soon, according to reports.
Wayne Rooney won't be offered a new United contract anytime soon, according to reports.

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

With Man City having reportedly agreed a deal to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for £17million (€19m), Joe Hart is expected to leave the club on loan, with Everton and Sevilla among the interested parties.

With his current deal not due to expire until 2019, it’s believed Wayne Rooney won’t be offered an extension to his United contract for at least 18 months — during that time, the England international must prove he is worth his £300,000-a-week wages.

Liverpool are hoping for £30m (€34m) straight for Christian Benteke — they rejected an offer of £30m from Crystal Palace because it included potential add-ons rather than all the cash up front.

Pep Guardiola is hoping to offload Yaya Toure, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala, as he continues to make big changes at Man City.

Sunderland’s Younes Kaboul is on the verge of joining Watford, according to reports in France.

Barcelona are understood to be keen on West Brom striker Salomon Rondon.

Watford are hoping to seal a £13m (€15m) deal for Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

Retro Deal of the Day: Patrick Berger to Liverpool

Soccer - Carlsberg Tournament - Semi Final - St Patrick's Athletic v Liverpool Patrik Berger pictured during a pre-season friendly against St Patrick's Athletic. Source: EMPICS Sport

Berger joined Liverpool for £3m (€3.4m) in August 1996, having impressive at Euro ’96, as he helped guide the Czech Republic to an unlikely final spot, moving to England after a season with Borussia Dortmund.

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The Prague-born midfielder impressed at Anfield, staying there for seven years and scoring 28 goals in 149 appearances.

Injury problems ultimately helped hasten his Liverpool exit, as Berger went on to have stints at Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Stoke and Sparta Prague.

Since retiring in 2010, he has continued to play football at an amateur level with Czech side Dolní Chabry.

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