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Bayern to bag Vidal, three-way battle for Benteke, and more of today’s transfer gossip

Everybody has an opinion on how Liverpool will spend the Raheem Sterling money.

HERE’S YOUR DAILY dose of transfer gossip from the madness of the summer transfer window and who better to guide us through the latest wheelin’ and dealin’s than ‘Arry himself.

Just don’t use the words wheelin’ or dealin’, alright?

Vidal and his magnificent haircut could be on the way back to the Bundesliga. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Different Clasie: After moneyballing Morgan Schneiderlin away to Manchester United for €35m+ profit, Southampton have started to reinvest by signing Jordie Clasie from Feyenoord for €11m.

Veni Vidal Vici: Three years after missing out on him to Juventus, Bayern Munich look set to wrap up a deal to bring Chile’s Arturo Vidal back to the Bundesliga. The price tag is believed to be in the region of €40m. (The Guardian)

Rockin’ Robinho: Everybody’s one-time favourite Brazilian is off to China after signing a six-month contract with Guangzhou Evergrande.

Stew’s Company: Stewart Downing appears to be on the way back to his hometown club. The winger is due to have a medical with Middlesbrough today. (BBC)

Bentekkers: Liverpool have hemmed and hawed over Christian Benteke’s buyout clause for so long that they might be gazumped. Manchester United are linked to the Villa striker — mainly because of a tweet he favourited, it seems — while Roma also want a piece of the action. (Express)

It’s a Menez World: Now that the Reds have oodles of Raheem Sterling cash to splash, they’ve also been linked with a €15m move for AC Milan’s Jeremy Menez. (Daily Star)

As good as Sold: Roberto Soldado hasn’t had the best time at Tottenham so if they can convince Sevilla that he’s still worth somewhere in the region of €20m, Spurs will be biting hands all over the place. (Mirror)

Llor joking, right? Fernando Llorente plays for Juventus — so what makes West Ham think he’d trade that for mid-table mediocrity in the Premier League? (Express)

Wit or Without You? It has been a quiet transfer window so far for Jose and Chelsea so there’ll be plenty of cash in the bank if they do make a move for  Zenit St Petersburg’s Axel Witsel. Is he worth €35m? (Metro)

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