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Levy ready to sell Bale
Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy has finally accepted that Gareth Bale wants to leave with the Daily Mail reporting that should an £85m offer come in from Real Madrid, Levy will not stand in the way. The Daily Mirror though adds that Manchester United will weigh in with an offer of their own should Bale be made available for sale.
Moyes v Rooney - Part Deux
The Daily Mail reports that David Moyes is looking forward to his return to England this week where another round of showdown talks are expected with Wayne Rooney following the gaffer's unexpected remarks that the English striker will play second fiddle to Robin van Persie this season. The outcome of these talks will be crucial to determining whether Rooney has a future at Old Trafford.
Wenger to be patient for Suarez
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger will not be rushed into upping his offer for Luis Suarez according to reports in the Daily Mirror. Rubbishing reports that Wenger wants Suarez to join the club before this weekend, the aforementioned daily suggests Wenger is prepared to wait till the fag end of the transfer window to get his man as anyway he can barely use him in August. (read more)
Fabregas is not moving this summer
The latest voice of reason in the Cesc Fabregas camp is that of his agent Darren Dein (son of former Arsenal vice chairman David). Darren has declared that his man will not be leaving the Camp Nou anytime soon, and Manchester United should forget about signing him according to theMetro.
Chelsea to reject Bayern offer for Luiz
The Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea have no intention of balancing their books this summer and will reject Bayern Munich's £34.5m offer for defender David Luiz out of hand. It remains to be seen if Bayern are willing to go higher for the 26 year old center back.
Man United turn sights towards Fellaini
Manchester United are reported to be hot on the heels of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, after getting the snub from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas. According to reports in Goal.com, the Red Devils are considering tabling a £22m bid to activate the release clause of the Belgian. It is further speculated that United would also include promises of a huge wage hike to the £75,000-a-week earning Fellaini, to lure him to Old Trafford. (read more)
Or is it Modric?
The Times though believes that a move for Luka Modric could be in the works and Manchester United are prepared to offer Real Madrid £25m to lure the Croatian to Old Trafford. Real need cash to fund Bale's transfer and with Isco having already joined Los Blancos, Real could be ready to end Modric's Spanish nightmare.
Liverpool renew chase for Papadopoulos
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is all set to renew his pursuit of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, according to reports inTuttomercatoweb. The Greek had previously been linked with a switch to Anfield to feature as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher, but the club instead opted for Manchester City’s Kolo Toure. Rodgers' decision to restart negotiations for the young star might be due to his concerns regarding the Reds’ backline, which might be rendered handicapped if Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger move this year.
Monaco boss confirms Nani offering
Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed that Manchester United have offered their Portuguese winger Nani to the big spending Ligue 1 side. Vasilyev was quoted telling L'Equipe: "He [Nani] has been proposed to us. He is a very good player, but there have been no talks so far." The 26 year old failed to find ample first team chances last season, and has been linked to a move this summer, with Monaco being the most likely destination for him.
Baines’ arrival to raise questions over Buttner’s future
Manchester United boss David Moyes might be eyeing a move for Everton left back Leighton Baines, but his arrival at Old Trafford might raise doubts over the future of young Dutchman Alexander Buttner. The player’s agent Alexander Bursac was quoted telling Goal.com: " If Baines arrives, the chances [for Buttner] to play are even less than last year." Bursac also hinted that on event of the Englishman’s arrival to OT, his client might be forced to search for viable options elsewhere, where he might be entitled to regular playing opportunities.
Mourinho assures Mata of his role, in his plans
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has come out to publicly assure playmaker Juan Mata of his indisputable role in the Blues’ first team. The Portuguese was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: "Of course he fits into my plans. I have my idea about him, about where he produces better and where he has more difficulty. We will try to help him perform better in those situations." The Spaniard has been linked away from Stamford Bridge this summer, after allegations that he doesn’t feature in Mourinho’s plans, but the assurances from the boss might work wonders to raise his morale. (read more)
Tottenham eye young defender
A new name has popped up in the transfer market after a long time with talkSPORT reporting Tottenham's interest in signing 23 year old Steau Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches. The young Romanian has been identified as a long term replacement for William Gallas, who left the club this summer. AC Milan and Roma are likely to compete with Spurs for his signature.
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