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Paper Talk 31th May

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready for a £100 million spending spree now he has signed a new three-year contract with the Gunners.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Newly-promoted QPR are leading the chase for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, after he failed to agree terms with West Ham.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

French Ligue 1 club Montpellier have told Newcastle United they must pay £12m if they want to sign 24-year-old attacking midfielder Remy Cabella.

Full story: Guardian 

Newcastle have joined the battle to sign Cagliari’s £8.25m-rated striker Victor Ibarbo, who is also a target for Barcelona, Stuttgart, Juventus and Napoli.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Tottenham’s record signing Erik Lamela, 22, is a target for Roma, Napoli, Fiorentina and Perugia, despite the fact he failed to score a single Premier League goal this season.

Full story: Talksport 

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has warned would-be suitors, including Arsenal and… Continue reading →

Pochettino eyes Lallana reunion and Batshuayi deal

Pochettino is eyeing a reunion with Lallana at Spurs

A FEW DAYS after installing a new manager at the helm the transfer merry-go-round has begun at Tottenham Hotspur.
Mauricio Pochettino has only been in the hotseat for a few days however rumours of potential recruits are already in full swing as he lays down his plans to turn Spurs’ fortunes around.

The Argenine is due to meet with Sporting Director Franco Baldini and Club Chairman Daniel Levy on Monday to finalise summer plans for new recruits and it is thought that Pochettino already has a couple of players in mind.

After leaving Southampton earlier this week the player exodus, which was reported before Pochettino left, has begun in earnest. Strike Rickie Lambert is close to sealing an £8m dream move to Liverpool and it was reported on Thursday that Manchester United and Southampton are in discussions over the sale of… Continue reading →

Paper Talk 30th May

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires, with Manchester City his likely destination.

Full story: L’Equipe 

But Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9 million bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, 29, who the Gunners have been lining up as Sagna’s replacement.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City’s move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, after offering the Italian club £18 million plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku.

Full story: Daily Express 

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, 25, who is expected to join Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Winger Angel Di Maria, 26, admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him.

Full story: Daily Star 

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26,… Continue reading →

Liverpool make offer for Spain international

Liverpool have made a €20 million (£16.3 million) for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, according to reports in Spain.


Liverpool have been chasing proven quality since their return to the Champions League and Moreno tops manager Brendan Rodgers’ wish list. The 21-year-old was an integral part of the Sevilla side that won this seasons Europa League and has drawn interest from some of Europe’s top sides. Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid are all said to be interested and Moreno was thought to be holding out for the move to Madrid.


Move to Los Blancos would intensify rumours of a move away for Fabio Coentrao, a long term target for Manchester United. But Liverpool are the first team to make Sevilla an offer, keen to tie up a deal before the World Cup. The Reds are aware that Moreno’s value could sky-rocket with a good performance in Brazil, should he… Continue reading →

Paper Talk 29th May

Arsenal have reopened talks with Champions League winners Real Madrid over signing striker Alvaro Morata, 21.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 


New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his special relationship with Adam Lallana, 26, could help him beat Liverpool in the race to sign the midfielder from former club Southampton.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea are closing in on a £50m-plus triple deal with Atletico Madrid for left-back Filipe Luis, striker Diego Costa and former midfielder Tiago.

Full story: Times (subscription required) 

Liverpool’s pursuit of Emre Can is being hampered by the 20-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder’s wage demands.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 

Ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, 33, wants to join Arsenal this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester City are bracing themselves for a £60m bid from Real Madrid for Sergio Aguero, 25, after the Spanish side gave up on Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Star 

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