Paper Talk 1st August - Football Hub

Paper Talk 1st August

Loic Remy


Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell forward Gareth Bale, 24, to Real Madrid and they will tell the Spanish club that the prospect of a deal would increase if 20-year-old striker Alvaro Morata was included as part of the package.

Full story: the Guardian 

Barcelona are ready to make a last-ditch effort to buy Chelsea’s £40m-rated 26-year-old defender David Luiz.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Newcastle United hope they can put the finishing touches to a loan deal to bring 26-year-old Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy to Tyneside after a move for Darren Bent, 29, collapsed on Wednesday night.

Full story: the Telegraph

But Magpies manager Alan Pardew says the club, who are also interested in Lyon’s 27-year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis, will ‘pursue their summer targets until they get them’.

Full story: Shields Gazette 

Midfielder Steven Gerrard hopes he can convince 26-year-old striker Luis Suarez, who he calls “the best footballer he has ever played with”, to stay at Liverpool.

Full story: the Telegraph 

Roberto Soldado’s protracted £25.8m club-record transfer to Tottenham is imminent after the 28-year-old striker was left out of Valencia’s tour of the United States.

Full story: Metro 

Everton are not interested in a move for Queens Park Rangers’s Joey Barton, despite the 30-year-old midfielder’s desire to join his boyhood club.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 

Everton and Queens Park Rangers are set to compete for the signature of 28-year-old former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko.

Full story: Daily Express 

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano, 32, is heading to England for talks over a possible move to West Bromwich Albion.

Full story: Express and Star 

Fulham are closing in on Sunderland’s 25-year-old midfielder and former captain Lee Cattermole.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Real Sociedad have emerged as a surprise destination for Josh McEachran next season with the Spanish side confident a loan move can be agreed with Chelsea for the 20-year-old midfielder.

Full story: Daily Express 

Bolton are set to complete the signing of Brazilian playmaker Andre Moritz, 26, on a free transfer, while striker Marvin Sordell, 22, is set to join Charlton Athletic on loan.

Full story: The Bolton News 

Gareth Bale could be worth more than the rest of the Welsh international football team combined, if Real Madrid’s £85m transfer bid goes through.

Full story: Wales Online 

Liverpool’s best summer signing could be midfielder Steven Gerrard, admits manager Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro have accepted a £21.8m offer from Shakhtar Donetsk for midfielder Bernard, 20, although the player has yet to agree to a move to Ukraine. Arsenal and Porto are also interested in the Brazilian international.

Full story: O Povo (Portuguese)

Rafael Benitez’s new club Napoli are interested in signing Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 28, and Manchester City’s Gareth Barry, 32.

Full story: Tutto Sport (Italian) 

Polish striker Bartlomiej Pawlowski, 20, is to join Malaga on a season-long loan from Widzew Lodz.

Full story: Marca (Spanish) 

French side Lyon are ready to sell Michel Bastos, 29, to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. The Brazilian international has been on loan with Schalke 04 since the beginning of the year.

Full story: Sport24 (French) 

Giulio Migliaccio and his club Atalanta have been summoned to a hearing by the Italian Football Federation after the midfielder was involved in an incident which saw a tank crush two cars.

Full story: Metro


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