Paper Talk 6th August - Football Hub

Paper Talk 6th August

Stewart Downing


Luis Suarez is preparing to take legal action against Liverpool to force through a move to Arsenal. The Gunners have failed with two offers for the 26-year-old Uruguay striker.

Full story: Daily Mail 


Senior Manchester United players such as Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Patrice Evra are growing increasingly frustrated with Wayne Rooney’s behaviour as the 27-year-old striker looks to push through a move to Chelsea.

Full story: Independent 


Chelsea are preparing a third bid for Rooney after failing with a second offer for the England striker on Sunday night.

Full story: talkSPORT 


Manchester United manager David Moyes must decide whether to risk Rooney receiving an angry backlash from United supporters in Sunday’s Community Shield against Wigan.

Full story: Daily Mail 


Liverpool are prepared to sell winger Stewart Downing, 29, to Newcastle for £5 million. Downing, who has played for Middlesbrough and Sunderland, moved to Anfield for a reported £20 million from Aston Villa two years ago and is now considering his options.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 


The image of Real Madrid target Gareth Bale, 24, has been removed from the official Tottenham Twitter page.

Full story: AS (in Spanish) 


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling David Luiz despite interest from Barcelona in the 26-year-old Brazil defender.

Full story: Daily Mirror 


Liverpool’s Slovakia international defender Martin Skrtel, 28, is closing on a move to join former manager Rafael Benitez at Napoli.

Full story: Gazzetta dello sport (in Italian) 


Atletico Madrid’s Brazil striker Diego Costa, 24, says he wants to stay at the Spanish club despite interest from Liverpool.

Full story: Inside Futebol 


QPR’s Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, is on the verge of joining Italian side Fiorentina, a year after moving to Loftus Road from Inter Milan.

Full story: Daily Star 


Turkish side Beskitas want to sign Jermaine Defoe, 30, after failing with a move for his fellow Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 29.

Full story: Daily Mail 


PSV Eindhoven’s Sweden striker Ola Toivonen, 27, is open to a summer move to Norwich.

Full story: Sky Sports


Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic has dismissed suggestions the Bundesliga club will attempt to sign Lewis Holtby, just seven months after the Germany midfielder, 22, joined Tottenham from Schalke.

Full story: Kicker (in German) 


Hull want to sign Marseille’s France midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 28, on a season-long loan and are set to pay Evian £1.5 million for Ivorian midfielder Eric Tie Bi, 23, after failing with moves for Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole and Jack Colback and Stoke’s Wilson Palacios.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Clint Dempsey’s £5.2 million annual salary at the Seattle Sounders is greater than David Beckham’s basic wages were at the LA Galaxy. The United States international left Tottenham to join the MLS team over the weekend.

Full story: NBC Sports 


Schalke’s Julian Draxler, 19, has said he lost sleep over offers from Manchester City and Real Madrid before deciding to stay with the club. The Germany midfielder said he would only move to Borussia Dortmund if he was “brainwashed”.

Full story: Bild (in German) 


Real Madrid have offered Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31, a one-year extension to his contract amid rumours that he may follow Jose Mourinho to Chelsea.

Full story: AS (in Spanish) 


Sporting Lisbon’s Diego Capel, 25, says he would be “delighted” to sign with Marseille. The Spanish midfielder, 25, has also attracted interest from Liverpool.

Full story: Sport 24 (in French) 


Stuttgart have rejected an offer from Schalke for Guinea international midfielder Ibrahima Tarore, 25.

Full story: Die Welt (in German) 


Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the European champions have finished their transfer business for the summer.

Full story: Bild (in German) 

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has been demonstrating his ability as a pianist, playing the Italian national anthem to team-mate Andrea Pirlo.

Full story: A Bola (in Portuguese) 




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