Paper Talk Tuesday 31st July - Football Hub

Paper Talk Tuesday 31st July

Zinedine Zidane

 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy values Real Madrid target Gareth Bale, 24, at a “staggering” £125 million.

Full story: the Sun 

 

Bale’s future is in turmoil after it emerged the Welshman is reluctant to risk his relationship with Tottenham fans by handing in a transfer request.

Full story: Daily Mail 

 

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid’s sporting director, has told Tottenham to let Bale hold talks with them.

Full story: Daily Star 

 

Tottenham will reluctantly agree to sell Bale to Real as long as Luka Modric is included in what would be a world-record transfer deal.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

 

Levy hopes that his demands of £100 million in cash for the club’s star player will be enough to ward off Real Madrid’s advances – particularly as the Spanish club still owe money on last summer’s purchase of Modric from Spurs.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

 

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush, who had a failed spell at Juventus, believes Bale would be wise to stay at Spurs until he is 28.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

 

Tottenham could stun north London rivals Arsenal by entering the race for Liverpool’s 26-year-old striker Luis Suarez, should Bale complete his move to Real Madrid.

Full story: Metro 

 

Chelsea could take advantage of Real Madrid’s pursuit of Bale with a £20m offer for 26-year-old Germany midfielder Sami Khedira.

Full story: Metro 

 

Arsenal will have to pay £55 million if they still want Suarez after the striker dropped his pursuit of arbitration as a means of leaving for less.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

 

Suarez has not requested Premier League intervention in his contract dispute with Liverpool, one week on from Arsenal’s club record bid of £40 million plus £1 for the Uruguay international.

Full story: the Guardian 

 

Tottenham target Roberto Soldado’s prospective move to White Hart Lane may not be as close to completion as first thought, with the 28-year-old striker keeping quiet over his future.

Full story: Metro

 

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, 30, wants to play for his beloved Everton – and will take a 50% pay cut to make the move happen.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

 

Liverpool face fierce competition from Borussia Dortmund for the signature of 23-year-old Rubin Kazan forward Salomon Rondon.

Full story: Daily Express 

 

Everton are preparing a £15 million offer for Wigan star James McCarthy even after being told the midfielder, 22, will not be allowed to leave for less than £20 million.

Full story: Daily Star 

 

Newcastle are intensifying their efforts to secure QPR striker Loic Remy, 26, on a season-long loan deal after being deterred from a move for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis by the French club’s demands for a fee in excess of £6.9 million for the 27-year-old.

Full story: Chronicle Live 

 

West Ham are still in the market to sign Udinese forward Matej Vydra, 21, as they look to solve their striking problems.

Full story: Metro 

 

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio plans to make Panathinaikos winger Charis Mavrias, 19, his 10th summer signing.

Full story: the Sun 

 

Cardiff are bidding £8 million for Tottenham defender Steven Caulker, 21.

Full story: Daily Mail

 

Striker Fernando Torres, 29, could be offered an exit from Chelsea after Valencia showed interest.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

 

Former England manager Fabio Capello has warned that the Three Lions will never win the World Cup – because the players are always “running on empty” after a long season with no winter break.

Full story: Daily Mirror

 

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse wore the ‘Wonga’ strip for the first time as he started and scored in the pre-season friendly at St Mirren.

Full story: Daily Mail 

 

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has denied any interest in Chelsea’s David Luiz, 26. “He will not come to Munich. The speculation is not true,” the Spaniard said.

Full story: Sueddeutsche (German) 

 

Real Madrid have made contact with representatives of Sevilla’s Geoffrey Kondogbia, 20, but are yet to make an offer for the Frenchman.

Full story: Marca (Spanish) 

 

Argentina international Fernando Gago, 27, has completed a move from Valencia to Boca Juniors, the club where he started his professional career.

Full story: Clarin (Spanish) 

 

Standard Liege have signed Wigan defender Ronnie Stam, 29, and goalkeeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien, 24, from Belgian side Troyes.

Full story: Le Soir (French) 

 

Liverpool have given staff a list of unacceptable words and phrases such as ‘don’t be a woman’ and ‘play like a girl’ in a bid to cut out discrimination at Anfield.

Full story: the Guardian 

 

Former England midfielder David Beckham was offered a game of paper, scissors, stone by old pal Cristiano Ronaldo as he dropped in on Real Madrid training in Los Angeles.

Full story: Metro

 

 


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