Paper Talk : Fabio Coentrao to become part of Bale deal

Chelsea make second Rooney Bid

Daily Star

The transfer rumour that won’t quit.  Chelsea apparently make a second bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.  Whether this adds momentum to an Old Trafford exit remains to be seen.

Barcelona to try again for Luiz

Daily Mail

With a difference in valuations, the future of David Luiz hangs in the balance.  Chelsea see the Brazilian international as a £45million player, Barcelona closer to £35million.  Bid number two from the Spanish champions is expected this week.

Suarez to push for Anfield exit

Daily Mirror

Standing ovations aside, Liverpool’s striker will force his way from the club with a transfer request and legal action if necessary.

Newcastle close to Rémy loan deal

The Guardian

Joe Kinnear believes a deal to take Loic Rémy on loan from QPR is “very, very close”.  Kinnear also remains hopeful of bringing in Aston Villa’s Darren Bent.


Taarabat close to Fulham switch

The Telegraph

Fulham appear close to bringing QPR’s Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabat  to Craven Cottage on a year long loan deal.  The ex-Spurs player worked with Martin Jol previously while at White Hart Lane.


Barcelona to stand firm on Fabregas

The Times

Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta believes Manchester United should save face and take a step back, admitting they won’t successfully sign Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas.


Valencia interested in Arsenal striker


Olivier Giroud could be on his way to Valencia on loan according to the French paper.  Napoli are also interested in securing the services of the French international striker.


Fabio Coentrao to become part of Bale deal

The Independent

The 25-year-old Portuguese defender is expected to be used as part of the potential deal to bring Welsh international Gareth Bale to The Bernabéu.  The latest player to be rumoured as a makeweight.

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