Liverpool now lead Sahin chase & QPR in bid for Inter keeper – Rumour roundup Thurs

Liverpool have moved into pole position to sign Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid despite the player looking certain to sign for Arsenal earlier this week. The Turkey midfielders representative Reza Fazeli reportedly travelled to Anfield  to thresh out a deal after the Gunners reneged on a loan deal in favour of signing him permanently. Sahin is reluctant move to England long-term and could now be set for a year long stint on Merseyside. Daily Mail

QPR make Cesar move – Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar could be set to sign for Queens Park Rangers after it emerged technical director Mike Rigg is speaking with the Brazilians representatives. Despite signing Rob Green on a free transfer in the summer Mark Hughes wants Cesar as the permanent number one at Loftus Road with the 32-year-old on his way out of the San Siro following Samir Handanovic’s arrival from Udinese. The Mirror 

Rodgers criticises Newcastle over Carroll deal – Brendan Rodgers insists he won’t sell Andy Carroll back to Newcastle after accusing the Magpies of ‘taking liberties’ in their attempts to sign the forward. Carroll has been heavily linked with a move back to St James’ Park but Rodgers insists the England international is staying at Liverpool given his limited options in attack. Guardian

Lyon tell Spurs to increase Lloris bid – Tottenham have been told to up their bid for Hugo Lloris by Lyon or risk losing out on the France goalkeeper. Andre Vilas-Boas is keen to install a new number one at White Hart Lane and has already had a £12 million bid for Lloris rejected and are said to be preparing a fresh approach after the Ligue 1 club’s sporting adviser Bernard Lacombe said: “Their proposal was below the quality of our goalie.” Daily Star

Mourinho denies Kaka claims – Jose Mourinho has dampened speculation that Manchester United have submitted a loan bid for Brazilian midfielder Kaka. The Real Madrid boss claims they have received no official bids from the Red Devils despite rumours circulating that the 30-year-old would be sacrificed to make way for Tottenham star Luka Modric. Express

City line up Coloccini swoop – Manchester City are ready to tempt Newcastle into selling captain Fabricio Coloccini with Roberto Mancini desperate to add a proven Premier League defender to his ranks. The Argentine international has excelled during his four-year stint at St James’ Park and despite signing a new long-term deal in March the 29-year-old is top of Mancini’s shopping list after he conceded defeat in his pursuit of Daniel Agger. Metro


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