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Paper Talk: Chelsea eye Khedira

Jose Mourinho wants a reunion with Sami Khedira at Chelsea, while Tottenham are showing interest in two defenders but could sell Gareth Bale.

Last Updated: 31/07/13 at 07:49 Post Comment

Sami Khedira: Said to be wanted by Chelsea

Sami Khedira: Said to be wanted by Chelsea

DAILY MIRROR

Gareth Bale has told Spurs he wants to talk to Real Madrid about a world-record transfer.

Arsene Wenger is determined not to raise Arsenal's £40m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez - even if it means the transfer going to the wire.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are trying to sign Benfica left-back Lorenzo Melgarejo, 22, on a season-long loan deal.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has lined up a raid on former club Real Madrid for Germany defensive midfielder Sami Khedira and are also looking at Fiorentina's Daniele De Rossi.

Crystal Palace are trying to sign Congo striker Jeremy Bokila from Belgian side Zulte Waregem, with Bolton and St Etienne also interested.

THE SUN

Gareth Bale's world-record transfer has been made a family affair after his mum and dad were spotted going into a meeting with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

David Moyes is losing his fight to lure Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford.

Arsenal target Bernard has been talked into joining Porto instead by Brazil team-mate Hulk.

West Brom will press ahead with a £2m move for Genoa defender Andreas Granquist.

Espanyol's Mexico defender Hector Moreno, 25, is a £6m target for Cardiff City.

Crystal Palace are closing in on 25-year-old French winger Elliot Grandin.

Blackpool want Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Hunt, 31, after he was released by Wolves. The Seasiders are also set to sign striker Ricardo Fuller, 33, on a free transfer.

DAILY STAR

Tottenham are finally ready to concede defeat in the battle to keep Gareth Bale.

Pepe Reina has hit out at Liverpool for keeping him in the dark over his loan move to Napoli.

David Moyes arrived back in England today determined to keep striker Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.

Newcastle are ready to go to the wire to land Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis - but will not pay over £7m.

Crystal Palace are watching Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti's 24-year-old striker Jeremy Bokila.

DAILY MAIL

Daniel Levy will reluctantly bow to Gareth Bale's desire to leave Tottenham if Real Madrid offer a world record £85m - plus a player - for the 24-year-old forward.

New Old Trafford boss David Moyes is returning to England to prepare for showdown talks with striker Wayne Rooney.

Meanwhile, Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed the French club's interest in United winger Nani.

Tottenham are showing interest in Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago llori, 20, who is valued at £8m and is also being tracked by Liverpool. Spurs have also asked about Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches, 23, who is also wanted by AC Milan and Roma.

West Ham have revived their £2.65m bid for Lille's former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou.

Newcastle are trying to land striker Loic Remy on a loan deal from QPR as they look set to miss out on Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis.

Sunderland have made an enquiry for 27-year-old Besiktas and Portugal midfielder Manuel Fernandes who played in the Premier League for Everton and Portsmouth.

DAILY EXPRESS

David Moyes arrives back in England today determined to convince Wayne Rooney his future lies with Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring striker Didier Drogba, 35, back to Stamford Bridge as a player or coach.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Gaston Ramirez and Rickie Lambert will not be leaving the club.

Nottingham Forest hope to complete deals for Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson and Burnley striker Charlie Austin this week.

THE TIMES

Manchester United are planning a £25m bid to sign Luka Modric, 27, from Real Madrid after coming to the realisation that they are unlikely to secure any of their primary transfer targets.

Pepe Reina has accused Liverpool of failing to inform him that they were negotiating to loan him out to Napoli before the deal was agreed.

Newcastle and Fulham will battle it out to sign striker Darren Bent from Aston Villa.

Arsenal stiker Nicklas Bendtner is set to join Spanish side Malaga, while Gervinho is wanted by Roma.

West Ham have agreed a £3.3m fee with French club Lille for former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Chelsea are resolute in their refusal to entertain any bids for David Luiz after it emerged Bayern Munich are considering a £34.5m move for the 26-year-old defender.

English football is "in danger of losing its soul" because of selfish players, avaricious owners and managers obsessed with the short term, according to one of the game's leading power brokers, Gordon Taylor, of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Newcastle want to sign strikers Darren Bent from Aston Villa and Loic Remy from QPR after a move for Lyon frontman Bafetimbi Gomis fell through.

THE GUARDIAN

Gareth Bale's representatives hope to meet Daniel Levy this week to impress on the Tottenham Hotspur chairman their client's desire to move to Real Madrid this summer, with the stand-off between player and club threatening to turn acrimonious.

THE INDEPENDENT

The expectation at Tottenham Hotspur is that if Real Madrid offer a world-record transfer fee for Gareth Bale, in excess of the £80m they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, then Spurs will sell - although they will not take players as a makeweight in the deal.

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reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

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