BARCA TO KEEP SANABRIA FROM ARSENAL CLUTCHES
You may be aware that Arsenal rather have a history of embarking their summer jollies to Spain, coming back with a promising young footballer rather than the stereotypical Spanish donkey. Well... they may be about to try and repeat their trick.
The Daily Mirror report that Barcelona are in the process of trying to negotiate a new contract with 17-year-old Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria, with Arsene Wenger sniffing around an apparent £2.5m release clause.
Sanabria would join the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Jon Toral, Fran Merida and Hector Bellerin in making the switch at an early age, so one can see the Catalan giants' twitchiness in aiming to keep hold of a player filed firmly under 'wonderkid' by the paper.
JUVE TOLD TO FORGET ABOUT KASAMI
It seems that Messrs Storey and Stanger weren't the only ones whooping and hollering in a pub when Pajtim Kasami scored a ruddy beauty against Crystal Palace on Monday - Juventus were watching too.
The Italian champions have stepped up their interest in the Swiss midfielder, but the Daily Express reckons that Martin Jol has politely told them where to shove it...for now.
"Kasami is still not the best player in England," Jol told fans of the bleeding obvious.
"But in two or three years he could be a big player. Then maybe Juventus can come here and pay a lot of money for him. That'd be good for everyone."
Keep scoring goals like Monday's and Juve won't be the only club in the queue for the 21-year-old.
SPURS IN FOR PIRLO
Right everyone. If we all cross our fingers and close our eyes really tight, and be good for Santa, the summer transfer window fairy might bring us a joyous present. For the Daily Star believes that it might time for us to embrace Andrea Pirlo.
The Italian midfielder is 34, but the Star claims that Spurs could offer him a three-year deal to move ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the queue.
Let's be honest, we don't really believe for one minute that the Premier League will get the bearded deity, but we can but dream.
TOIVONEN DEAL MORE LIKELY
Norwich spent much of the summer making fluttery eyes at Sweden international Ola Toivonen, but having failed to land their man it the Canaries have received a boost in recruiting him next summer, according to SHOUTsport.
The PSV striker will be out of contract next summer, but manager Phillip Cocu has reiterated that the club will not break the bank simply to keep the Swede happy.
"This [structure] applies not only for Ola, but also for all the other players," Cocu said.
"I'm not saying it will be broken, but we have never made an exception and at this time it is not necessary."
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