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Spurs and Liverpool duke it out for Barca kid, Roma after Cabaye, Monaco want Berahino, Karanka for Palace...

Last Updated: 05/11/13 at 09:31 Post Comment

We do like a good transfer tussle, and The Daily Star predicts one between Liverpool and Spurs.

Specifically over Barcelona 'starlet' Sergi Roberto, who it seems is out of favour with Tata Martino.

The paper claims: 'El Mundo Deportivo has reported that both the Reds and Spurs have made enquiries with the midfielder's agent, with the two sides keen to add to their attacking ranks.

'But any interested parties will need to have extravagant financial backing due to a hefty €20million release clause in the 21-year-old's contract.'

It's unclear whether the Star doesn't know that a player based in Spain's release clause usually bears no relation to his transfer fee, or whether they can't be bothered to explain, or whether £17million looks good in a headline.

Roma are doing very nicely indeed at the moment, and it seems they're looking to consolidate that doing very nicely by making a move for Yohan Cabaye. That's what the Newcastle Chronicle says anyway.

The paper, who have some time to kill after being banned from St James' Park for not good reason, report via claims in the Italian press that Roma are keen on the midfielder.

They do wonder whether Cabaye would be willing to leave the Premier League, but we reckon if it's Roma who are calling, he'd think it over.

In case you hadn't noticed, Saido Berahino isn't being paid very much, by footballer standards, anyway. And also in case you hadn't noticed, Monaco have loads of money.

Two plus two equals a transfer story in The Daily Mirror.

The paper reports that Berahino is a target for the French money-spunkers, and may swoop as West Brom try to tie him down to a new contract.

Arsenal and Everton are also admirers of his work, it says here.

A quick round-up of the latest names in the frame for the Crystal Palace job now.

The Evening Standard reports that Palace reckon they will appoint Ian Holloway's successor after Saturday's game against Everton, with Chris Coleman being the most likely candidate.

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail reckons Aitor Karanka is in the frame, which would be weird.

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