Paper Talk: Barca step up Luiz chase

Barcelona have stepped up their £35m chase for David Luiz, Man United have turned to Marouane Fellaini, while Tottenham want Alvaro Vadillo.

Last Updated: 08/08/13 at 15:47 Post Comment   

David Luiz: Barcelona reported to be stepping up efforts to sign him

David Luiz: Barcelona reported to be stepping up efforts to sign him

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DAILY MIRROR

David Moyes has launched a bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini - signalling the end of Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.

Wantaway striker Luis Suarez has told Liverpool he does NOT want to play in any pre-season friendlies until his future is resolved.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's American owner John W Henry has told the club's supporters in Norway that Suarez will not be sold.

Daniel Levy will hold talks with Real Madrid in Miami today as Spurs admit defeat in their bid to keep forward Gareth Bale at the club.

Veteran Austria international Paul Scharner is set to be thrown a Premier League lifeline by Hull City who want to sign him from Hamburg for £1.3million.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle is close to winning the £1.5million race to sign Sunderland's Republic of Ireland winger James McClean.

QPR are holding talks with Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata who will be available for around £5million.

Middlesbrough have failed with a £1million bid to sign striker Ross McCormack, 26, from Championship rivals Leeds United.

THE SUN

Barcelona will bid £35million for Chelsea's Brazilian international David Luiz.

Tottenham last night shot themselves in the foot when a club director admitted they cannot keep Gareth Bale.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has pulled out of Liverpool's pre-season trip to Norway - sparking fresh speculation of a move to Arsenal.

West Brom are close to signing Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair on a season-long loan.

Southampton will demand £1.8million for striker Billy Sharp with Celtic, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Bournemouth all keeping tabs.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool owner John W Henry last night insisted that unsettled striker Luis Suarez, 26, will NOT be sold.

Everton face competition from Fiorentina in their bid to sign Hellas Verona midfielder Jorginho, 21.

QPR are chasing the signature of Estudiantes' Duvan Zapata after West Ham pulled out of a deal to sign the 22-year-old Colombian striker because of work permit issues.

Arsenal are considering a surprise move for Angers midfielder Alharbi El Jadeyaoui, 26, and are giving him a two-day trial.

Reading are lining up a move for midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, 31, who was released by Everton in June.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney will look to move abroad if he cannot engineer a move to Chelsea this month.

Barcelona football director Raul Sanllehi has flown to London to start negotiations for Chelsea defender David Luiz who is valued at £40million.

Arsenal have been offered free agent striker Ciprian Marica, a 27-year-old Romanian international, who left Schalke at the end of the season.

Cardiff City are weighing up a move for 23-year-old Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero who plays for Mexican side Morelia and is valued at around £3m.

Nottingham Forest will sign defender Kelvin Wilson, 27, from Celtic in the next 48 hours.

DAILY EXPRESS

The Tottenham board have shown their first public sign of wilting in the face of Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale after Sir Keith Mills admitted "player power" was likely to win the day.

Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, 18, is the latest name on Tottenham's list of possible replacements for Bale.

Owner John W Henry has reaffirmed his commitment to Liverpool by insisting that neither want-away talisman Luis Suarez nor the club will be sold.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Luis Suarez last night told The Daily Telegraph he will hand in a transfer request before the end of the week if Liverpool do not clear the way for him to move to Arsenal.

Real Madrid's proposed world-record signing of Gareth Bale will cost the Spanish club around £200 million in the transfer fee and player wages.

THE TIMES

David Moyes suffered another headache on the eve of the new season last night when the Manchester United manager lost Nani and Jonny Evans to injury during a friendly match in Sweden.

Fulham, West Brom and Everton are all interested in in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Clement Chantome.

Belgian side Anderlecht are interested in Liverpool Oussama Assaidi, 25, with the Reds wanting to recoup the £2.5million they paid for him last summer.

THE GUARDIAN

Luis Suarez has pleaded with Liverpool to fulfil the promise they made a year ago and let him leave Anfield.

THE INDEPENDENT

Real Madrid and Barcelona could soon be forced by the European Commission to relinquish their privileged status as member-owned clubs. Manchester United's Wayne Rooney would consider a move abroad if the transfer to Chelsea which he cherishes falls flat.

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