Arsenal want Costa and view Chicharito as an alternative, Michu wants Aspas at Swansea & Prem clubs chase Ranocchia...
SUAREZ TO REAL OR ARSENAL?
The Sun call it a 'double whammy' for Arsenal as they claim that Real Madrid will offer Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain and £20m for Arsenal target Luis Suarez. This all sounds a bit 2 + 2 to us after Real put a £35m price tag on Higuain and Brendan Rodgers suggested that they would not sell Suarez for anything less than £55m. It's all a bit cute that the numbers add up and The Sun completely fail to address the small matter of Higuain's reluctance to join a club not in the Champions League.
More likely is the Daily Mirror's claim that Suarez is ready to tell Liverpool that he wants to join Arsenal. The Gunners are apparently becoming increasingly confident that they will eventually land the Uruguayan, who could help push through a move likely to be worth £40m.
UNITED 'OPTIMISTIC' ABOUT FABREGAS
Barcelona may well have said on Friday that Cesc Fabregas is absolutely not for sale and Arsene Wenger may have said that the Spaniard has decided to stay in Spain for another year but the Daily Telegraph - amongst others - claim 'that there is a growing confidence at United that a deal for Fabregas can be struck - potentially during their two-game trip to Japan next week - prior to a more challenging move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Bale'.
'Challenging' is certainly the right word when it comes to dealing with Daniel Levy for the purchase of Bale. Levy has already eked out very high prices for Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov from United and there's absolutely no chance that he will allow the Welshman to leave for anything less than a record-breaking £60m.
BARCA WANT AGGER
This one certainly has legs. The Daily Mirror are the latest to claim that Barcelona have targeted Daniel Agger after missing out on both Thiago Silva and David Luiz. The Mirror say that Liverpool 'may be reluctant to let the Dane go', which is something of an understatement.
AND THE REST
Newcastle plan to increase their French contingent to a dozen with a double swoop for Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre-Pierre Gignac...Wolves haven't handed their transfer listed players squad numbers for the new season with Karl Henry wanted by QPR and Ipswich chasing Stephen Ward...Millwall have signed Nicky Bailey following his release by Middlesbrough...Brighton face a fight to keep Spanish star Andrea Orlandi who is on the radar of at least two La Liga clubs...Billy Davies is making a £1.5million bid to bring Kelvin Wilson back to Nottingham Forest...Steve Bruce wants Kenwyne Jones or Peter Crouch to partner Danny Graham in Hull's attack...
...New Fulham owner Shad Khan has sanctioned a move for West Brom pair Peter Odemwingie and Liam Ridgewell...Blackpool are keen to sign Swindon full-back Paul Caddis...Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign Swansea striker Leroy Lita...Ricardo Rocha is considering an offer from Portsmouth which would see the defender play in all four divisions for the club in as many years...Arsenal are closing on a deal for Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard...Bursaspor have made a move to re-sign Alfred N'Diaye from Sunderland.