Real 'convinced' they'll get Suarez, Gundogan available for £25million, Herrara staying put and so is Morata...
SUAREZ TRANSFER REQUEST?
Right, let's get it over with.
Of course there is plenty in the morning papers about Luis Suarez, and none of it exactly says he's changed his mind and wants to stay at Liverpool.
The BBC are reporting that Suarez will be allowed to talk to Arsenal after their £40million-plus (snigger) bid, but the papers are less certain.
The Sun claims Arsenal 'expect' Suarez to hand in a transfer request at Liverpool in order to force through a move to the doobie-tokin' Emirates.
The paper reports: 'Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's main concern is that the Uruguayan would prefer a move to Real Madrid. But his bold move has trumped the Spanish giants who were planning to wait until the end of the transfer window and then come in with a £25m offer. They will now have to at least match the £40m bid.
'Real's bank balance will be swelled by £34.5m when the sale of Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli goes ahead. But they are also considering a world record £80m move for Gareth Bale and are unlikely to be able to afford both players.'
SPEAKING OF BALE...
The Daily Mirror thinks Spurs are worried. Worried that Real Madrid are unsettling their man.
The paper thinks Spurs are concerned that Bale's 'head has been turned' by Real's interest, and that this will 'spark a bidding war' involving the Spanish giants and Manchester United.
This all whiffs a little of nonsense designed to keep the story going, given Bale himself has shown no inclination to leave this summer, but there you go.
BAGGIES IN FOR SINCLAIR
Hey, remember Scott Sinclair? The chap who looked like a very well-dressed ballboy at Man City last season? Used to play for Swansea? Goes out with her off the telly?
Anyway, he's still a professional footballer, and according to The Sun West Brom are keen to make that more than just a technicality.
The paper reckons the Baggies have 'made the first move' to take Sinclair away from the City bench, asking about taking the winger on a season-long loan.
'ARRY WHEELS AND D...OH, SORRY HARRY
Harry Redknapp thinks the deal to take Gary Hooper to QPR is more or less done.
Redknapp told BBC Radio Scotland: "It looks like it's on its way to being done. Negotiations have gone well.
"He's a finisher. He'll score goals in the Championship; I'm absolutely certain of that.
"He's gone to Celtic; one of the biggest clubs in the world and he's scored goals. He's scored goals in the Champions League.
"He's in the last year of his contract, so it's a good deal for everybody. It's good for Celtic to get the kind of money they are getting and hopefully it will be a great deal for QPR.
"If he can come here and get 25 goals next season, then we will have a real chance of getting out of the division."
AND THE REST...
Arsenal's Gervinho is on the verge of joining Roma, while the Gunners are in pole position to sign QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar...Newcastle are lining up a double bid for Lyon stars Bafetimbi Gomis and Bakary Kone...Crystal Palace are plotting a double swoop for Umaru Bangura and Osman Sow...Stephen Ireland is poised to follow Shay Given to Doncaster...QPR striker Jamie Mackie is poised to join Nottingham Forest...Charlie Austin has been offered a new three-year deal by Burnley...West Brom are stepping up their bid to sign former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou...Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole's days at the Stadium of Light look numbered...Manchester United's Bebe is a target for Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira...Former Arsenal forward Quincy Owusu-Abeyie is in talks over a move to Crystal Palace.