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BALE STUFF HERE
Let's start with a quick round-up of the Gareth Bale stuff in the papers.
We'll start with The Daily Mirror, who report that Bale is being 'frozen out' by Spurs over an apparent desire to leave for Real Madrid.
The Mirror claims: 'The Spurs chairman is refusing "point-blank" to hold any further talks with Bale on the issue after ruling the Welshman will not be sold this summer regardless of whatever Real may offer.'
Conversely, The Daily Mail reckons that far from Levy ignoring Bale, he's making every effort to keep him at the Lane.
The paper reports that Levy has 'cut short his holiday' to fly home and deal with the whole Bale situation.
They claim: 'Levy had informal discussions with the Welshman during his brief trip to Hong Kong for the Barclays Asia Trophy last week. The chairman was scheduled to fly back to Florida to continue his family holiday, but instead he travelled to London on Sunday.
'Bale has a strong relationship with staff and supporters at the club but he wants answers from Levy as Real Madrid prepare to test Tottenham with a world record bid.'
Finally The Sun's take is that Real have offered a bumper package of £51m cash plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao, making the deal worth £95m. While we cannot stress enough how infrequently player-exchange deals actually happen, we would snap Real's hand off for that little package.
PASTORE THE REPLACEMENT?
Meanwhile, The Daily Star is already moving on, reporting that Javier Pastore is the man Spurs want to replace Bale.
He'll cost less than the £32million PSG paid for him apparently, having flattered to deceive in Paris so far.
Elsewhere, most of the papers seem to agree that the Roberto Soldado deal is more or less done.
BAYERN IN FOR LUIZ
Both The Sun and The Daily Mail carry reports this morning that Bayern Munich are very keen indeed on David Luiz.
So much so that they're set to make a £40million bid for the big-haired Brazilian.
The Mail reports that while Chelsea aren't keen to sell, central defence is one of the few places Pep Guardiola thinks he can improve his side, and has been a Luiz fan for a while.
In response to reports that he didn't rate Luiz, Jose Mourinho said: "The potential is incredible, amazing. He always has to play. For me he is a central defender."
PALACE IN FOR CHAMAKH
Crystal Palace's striking options this season have been...well...they look rubbish, so we shall not offer any further comment on the following story in The Sun.
The paper claims: 'CRYSTAL PALACE are prepared to throw Marouane Chamakh a Premier League lifeline.
'The Arsenal misfit is wanted on a six-month loan as the Eagles bid to beef up their attack.'
BESIKTAS WANT ADEBAYOR
Spurs could be rid of Emmanuel Adebayor pretty soon, with Besiktas keen on the striker.
The fly in that particular ointment could be the Turkish side's ban from Europe over various match-fixing skulduggery, but they are confident of getting that suspension overturned on appeal.
"We are interested in Adebayor, the transfer could still go ahead," Besiktas president Fikret Orman is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
"The deal breaker for Adebayor was whether we would play in Europe this season, as soon as we are cleared I will travel to London and complete the deal."
AND THE REST...
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