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OH BLOODY HELL
If this story in The Daily Star is true, Manchester United will become a f*cking laughing stock.
The paper reports that David Moyes is 'set to make a final £40m bid for Cesc Fabregas'.
You will of course be aware that Fabregas himself said on Thursday that he had no interest in moving to United, or indeed anywhere else, something that United acknowledged in quite a weird statement.
So either United have just lost their brains, or the Star had this story lined up yesterday lunchtime, and just couldn't be bothered to can it.
Anyway, for what it's worth the paper reports: 'He has promised him regular games in a role just behind former team-mate Robin van Persie - and the best possible chance of securing his place in the Spain squad for next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
'And he is willing to offer Fabregas a deal in excess of £200,000 a week.
'Moyes is hoping his final bid for Fabregas will get the deal done and see him make his first signing since replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.'
LIVERPOOL & EVERTON TO DUKE IT OUT
More from The Star now, and they report that Liverpool and Everton are set to duke it out for Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira.
According to the paper: 'The 27-year-old has a release clause of £21m but the Spanish side will accept bid worth around £8m.'
Real Madrid are also keen, but haven't made a bid yet, it says here.
'NO TIME LIMIT' ON ROONEY
Here's Jose Mourinho with his update on Chelsea's chase for Wayne Rooney.
"There is no time limit," said Mourinho.
"We have our squad of strikers. We have identified the player as one we would look to have with us."
He added: "We are doing things legally, making the official bid directly to the club, no interviews or comments or direct relations with the player, no contact, absolutely nothing.
"We have done it in an ethical way and we are going to do that until the last day. And we will see how it comes."
EVERTON TO REJECT ANY BID FOR FELLAINI & BAINES
This was knocking around in the Transfer Blog yesterday, but The Guardian reports that Everton are pretty keen on keeping Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
The paper reports that they will 'reject any formal bid' from Manchester United for the pair.
The paper goes on the report that: 'However, a higher offer of between £35m to £40m for the Belgian and the England defender may test Everton's resolve, with the Merseyside's club current position potentially an initial bargaining move.'
NICE TRY, DANIEL
Quick update on the Gareth Bale stuff now, and The Guardian reports that Florentino Perez and Daniel Levy met in Miami for talks, but no deal was reached.
The paper claims: 'Pérez, the Madrid president, said at the meeting that his club are prepared to pay €100m (£86m) for the Wales forward, which would eclipse the current record - Cristiano Ronaldo's £80m move from Manchester United to Real in 2009. But Levy, the Spurs chairman, wants £100m.
'Levy added that he would be prepared to do business if Pérez included the highly rated young Real striker Alvaro Morata in the deal. But Real do not want to lose a player whom they consider to be a future Spain No9.'
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail reports Levy tried to offload Emmanuel Adebayor as part of the deal, which seems quite strange, but failed.
How did that go then? "We'll only accept £100m. Or £80m if you take this guy off our hands as well."
AND THE REST...
Aston Villa must find £10million if they want to sign Nuremberg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake...Fulham have made an enquiry about QPR midfielder Esteban Granero, days after signing Adel Taarabt on loan from the same club...Steve Bruce is lining up a £2.2million swoop for FC Twente ace Willem Janssen - on the recommendation of Steve McClaren...West Brom are planning face-to-face talks with Scott Sinclair over the next 48 hours in a bid to secure a loan deal for the winger...Paolo Di Canio is set to revive his interest in Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone after admitting his multi-national Sunderland need some English beef...Harry Redknapp, the Queens Park Rangers manager, has confirmed his interest in signing Jermain Defoe and has had a bid turned down for Scott Parker.