Real 'convinced' they'll get Suarez, Gundogan available for £25million, Herrara staying put and so is Morata...
UNITED STILL WANT CESC
Oh boy. Like the villain in a horror film, this summer's transfer sagas have raised themselves after we thought they were dead, dead, dead in the ground.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Manchester United still haven't given up on Cesc Fabregas, despite the midfielder saying he doesn't want to leave, and Barcelona saying they aren't going to sell.
So are they a) utterly embarrassing themselves with this or b) have received some form of encouragement that all is not what it seems.
The Telegraph thinks the latter, reporting: 'Moyes and senior figures at Old Trafford remain convinced that Fabregas continues to harbour doubts over his first-team prospects at the Nou Camp and that the next two weeks will be pivotal in their attempts to sign the player.
'It is also understood that Barcelona have indicated to United a figure which would prompt them to consider selling Fabregas, but Moyes is keen to assess the situation before sanctioning another offer following Barcelona's rejection of bids worth £26 million and £30 million from Old Trafford.'
Make. It. Stop.
AND SUAREZ TOO
Also in the Telegraph is word that Arsenal haven't given up on Luis Suarez, primarily motivated, it seems, by Suarez denying he said he wanted to stay at Liverpool for the fans.
"I didn't say it. Maybe someone else did; the main thing is that I am here now with the national team," Suarez is quoted as saying while on international duty with Uruguay.
The Telegraph reckons that Arsenal are considering a final bid of £49million to persuade Liverpool to sell, despite them saying they wouldn't, under any circumstances.
Only two more weeks, chaps. Two more weeks.
DZEKO NOT FOR SALE
Speaking of Arsenal, The Daily Mail reports that an alternative to Suarez is not much of an alternative at all.
Apparently the Gunners are keen on Edin Dzeko, but Manchester City will tell them he's not for sale.
And this clusterf*ck of a summer at the Emirates continues.
SPURS GET SPENDING
Well, if this is true then life at Spurs is going to be very interesting indeed.
Perhaps the delay in the Gareth Bale deal is just waiting for Spurs to get some replacements in, and if you believe The Daily Express, boy have they got some replacements in.
Or, perhaps not, as the case may be.
The paper claims that Daniel Levey is set to make a big play for Bale to stay at the club by promising that they will sign some big names this summer.
The Express reports: 'The top two targets before the transfer window shuts on September 2 are Roma's Argentina winger Erik Lamela, who will cost about £30m, and Ajax's £8m Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.
'Spurs will also compete with Liverpool for Anzhi Makhachkala's £30m Brazilian striker Willian.
'Also on the shopping list is Croatian teenager Alen Halilovic, dubbed the 'new Luka Modric', for whom a £12.9m deal has already been agreed with Dinamo Zagreb.'
They've already broken their transfer record twice this summer, and have this morning wrapped up the signing of Etienne Capoue.
Meanwhile, The Daily Mirror reports that Spurs are poised to pounce for Tom Ince for around £8million.
AND THE REST...
Manchester City are lining up a £3million move for Atletico Madrid's Argentina defender Martin Demichelis, 32, after Real Madrid refused to sell Pepe...Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o is trying to bounce Chelsea into signing him by claiming Manchester United alos want him...Stoke City boss Mark Hughes wants to sign Canadian winger Junior Hoilett, 23, from former club QPR...Sunderland are targeting Valencia's left-back Aly Cissokho who has also been linked with Liverpool...Crystal Palace are closing in on 27-year-old Bordeaux defender Florian Marange and are also tracking Rennes defender Jean Armel Kana Biyik...Cardiff City are weighing up a move for West ham forward Ricardo Vaz Te, with Nottingham Forest also interested in the 26-year-old...Southampton are ready to offer Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo £50,000 a week to come to St Mary's...Meanwhile, Saints defender Danny Fox, 27, is a £1million target for Championship side Bolton Wanderers...Crystal Palace are hoping to secure a season-long loan deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.
Bournemouth and Middlesbrough have been told they will have to pay £1million for Malmo's 22-year-old South African striker Tokelo Rantie...Former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo, 24, has reignited his dream of playing for Argentina at the World Cup by joining German side Werder Bremen on a three-year deal...Manchester City have abandoned hopes of signing Real Madrid defender Pepe after having a bid of £20m rejected and could now turn to Liverpool's Daniel Agger or Napoli's Paolo Cannavaro...Qatari side El Jaish are interested in signing 29-year-old Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon...Crystal Palace are in talks with free agent Yossi Benayoun who has also spoken to West Brom, but would prefer to stay in London...Newcastle are in talks with 27-year-old Besiktas midfielder Manuel Fernandes over a potential £3m move...Norwich City and Southampton are both interested in Bologna defender Frederik Sorensen.