Saturday, 12 July 2008

Paper talk

My football gift to you ... all the transfer talk from today's newspapers.

Manchester United have bid £20m for Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov and hope to tie up a deal within a week. (Various)

Arsenal have made an 11th-hour bid to hijack Liverpool's protracted move for Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry. (Various)

Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford in two weeks to finally decide on his future. (Daily Mirror)

Frank Lampard must stay at Chelsea for another season after owner Roman Abramovich refused to sell to Inter Milan and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. (Daily Express)

Newly-promoted West Brom and Hull are locked in a battle to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are set to finally sign American keeper Brad Guzan from Chivas. (The Sun)

Sunderland are in talks with Steaua Bucharest's giant Romania defender Dorin Goian and hope to beat Manchester City, Newcastle and Aston Villa to a £2.5m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Russia's Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin is pinning his hopes on a move to Arsenal amid fears he is being priced out of a move by Zenit St Petersburg. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool will use funds from the sale of Peter Crouch, Danny Guthrie and the imminent departure of Scott Carson to try and raise funds to buy Spurs striker Robbie Keane. (The Times)

Portsmouth will press ahead with plans to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea

Rangers boss Walter Smiths says they cannot afford Fulham's £4m asking price for Steve Davis as Wigan join Blackburn as rivals for his services. (Daily Record)

QPR are lining up a shock bid for Real Madrid star Michel Salgado. (The Sun)

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