Saturday, 26 July 2008

Paper talk

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

Manchester United are set to break the British transfer record by paying £35m to seal a permanent deal for Carlos Tevez before the start of the new season. (The Independent, The Times)

Chelsea will pay Real Madrid £35m for Robinho, who is 'desperate' to move to Stamford Bridge and has already agreed terms on a five-year deal with the Blues. (The Independent)

Everton will use the proceeds from the impending £10.5m sale of Andy Johnson to Fulham to fund a bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Joao Moutinho. (Daily Express)

Portsmouth have beaten Sunderland in the race to sign Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul. (The Sun)

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set to stay with the club despite continued interest from Barcelona. (Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez hopes to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane in time for him to face Rangers on 2 August. (The Sun)

Liverpool will bid for Valencia winger David Silva if they fail to land Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry. (The Sun)

Real Madrid are preparing a £31.5m bid for Valencia striker David Villa but the player's agent says he would be interested in a move to Tottenham. (The Guardian)

Michael Owen has warned Newcastle he will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season unless they improve their contract offer. (The Guardian)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp will use the £11m from the sale of Sulley Muntari to Inter to fund bids for Chelsea's Shaun Wright-Phillips and Reading's Nicky Shorey. (The Guardian)

Rangers' hopes of signing Pedro Mendes from Portsmouth have been hit by Pompey's sale of Muntari - and because they are skint. (Daily Record)

Fulham have bid £4m for Torino's Australian international midfielder Vincenzo Grella. (The Independent)

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