Transfer Gossip: Eto'o, Pogba, Podolski, Depay and Van Persie

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Liverpool have had advanced negotiations in Paris with former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, as doubts remain over the Anfield club's pursuit of AC Milan 24-year-old striker Mario Balotelli. (Daily Mail) 

Eto'o has had a medical for Liverpool and will sign a one-year deal. (Daily Mirror)  

Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o has scored 56 goals in 118 appearances for Cameroon

Meanwhile, Liverpool tell Mario Balotelli he will lose £2m a year if he misbehaves after he agrees to a significant pay-cut. (Sun, subscription required) 

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, has turned his back on a return to Old Trafford by signing a new five-year deal with Italian giants Juventus. (Daily Star) 

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 29, is reportedly being targeted by Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg. (Metro) 

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, 23, as boss Arsene Wenger looks for a replacement for Barcelona-bound Thomas Vermaelen. ( 

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, is going nowhere before the end of transfer window, insists manager Mark Hughes with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid showing interest. (Daily Mirror) 

AC Milan want to take Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 21, on a season-long loan after the Dutchman pleaded for first-team football. (Inside Futbol) 

Tottenham look certain to have missed out on a move for Memphis Depay, 20, after the Dutchman penned a new deal with current club PSV Eindhoven. (Metro) 

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits he is losing patience as Sunderland continue to struggle in negotiations with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 23, despite a £14m bid being accepted by the Anfield club. (Daily Express) 


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The Sun's back page on Saturday

Mexico boss Miguel Herrera says he has decided to leave Javier Hernandez, 26, out of his squad for Mexico's upcoming friendlies so that he can sort out his future. (Sky Sports) 

Roy Hodgson believes England can win Euro 2016 in France, despite failing to get out of the group stage in this summer's World Cup. (Daily Telegraph) 

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he is still in the dark over his Tottenham sacking but insists he holds no grudge as he returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since losing his job in the summer of 2012. (Daily Mirror) 

Barcelona have made a £48m bid for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, but it has been instantly turned down by Real's president Florentino Perez. ( 

Marcos Rojo will not be available for Manchester United debut against Sunderland because the 24-year-old midfielder doesn't have a work permit after his £16m signing from Sporting Lisbon. (Daily Mail) 


Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, has taken to Twitter  as he has become the latest to endure the Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by Netherlands team-mate Nigel de Jong.


Life-long West Brom fan Kieran Handley was forced by Wolves-supporting best men to sing about Steve Bull while standing outside The Hawthorns in their rivals' kit. (Birmingham Mail)