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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas has refused to comment on increasing speculation that Real Madrid have made an offer for Gareth Bale, and that the 24-year-old forward has asked for a move.

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is said to be the subject of a huge bid from Real Madrid

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

The White Hart Lane club have rejected a bid of what would be a world record £81m for Bale, with Real preparing another offer for £85m.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Bale is said to be distraught that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has refused Real Madrid's initial offer.

Full story: The Observer

Arsenal have turned their attention to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, after top target

Full story: Metro

Real Madrid are set to make a move for Suarez.

Full story: The Sunday Times

Wayne Rooney will not be allowed to join one of Manchester United's rivals for the Premier League title and the champions will only sell the 27-year-old striker if he agrees to move abroad.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

However, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has got £30m to spend on England international Rooney.

Full story: The Sun

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup wants to bring in another striker before the start of the season despite bolstering his attacking options with the £12m record signing of 24-year-old Wilfried Bony.

Full story: Skysports.com

Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri has denied that the French league club want to buy winger Nani, 26, from Manchester United.

Full story: Goal.com

Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis scored 18 goals for Lyon last season

Newcastle United have increased their offer for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 27, to £6.9m.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 28, has dismissed speculation linking him to a big-money move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa have accepted a bid from Blackburn Rovers for midfielder Barry Bannan. The 23-year-old has been training away from Villa's senior squad after falling out of favour with boss Paul Lambert.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear has made enquiries about Sunderland's 28-year-old defender Phil Bardsley.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, is a transfer target for Spanish side Valencia.

Full story: Sunday People

Manchester United are considering a final £36m bid to sign 26-year-old Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Fabregas has agreed to join Manchester United following a secret meeting between the Barcelona star's agent Darren Dein and Old Trafford executive chief executive Ed Woodward.

Full story: Sunday Express

Celtic hope to sign James McClean but will turn their attention to Porto's Christian Atsu if a move for the Sunderland winger proves unsuccessful.

Full story: Sunday Express

However, Celtic have denied making bids for McClean and Atsu.

Full story: Scotland on Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool's owners, the Fenway Sports Group, have rubbished claims they are preparing to sell the club after rumours of interest from a Saudi oil company and two American billionaires.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Retired midfielder Paul Scholes wants Wayne Rooney to resist Chelsea's overtures and remain at Manchester United.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Manchester United cancelled Sunday's training session on the Hong Kong Stadium pitch because of concerns regarding player safety on the eve of the Red Devils' friendly with Kitchee FC on Monday.

Full story: The Observer

Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger, 22, has had his surname tattooed onto his forehead.

Full story: The Sun

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says forward Eden Hazard, 22, "has to transform his great talent into great numbers: how many goals, how many assists, how many winning goals, how many goals in big matches".

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he and fellow players have told manager Alan Pardew they felt that training last season was too easy.

Full story: Sunday People

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has predicted that former Blues striker Didier Drogba, 35, will return to Chelsea in some capacity.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Bosnian Bayern Munich fan Vahid Cehaja has walked 600 miles from his homeland to the Allianz Arena to honour the club's Champions League success.

Full story: Metro