Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Liverpool face fight for Barca forward: All the transfer news, rumours and gossip from Tuesday's papers

Plus: Santi Cazorla tells Arsenal he wants to join them, Babel could be set for Prem return and Newcastle plot new Debuchy move.

Set for Arsenal? Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla wants to join the Gunners

Transfer stories from today's Daily Mirror

Manchester United are chasing River Plate's Argentina Under-20s midfielder Ezequiel Cirigliano.
Roberto Mancini has had a major bust-up with his Manchester City bosses over their failure to land Robin van Persie.
Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted he is still looking to spend money in the transfer window -and hints he fancied signing Drogba.
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted Manchester United are trying to sign Brazilian wonderkid Lucas Moura.
Andre Villas-Boas has blasted “unprofessional” Luka Modric as Tottenham insisted Real Madrid must cough up £40million to sign him.
Brazilian star Oscar has admitted it would be a "dream" to join Chelsea.
Andre Schurrle has admitted he is interested in a move to Chelsea.
Everton star Tim Cahill is quitting - and moving to the USA to team up with Thierry Henry.
Fleetwood want QPR midfielder Joey Barton to play for them in a friendly on Friday.
Nottingham Forest's new owners will signal their intent to take the club back to the Premier League by swooping for former City Ground favourite Jermaine Jenas.
Nigel De Jong is wanted by Bayern Munich, according to reports in his native Holland.
Frank Lampard today refused to rule out this being his final season at Chelsea.
West Ham have signed teenage goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel from Swiss side Grasshoppers.
Argentina international Claudio Yacob has joined West Brom's pre-season training camp in Malmo with a view to making a permanent switch to the Hawthorns.
Arsene Wenger insists he is not looking to sign Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.
Nigel Reo-Coker is being chased by German clubs Hamburg and Wolfsburg.
Potless Portsmouth have let striker Luke Varney join Leeds – after he agreed a small pay-off.

Transfer stories from other papers and websites

Juventus are preparing a second bid for Robin van Persie which, significantly, will be close to the £20 million threshold set by Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)
The Spain winger Santi Cazorla has told Arsenal that he is prepared to leave Málaga to join them. Arsène Wenger is keen to sign Cazorla, whom he monitored last summer, and he is hopeful that an offer of €20m (£15.6m) can close the deal. (Guardian)
Anfield or Loftus Road? Barcelona's Gerard Deulofeu is wanted by Liverpool and QPR
Liverpool face competition from QPR for Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu. The Reds are ready to sign him for £7.5m but the Hoops want him on loan. (Daily Express).
Liverpool are also ready to test the water with a £10 million bid for Swansea star Joe Allen. (Metro)
Everton face a fight with Newcastle and Spurs for midfielder Abdel Barrada, who will be allowed to leave current club Getafe for £9m. (The Sun)
Serie A outfit AC Milan have opened talks with Arsenal over a deal for want-a-way strikerNicklas Bendtner. (Metro)
Bendtner is also in talks with Galatasaray. (Guardian)
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov could be on his way to Russia after champions Zenit St Petersburg entered the race to sign the unsettled Bulgarian. (talkSPORT)
Zenit St Petersburg have joined the chase for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel and hope to tempt him with a £110,000-per-week deal. (Daily Mail)
Andy Carroll has told Liverpool they will not force him out of Anfield. (Daily Star)
Newcastle are set to step up their attempts to sign Mathieu Debuchy and are preparing a new bid after having a previous offer of £4m rejected. (The Sun)
Fulham are looking at former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel, 25, who has fallen out with coach Markus Babbel at Hoffenheim. Babel scored only five league goals for the club. (Daily Mail)
Tottenham, Newcastle and Swansea are also in the hunt for Ryan Babel. (talkSPORT)
Tottenham are eager to include Real Madrid starlet Joselu as part of a deal for Luka Modric. (Daily Star)
Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has ruled out joining ex-boss Martin O’Neill atSunderland. (The Sun)
Al Halil are keen on Arsenal striker Park Chu-young, 27, and West Ham striker Frederic Piquionne, 33. The Saudi club have also made an offer for Manchester City's Kolo Toure.(Daily Mail)
Southampton are set sell striker Lee Barnard, left-back Ryan Dickson and winger Jonathan Forte, who have not been taken on the club's pre-season training camp in Switzerland. (The Sun)

Other news

Emotional sports fans got the surprise of their lives yesterday – when David Beckham unexpectedly dropped in on their photo booth snapshots.
Mirror