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Football Rumours on Saturday 20th July 2013

last updated Saturday 20th July 2013, 10:32 AM

  • Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, is ready to break his promise that he would not leave the Reds for another Premier League club to join Arsenal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal have been linked with Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, 25, but the Spanish club are ready to use him as bait, along with £20m, to try to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
    ( The Sun )

  • Manchester United are ready to spend up to £100m to land Tottenham forward Gareth Bale, 24, and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26.
    ( The Times )

  • But they may find it difficult to prise Fabregas away from Barcelona, with the Catalan club insisting the Spanish international is not for sale.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Fabregas has also told friends that if he returns to the Premier League then his destination will be former club Arsenal.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata, 25, with the Spain international's future under scrutiny since Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge as manager.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Tottenham and Liverpool are in a battle with three other clubs to sign highly rated 20-year-old Brazilian winger Bernard, who is set to quit his current club Atletico Mineiro.
    ( The Independent )

  • Liverpool have agreed a season-long loan deal with Napoli for goalkeeper Pepe Reina and will shave £4m a year off their wage bill should the 30-year-old eventually make the move permanent.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger, 28, has emerged as a target for Spanish league champions Barcelona.
    ( Daily Mirror )

  • Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to sign 27-year-old Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis and pair him with Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, 29, in a new-look attacking partnership at St James' Park.
    ( The Times )

  • Norwich City are lining up a shock move for 29-year-old former Barcelona striker Maxi Lopez, who is now at Catania but spent last season on loan at Sampdoria.
    ( talkSPORT )


  • Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down speculation that he might become the new Barcelona coach after Tito Vilanova's departure from the Catalan club for health reasons.
    ( Daily Telegraph )

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, 50, is in line to fill the role of the Premier League's "Godfather" vacated by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
    ( The Guardian )

  • Fulham manager Martin Jol and club captain Brede Hangeland, 32, were flown from the side's Costa Rican pre-season training camp to Jacksonville in the United States to meet the club's new owner Shahid Khan.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler, 29, wants to stay at Italian club Napoli and will turn down any clubs from the Premier League interested in him.
    ( Daily Express )


  • Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino led his players in a walk across hot coals as the squad continued their pre-season preparations in Asia with some bizarre team-building exercises.
    ( Daily Mail )

  • Bayern Munich's second-choice goalkeeper Tom Starke, 32, accidentally hit new coach Pep Guardiola in the face during the team's photo-shoot - and then made things better by giving him a cuddle.
    ( Daily Mirror)

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