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Football Rumours on Wednesday 1st August 2012

last updated Wednesday 01st August 2012, 10:09 AM

  • Manchester City are considering a move for Real Madrid's 24-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Juventus have hinted that they are losing interest in buying Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 28.
    (Daily Expressl)

  • England international Andy Carroll only wants to leave Liverpool if it means rejoining old club Newcastle United.

  • West Ham United have offered to pay Carroll £90,000 a week over eight years in a bid to lure him away from Liverpool.
    (The Sun)

  • Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be preparing a bid for Carroll, 23.

  • Spurs could also move for Inter Milan's Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 32, after failing to sign Hugo Lloris from Lyon.

  • Sunderland's £10m bid for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, 25, has been rejected by the Championship club.
    (Sunderland Echo)

  • Barcelona are planning an £11.7m move for 24-year-old Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.

  • Real Madrid are threatening to end their interest in Tottenham's Luka Modric and turn their attentions to Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder instead.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Manchester City have told Emmanuel Adebayor they will not give him a pay-off in order to finally seal his move to Tottenham.

  • Stoke City are in talks with Aston Villa over bringing defender Alan Hutton, 27, to the Britannia Stadium after just 12 months at Villa Park.
    (Daily Mail)

  • The Potters also want to sign Michael Kightly, having bid £2m for the Wolves winger.
    (The Sun)

  • Liverpool will allow Craig Bellamy to rejoin Cardiff City - where he spent time on loan two seasons ago - on a permanent basis.
    (The Times)

  • West Ham United will complete the £2.5m signing of defender James Collins, 28, from Aston Villa today.
    (Birmingham Mail)

  • Meanwhile, the Hammers have ended their interest in Real Mallorca centre-half Ivan Ramis, who could move to Wigan.
    (Daily Mirror)


  • Charlie Adam's agent has defended the Liverpool midfielder after he was labelled a coward by Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
    (Daily Telegraph)

  • Sir Alex Ferguson is facing mounting anger from Manchester United supporters for his public defence of the club's owners, the Glazer family.
    (The Times)

  • Former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy says he turned down the chance to take over at Nottingham Forest because he hopes for a return to the Premier League.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Portsmouth are hopeful that Balram Chainrai's deal to buy the club for a second time will go through in the next couple of days.
    (The Independent)


  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini showed that he still has many of his old skills with a clever back heel in training.
    (Daily Mirror)

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