What The Papers Say – Tuesday, August 7

Follow ‘What the Papers Say’, with all the latest gossip and speculation from today’s newspapers.

The Sun

  • Manchester United’S bid to sign Brazil superstar Lucas Moura is in danger of being hijacked by Paris Saint Germain. – Link
  • Manchester City will have to pay £20million to land Daniel Agger. – Link
  • Michael Laudrup has told Liverpool: Cough up £15million or forget signing Joe Allen. – Link
  • Chelsea have stepped up their attempt to sign Marseille’s Cesar Azpilicueta by making a ‘serious approach’. – Link
  • Turkish giants Galatasaray have offered £4million for Arsenal midfield flop Andrey Arshavin. – Link
  • Wolves winger Michael Kightly is poised to seal a £2.5million move to Stoke today. – Link

Daily Mail

  • Liverpool have joined the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin and Brendan Rodgers’ close relationship with Jose Mourinho could give the Anfield club an edge over Arsenal and Tottenham in negotiations. – Link
  • Juventus will turn their attentions to Liverpool forward Luis Suarez as their chase for wantaway Arsenal striker Robin van Persie looks certain to fail. – Link
  • Chelsea have stepped up their chase for Victor Moses with a fresh approach for the Wigan forward. – Link
  • West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has joined Birmingham on loan as the Blues look to boost their bid for Championship promotion campaign. – Link
  • Manchester United’s Nani is becoming increasingly disillusioned with life at Old Trafford after failing to agree a new contract. – Link
  • Andre Villas-Boas will start his Tottenham cull this week after finalising a list players he deems surplus to requirements. – Link

Daily Mirror

  • Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is making a shock £8 million swoop for Swansea City’s Team GB winger Scott Sinclair. – Link
  • The summer’s most unlikely transfer saga took a new twist after Rio Ferdinand promised to arrange an Old Trafford trial for Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt! – Link
  • Chelsea appear to be getting closer to signing Wigan forward Victor Moses and Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta. – Link
  • Manchester United are pulling out of the race for Brazilian whizzkid Lucas Moura – because his ‘camp’ want an eye-watering £6million in fees. – Link

Daily Star

  • Nemanja Vidic wants to ­celebrate his comeback in style by putting Barcelona to the sword. – Link
  • Roberto Mancini has rejected a bid from AC Milan to sign Edin Dzeko on a season-long loan. – Link
  • Fulham boss Martin Jol has moved in for Vitesse Arnhem defender Alexander Buttner following the collapse of his move to ­Southampton – Link

Daily Express

  • Sir Alex Ferguson’s hopes of signing Brazil star Lucas Moura appear to have been scuppered by Paris Saint-Germain. – Link
  • Arsenal’s board have once again come under attack from shareholder Alisher Usmanov. – Link
  • Liverpool winger Craig Bellamy is poised to complete a free transfer move back to Cardiff City. – Link
  • Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned Liverpool that Joe Allen will not be sold on the cheap. – Link
  • Arsenal target Joselu has signed for German club Hoffenheim according to reports. – Link


  • Premier League giants Manchester United have said that 100m world record holder Usain Bolt would be useful to Alex Ferguson’s side, with Rio Ferdinand promising to speak to the boss about a trial for the Olympic champion. – Link
  • Swansea manager Michael Laudrup says that Liverpool should have to pay in the region of £20million if they want to sign Wales international Joe Allen. – Link
  • Manchester City star Edin Dzeko has admitted his desire to move to Italy, as AC Milan and Juventus prepare to do battle for the powerful striker. – Link
  • Manchester United’s signing of young playmaker Lucas Moura could be in the balance as Paris Saint-Germain are set to hijack the deal. – Link

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