Monday’s gossip column: Football transfers & rumours






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Real Madrid are preparing to follow up their £85.3m world record signing of Gareth Bale by making a £45m swoop for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26.

Full story: Metro

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that defender Fabio Coentrao, 25, will be staying at the Bernabeu this summer amid speculation of a possible move to Manchester United.

Full story: talkSPORT

But Tottenham want to bring Coentrao in on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid forward Kaka, 31, will sign for former club AC Milan on loan, while Arsenal and Manchester United will compete for the signature of playmaker Mesut Ozil, 24, as the Spanish giants try to recoup some of the money they spent on Bale.

Full story: talkSPORT
Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has played more than 50 games in each of his three full seasons at Real Madrid

Arsenal will complete the signing of Ozil either as a permanent or loan deal, and are also chasing his Real Madrid team-mate, 25-year-old winger Angel Di Maria, as well as Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 19, and Chelsea’s out-of-favour striker Demba Ba, 28.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsene Wenger is preparing an £80m spending spree in the final hours of the transfer window, with Arsenal ready to launch bids for Ozil, Di Maria and 23-year-old Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21, is set for a £10m move to Tottenham Hotspur but will remain on loan with the Seasiders until the end of the season.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Gabriel Tamas is a target for Crystal Palace, after West Brom coach Steve Clarke told the 29-year-old central defender he can leave the club.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Brighton would face a fans’ revolt if they agree to sell Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa, 27, to bitter rivals Crystal Palace for a reported £5m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp wants to take Spurs duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Benoit Assou-Ekotto, both 29, on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland hope to finalise a loan deal for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 22, and have also enquired about a similar deal for Napoli defender Andrea Dossena, 31.

Full story: Daily Mail
Olivier Giroud

Striker Olivier Giroud has scored 21 goals in 52 Arsenal appearances

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud says the club need to bring in at least one more attacker before the transfer window closes on Monday. The Frenchman, 26, believes Luis Suarez, 26, would have been a great addition.

Full story: Telefoot (in French)

AS Roma insist midfielder Daniele De Rossi, 30, is not for sale amid reports Manchester United are still targeting the highly rated midfielder.

Full story: Sky Sports Italia

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole is expected to be out for six weeks. The 31-year-old suffered a hamstring tear in training which ruled him out of the 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Star

Gareth Bale’s £85.3m transfer to Real Madrid is the 42nd time the world record has been broken. The first official world record was £100 when Scot Willie Groves moved from West Brom to Aston Villa in 1893.