Paper Talk - 10 July 2013

Christian Benteke: Valued at between £25m-£30m by Villa

Paper Talk: Spurs plan Benteke bid

Spurs will smash their transfer record to land £25m-rated Christian Benteke, Arsenal will bid for Julio Cesar, while Fenerbahce want Demba Ba.

Daily Mirror
  • Aston Villa will sell Christian Benteke to Tottenham but are gearing up for a price war with Daniel Levy.
  • Mohamed Al Fayed is ready to sell Fulham.
  • Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has joined Chelsea for 12 months.
  • Manchester United winger Nani is wanted by Anzhi Makhachkala.
  • Jose Mourinho has reassured Fernando Torres and Juan Mata that they have Chelsea futures.
  • Crystal Palace were last night trying to thrash out a deal for West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.
  • Arsene Wenger is ready to bid £1.5m for QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar.
  • Harry Redknapp is pushing for QPR to back him with a £2million bid for Scott Parker.
Daily Mail
  • Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed is on the verge of selling the club.
  • Newcastle's Steven Taylor will reject a switch to QPR and look to extend his contract on Tyneside.
  • Aston Villa have told Christian Benteke's suitors they will not be bullied into losing the striker after making him available for £25million.
  • Roma coach Rudi Garcia want's Arsenal's Gervinho on loan.
  • Sunderland are increasing their efforts to sign Juventus winger Emanuele Giaccherini in an £8.6million deal.
  • Bolton are interested in a loan for Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi.
  • Fulham are interested in Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.
  • Norwich have offered £4.3million for FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer.
  • Stoke striker Peter Crouch has attracted interest from Turkish side Trabzonspor.
  • Southampton have revived talks over a £13million deal for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.
  • Fernerbahce are willing to offer £6million for Chelsea striker Demba Ba.
  • Hull have revived their interest in free agent Carlton Cole after a deal for Charlie Austin faltered over a medical.
  • Burnley are talking to former Wigan midfielder David Jones.
  • Luis Suarez admits he is no closer to leaving Liverpool despite interest from "two or three" clubs.
  • Paul Ince has registered his interest in becoming England U21 head coach.
  • Micah Richards wants to see if he is part of Manuel Pellegrini's plans at Manchester City before committing to a new contract at the Etihad.
The Times
  • Luis Suarez has refused to close the door on joining Arsenal as he continues to look for a way out of Liverpool.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt have resurrected talks with Nicklas Bendtner in a bid to persuade the Arsenal striker to reduce his wage demands from £2million to £1.2million per year.
  • Thomas Ince has held talks with Cardiff after Blackpool accepted an £8million offer for the winger.
  • Sunderland have singed Jozy Altidore from AZ Alkmaar on a four-year deal.
  • Chelsea have agreed a one-year contract with Mark Schwarzer.
The Sun
  • Real Madrid are ready to hijack Arsenal's bid to land Luis Suarez.
  • Paolo Di Canio is furious with Jack Colback for turning down a new Sunderland contract.
  • Striker Jozy Altidore has become Sunderland's latest summer signing.
  • Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists he never considered walking out on the club despite the shock return of Joe Kinnear.
  • Mathieu Flamini is seriosuly considering a return to the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa are ready to slug it out with Spurs in a boardroom battle over Chrstian Benteke.
  • Hull want Carlton Cole and Connor Sammon after their £5million bid for Charlie Austin fell apart.
  • Huddersfield want Manchester United's Nick Powell on a season-long loan.
  • West Ham are set to renew their interest in Graham Dorrans.
  • QPR midfielder Esteban Granero has moved a step closer to signing for Swansea.
  • Giorgos Karagounis has signed a one-year deal with Fulham.
  • Nicklas Bendtner is in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Tottenham youngsters Nathan Byrne and Alex Pritchard have both joined Swindon.
Daily Express
  • Luis Suarez has offered encouragment to Arsenal to increase their bid for him by claiming that Arsene Wenger's interest makes him feel "valued".
  • Aston Villa have put a £30m price tag on Christian Benteke.
  • Alan Pardew has confirmed his interest in bringing Loic Remy and Darren Bent to Newcastle.
  • Michael Laudrup has revealed he turned down the chance to quit Swansea this summer.
  • Tom Ince is understood to have had talks with Cardiff after Blackpool accepted an £8m bid for him.
  • Swansea are expected to sign Wilfried Bony for a club record £12m this week.
Daily Star
  • Luis Suarez is prepared to stun Liverpool and join one of their Premier League rivals.
  • Tottenham are resigned to missing out on Real Madrid starlet Jese Rodriguez.
  • Hull's Steve Bruce is chasing Carlton Cole and Connor Sammon after being forced to ditch his £5m swoop for Charlie Austin.
  • Alan Pardew has blasted PSG's public pursuit of Yohan Cabaye.
  • Brighton's new manager Oscar Garcia wants to make Sporting Gijon midfielder Iganacio Cases his first signing.
  • Manchester City winger Jeremy Helan is being chased by Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves.
  • Mark Hudson has pledged his future to Cardiff for the next two years.
  • Jack Colback has left Paolo Di Canio fuming after turning down a new Sunderland contract.
Daily Telegraph
  • Luis Suarez has provided Arsenal with unexpected encouragement in their attempt to prise him away from Liverpool.
  • Tottenham will hope to break their transfer record if they step up their Interest in Christian Benteke.
  • Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is to fly to the USA to thrash out a new deal with Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Fulham owner Mohamed Fayed is ready to sell the club.
  • Manuel Pellegrini has told Joleon Lescott he will reject any offers for him and is a key figure in his plans at Manchester City.



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