In the Papers



Bernie Ecclestone last night emerged as a key player in a £700million Arsenal takeover – and in deciding the future of Arsene Wenger.
Mark Hughes has told Benni McCarthy the striker is not leaving Blackburn.
Roy Keane insists his pursuit of £10million Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon is still on.
Fenerbahce’s midfield ace Stephen Appiah will snub a move to West Ham as he is holding out for a dream switch to Arsenal.
Wigan have lined up a £700,000 swoop for Paris St Germain defender Sammy Traore.
Scott Carson admits he may have to quit Liverpool to keep his England dream alive.
Aston Villa are chasing £3million-rated Portugal ace Jose Bosingwa.
Besiktas have joined the race for Portsmouth striker Lomana LuaLua.
Bulgarian midfielder Martin Petrov issued a come-and-get-me plea to Tottenham.
Birmingham are to make a club-record £10million bid for Yakubu who is also interesting Manchester City.
Didi Hamann could leave Manchester City for 1860 Munich.
Sheffield United are looking to re-sign Michael Brown from Fulham.
MK Dons hitman Izale McLeod is set to join Charlton by the end of the month.
Wolves have made a bid to sign Arsenal left-back Armand Traore on a season-long loan deal.
Preston have had a £1.3million bid for Darius Henderson accepted by Watford.

Julio Baptista is being lined up by Newcastle in a £6million deal.
Nicolas Anelka will be granted his wish of playing in the Champions League next year by Werder Bremen.
West Ham have targeted Lomana LuaLua as they look to bring in a new striker.
Wigan are close to a £750,000 swoop for Paris St Germain’s Sammy Traore.
Southampton are chasing Trabzonspor’s £1.4million rated striker Omer Riza.
Charlton are preparing a free transfer raid for Nice hard man Cyril Rool.
Fulham have put £2.5million-rated Collins John up for sale.

Freddie Ljungberg will put pen to paper on a £3million move to West Ham this week.
Carlos Tevez and Manchester Uited face D-Day on Monday over his proposed move to Old Trafford.
Bolton boss Sammy Lee is trying to sign Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero.
Sam Allardyce wants Norwegian centre-half Brede Hangeland to shore up his Newcastle defence.
West Brom want Portuguese left-back Miguel Tininho as they prepare to sell Paul Robinson to Birmingham.
Leighton Baines is in talks with Sunderland over a £6million switch from Wigan.
Everton have been told they will have to pay £8million for Portsmouth’s Matty Taylor.
Portsmouth have tabled a £4million offer for Hamburg striker Jose Paulo Guerrero.
Everton have handed a week’s trial to Marseille starlet Ahmed Yahiaoui.

Birmingham are preparing an ambitious bid for Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.
Southampton have told Sheffield Wednesday that Grzegorz Rasiak is not for sale.
Arjen Robben has not agreed personal terms with Real Madrid – but is expected to next week.
West Ham are leading the race to sign Portsmouth striker Lomana LuaLua.
Bolton have made a £2million bid for Nantes winger Christian Wilhelmsson.
Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has snubbed the chance to join Chelsea.
Caen striker Yoann Gouffran has welcomed interest from Arsenal.
Patrick Kluivert could join Sheffield Wednesday after being released by PSV Eindhoven.

Eidur Gudjohnsen has been spotted house-hunting in Manchester after being deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona.
Roy Keane is to withdraw his interest in Craig Gordon after becoming frustrated over negotiations with Hearts.

Arsene Wenger is stepping up his bid to sign South American teenagers Angel Di Maria and Pedro Silva.


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