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DAILY STAR SUNDAY

  • Manchester United will move for Wigan left-back Leighton Baines if Gabriel Heinze forces through his move to Liverpool.
  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants Kevin Keegan to return to St James’ Park – as director of football.
  • Napoli are the latest side to make a move for Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi.
  • Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is the top target for new Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster.
  • Reading boss Steve Coppell is to step up his search for new blood, but he won’t have to replace Nicky Shorey as the 26-year-old is set to snub Newcastle and West Ham by signing a new deal at the Madejski Stadium.
  • Juventus have stunned Manchester City by demanding £12million for left-back Giorgio Chiellini.
  • West Ham have joined the chase for Manchester United striker Alan Smith, who also interests Aston Villa, Everton and Middlesbrough.
  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce wants to be reunited with Bolton’s Abdoulaye Faye, but faces competition from Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Fulham will test Sheffield Wednesday’s resolve to keep Chris Brunt with a £1.5million bid.
  • Manchester City have offered Michael Johnson a new four-year deal after telling Liverpool they have no chance of signing the midfielder.
  • Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi is unsettled at Bolton. Blackburn are poised to bid for US international Eddie Johnson after he snubbed a move to Derby.
  • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could yet open his chequebook again, with Red Bull Salzburg Rene Aufhauser having impressed him.
  • Spurs will step up their interest in Hertha Berlin’s Kevin-Prince Boateng after losing out on Martin Petrov. FC Copenhagen defender Brede Hangeland has been targeted by Aston Villa.
  • MK Dons striker Izale McLeod would rather join Charlton than Leicester or West Brom.
  • Stoke are closing in on Charlton defender Jon Fortune.
  • QPR have tabled a £350,000 bid for Charlton midfielder Simon Walton.
  • NEWS OF THE WORLD
  • Gabriel Heinze will fly in for showdown talks with Manchester this week to try and force through his move to Liverpool.
  • Carlos Tevez will be unveiled as a Manchester United player at Sunday’s Community Shield if a compensation package with West Ham can be agreed by Wednesday.
  • West Brom manager Tony Mowbray is finally set to cash in on defender Curtis Davies.
  • Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is still hoping to lure Alan Smith from Manchester United.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up an £11million swoop for Dinamo Zagreb star Luka Modric.
  • Real Madrid fully expect to sign Arjen Robben for £21million this week.
  • Middlesbrough have stepped up their attempts to sign Dutch striker Romeo Castelan.
  • Aston Villa are leading the chase for Norwegian centre-back Brede Hangeland.
  • Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson will make a £7million bid for Marseille ace Taye Taiwo if he fails to land Giorgio Chiellini.
  • West Brom left-back Paul Robinson is being chased by Sunderland and Birmingham.
  • Aston Villa central defender Liam Ridgewell is a transfer target for Birmingham, Bolton and Fulham.
  • Alan Pardew wants Andy Cole to fire Charlton back into the Premier League.
  • Crewe have made a £100,000 bid to end American striker Jemal Johnson’s nightmare at Wolves.
  • DAILY MIRROR
  • Ryan Giggs will be offered a job for life with Manchester United – a one-year deal when his current contract expires and an ambassadorial role when he retires.
  • Valencia have made a £13million bid for Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka.
  • Chelsea fear Frank Lampard’s camp are deliberately pricing him out of a new deal in order to facilitate a move abroad.
  • Lassana Diarra is set to join Arsenal from Chelsea this week in a £2million deal.
  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has accused Andy Cole of trying to force through his departure from Fratton Park.
  • Gianni Paladini’s troubled reign as QPR owner is set to come to an end this week.
  • Franck Queudrue has been told he will not be leaving Fulham on the cheap.
  • THE PEOPLE
  • Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is launching a £30million recruitment drive by moving for Wigan left-back Leighton Baines, Brazilian striker Elano Blumer and Mexico frontman Nery Castillo.
  • Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has been told he has just £10million available for new signings – and that figure includes the wages of the players he brings in. Allardyce has already tabled a £500,000 bid for Bolton giant Abdoulaye Faye.
  • Steve Bruce is launching an audacious bid to take Real Madrid legend Raul to Birmingham.
  • Roy Keane has admitted for the first time that he wants to stay at Sunderland beyond the two years he has left on his contract. Keane, meanwhile, hopes to strike a loan deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
  • Wigan hope Bolton or Portsmouth will back up their interest in Henri Camara with a firm bid this week.
  • Chelsea’s bid to sign Royston Drenthe has been rocked after Barcelona joined the race for him.
  • Liverpool hope to price Manchester City out of a deal for goalkeeper Scott Carson. Sven-Goran Eriksson is prepared to bid £6million but the Reds have quoted £10million.
  • Fulham old-boy Sean Davis could make a surprise return to the club if Michael Brown joins Wigan.
  • Sheffield United manager Bryan Robson has joined the chase for Birmingham striker Rowan Vine.
  • Luton and Hibs are keeping tabs on former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris.
  • Manchester United striker Alan Smith will make a £6million move to Everton after snubbing Middlesbrough.
  • Plymouth boss Ian Holloway is lining up a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Togolese right-back Assimiou Toure.
  • THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
  • Chelsea are close to losing Dutch star Arjen Robben in a deal that would see him presented by Real Madrid this week as a £20million signing.
  • Carlos Tevez could be free to become a Manchester United player this week if Kia Joorabchian pays West Ham the appropriate compensation to release him.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering hiring former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder as the Gunners’ new sporting director.
  • Michael Owen will be unable to invoke the get-out clause in his Newcastle contract unless he is transferred by Tuesday.
  • Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp will walk into a row with Andy Cole when he returns home from Hong Kong.
  • Manchester United have accepted their rift with Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze will mean he leaves this summer, but they are adamant he must move abroad.
  • SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • New Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants Kevin Keegan to return to the club as director of football.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for Nicolas Anelka.
  • Real Madrid are set to step up their interest in Chelsea’s Michael Ballack – and spark a bitter new ‘tapping’ row in the process.
  • Wigan’s Leighton Baines could end up as the winner in Manchester United and Liverpool’s tug-of-war over Gabriel Heinze, with both sides reported to be interested in him.
  • Sol Campbell will be offered a two-year deal by Portsmouth in a bid to fend off interest from Everton and Villarreal.
  • Juventus have stunned Manchester City by demanding £12million for left-back Giorgio Chiellini.

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