Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: May 22 2014, 7:34 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Thursday's national newspapers, with Liverpool linked to a Barcelona star.

Pedro: Liverpool are reportedly interested in the Barca striker
Pedro: Liverpool are reportedly interested in the Barca striker


Liverpool could make a move for Barcelona's 26-year-old World Cup-winning striker Pedro.

Newcastle must offer Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 28, £100,000 per week if they want to sign him this summer.

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is ready to take a whopping 50 per cent pay cut to stay in the Premier League. He is a target for Turkey's Besiktas but Aston Villa, West Ham and Hull are all interested.


Liverpool's hopes of signing England midfielder Adam Lallana before the World Cup have stalled due to Southampton's £25m valuation.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 28, is a £20m target for Spanish side Valencia as he enters the final year of his contract at the Etihad.


Manchester City could make a move for Roma's Moroccan international defender Mehdi Benatia, 27.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopes to make a £6 million swoop for Cardiff keeper David Marshall.

Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy is set to join Swiss club Servette FC as a coach.

Manchester City will hold talks with unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, after the World Cup.


Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, believes manager Brendan Rodgers does not think he is good enough to play in the Reds' first team.


Tottenham midfielder Sandro, 25, wants to move to Italy this summer, according to his agent.

Swansea boss Garry Monk has warned Arsenal and Liverpool that Spanish striker Michu, 28, is not for sale.

Meanwhile, the Swans are weighing up a deal to bring in Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.


Arsenal are plotting a move for Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, 22, as a potential replacement for wantaway Bacary Sagna.

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