Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: July 2 2014, 8:34 BST

A look at the football transfer gossip in Wednesday's national newspapers, with Luis Suarez again making the headlines.

Alexis Sanchez: Could be part of Luis Suarez's move to Barca
Alexis Sanchez: Could be part of Luis Suarez's move to Barca


Liverpool will open transfer talks with Barcelona over Luis Suarez in the next 24 hours - but will insist that Alexis Sanchez is part of any deal.

Swansea City frontman Michu, 28, wants to return to Spain and join champions Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, but must wait for the Italian side to sign a replacement.

The agent of Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne has insisted Arsenal have not made an offer for his client.

Hull City have been told by Championship side Blackpool to stump up £8m compensation for free agent Tom Ince.

The agent of Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa has had contact with a number of interested clubs - but says he is yet to receive any concrete offers. Liverpool are reportedly one side interested.

Southampton have agreed a £10million deal for FC Twente winger Dusan Tadic to replace Liverpool new signing Adam Lallana.


Barcelona will kick-start their bid for Liverpool Luis Suarez by jetting into England today to hold talks.

Fulham want to loan out flop striker Kostas Mitroglou for a season.

Burnley hope to make Bolton striker Marvin Sordell their first signing of the summer.

Leeds want Marco Silvestri to replace the axed Paddy Kenny as their new keeper.


Liverpool considering a bid for AC Milan's former Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli if Luis Suarez joins Barcelona.

Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 27, admits he would relish the chance to join Arsenal after revealing he supported the Gunners as a child.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 24, to become the third Southampton player to move to Anfield this summer after capturing Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.


Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 27, could be set for a move to the Premier League after Arsenal joined Liverpool in the race for the stopper who currently plays for Spanish side Levante.

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is set to make a swoop for 22-year-old Feyenoord central defender Stefan de Vrij.

Arsenal will confirm the signing of France international Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle after the World Cup.

Tottenham have entered the race for Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo.


Midfielder Dusan Tadic, 25, is set to become new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman's first signing after the Saints agreed a £9m deal with Dutch side FC Twente for the Serbian.

Colombia star James Rodriguez is set for a £40m move from Monaco to Real Madrid if the Spanish side can off-load Argentina winger Angel Di Maria.

Swansea City say that they want £45m for striker Wilfried Bony, goalkeeper Michel Vorm and defender Ben Davies, who have attracted interest from Premier League rivals Tottenham and Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have told Napoli that midfielder Sandro will cost £20m.

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