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03/08/09: Transfer Rumors

3 August 2009 15:20

'Liverpool have signed Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani for € 18m.' - Marca

'The Reds, meanwhile, are refusing to budge on their £30m valuation of midfielder Xabi Alonso, who is wanted by Real Madrid.' - Daily Star

'Liverpool have made a last-ditch attempt to keep Alonso, with Reds manager Rafael Benitez insisting he wants the Spaniard to stay at the club.' - Daily Mirror

'While, Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has urged for his future to be sorted out one way or the other as the long-running transfer saga continues to drag on.' - AS

'And it looks like Alonso is destined to leave after Liverpool's managing director Christian Purslow met his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Angel Sanchez in Barcelona to complete negotiations.' - The Telegraph

'Elsewhere, Liverpool have been warned by Valencia that their star forward David Villa is "priceless" and will not be joining the Premier League club.' - The Sun

'Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is keen on a move back to Hamburg after being told he has no future at the Bernabeu.' - Bild

'Striker Marouane Chamakh has lashed out at Bordeaux for standing in the way of a "dream" move to Arsenal.' - L'Equipe

'Manchester United have handed a trial to Swedish 15-year-old star Linus Sjoberg who is currently on the books of Vasteras.' - Sky Sports

'Chelsea will go on a £100m spending spree this week, bidding to sign AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero.' - Daily Mail

'Or else Chelsea will be priced out of the market and miss out on the signing of Ribery as well as Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso.' - The Telegraph

'Manchester City are expected to make an improved £20m offer for Everton defender Joleon Lescott.' - Daily Star

'Or Manchester City are set to withdraw their interest in Lescott and will instead pursue Chelsea centre-back Alex.'- The Times

'Everton have been offered Toulouse right back Albin Ebondo after missing out on the signing of Kyle Naughton, who has joined Tottenham from Sheffield United.' - The Times

'Tottenham will offer £10m to Chelsea for midfielder Joe Cole.' - Daily Mirror

'But Tottenham look like they will be beaten to the signature of Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong by big-spending Manchester City.' - Daily Mirror

'Spurs striker Darren Bent is expected to complete a £12m move to Sunderland on Monday.' - The Sun

'Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful of beating Tottenham to the £750,000 signing of former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira from Inter Milan.' - Daily Express

'But Arsenal have had their £5m bid for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh dismissed as "ridiculous" by club president Jean-Louis Triaud.' - Daily Mirror

'The Gunners are expected to sell defender Philippe Senderos, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan, to Everton for £6m.' - Daily Mirror

'Tottenham are interested in Toulouse's £12m-rated midfielder Moussa Sissoko.' - The Times

'Spurs are also keeping tabs on Brazilian midfielder Sandro, who plays for Internacional.' - The Times

'Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful of signing Manchester City striker Benjani and Hajduk Split forward Nikola Kalinic for a combined £11m.' - The Sun

'Birmingham are set to secure the loan signing of Arsenal defender Armand Traore.' - The Independent

'The Blues have also been linked with Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel and Aston Villa's Craig Gardner.' - The Independent

'Hull City are not prepared to meet Newcastle United's valuation of £4m for defender Habib Beye.' - The Times

'But Aston Villa are also keen on Beye and could launch a bid for the 31-year-old Senegal player.' - The Sun

'Villa will have to battle it out with Inter Milan for Real Madrid's € 19m-rated midfielder Wesley Sneijder.' - Marca

'And it seems that Inter Milan have beaten Villa in the race to sign Sneijder, after Real Madrid and the Nerazzuri reached an agreement for the Dutchman's transfer.' - La Gazzetta dello Sport

'Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is also monitoring Portsmouth defensive duo Sylvain Distin and Sol Campbell.' - The Independent

'Hull have made a £3m bid for Stoke midfielder Seyi Olofinjana.' - Daily Mirror

'Portsmouth and England keeper David James has pledged his future to the south-coast club, despite interest from Tottenham.' - The Sun

'Leeds have slapped a £8m price tag on star midfielder Fabian Delph, who is wanted by Manchester City and Everton.' - The Sun

'Fulham are watching Kalmar FF midfielder Rasmus Elm and are preparing a £2.5m bid.' - The Times

'But Everton are also keen on the Swedish international midfielder and may outbid Fulham with £3m.' - Daily Mirror

'Fulham have inquired about Sampdoria midfielder Daniele Dessena.' - The Sun

'Newcastle midfielder Geremi is keen on move to Turkish side Besiktas.' - Daily Mail

'Lyon defender John Mensah has been offered to Sunderland and Portsmouth.' - The Times

'Wolves are preparing a bid for towering Rapid Vienna striker Stefan Maierholer.' - Daily Mail

'In search of an attacking player, AC Milan could sign AS Roma's Brazilian international Julio Baptista, if a deal for Sevilla's Luis Fabiano falls through. Roma are in dire need of cash and could let the player to move to Lombardy.' - Corriere dello Sport

'Former Toulouse player Achille Emana will not be staying at relegated Segunda division side Real Betis and could move to Valencia CF € 4m, with midfielder Jordi Alba moving in the opposite direction.' - Marca

'Valenciennes striker Johan Audel is now a potential transfer target for Monaco.' - Le Parisien

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