TRANSFER GOSSIP (20/07/2012)

Real Madrid will not pay more than £27m for
Luka Modric, 26, despite Tottenham revealing
they will let the Croatian playmaker leave for
Full story: Daily Mirror
Spurs are eyeing Malaga's Spain midfielder Santi
Cazorla, 27, as a replacement should Modric leave
White Hart Lane.
Full story: talkSPORT
Tottenham have also begun negotiations to
bring Lyon and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris,
25, to White Hart Lane but the move has stalled
as the French club are demanding £16m.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Manchester City and Zenit St Petersburg have been
alerted to Martin Skrtel's possible disenchantment
with Liverpool after the defender revealed that
contract extension talks with the Merseyside club had
Full story: the Times (subscription required)
QPR are trying to secure a work permit for
Junior Hoilett before signing the 22-year-old
forward, who is out of contract at Blackburn.
Full story: Daily Mail
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will send his scouts to
watch Brazilian midfielder Ganso, 22, in his country's
London 2012 warm-up game with Team GB on Friday.
Full story: Daily Mirror
But Wenger will refuse to sell star striker Robin
van Persie, 28, to rivals Manchester United.
Full story: the Sun
However, Arsenal have lined up Athletic Bilbao striker
Fernando Llorente, 27, if Van Persie leaves the club.
Full story: Daily Mail
Qatari side Al-Sadd hope to beat Zenit St
Petersburg to the signature of Arsenal forward
Andrey Arshavin, 31.
Full story: Daily Mail
Chelsea are set to land another Hazard this summer
as they look to sign Eden's younger brother Thorgan,
19, from French club Lens.
Full story: Metro
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to
sign midfielder Joe Allen, 22, from his former
club Swansea for £15m.
Full story: Daily Star
Manchester City are willing to offer Birmingham
midfielder Foday Nabay the most attractive package
for a 13-year-old ever in British football as they bid to
gazump Manchester United to his signature.
Full story: Daily Mail
Leeds United are keen on Dundee United
forward Johnny Russell and Hearts winger David
Templeton. (Scottish Sun)
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says
defender Rio Ferdinand, 33, will never play for
England again following his omission from Roy
Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad.
Full story: the Sun
Emmanuel Adebayor, unhappy that Tottenham are
asking him to take a £3m-a-year pay cut, is
threatening to see out the remainder of his
Manchester City contract.
Full story: the Sun
Hugh Robertson has called on the Football
Association to adopt a zero tolerance policy on
verbal abuse, the Sports Minister citing
evidence given in John Terry's recent court case
as a reason why a line must be drawn.
Full story: the Times (subscription required)
Barcelona striker David Villa, 30, has marked
his return to training after a lengthy lay-off with
injury by leaving keeper Jose Manuel Pinto with
a bruised arm.
Full story: Metro
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll sneaked in a bit of pre-
season training during his summer holiday in Brazil -
by running on the beach with a boogie board under his
Full story: the Sun
Birmingham supporter Rob Shannon has not
missed one of his team's matches for 38 years,
seeing the Blues play 1,800 consecutive games
since 1974. And he only missed one that year
because he was too ill to get out of bed.
Full story: Daily Star

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