Friday, 9 August 2013

Friday Transfer News: Spurs in for Halilovic and Liverpool on Javier Mascherano alert


THIS AFTERNOON'S transfer news sees Liverpool monitoring Javier Mascherano after he hinted that he could leave Barcelona should he be deemed surplus to requirements, while Spurs are apparently in talks over a move for Alen Halilovic. Elsewhere, Napli shot stopper Pepe Reina has welcomed talk of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel being linked to the club.

With last season a fading memory, clubs are making their moves in the summer transfer market with the next campaign in mind. Here is a roundup of all the latest news, rumours and gossip...

Spurs are locked in negotiations over a move for Dinamo Zagreb starlet Alen Halilovic
Liverpool are on standby for Javier Mascherano after he hinted at leaving Barcelona
Napoli keeper Pepe Reina has welcomed talk of Liverpool's Martin Skrtel being linked to the club
Jose Mourinho is refusing to give up on Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and will wait until the end of the window to sign him
Spurs are asking Jese Rodriguez to be included in a possible deal should Gareth Bale leave White Hart Lane
Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing has joined Bolton on a four-year deal
John W Henry has warned Luis Suarez he will not be sold to any club at any price in the transfer window and denounced the notion of the striker leaving Liverpool to join Arsenal as “ludicrous”.
Suarez is training on his own at Melwood as he looks to push through an exit from Anfield, however the new twist in his transfer saga could see him forced to stay.
Roy Hodgson will tell his players to “turn off the tap” next week amid fears Chelsea stars will use England’s get-together to try to lure Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge.
And yesterday United denied suggestions that the unsettled Rooney had been banished to train with the kids by David Moyes - instead the move came at his own request.
Moyes is expected to step up his interest in Marouane Fellaini following the collapse of Cesc Fabregas' proposed move to Old Trafford.
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Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle United are all thought to be monitoring Santos 16-year-old forward Victor Andrade, who has been described as "the new Neymar".
Arsenal have confirmed the sale of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho to Roma.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been told he must dig deep if he is to land Nuremberg’s £10m-rated midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake.
West Brom are planning face-to-face talks with Scott Sinclair - also targeted by Newcastle and Southampton - over the next 48 hours in a bid to secure a loan deal for the winger.
Mark Hughes is ready to step up his bid to bring Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf to Stoke.
Middlesbrough have signed Bristol City winger Albert Adomah for an undisclosed fee.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has cast doubt over Gareth Bale's £85m price tag, as he believes it is too much money for the Tottenham star.
transfer news, transfer rumours, transfer talk, transfer gossip, Friday transfer newsScott Sinclair is being targeted by West Brom, Newcastle and Southampton
Club chat and other gossip
A Manchester United physio has backed a new pair of shin guards which is made from the same material as bulletproof vests
PICTURES: Andy Carroll, Dimitar Berbatov and Rio Ferdinand show off their abs ahead of the new season
PICTURES: Manchester City host a party for their fans at Manchester Central
Rickie Lambert, who Roy Hodgson did not consider good enough for Fulham five years ago, is the man he has been forced to turn to as the answer to England’s striker crisis.
Hodgson has included nine uncapped players in his Under-21 squad to face Scotland at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.
Micah Richards believes that manager Manuel Pellegrini will prove a far better boss than his predecessor Roberto Mancini.
Arsenal will look for positives in the Champions League this morning when the play-offs draw is made in Nyon, Switzerland.
Blackpool forward Thomas Ince has been handed an immediate two-match ban by the FA.
Best of the rest
Robin Van Persie has dismissed suggestions Manchester United will go into decline following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
transfer news, transfer rumours, transfer talk, transfer gossip, Friday transfer newsDavid Moyes (left) will succeed at United according to Robin Van Persie (right)

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