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Gossip: Transfer and rumour - August 7, 2013

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool's American owner John W Henry has told the club's supporters in Norway that striker Luis Suarez, 26, will not be sold.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
 
However, Suarez has not given up hope on moving to Real Madrid, raising the prospect of Arsenal missing out on their prime transfer target.
Full story: London Evening Standard 
 
Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has scored 38 goals in 77 Premier League appearances for Liverpool 

Manchester United manager David Moyes has launched a bid for 25-year-old Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini - signalling the end of the club's pursuit of Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas, 26.
Full story: Daily Mirror 


 
United's England international striker Wayne Rooney, 27, will seek a move abroad if a deal to join Chelsea cannot be finalised.
Full story: Daily Mail 
 
Everton face competition from Fiorentina in their bid to sign Hellas Verona midfielder Jorginho, 21.
Full story: Daily Star 
 
Tottenham director Sir Keith Mills says the club are almost powerless to keep Gareth Bale, 24, if he wants to move to Real Madrid, even though he signed a new four-year contract only last summer.
Full story: London Evening Standard 
 
And the removal of Wales international Bale from Tottenham's official Twitter account page has further intensified speculation over his future.
Full story: The Independent 
 
Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, 18, is the latest name on Tottenham's list of possible replacements for Bale.
Full story: Daily Express 
 
Barcelona are planning a £35m bid for Chelsea's Brazil international David Luiz.
Full story: The Sun 
 
Leeds United's Ross McCormack is the subject of a bid from Middlesbrough, with Blackpool also interested in the 26-year-old striker.
Full story: Sky Sports 

OTHER GOSSIP

Luis Suarez has told Liverpool he does not want to play in any pre-season friendlies for Liverpool until his future is resolved.
Full story: Daily Mirror 
 
Real Madrid and Barcelona could soon be forced by the European Commission to relinquish their privileged status as member-owned clubs and are likely to become publically listed companies, losing one of the key advantages behind their dominance of Spanish football and success in European competition.
Full story: The Independent 
 
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has refused to answer questions about the club's ongoing pursuit of Gareth Bale for fear of further upsetting Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Full story: Sky Sports 
 
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is concerned by reports of Wayne Rooney leaving the club. "You do worry he might leave because he's a fantastic football player," the 29-year-old Scotsman said. "I hope he stays and we achieve more things together for United."
Full story: Manchester Evening News 
 
QPR are chasing the signature of Estudiantes' Duvan Zapata after West Ham pulled out of a deal to sign the 22-year-old Colombian striker because of work permit issues.
Full story: Daily Star 
 
Tottenham could struggle to revive their bid for Vlad Chiriches. The 23-year-old Steaua Bucharest defender instead wants to move to Italy, says his agent.
Full story: talkSPORT
 
AC Milan's Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, 26, has spoken of his hopes of returning to the Bundesliga.
Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian) 
 
Bayern Munich have permitted Brazilian defender Luiz Gustavo, 26, to begin negotiations with fellow Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.
Full story: Kicker (in German) 
 
Real Zaragoza are close to signing 22-year-old forward Roger Marti on a season-long loan deal from fellow Spanish side Levante.
Full story: Marca (In Spanish) 
 
Wolves' Mali midfielder Tongo Doumbia, 24, will join French side Valenciennes on a season-long loan.
Full story: L'Equipe (in French) 

AND FINALLY

The man who has played the part of Bradford City's mascot - the City Gent - for the last 20 years has quit the role because he was no longer considered portly enough.
Full story: Bradford Telegraph and Argus 
 
New research suggests more than half of football fans think about the game at least once every minute.
Full story: Metro 
 
Premier League new boys Crystal Palace have called in a hypnotist to help get them in the right frame of mind for their opening home game against Tottenham.
Full story: The Independent 
 
Every senior player in the Premier League and Football League will have to attend a session this season to receive guidance on not using racist and homophobic language.
Full story: Daily Express 

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