Transfer Rumour Gossip: Man United Expected to Make £35m Pair Bid, Liverpool Want Alonso, Villas-Boas Launch Club Record £30m Starlet Swoop

A round-up of Tuesday’s biggest transfer stories.

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that the club may not continue their pursuit of Gareth Bale, as he does not consider the Tottenham winger as essential to his plans this season.

Full story: The Telegraph.

However, other sources say the Italian wants a deal for the Welshman to be done quickly, to avoid a repeat of the Luka Modric saga from last summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Manchester United could still attempt to lure Bale to Old Trafford, and will offer Spurs cash plus Javier Hernandez for the 24-year-old.

Full story: Daily Star.

Liverpool could join Chelsea and Tottenham in the chase for £35million Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian.

Full story: Fox Sports.

Alonso Liverpool

Liverpool are also looking to re-sign Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Full story: Daily Star

Man United are expected to make a £35m bid for Everton pair Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

Full story: Independent

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has a list of defensive targets before the end of the transfer window, including Real Madrid’s Pepe, Napoli captain Paolo Cannavaro, and Kyriakos Papadopoulos of Schalke.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Tottenham have launched a club record £30m bid for Roma forward Erik Lamela.

Full story: Futbol Mercado

Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo has hinted strongly that he would welcome a move to the Emirates Stadium and the chance to play in the Premier League.

Full story: The Guardian.

Former Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o is pleased to be linked with Chelsea, as he would relish the opportunity to work with Jose Mourinho again.

Full story: Daily Mail.


Manchester United target Geoffrey Kondogbia is not for sale, according to Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido.

Full story: Marca.

Bayern Munich left-back Diego Contento has emerged as a target for Liverpool, though the German champions may not be willing to sell him this summer.

Full story: Daily Express.

Liverpool have also been dealt a blow in their bid to land Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, as the Brazilian has agreed a new contract with the club.

Full story: Marca.

Aston Villa misfit Darren Bent has become a loan target for newly-promoted Crystal Palace, and could join the club permanently if they avoid relegation.

Full story: The Telegraph.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have dropped their interest in both Bent and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, turning their attention to £7million Genk striker Jelle Vossen.

Full story: Daily Star.

Liverpool star Luis Suarez has banned journalists from questioning him on his desire to leave Anfield during the current international break.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out selling Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson this summer.

Full story: Sky Sports.

England are close to appointing a new manager of the Under-21 side, with Gareth Southgate the strong favourite to replace Stuart Pearce.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Di Canio Stoke City

Paolo Di Canio has attempted to revolutionise fitness training at Sunderland, with sessions lasting from 9am to 6pm every day.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

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