Transfer Rumour Gossip: Arsenal Target Four Last Ditch Summer Signings, Liverpool Plan Stamford Bridge Raid, Gareth Bale to Make £86m Bernabeu Switch

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

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Tottenham star Gareth Bale is all clear to join Real Madrid after the two sides agreed on a record-breaking £86million fee for the talented Welshman.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Bale Bid

However, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti refused to discuss the matter at his latest press conference.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that Juan Mata could be offered to Manchester United as part of a deal to bring Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge.

Full story: The Metro.

Mourinho has also blamed David Moyes for Rooney’s desire to leave, as the United manager has hinted that the England striker could be a squad player this season.

Full story: The Guardian.

Arsenal still hold out hope of signing Rooney as well, and are also considering a move for Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Full story: Daily Star.

Chelsea could still look to sign Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o in addition to Rooney.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Hulk Monaco

Tottenham are set to make a £30million offer for Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk after missing out on Willian to Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Andre Villas-Boas says he accepts Willian’s decision to snub Spurs, and also confirmed the club are chasing Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could look to sign Chelsea backup winger Victor Moses on a season-long loan.

Full story: Daily Mail.

Liverpool have also been told that highly-rated Derby County starlet Will Hughes will cost them around £15million.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Arsenal have been told to meet Newcastle’s asking price of £20million for French midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Downing Carroll

West Ham’s new signing Stewart Downing claims he was turned down by Newcastle this summer because he was too old.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Crystal Palace are in talks over the signing of Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner, who could join former team-mate Marouane Chamakh at the newly-promoted club.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

Cardiff City manager Malkay Mackay believes Frazier Campbell will be back in the England squad soon enough after his match-winning performance against Manchester City.

Full story: talkSPORT.

Martinez Baines

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has criticised David Moyes over his public pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines.

Full story: Sky Sports.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the media for “brainwashing” the club’s fans into thinking there is a crisis at the club.

Full story: Daily Mirror.

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