Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Football Papers: All Transfer Rumors and Gossip This Evening
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Radamel Falcao is expected to complete his loan move to Chelsea imminently before taking a three-week holiday after a difficult season ended in Colombia’s Copa America exit.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Sergio Ramos is keen to talk to Manchester United and has informed the Real Madrid hierarchy that it is only Louis van Gaal’s side he is interested in joining if he quits La Liga.
Manchester City won’t drop their pursuit of Wolsburg’s Kevin de Bruyne – despite being told to forget about landing the midfield ace by the German club. The Belgian playmaker is among City’s top summer targets alongside Juventus’ Paul Pogba and Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling.
Brendan Rodgers has been allowed to handpick Sean O’Driscoll as his new assistant in what appears a huge show of supports from the club’s owners.
Newcastle will have to stump up more the £9m to lure Bas Dost – but the striker is not looking to leave Wolfsburg. A forward and a centre-back remain high on the club’s transfer wishlist.
The Magpies will opt against a move for West Ham’s Stewart Downing as his wage demands and age – 30 – do not fit the club’s blueprint.
Danny Graham has spent his post-season break doing special sessions in the gym as he bids to prove his worth to manager Dick Advocaat.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is continuing to push for QPR winger Matt Phillips – and has joined the chase for his QPR team-mate Charlie Austin following Demba Ba’s move to China.
Tottenham are plotting to use Emmanuel Adebayor as a makeweight in their efforts to sign Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke.
Mark Hughes is close to sealing a deal for midfield enforcer Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.
Southampton have yet to receive a bid for star midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The France international is attracting the interest of Manchester United, but, while they are understood to have made an initial enquiry about him earlier this month, there has been no approach from them since.
Leicester have accepted bids from both Leeds and Wolves for striker Chris Wood.
THE BOLTON NEWS
Eidur Gudjohnsen is in talks over a big-money move to China, according to sources in his native Iceland.
Darren Ambrose will be given the chance to earn a new deal at Ipswich Town, who are expected to complete the season-long loan signing of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Reading are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill but their attempts to land the 32-year-old goalkeeper are being hampered by an injury to Baggies’ No1 Ben Foster.
Brentford have agreed a €3million deal to sign FC Twente defender Andreas Bjelland, which would break the club record.
Blackburn are ready to let Josh Morris leave for Bradford City – and they could also move on goalkeeper Jake Kean and striker Leon Best.
Andrea Orlandi is on the verge of a Blackpool exit, with his contract set to be terminated by mutual consent.