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Paper Chase: Gunners set to sign Barton

Joey Barton linked with Arsenal move
Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton linked with Arsenal move
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Each day during the summer transfer window we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Furious Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will tear up any written transfer request from Luka Modric.

Arsene Wenger is to have his transfer kitty swelled to £60million by a property deal.

Didier Drogba is wanted by cash-rich Spanish outfit Malaga.

Tottenham looks set to pull the plug on their long pursuit of Scott Parker.

Alex McLeish must find £15million to take Scott Dann from former club Birmingham.

Aston Villa has snubbed Liverpool's £12million bid for winger Stewart Downing.

Chelsea fear they have lost out on Neymar after Real Madrid lined up a £36.3million deal.

Sunderland triggered a bidding war for Ipswich striker Connor Wickham by offering £9million.

Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra as Manchester United looks like missing out on Daniele De Rossi and Yann M'Vila.

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger plans to snub a £10million move to Germany.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will contact Newcastle again in a bid to land Alan Smith.

Stoke has joined the race for DJ Campbell.

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has told the club his desire for Champions League football may force him to leave.

Craig Bellamy will plead with Manchester City to grant him a free transfer.

Christian Eriksen last night told Arsenal and Spurs to wait to sign him.

Newcastle has stepped up their signing spree with a £4million bid for Charles N'Zogbia and want to take Daniel Sturridge on loan.

Kevin Nolan is angry Alan Pardew did not fight harder to keep him at Newcastle.

Chris Hughton looks favourite for the Birmingham manager's job.

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THE PEOPLE

Arsene Wenger is weighing up the most astonishing transfer swoop of the summer - for Joey Barton. Wenger is also set for talks with Samir Nasri's representatives this week.

Manchester City supremo Garry Cook is ready to quit to live in the USA.

Chelsea expects to announce Guus Hiddink as their new manager this week - and he will walk straight into a bitter feud with Tottenham over Luka Modric.

Harry Redknapp has backed Daniel Levy's hands-off stance on Modric - and warned the Tottenham chairman not to go back on his word.

Manchester City is throwing their Arab millions at Udinese in a last-gasp attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez.

Liverpool and Arsenal is ready to battle it out for Birmingham defender Scott Dann - but prices in the Blues' clear-out are proving too high.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is making a £7million swoop for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is in talks with mentor Sir Alex Ferguson in a bid to sign Wes Brown.

Chris Hughton is the man Birmingham want to lift the gloom at St Andrews.

Paul Konchesky's move from Liverpool back to Fulham is being blocked by Martin Jol.

Liverpool is ready to let Danny Pacheco out on loan again - and Championship clubs are queuing up.

Norwich is set to make Bradley Johnson their fourth summer signing.

Jermaine Jenas is being offered the chance to move abroad - with Hamburg and Fenerbahce both keen.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is looking at Nancy defender Joel Sami - after a tip from Chris Samba.

Swansea is ready to offer Stephen Crainey the chance to stay in the Premier League.

Steve McClaren wants to take Chelsea's England Under-21 left-back Ryan Bertrand to Nottingham Forest.

Southampton is set to move for Neil Danns.

Sheffield United has agreed a deal to take Ipswich midfielder Billy Clark on trial.

Brian Laws is an early frontrunner for the Watford job.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell is planning a reunion with Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is ready to end his search for a new goalkeeper with a £1.5million bid for Leeds' Kasper Schmeichel.

Preston manager Phil Brown wants to sign Sunderland reserve goalkeeper Trevor Carson - so he can sell Andy Lonergan.

Hull is trying to beat QPR to the signing of Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose.

Barnsley defender Jason Shackell will decide between joining Portsmouth and Derby in a £1million deal this week.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Manchester City is looking at a revolutionary plan to keep homesick Carlos Tevez for two more years.

Chelsea last night launched a stunning £50million bid for Atletico Madrid goal machine Sergio Aguero after it was revealed he was close to joining Juventus.

Spurs went to war with Chelsea last night, declaring they will never allow Luka Modric to join them.

Didier Drogba is wanted by cash-rich Spanish side Malaga.

Manchester City and Tottenham is battling Manchester United for the signing of Jack Rodwell.

Marouane Fellaini has rocked Everton boss David Moyes with doubts over his long-term future.

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is ready to tempt Newcastle with a £3million bid for Joey Barton.

Manchester City is tracking Arsenal's Samir Nasri.

Hungary goalkeeper Csava Somogyi is hopeful of following Martin Jol to Fulham.

QPR boss Neil Warnock has dismissed reports he is set to sign veteran Italy defender Nicolas Legrottaglie.

Ray Wilkins has emerged as a shock contender for the Birmingham job.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will contact Newcastle again this week in a bid to land Alan Smith.

Seville will move for Spurs' Giovani Dos Santos if they lose Frederic Kanoute.

Wigan are refusing to be held to ransom by Bolton as they attempt to secure a deal for Ali Al Habsi.

Goalkeeper Alexander Doni has rejected a move to Liverpool after being told he would need to take a wage cut.

Everton is keen on Czech defender Jan Lecjkas.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Darren Potter is heading to MK Dons.

Bristol City will sign Rotherham striker Ryan Taylor this week after he snubbed Millwall.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Chelsea faces the threat of a points deduction - if they are found guilty of tapping up Luka Modric.

Manchester City is ready to offer Carlos Tevez an escape route back to Argentina.

Barcelona has made formal contact with Arsenal over Cesc Fabregas and are preparing to offer David Villa to Chelsea and Manchester City for £40million.

Aston Villa attempted to hijack Kevin Nolan's move to West Ham at the 11th hour.

Wes Brown is being lined up for a £3million move to Everton.

West Brom is closing in on a £3million deal for Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell.

Alex McLeish will have a £40million warchest to help him hit the ground running at Aston Villa.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is poised to raid old club Burnley with a £400,000 move for Tyrone Mears.

Birmingham's acting chairman Peter Pannu will advise owner Carson Yeung to appoint Chris Hughton as manager.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

The battle to sign Luka Modric turned ugly yesterday as Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy vowed to block the sale of the midfielder to Chelsea.

Barcelona hope to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gatzidis and manager Arsene Wenger in London this week to secure the transfer of Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea's restructuring after the Carlo Ancelotti era will gather pace this week with Guus Hiddink expected to enter full negotiations for his return as manager.

Alex McLeish's first job as Aston Villa manager will be to sign off the £15million move of Ashley Young to Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's rebuilding work will continue with the departure of defender Wes Brown to Everton.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will wrap up Bosman deals for Seb Larsson and Keiren Westwood this week.

Manchester City hopes Joe Hart will sign a new long-term deal in the next fortnight to treble his earnings.

Blackburn's owners claim they were ready to take Manchester United to a disciplinary tribunal over the transfer of Phil Jones - but backed down for fear of damaging the teenager's career.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Spurs last night slammed the White Hart Lane exit door firmly shut on wantaway Luka Modric.

THE SUNDAY TIMES

Tottenham's failure to qualify for the Champions League could cost them the services of Brazil midfielder Sandro as well as Luka Modric.

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has issued a statement insisting Luka Modric is not for sale "at any price" and expressed his anger with Chelsea for ignoring this and going public with their £22million bid for the player.

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Relations between Chelsea and Tottenham hit a new low yesterday after Spurs insisted Luka Modric would not be sold to Stamford Bridge "at any price".

SUNDAY MAIL (SCOTLAND)

Gordon Smith last night spoke of his joy at returning to Rangers and vowed to give Ally McCoist the backing he needs to succeed.

Aberdeen superkid Fraser Fyvie is set for a shock £1million move to Fulham.

Madjid Bougherra claims he has rejected a mega-bucks move to Qatar.

Celtic target Omer Damari's value has soared after Neil Lennon prepared a £1.7million bid.

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre has admitted he is unsure where his future lies after French clubs joined the race for his signature.

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