Paper Chase: Third Blues Modric bid

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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...


Sir Alex Ferguson believes he is being victimised by the FA.

Liverpool are braced to start their Premier League campaign without injured Steven Gerrard.

Chelsea have moved to plug the gap left by the injury to Michael Essien by agreeing a £4.5m fee with Barcelona for Oriol Romeu.

Nigel De Jong's long-term future at Man City has been plunged into doubt after contract talks broke down.


Chelsea last night offered Spurs £27m plus £10m-rated striker Daniel Sturridge for top target Luka Modric - their third bid for the wantaway White Hart Lane midfielder this summer.

Chelsea have won the battle for Barcelona starlet Oriol Romeu.

Galatasaray have tabled a £4m bid for Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboue.

Arsenal have Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javier Martinez on their radar.

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is wanted by PSG.

Lille are making a late bid for Liverpool's Milan Jovanovic.

Arsenal could win the fight for Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

Stoke are eyeing Tottenham pair Wilson Palacios and Peter Crouch.

Blackburn have slapped a £15m valuation on Chris Samba.


Sir Alex Ferguson insists Manchester City will not be able to flog Carlos Tevez - and revealed the Argentine told him he wants to quit football in two years.

Nigel de Jong last night told Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini he is prepared to follow Carlos Tevez out of the door after talks over a new deal stalled.

Sam Allardyce believes his dream of managing one of the Premier League's big clubs has gone for ever.

Barcelona have upped the ante in their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas with a £33m offer.

Sergio Aguero is expected to join Man City in the next 48 hours for £38m.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas wants France international Yann M'Vila.

West Ham have joined the race to sign Owen Hargreaves.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has Matthew Upson and James McFadden in his sights.

Tottenham are making a new move for Uruguay star Diego Forlan.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to swoop for Liverpool striker David Ngog in a surprise £4m raid.

Mikel Arteta could ask for a move back to Spain.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish wants Hugo Rodallega from Wigan but will have to pay £9m.

Newcastle have thrashed out a £6.5m fee for PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc.


Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is to cap a remarkable 12 months by signing a bumper new five-year contract this week.


Arsenal will this week increase their £12million bid for Everton's England defender Phil Jagielka as under-fire boss Arsene Wenger looks to reinforce his back four

Sergio Aguero has told Manchester City he is on his way to the Etihad Stadium - after a glowing reference from want-away rebel Carlo Tevez

David Beckham is set to be knighted at the end of the year.

Charles N'Zogbia will interrupt a break in Dubai to complete his £10m move to Aston Villa.


Sir Alex Ferguson is considering making one of the most unexpected transfer moves of his 24 years as Manchester United manager - a bid for Joey Barton.


Chelsea may be in Thailand but their eyes remain firmly on the transfer market, and they appear ready to deliver a third and final bid for Luka Modric this week after Tottenham began to show signs of relenting in their attempts to keep the unsettled midfielder.


Rangers are on the verge of landing Palermo defender Dorin Goian.

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