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Blackburn defender Chris Samba is a target for Tottenham
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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...

DAILY MIRROR

PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEWS

 

Each weekday between the beginning of August and the Premier League's kickoff on 13th, FOX Soccer will profile two of the league's clubs as we build toward the 2011-12 season:

August 1: Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion
August 2: Bolton, Blackburn
August 3: Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City
August 4: Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan
August 5: Manchester United, Manchester City
August 8: Chelsea, Norwich City
August 9: Everton, Sunderland
August 10: Stoke City, Fulham
August 11: Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers
August 12: Arsenal, Newcastle United

 

 

Eric Cantona has told Sir Alex Ferguson to land Wesley Sneijder because "he reminds me of myself".

Inter Milan is ready to offer Man City Brazilian defender Maicon in part-exchange for Carlos Tevez.

Chelsea will step up its efforts to land Luka Modric this week by tabling a £30million bid for the Croatian.

Man City is preparing a £2million bid for Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

Tottenham is holding talks with Real Madrid over midfielder Lassana Diarra.

Joey Barton is in danger of pricing himself out of a move from Newcastle - with Spurs and Celtic preferring to take him on loan than a full deal.

Arsene Wenger is hoping Cesc Fabregas will make a dramatic return for Arsenal on Saturday.

Roberto Di Matteo says he is happy West Brom sacked him last season as it opened the door to his Chelsea return.

Chris Hughton has ditched plans to be reunited with Colin Calderwood at Birmingham because of the club's cash woes.

QPR boss Neil Warnock is poised to sign Blackpool striker DJ Campbell and Jason Puncheon.

THE SUN

Eric Cantona has taken a huge swipe at homesick Manchester City stars Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.

Mike Ashley is set to hand Joey Barton a shock lifeline by getting him to stay at Newcastle.

Newcastle is weighing up a shock swoop for West Ham's England goalkeeper Robert Green.

Blackburn hope to pip QPR to the signing of Spanish full-back Miguel Torres.

Birmingham boss Chris Hughton is weighing up a move for ex-Aston Villa striker John Carew.

Leicester fears it may miss out on Reading's Shane Long to a top-flight club.

Roberto Mancini is preparing a £2million bid for Stoke's veteran goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

Sam Allardyce fears he could still lose Scott Parker with West Ham's big kick-off just three days away.

Carlton Cole could be on his way back to the Premier League in a swap deal with Fulham's Andy Johnson.

DAILY MAIL

POLL

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Joey Barton has threatened Newcastle with the nightmare scenario of staying for the remainder of his contract as he awaits a concrete offer from a club prepared to sign him on a free.

Kenny Dalglish is ready to spend again after he admitted Liverpool's £100million outlay since January has been 'necessary'.

Samuel Eto'o has asked Inter Milan to see if Manchester City are really interested in signing him after falling out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

Sunderland has enquired about Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Tottenham has made a cash-plus-player offer for Blackburn defender Chris Samba.

QPR is closing in on a deal for Jason Puncheon after offering defender Kaspars Gorkss to Southampton plus cash.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is ready to move for West Brom striker Ismael Miller.

Swansea will attempt to replace goalkeeper Dorus de Vries with 22-year-old Jasper Cillessen from NEC Nijmegen.

DAILY STAR

Kenny Dalglish last night vowed to carry on spending in his bid to end Liverpool's trophy drought.

Fulham has widened its search for a back-up to Bobby Zamora after having a £2.5million bid for Cameron Jerome rejected.

Brendan Rodgers has not ruled out last-minute shopping ahead of Swansea's Premier League kick-off at Manchester City.

Ben Foster has urged West Brom boss Roy Hodgson to give Owen Hargreaves one last shot at the Premier League.

DAILY EXPRESS

Fulham manager Martin Jol may turn to Carlton Cole in his search for a back-up striker after having a £2million-plus bid for Birmingham's Cameron Jerome turned down.

Adam Johnson has been told by manager Roberto Mancini that he remains a big part of his blueprint to turn Manchester City into Premier League champions.

Steed Malbranque appears set to return to his native France with St Etienne.

DAILY RECORD

Ally McCoist last night blamed Steven Whittaker and Madjid Bougherra for blowing Rangers' Champions League dream and told them: "You've let your team-mates down."

Vladimir Romanov last night branded his critics fools as he demanded Hearts win the SPL title.

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens picked up a hamstring injury that could rule him out for up to six weeks.

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