Paper Chase: Derby rivals fight for Nasri

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 has ordered Manchester United to land Samir Nasri in a £22million deal before the club’s summer tour of America.

Birmingham fans have been promised that the club will not suffer after owner Carson Yeung was arrested over a £59million money-laundering scam.

Alex McLeish will crack the whip at Aston Villa to head off any dressing-room rebellions.

Craig Gardner has set his sights on Europe after completing a £6million move to Sunderland.

Sven-Goran Eriksson wants England old boy Jonathan Woodgate to join him at Leicester.

Doncaster striker Billy Sharp has turned down a £3.25million move to Southampton.


Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will offer £15million to prise Samir Nasri away from Arsenal.

Joey Barton has been urged to forget his Newcastle contract row – and sparkle even more than he did in his "fantastic" last season.

Liverpool owner John Henry has reassured the club’s restless fans that they will invest in the future.

Palermo last night claimed Chelsea have made a £45million bid for Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore.

Liverpool will have to pay a stunning £9million to sign Charlie Adam from Blackpool.

Alex McLeish is prepared to risk fresh unrest at Aston Villa by imposing new "ground rules" for the players.

Tottenham will make a fresh £20million bid for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente – if boss Harry Redknapp can sell at least two strikers first.

Steve Kean is lining up a £4million swoop for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.

Fulham boss Martin Jol wants to add Leeds winger Max Gradel to his Europa League squad.

Everton skipper Phil Neville is ready to put pen to paper on a new contract that will allow him to end his career at the club.

New Birmingham boss Chris Hughton wants to be reunited with Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge.

QPR boss Neil Warnock has triggered DJ Campbell’s £1million release clause to try and land the striker on the cheap.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe is letting long-serving Graham Alexander go.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has gone back to Watford for his backroom staff.


Manchester City are ready to go to war with neighbours Manchester United over Arsenal ace Samir Nasri.

Carson Yeung could stay in control of Birmingham City even if he is behind bars.

Phil Neville is set to sign a two-year extension to see out his career at Everton.

Manchester City are close to an amazing double swoop on Arsenal – delivering a shattering blow to neighbours United at the same time. They’re set to sign Gael Clichy for £7million and have moved for United target Samir Nasri.

Gary Cahill’s move to Arsenal hit a stumbling block as Bolton knocked back the chance to take Nicklas Bendtner in part-exchange.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to beat Sam Allardyce in a £3million scrap for Craig Mackail-Smith.

QPR are hoping to complete the £1.25million capture of striker DJ Campbell from Blackpool.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is stepping up his bid to sign Wigan’s Charles N’Zogbia.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has told Stoke they will have to up their offer for Carlton Cole.

Owen Coyle will make Darren Pratley his first summer signing for Bolton.

Leicester and Wolves are fighting over £4million-rated Reading skipper Matt Mills.

Barnsley are set to sign ex-Manchester City striker Kelvin Etuhu – now he is out of prison.

Danny Wilson is the latest Kop rookie to be thrown into the mix in Liverpool’s bid to sign Charlie Adam.

Chris Hughton believes Adam Rooney can only get better after bringing him to Birmingham from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.


David Gill claims the FA singled out Manchester United for "harsh punishments" last season that would not have been imposed on their Premier League rivals.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is preparing a daring bid to snatch Samir Nasri away from Arsenal after agreeing a deal to make fellow contract rebel Gael Clichy his first summer signing.

Roy Hodgson is lining up a £2.5million bid for Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak as Scott Carson heads for a West Brom exit.

Phil Neville is poised to agree a new two-year contract with Everton that would keep him at Goodison until he is 36.


Manchester City flexed their financial muscle last night, pinching Gael Clichy from beneath the noses of Liverpool and hatching a plot to wreck Manchester United’s pursuit of Samir Nasri.

John W Henry has warned that Liverpool will not be held to ransom this summer as they attempt to bolster Kenny Dalglish’s squad.

Birmingham City could face a fire-sale on and off the pitch if owner Carson Yeung is convinced of money-laundering.

Tottenham are ready to renew their interest in Villarreal’s £35million-rated striker Giuseppe Rossi.

Sunderland hope to speak to Manchester United defender Wes Brown today.


Furious Celtic are ready to walk away from a deal to sign Omer Damari – 24 hours after the player’s club wrongly announced his £2million transfer had been sealed.

Allan McGregor has demanded face-to-face talks with new Rangers owners Craig Whyte in a bid to thrash out his future.

Neil Lennon has claimed the SPL were wrong to clear Hearts for the fan attack at Tynecastle that shocked football.