Paper Chase: Spurs upbeat over Leandro

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…


Cesc Fabregas reports back to Arsenal today with Barcelona still haggling over his move to the Nou Camp.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to sign top target Alexis Sanchez – if Barcelona grab Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal.

Manchester City are sending their unwanted players into exile – by telling them to stay away when training starts tomorrow.

Shay Given is being offered a shock escape from his Manchester City nightmare by relegated Italian side Sampdoria.

Arsene Wenger is lining up a £12million move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle as Arsenal finally prepare to splash the cash.

Zat Knight is ready to open talks with Bolton about a new contract.

West Brom are hoping to sign Nigel Reo-Coker.

Blackburn will have to buy Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones after having a loan request turned down.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is making a double swoop for two new scouts to find him players.

Norwich are ready to seal a £2million deal for Huddersfield’s Anthony Pilkington – after medical checks.

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers expects to make Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano his third big signing of the summer.

Chelsea want defender Ryan Bertrand to sign a new long-term contract – before sending him on loan to Swansea.

Stoke have joined the race for Manchester United duo John O’Shea and Wes Brown.

Leeds could make a move for Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to hijack Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge’s £1.5million switch to QPR.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is ready to swoop for defender Jlloyd Samuel.

Blackpool are to hit Sheffield United with a £300,000 offer for midfielder Matty Lowton.

Reading want Burnley striker Martin Paterson – if wanted man Shane Long leaves this summer.

Derby have taken their former defender Chris Riggott on trial.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson is to offload defender Michael Morrison in an £150,000 deal.


Stewart Downing will tell new Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish he wants to quit the club.

Sunderland are poised to sign Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt is an £11million target for Atletico Madrid.

Thomas Hitzlsperger is eyeing a return to old club Aston Villa.

Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith will spark an exodus with Joe Lewis and George Boyd following him out the door.


Manchester City are pressing ahead with a £27million double bid for Arsenal duo Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri.

Newcastle are ready to join the battle for Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales.

Blackburn could make a move for Brazil striker Luis Fabiano.

Bolton are chasing Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.

Fulham are interested in Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez.

Swansea are on the verge of signing Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano.

Benfica are keen on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

Celtic hope to beat West Ham and Sunderland to sign Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is waiting to hear if Birmingham will accept his offer for Scott Dann.

Portsmouth have launched a £1million-plus bid for Blackpool defender Ian Evatt.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger plans showdown talks with contract rebel Samir Nasri this week.


Cesc Fabregas will this morning report back to Arsenal, but is hoping to return to Spain for good when Barcelona president Sandro Rosell returns to the Nou Camp tomorrow.

Florent Malouda has insisted he does not want to leave Chelsea and that he has a good relationship with new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Cardiff are ready to step up their efforts to bring Craig Bellamy back to the club for a second spell.


Tottenham are increasingly confident that they will win the race to sign Leandro Damiao after Internacional accepted that the Brazil striker will be sold.


Celtic have been given a double boost in their bid to land strike targets Erik Huseklepp and Craig Bellamy – but both players will have to slash their pay demands.

Hibs boss Craig Calderwood is set to move to Birmingham within the next 48 hours as assistant to Chris Hughton.

Dundee United last night refused to comment on the future of David Goodwillie.