Paper Chase: City eyes Aguero swoop

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…


Carlos Tevez last night told Manchester City he wants to quit the club.

Arsenal’s hopes of getting £40million for Cesc Fabregas were fading last night.

Gael Clichy quit Arsenal for Manchester City to join a club he reckons is going places.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has been accused of beating up a student in an African bar – and could face jail.

Fulham have got their revenge for Mark Hughes’ walkout by ordering his old backroom staff to work with the kids.

Ashley Cole insists he will never be a manager – because he wants a quiet life.

Liverpool will go back in for Newcastle defender Jose Enrique after missing out on Gael Clichy.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will spend the weeks watching Birmingham videos – to run the rule over £10million-rated Scott Dann.

Stoke have entered the chase to sign Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy.

Nigel Reo-Coker’s switch to West Brom has stalled.

Asamoah Gyan will have talks with boss Steve Bruce about his Sunderland future.

Villarreal are ready to throw a lifeline to Arsenal midfielder Denilson.

Aston Villa will make an improved £4million bid for Shay Given after the goalkeeper snubbed West Brom.


Paul Scholes has written off Arsenal’s title chances next season and said Arsene Wenger’s side lack a winning mentality.

Alan Pardew has come out fighting ahead of the new season and insists Mike Ashley is spending big to rebuild Newcastle.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle has told clubs wanting to sign Gary Cahill to pay up or shut up.

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will have crunch talks over his £40million move to Barcelona today.

Liverpool will step up their efforts to land Newcastle full-back Jose Enrique after missing out on Gael Clichy.

Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing up a move for Real Madrid defender Pepe as the first brick in his Stamford Bridge revolution.

Stoke have entered the race to sign Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy.

Tottenham returned to pre-season training yesterday – with Rafael van der Vaart admitting Luka Modric and Gareth Bale could walk away.

Manchester City expect the £7million capture of Partizan Belgrade defender Stefan Savic to be concluded within 48 hours.

Newcastle have lodged a fresh £7million bid for PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc.

Derby boss Nigel Clough is planning a late bid to pinch Guy Moussi from Nottingham Forest.


Carlos Tevez rocked Manchester City yesterday when he told the club he has to leave the club for the sake of his family.

West Brom are ready to rekindle their bid to sign Fulham striker Andy Johnson and head off interest from Leicester and QPR.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is planning to meet Manchester United defender John O’Shea in the next 24 hours and see off interest from Stoke.

Blackburn are interested in signing Parma midfielder Fernando Marques.

Everton are interested in Derry City winger James McClean.

Norwich are hopeful of completing a £2million deal for Huddersfield winger Anthony Pilkington.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is set to loan Jake Livermore and Bongani Khumalo to Rangers.

Blackpool want Birmingham midfielder Barry Ferguson as a possible replacement for Charlie Adam.

Nottingham Forest left-back Julian Bennett will join Sheffield Wednesday this week.


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has urged his club to make an immediate bid for Arsenal contract rebel Samir Nasri to beat off rivals Manchester United.

Paul Scholes has put the boot into Arsenal’s title hopes but also admitted Manchester United are "a million miles away" from deposing Barcelona.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping success on the pitch will persuade Joey Barton, Jose Enrique and his new signings they can achieve their ambitions on Tyneside.

Aston Villa are ready to increase their offer to £4million for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given.

Wolves could move for Hearts defender Lee Wallace after calling off their pursuit of Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Joseph Yobo has been told to stay away from Everton until his move to Fenerbahce is complete.

Dietmar Hamann is set to be appointed Stockport manager after Ray Mathias left the club last night.


Andre Villas-Boas has set his sights on making Real Madrid defender Pepe his first signing for Chelsea.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle has told Arsenal to put up or shut up over defender Gary Cahill.

Harry Redknapp has urged Daniel Levy to splash to cash on Giuseppe Rossi to make Tottenham title contenders.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted he faces an uphill battle to keep Jose Enrique.

Stephen Ireland has pledged his future to Aston Villa and urged new boss Alex McLeish to wipe the slate clean.


Cesc Fabregas will meet Arsene Wenger today and confirm his desire to leave Arsenal after almost eight years in north London as he seeks to smooth a transfer back to Barcelona ahead of the weekend.

Paul Scholes was unaware of Andre Villas-Boas’ existence before this summer but the latest recruit to Manchester United’s coaching staff has swiftly identified Chelsea’s latest manager as their most dangerous opponent.


Manchester City are trying to hijack the attempt by Juventus to sign Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have been alerted to the availability this summer of Palermo midfielder Javier Pastore.


Ally McCoist made the first signing of his reign as Rangers manager last night when he secured the services of midfielder Juan Manuel Ortiz from Almeria.

Allan McGregor last night vowed to end his career with Rangers after signing a new six-year deal believed to be worth £7million.

Stoke are set to battle Celtic for Craig Bellamy’s signature after launching a move for the Welsh star – and they’re also in for Erik Huseklepp.