Paper Chase: United given Sneijder nod

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…


Roberto Mancini wants Carlos Tevez out of Manchester City as soon as possible.

Luka Modric will today tell chairman Daniel Levy he wants to leave Tottenham.

Manchester City were last night on the brink of completing the £20million transfer of Arsenal’s Samir Nasri.

Sergio Aguero says Manchester City will have to hijack his deal with Juventus if they want to sign him.

Arsenal have turned to Inter Milan’s Thiago Motta after the Italians beat them in the race for Ricardo Alvarez.

Cesc Fabregas wants to sign for Barcelona before Arsenal leave for Asia on Sunday.

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is ready with a £3million offer to give Alan Hutton a quick way out of Tottenham.

Norwich boss Paul Lambert has beaten off a late challenge from Wolves and Stoke to snap up Huddersfield winger Anthony Pilkington for £2million.

Park Ji-sung is in line for a new deal at Manchester United.

Dietmar Hamann says Sven-Goran Eriksson thinks the former Liverpool midfielder is crazy for starting his managerial career at Stockport.


Manchester United were last night given the go-ahead by Inter Milan to bid for Wesley Sneijder.

Arsene Wenger will play hardball with Samir Nasri and tell the unsettled midfielder he is going nowhere.

Manchester City have told Carlos Tevez he can leave – but only for £50million.

Stefan Savic will become Manchester City’s second signing of the summer after securing a £6million move from Partizan Belgrade.

Stewart Downing is heading for showdown talks with Aston Villa after the club turned down a second bid from Liverpool for his services.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has moored his megayacht in Dubrovnik – just as Luka Modric heads for talks with Tottenham.

Bologna are leading the chase to sign Birmingham’s giant striker Nikola Zigic.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is preparing a £2.6million swoop for Monaco’s giant defender Cedric Mongongu.

Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is battling to block Sol Bamba from joining Marseille in a shock £2million deal.


Manchester City have told Carlos Tevez to forget about leaving unless someone stumps up the £50million asking price.

Sir Alex Ferguson will revive his interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger if he is outbid for Samir Nasri and Wesley Sneijder.

Cesc Fabregas wants his future sorting out before Arsenal’s Far East tour.

Porto striker Falcao has opened the door for a £26.5million move to Chelsea.

Owen Hargreaves has attempted a comeback – by posting a series of fitness videos online.

Niko Kranjcar has slammed Tottenham for pricing him out of a move away from White Hart Lane.

Swansea are front-runners in the race to sign Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale.

Blackburn owner Anuradha Desai insists they are not just chasing big-name signings this summer.

Owen Coyle hopes his friendship with new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will result in Daniel Sturridge’s Bolton return.

Adel Taarabt will be granted his wish to quit QPR – but Neil Warnock insists he will regret it.

New boss Chris Hughton has told his Birmingham stars they can forget about being flogged off on the cheap.


Manchester City believe they have captured Arsenal playmaker Samir Nasri for £19million.

Owen Hargreaves has made a dramatic attempt to salvage his career by posting a series of videos on YouTube showing him training.

Liverpool have made a bid of £15million for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing.

Juventus are weighing up a move for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Udinese have entered the race to sign Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.

Shane Long will not be allowed to leave Reading for less than £10million – and that has put off West Brom.

Manchester City are finalising a £6million deal for Partizan Belgrade’s Stefan Savic.

Barcelona chief Sandro Rosell will resume talks today over the transfer of Cesc Fabregas after returning from a visit to the Copa America.


Manchester City have placed a £50million price tag on wantaway Carlos Tevez and will strip him of the captaincy.

Liverpool encountered more frustration in their pursuit of Aston Villa’s Stewart Downing last night when they had an improved bid of £15million rejected.

Luka Modric is heading for crunch talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over his future.

Arsene Wenger has got tough with contract rebel Samir Nasri by telling him he will only be sold for crazy money this summer.


Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas fears his hopes of finally completing a move back to Barcelona could be frustrated with both clubs still at odds over their valuation.


Arsenal have reluctantly told their captain Cesc Fabregas they are prepared to sell him but only for the right price and to whichever non-English club offers the most money as Real Madrid yesterday entered the picture.


Hibs chairman Rod Petrie last night told Nottingham Forest to keep their hands off Colin Calderwood and accused Steve McClaren of treading "dangerous ground".

Ally McCoist last night urged Steven Davis to follow Allan McGregor and Steven Whittaker’s lead and commit his future to Rangers.