Paper Chase: PSG eyes Reds outcast Cole

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…


New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to keep £50m striker Fernando Torres on the bench for the start of the season after the Spaniard endured a poor pre-season.

Liverpool could be without striker Luis Suarez for next week’s Premier League opener with Sunderland at Anfield as he only returns to training on Monday after helping Uruguay win the Copa America.

Manchester City could allow Carlos Tevez to leave as part of a swap with Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o, who has reportedly had a row with the Italian club’s new coach, Gian Piero Gasperini.

Bolton is in talks with Manchester City over winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. The Trotters could also turn to Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome as Liverpool will not come down on their £4.5m valuation of David Ngog.

Liverpool is eyeing Anderlecht’s Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia as a posssible replacement for Lucas.

West Brom is weighing up a club record bid of £7m for Reading striker Shane Long.


Paris Saint-Germain, who is already tracking Manchester United frontman Dimitar Berbatov, want to sign Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.

Newcastle’s players have been issued with legal letters ordering them not to criticise the club on social networking sites following Joey Barton’s outbursts on Twitter.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish admits his club cannot afford Joey Barton’s £70,000-a-week wages.

West Ham has made a £2million bid for Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard.


Manchester United has set Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder a two-week deadline to join them.

Blackburn has slapped a £12m price tag on defender Chris Samba with Arsenal and Spurs both interested.


Cesc Fabregas will tell Arsenal he does not want to play in the Champions League play-off, with the draw taking place today.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has warned neighbours City that the champion intends to start the season with a "bang" in Sunday’s Community Shield.

Sunderland wants to sign Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan following Steed Malbranque’s move to St Etienne.


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has turned to Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson for advice following the Joey Barton Twitter fiasco.

Newcastlem is considering a move for Manchester United’s French winger Gabriel Obertan, who has failed to make an impact since signing for £3m from Bordeaux in 2009.

Stoke has joined Spurs and Chelsea in the race to sign West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, who is valued at £8m.

Wigan have made a late bid to sign Julio Arca, who has left Middlesbrough.

West Ham has had a bid for Nice striker Eric Mouloungui turned down, while the Hammers are also looking at free agent John Carew, Fulham’s Andrew Johnson and Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster.


Craig Whyte raked through the wreckage of Rangers’ Champions League disaster – then absolved himself of any blame for the £15million crash.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is set to hand the club a massive boost by signing a bumper new deal to keep him at Parkhead.

ADO Den Haag has told Rangers they will not consider a new £1.5million bid for Wesley Verhoek until Monday at the earliest.

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov revealed he warned Jim Jefferies at the end of last season that a foreign coach would be installed at Tynecastle.