Paper Chase: Barton to Blackburn?

BY foxsports • July 13, 2012

Each day 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...


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to make two more signings to wrest the Premier League title back from Manchester City.

Crisis club Portsmouth are just a month from "oblivion", it emerged last night.

Liverpool have agreed a £12million fee to make Fabio Borini the first signing of boss Brendan Rodgers' Anfield revolution.

Nottingham Forest's new owners want Darren Ferguson to be the club's next manager.

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is wanted by Turkish side Bursaspor.

Ricardo Vaz Te could quit West Ham after being turned down for a second mega wage rise by club chiefs.

Andre Villas-Boas wants Atletico Madrid forward Adrian to revamp Tottenham's strikeforce.

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda is considering an offer from Brazilian club Botafogo.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is set to swoop for Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne today.

Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson and Watford defender Adrian Mariappa are next on Reading's shopping list.

Reading boss Brian McDermott wants to bring in French youngster Geoffrey Kondogbia straight after the European Under-19 Championship.

Birmingham want James Vaughan on loan, but insist Norwich must pay most of the striker's wages.

Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose is on his way to Birmingham after the clubs agreed a £250,000 fee.

Blackburn's bid for Adrien Silva looks doomed after the midfielder pledged his future to Sporting Lisbon ahead of signing a new deal.

Derby are keen to sign Crewe's Kevin Mellor.

Hull are looking to sign striker Nick Proschwitz from German club Paderborn.


Craig Bellamy is set for a shock switch to QPR.

Whistleblower Claus Lundekvam says he will talk to FIFA - and will stand by his story about Premier League spot-fixing.

Sir Alex Ferguson says Darren Fletcher is facing "great challenges" in his bid to play football again.

Federico Macheda's return to Manchester United will be another whistle-stop visit - with a further season-long loan on the cards.

Fabio Borini will be Brendan Rodgers' first Liverpool signing after a £12million fee was agreed with Roma last night.

Glenn Hoddle has emerged as a shock contender for the Nottingham Forest job. Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been in talks with Turkish club Bursaspor.

West Brom boss Steve Clarke is to have talks with Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia.

AC Milan have sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is ready to loan out Fabian Delph.


QPR are poised to loan midfielder Joey Barton to the Championship with Blackburn leading the chase.

Manchester United were last night closing on a Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura after unveiling their first two signings of the summer.

Brendan Rodgers will make a final plea to persuade Maxi Rodriguez to stay at Liverpool as the midfielder considers a return to Argentina.

Darren Ferguson, Glenn Hoddle and Mick McCarthy are the top contenders to take over at Nottingham Forest.

Steven Pienaar is close to finalizing £5million return to former club Everton.

Manchester City have told Bursaspor to forget about signing Kolo Toure for free.

Southampton are hopeful of pushing through a move for Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne today.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is closing on a deal for Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson and has made a £5million move for Lens midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.


Brad Friedel has promised that new boss Andre Villas-Boas will not face a player revolt at Chelsea.

Kolo Toure is set for a £6million switch to Bursaspor, as Manchester City bid to balance the books ahead of a move for Robin van Persie.

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has dismissed talk that Nottingham Forest have been given permission to talk to Darren Ferguson after the club's new Kuwaiti owners sacked Steve Cotterill.

Craig Bellamy is considering quitting Liverpool for a second time - with Cardiff ready to tempt him back to Wales.

Brendan Rodgers completed his first signing as Liverpool boss last night when he finalized a deal for Roma striker Fabio Borini.

Reading are set to continue their signing spree by landing Watford defender Adrian Mariappa for £2.5million.


Crisis club Portsmouth suffered a double blow yesterday after being hit with another 10-point deduction and being sued by one of their own players.

Michael Dawson insists Tottenham's players aren't fussed that new boss Andre Villas-Boas is a Chelsea reject.

Kolo Toure is ready to quit Manchester City for Bursaspor.

Scott Sinclair will hold showdown contract talks with Swansea next month.

Reading look to have won the race for Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson.

Brett Holman has been assured he has an Aston Villa future by new boss Paul Lambert.


Rangers newco are just three votes away from being thrown into the Third Division today.

Celtic are set to open contract talks with Anthony Stokes when they return from their pre-season tour of Holland and Germany.

Ki Sung-Yueng is moving closer to a £7million move from Celtic to QPR.

Dorin Goian has assured Ally McCoist and Charles Green he is staying at Rangers, his agent revealed.

Allan McGregor looks to have been used as a bargaining chip by Besiktas to ensure they land Nice goalkeeper David Ospina.

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