Paper Chase: City back in for Llorente

Paper Chase: City back in for Llorente

Published Jul. 15, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

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...


Arsene Wenger will order Robin van Persie to travel on Arsenal's pre-season tour to Asia unless the Gunners have received a concrete offer for him by then.

Ryan Giggs is taking his first steps into management with the Team GB squad.


Andre Villas-Boas has declared war on Chelsea - branding them with a team with no history.

Real Madrid believe they are on the brink of announcing the £35million capture of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.

Jermain Defoe fears he is being priced out of a move from Tottenham, with chairman Daniel Levy demanding at least £10million for the striker.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make Clint Dempsey his next buy - but is in a fee wrangle with Fulham for the American.

Nottingham Forest will close in on Mick McCarthy as their new manager in the next 48 hours.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident of keeping Demba Ba - because there has been a deafening silence in the so-called clamour to sign him.

Liverpool and Barcelona have put talks about winger Cristian Tello on hold until the end of London 2012.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is planning a bid for Carlton Cole - if West Ham beat him to the loan signing of Andy Carroll.

Manchester City have renewed their interest in Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is trying to sign Nottingham Forest right-back Chris Gunter in a £2million deal.

Tottenham want to snatch Caen youngster M'Baye Niang from rivals Arsenal in a £6million tug-of-war.

Aston Villa have joined Reading in the race for Newcastle's Danny Simpson.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones has joined the race to take QPR midfielder Joey Barton on loan.

Wigan are set to beat Fulham to the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Fraser Fyvie.

West Brom's bid to sign midfielder Derek Boateng could be scuppered by his club, Dnipro.

Ipswich are trying to snap up Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from under the noses of Bolton.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is in the chase for Sunderland centre-half Matthew Kilgallon.

Chris Kirkland has quit Sheffield Wednesday - without playing a single game.

Nigel Reo-Coker is eyeing a shock move to the Bundesliga.


English football is on the brink of civil war following the John Terry racism trial.

Lukas Podolski has begged Robin van Persie to stay at Arsenal.

Fabio Capello is set to swell his bank balance to the tune of £10million - by becoming Russia's new national team boss.

Real Madrid are confident of signing Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric in the next 48 hours.

Cardiff look set to knock back Fulham's £2.5million bid for Peter Whittingham.

Mick McCarthy is closing in on the Nottingham Forest job and plans to fly in to meet the new owners tomorrow.

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson has lined up Burnley striker Charlie Austin as his sixth summer signing.

Steve Kean has jetted to Portugal to try and sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.


Christian Eriksen wants answers from Ajax about a big move to Manchester United.

Ryan Giggs is preparing to become a manager.

Manchester City will have to make a big bid for Robin van Persie this week or the striker will go on Arsenal's pre-season tour of Asia and potentially play against them.

Vurnon Anita is putting pressure on Ajax to win his dream move to Newcastle.

Tim Sherwood will take charge of Tottenham's young stars - fuelling theories he is being groomed as a future boss.

Alan Pardew has given the Toon Army a massive boost by claiming Newcastle have the budget to buy three players this summer without any need to sell.

Mick McCarthy will be tempted back into management by Nottingham Forest, with a £20million transfer kitty from the club's new Kuwaiti owners.

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson is lining up a £2million deal for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

Hull are set to seal the £2million signing of German striker Nick Proschwitz this week.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is ready to listen to offers for out-of-favour striker Sam Baldock and Charlton and Bristol City are interested.


Robin van Persie has been spotted house-hunting in Cheshire to signal that it's a straight fight between Manchester City and Manchester United for his signature.

Liverpool want to bring in Fulham forward Clint Dempsey for £8million but the Texan's arrival will mean Andy Carroll heads for the exit door.

Danny Welbeck has been told he is putting his Manchester United career in serious jeopardy with his on-going contract dispute.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is a wanted man with Reading, Sunderland and Stoke all interested.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas wants to add Atletico Madrid striker Adrian to his cluster of new arrivals.

Luka Modric's dream move to Real Madrid is in danger of being wrecked by French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda could be on the way to Brazil with Santos.

QPR boss Mark Hughes is ready to spring a surprise and make new signing Ji-Sung Park his captain.

Wigan may raid Bolton for Chung-Yong Lee.

Mick McCarthy is set to take the Nottingham Forest manager's job - after cutting short his holiday in Portugal.

Wolves and Bolton are scrapping it out for Norway international Vadim Demidov.

Federico Macheda is being lined up to continue the Italian connection at Watford.

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson has lined up Burnley striker Charlie Austin his sixth summer signing.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has jetted to Portugal in a bid to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.


Football's rulers will come under huge pressure to charge John Terry with using racially offensive language, despite the former England captain's acquittal at Westminster Magistrates Court last week.

Carlos Tevez is poised to move to AC Milan this week, opening the way for Manchester City to make their £30million bid for Robin van Persie.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been forced to delay making a decision on Alberto Aquilani's Anfield future.


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic was last night on the verge of putting the boot in on Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas for a second time - by signing Brazilian starlet Oscar from under the former Blues boss' nose.

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle and ex-Wolves manager Mick McCarthy are front-runners to take over at Nottingham Forest.

Carlos Tevez claims to feel content at Manchester City and is setting his sights on more silverware.