Paper Chase: Crouch too dear for Magpies

July 26, 2011

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...


Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has been warned he is putting his career at risk with his antics.

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists Cesc Fabregas will be at the Nou Camp by the end of the month.

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Thomas Sorensen's situation at Stoke.

Palermo are trying to engineer an auction for Javier Pastore after announcing PSG are also interested in the Chelsea target.

Petr Cech has warned Andre Villas-Boas he will be judged by a special standard at Chelsea.

Aston Villa will move for Spurs right-back Alan Hutton once the signing of Charles N'Zogbia is confirmed.

Nigel Reo-Coker will be the first of four planned signings at Bolton this week.

QPR are set for talks with Blackpool striker DJ Campbell.

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Anthony Gardner on a free.

Leicester will offer £4million and Martyn Waghorn for Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard.

Stoke have told Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome to drop their wage demands if they want top-flight football next season.


Spurs have slapped a £9million price tag on Peter Crouch, which is too high for suitors Newcastle.

Jose Enrique has been fined £100,000 for a Twitter blast at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Nigel de Jong has warned Mario Balotelli: Sort yourself out or you will waste your talent.

Petr Cech says Chelsea keep firing managers because none of them can match Jose Mourinho.

Nedum Onuoha will hold showdown talks with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini this week.

Aston Villa remain confident of sealing a £9.5million move for Charles N'Zogbia this week.

Lucas could make a shock exit from Liverpool after watching a glut of midfielders arrive at Anfield this summer.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wants to rescue Wayne Bridge from Manchester City.

Bolton are eyeing Liverpool's David Ngog after calling time on moves for Daniel Sturridge and Jeffren.

James McFadden is set to return to Everton, three and a half years after leaving for Birmingham.


Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton has labelled Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli a lunatic.

Sir Alex Ferguson says he cannot wait for another chance to put Manchester City in their place.

New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry insists he will never return to the Premier League.

Swansea have been told to put up or shut up over their pursuit of Middlesbrough pair Leroy Lita and Marvin Emnes.

Bolton want to tie up a £3million move for David Ngog.


Wigan are looking at Motherwell's Jamie Murphy to replace Charles N'Zogbia.

Swansea are in talks over Palermo's Brazilian goalkeeper Rubinho.

QPR are weighing up a move for Brazilian defender Bruno Perone of Tombense.

Ipswich are close to finalising a loan deal for Fulham keeper David Stockdale.


Thierry Henry insists he will never return to the Premier League.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy wants to stop his players using Twitter.


Rangers boss Ally McCoist has warned Madjid Bougherra to forget about quitting Ibrox despite the arrival of Dorin Goian.

Rangers are poised to launch a swoop for Dundee United striker David Goodwillie after a rape charge against him was dropped.

In-demand striker Craig Sutherland has agreed to join Reading.