Paper Chase: Uruguay pair EPL-bound

Paper Chase: Uruguay pair EPL-bound

Published Aug. 24, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

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...


Arsene Wenger suffered double trouble ahead of tonight's vital Champions League tie with Udinese.

Samir Nasri has been blasted by a current Gunner after ditching Arsenal for Manchester City's millions.


Samuel Eto'o has become the world's best paid player - on £336,000-a-week AFTER tax.

El-Hadji Diouf has slammed Blackburn boos Steve Kean for freezing him out at Ewood Park.

Neil Warnock has launched an ambitious bid to sign Jermaine Jenas on loan.

Bolton hope to make defender Dedryck Boyata a season-long loan signing from Man City.


Arsene Wenger faces the biggest test of his 15-year Arsenal career tonight.

Tottenham last night sealed the season-long loan signing of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City.

Jamie Carragher has hailed tonight's tie with Exeter a "massive" encounter to launch an assault on a trophy.

Jose Mourinho last night insisted he has no intention of quitting Real Madrid.

Alan Pardew has insisted Newcastle's battle with FIFA won't hamper his transfer plans.

Liverpool hope to hold off interest from Man City to complete the signing of Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates.

Steve Bruce wants to take forgotten striker Roque Santa Cruz to Sunderland.

Ian Holloway is launching a double swoop for Aston Villa's Barry Bannan and Southampton's Jason Puncheon.


Arsenal was hit by another blow last night after Jack Wilshere was ruled out for a month.

Chelsea is still determined to land Luka Modric. from Tottenham - despite splashing £23.5m on Valencia star Juan Mata.

Chris Smalling has warned the rest of the Premier League that Man United's current crop of youngsters are destined for greatness.

Steve Kean claims he has found the next Phil Jones in America - George John of FC Dallas.

Louis Saha has waged war on Everton fans insulting him on social networking site Twitter.

Newcastle has refused to meet FC Twente's £7million asking price for left-back Erik Peters.


Arsene Wenger suffered a crushing blow on the eve of one of his biggest games as Arsenal manager after he was forced to fly to Italy without Samir Nasri and Jack Wilshere.

The Premier League's new boys - Norwich, QPR and Swansea - were all given a stark reminder of their frailties in the Carling Cup last night as they crashed out to lower league opposition.

Newcastle's interest in Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga looks dead after the French club reported them for tapping up the player.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is understood to be lining up a move for Joey Barton.


Samir Nasri was in the north west last night having a medical after Arsenal finally accepted a £24 million bid from Manchester City.

Chelsea have been told their £30million offer for Luka Modric will be rejected - and have been warned off any future bids by Tottenham.

Chelsea have made an opening £15million bid for Porto's Alvaro Pereira.

QPR is stepping up its efforts to sign Joey Barton from Newcastle and has made a new £5million bid for Scott Parker.

Fabio Capello says he did not advise Scott Parker to leave West Ham for a Premier League club to keep his place in the England team.


Arsenal play more than a game tonight in Udinese's Stadio Friuli, a genteel relic of Italia '90.

Manchester United hope that their fractious relationship with the Football Association will ease after holding a disciplinary Q and A session between the governing body and Sir Alex Ferguson's players at the Carrington training ground.


Jose Mourinho stood at the centre of yet another controversy on Tuesday when the Portuguese manager was forced to deny he was about to leave Real Madrid despite his official spokesman supposedly suggesting he was unhappy and planning to quit.

Romelu Lukaku attempted to stay grounded, even saying at one stage that he keeps reminding himself "I'm not just a fan any more", but this is a teenager whose dreams and reality have long since become blurred.


Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday that Jack Wilshere has been diagnosed with a long-term ankle problem that will rule him out of action until well into next month, on the day that Samir Nasri's transfer to Manchester City finally went through.

To Romelu Lukaku, being called "the new Didier Drogba" is no lazy cliche, but the highest praise.


Arsenal's depressing start to the season got worse yesterday when Jack Wilshere was ruled out for an indefinite period amid fears of a stress fracture and Samir Nasri left the club to complete a £24million move to Manchester City.

Samuel Eto'o will become the highest-paid player in the sport's history if, as expected, he signs a three-year deal worth £18million a year with Anzhi Makhachkala, of Russia.


Maribor last night slapped a protest into UEFA insisting Carlos Bocanegra was ineligible to play for Rangers in the first leg of their Europa League clash.