01/08/2010 – Sunday Transfer Talk

1 08 2010

Manchester City are back in for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and will make a stunning £50m bid this week, but want an answer from him fast.

City boss Roberto Mancini has invited former Barcelona teenager Gai Assulin to Eastlands for a trial. The 19-year-old, who is in the same mould as Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left the Nou Camp last month because he was struggling to get a game.

Liverpool could make an £8m bid to bring West Ham midfielder Scott Parker to Anfield. [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=scott+parker&iid=8622181″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8622181/sports-news-april-2010/sports-news-april-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=8622181″ width=”234″ height=”329″ /]

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is considering a £5m move for Wigan’s left-back Maynor Figueroa.

Ashley Cole has told Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti that he wants to quit the Premier League champions and join up with former manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce says Turkish side Galatasaray have not made an approach for his midfielder Vince Grella.

Manchester City are to step up their pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder James Milner by upping their bid from £20m to £25m with extras. Villa have put a £30m price tag on their 24-year-old England international.

Manchester City striker Robinho’s agent is in talks with Inter Milan over a move to the European champions.

Roque Santa Cruz is a loan target for French champions Marseille. The injury-prone Manchester City striker cost £17.5m just 12 months ago but boss Roberto Mancini is now desperate to sell him.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been told he can leave Manchester City – just 12 months after joining from Arsenal – with AC Milan and Juventus waiting to pounce.

Arsenal are looking at Montpellier’s 29-year-old Bosnia international centre-back Emir Spahic. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is thought to prefer Germany star Per Mertesacker but is looking at alternatives if a deal cannot be struck with Werder Bremen to sign the 25-year-old.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis wants to take Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Jo on a season-long loan after being priced out of a move for West Ham’s Carlton Cole.

The Potters are also ready to smash their transfer record for French striker Loic Remy, who is attracting interest from Liverpool and West Ham. The Nice striker is rated at £13m. Stoke are also interested in Liverpool’s David N’gog and are ready to offer £3m.

Everton boss David Moyes has ruled out a move to bring LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan to Goodison Park.

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=carlos+tevez&iid=9282455″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9282455/sports-news-july-2010/sports-news-july-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=9282455″ width=”234″ height=”161″ /] Carlos Tevez (right) has admitted he is struggling to motivate himself for the new Premier League season following Argentina’s failed World Cup campaign.

Fulham midfielder Simon Davies has urged manager Mark Hughes to bring Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy to Craven Cottage.

The Cottagers are also set to test West Ham with a bid for their England goalkeeper Robert Green.

Bayern Munich’s 22-year-old striker Deniz Yilmaz says he wants to play in the Premier League and believes he will fit in. The Turkey international has been linked with five English clubs.

Spartak Moscow are demanding an answer from Aiden McGeady within 48 hours, with a £9.5m offer on the table for the Celtic winger.

Rangers will only sign Rapid Vienna striker Nikica Jelavic if he remains eligible to play in the Champions League.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may preserve defender Ledley King for the club’s Champions League campaign this season.

A mystery Syrian businessman has emerged as a surprise contender to buy Liverpool. Former Syrian international footballer Yahya Kirdi, who claims to be fronting a consortium of Arab investors, is in talks with Reds owner George Gillett.

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