NEWCASTLE’S audacious bid to take back on loan the player they sold to Liverpool for £35m is making most of the headlines this morning. All is quiet on the Sunderland front, but other clubs making the headlines include Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Stoke, Everton, West Ham, QPR and Aston Villa.
Newcastle have stepped up their bid to land Andy Carroll, 23, after having a bid to take the Liverpool striker back to Tyneside on a season-long loan rejected. (Daily Mail)
But Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is desperate to land Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, and he is ready to finance a £15m bid by selling Kop flop Carroll. (The Sun)
Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Hughes has played down reports that he is set to sign Craig Bellamy from Liverpool – Sky Sports
Manchester City are set to beat Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham to the signing of 17-year-old French forward M’Baye Niang, who plays for Caen. (Daily Mirror)
Roberto Mancini has insisted he has no plans to sell Carlos Tevez this summer. AC Milan are ready to launch another bid for the striker after selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint Germain.
But Mancini says the former skipper will stay at the Etihad after the pair made their peace earlier this year. The City boss also claims Edin Dzeko will not be moving. (The Sun)
Frustrated Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has taken to Facebook to outline his desire to quit the club this summer. The record signing, who cost £30.75m four years ago, is now available for just £5m. (The Sun)
Real Madrid are close to a £30m deal for Luka Modric, 26, with just a final few elements of the deal with Tottenham to be ironed out. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea could be beaten to the signing of Inter Milan right-back Maicon, 30, by Spanish champions Real Madrid. (Metro)
Stoke’s move for USA and Houston Dynamos midfielder Geoff Cameron, 27, could be scuppered by Major League Soccer authorities putting a £2.2m valuation on the player. (Mirror)
Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda’s wage demands are preventing a possible move to Brazilian side Santos. (Mirror)
Everton, West Ham and QPR are all vying to sign 19-year-old Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos. (Inside Futbol)
Aston Villa are on the brink of sealing the £8m signing of Feyenoord centre-half Ron Vlaar. (The Sun)