Sunday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are set to make Luis Suarez, 26, their highest paid player if they can push through the move from Liverpool. According to reports in Uruguay, Arsene Wenger has drawn up a four-year contract worth £160,000 a week for the striker to sign.

Full story: Metro

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has scored 38 goals in 77 Premier League appearances for Liverpool

But Tottenham could also be set to move for Luis Suarez once the Gareth Bale saga is finally concluded.

Full story: Sunday People

Tottenham could also make a £15m double bid for Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, and 24-year-old defender Toby Alderweireld. Both are also targets for Liverpool.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will try to tie up a £14m deal for Bayern Munich's midfielder Luiz Gustavo, 26, after admitting the club finally need to start spending in the transfer window.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United boss David Moyes is preparing an increased bid for his former Everton left-back Leighton Baines, 28.

Full Story: Sunday Express

Queens Park Rangers have been told it will cost them £6m to land England striker Jermain Defoe, 30, from Tottenham.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Sunderland must go back in with a £2.5m cash offer for Charis Mavrias if they want to sign the 19-year-old Panathinaikos winger.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham are poised to renew their interest in £8m-rated Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, who both have fitness concerns, will play 45 minutes each at Wembley on Wednesday as England take on Scotland.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Jack Wilshere
Wilshere has made just seven England appearances

Manchester United manager David Moyes says there is no rift between the club and Rooney.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Robin van Persie has urged Rooney to remain at Manchester United and says he joined the club to play alongside the striker.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Gareth Bale's no-show at Tottenham's friendly with Espanyol is being played down by manager Andre Villas-Boas, who says the Wales international, 24, was "under no obligation" to attend.

Full story: The Observer

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas refused to be drawn any further on the future of Real Madrid target Bale - but stressed the forward would link up with Wales next week.

Full story: Sky Sports

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre spent his entire flight to Dublin for the club's pre-season friendly with Celtic being urged to sell Suarez by supporters.

Full story: The Observer

AND FINALLY

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is back in the news after he took delivery of a pet pig, which he has called Super after failing to determine its sex.

Full story: The Metro

Edinson Cavani took out a full advert in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport to thank the club's supporters for "1,000 unforgettable days" following his £55m move to Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

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