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Football and Futbol:
It looks like the one solitary UK pound that Arsenal bid over the £40m really did trigger the clause in Suarez’s contract allowing him to talk to other suitors even if it did piss off US based Liverpool owner John Henry enough to tweet “What are they smoking down at the Emirates?” Louis Suarez has now officially submitted a letter of intent to Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers expressing his desire to talk to Arsene Wenger who has just failed in his bid to land Gonzalo Higuain who was last minute nabbed by Italy’s Napoli. Liverpool representatives have also this morning flown to Valencia to talk to Robert Soldado and Aly Cissokho in a reported £26m ($40m) joint bid. The profit from Suarez’s sale we think here at FAF Towers.
Wayne Rooney will be allowed leave Old Trafford ‘if’ Man Utd secure Fabregas from Barca who are holding out for £40 ($60m). The former Arsenal man unsure of his place after Gerardo Martino signed a two year contract to coach at the Nou Camp. The Argentine pipping a number of big name coaches to the job including Guus Hiddinck who left his job last Monday in the hope of landing the Spanish giant. Apparently Martino getting the nod at the behest of Lionel Messi – who’s says player power is dead? Although Fabregas won’t replace Rooney position wise, the £20m ($30m) will free up the money to spend £22m ($31m) on Everton’s Fellaini who’s contract clause must be triggered by August 1st. Moyles better get his finger out or he’ll miss everyone!
Tottenham Hotspur have issued a hands-off letter via their legal team to Real Madrid over star winger Gareth Bale. While the country of Spain is broke, obviously its football clubs are enjoying greater riches than the Royal Family but Real still don’t want to spend more than the £60m ($90m) that they have already offered but reports this morning from Spanish newspapers suggest they have done a deal for £73m ($110m) plus Portugese International Fabio Coentrao who signed for Madrid for £26m ($40m) just 2 years ago. Gareth Bale has a mysterious injury which keeps him out of today’s game V Sunderland in Hong Kong.
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Reports in the Spanish press claim that Gareth Bale has agreed a six-year deal with Real Madrid despite Tottenham insisting he is not for sale.
Sports daily Marca, which is well known for its close allegiance to Real, also says that Bale will be paid 10 million euros a season and has already told Spurs he wants to leave.
However, this claim is in stark contrast to Andre Villas...
Andre Villas-Boas refused to discuss Gareth Bale's future after Tottenham's 3-1 defeat to Sunderland in Hong Kong.
Villas-Boas refused to elaborate further on the future of Bale after watching his side lose the first game of the Barclays Asia Trophy.
Bale, whose future remains the subject of fevered speculation, was not involved in Wednesday's defeat.
Reports in Spain...
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has told Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy that he only wants to play for Real Madrid, and that Levy has broken his promise to let Bale join the Spanish club, according to a new reports in Spain.
Here’s what Bale allegedly told Levy, according to Marca:
“You made me a promise. You promised me if we didn’t qualify for the Champions League and...
Sources close to Bale insist he has NOT asked for a transfer OR agreed terms with Real - contrary to several reports this week from the Spanish giants.
But Starsport has also learned that Spurs are so determined to keep him they have even issued a written hands-off warning to Madrid refusing to negotiate under any circumstances.
A club insider said last night: "We've made...
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club are in talks with Gareth Bale over a new contract.
Welsh winger Bale has been linked with a host of top European clubs after a sensational 2012/13 campaign during which he won the PFA Players' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.
Reports have surfaced in Spain that Real Madrid have submitted...
Manchester United have increased the pressure on Wayne Rooney by using his image to promote next month's friendly with AIK Solna in Stockholm.
On Monday, United manager David Moyes confirmed Rooney was on track to feature in the game after responding well to treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him to fly home from the club's pre-season tour less than 24 hours after...
Chelsea preparing second bid to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are reportedly preparing another bid to sign Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney this summer.
Manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge, and could offer £30M to make it happen.
This Manchester United article comes from Sports Bank guest contributor Robbie Dunne
Wayne Rooney has known only one club in his adult life. He has only known one set of fans and one club manager. He arrived in Manchester as a fresh-faced youngster with the world at his feet and the expectations of a footballing nation on his shoulders, a kid from a working class family in Liverpool...
Chelsea last week failed with a £20m bid for the unsettled striker, who faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the new season.
Rooney was sent home from Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia with the injury - which the club said would sideline him for up to a month.
But despite his fitness concerns, Rooney travelled down to the London area over...
Over the last year or so, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has taken his football to a whole new level. His pace has been an issue for opposing players, but he now has the confidence needed, which has made him a wanted man across Europe. From rumors of Manchester United being interested, to the serious interest of [...]
Manchester United will not sell Wayne Rooney even if the club signs Cesc Fabregas or a new striker. That’s according to a new report tonight in The Guardian newspaper.
If true, the situation with Rooney is troubling. He’s stuck between a rock and a hard place with United unwilling to sell him, while Rooney obviously is disinterested in playing for United. And even if he does...
Romelu Lukaku would welcome the competition provided by Wayne Rooney if Chelsea can persuade Manchester United to sell them the England star.
After impressing on loan at West Brom last term, Belgium forward Lukaku has scored in each game of Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia, during which Jose Mourinho's bid to land Rooney has been made public.
Lukaku said: "You know...
The Old Trafford clash on August 26 comes as speculation mounts over the future of Wayne Rooney who was subject of a £25m bid from the Blues last week.
And the defender who helped the club to Europa League glory last season believes the game against the champions may be pivotal in achieving a good start.
"It's very important for us psychologically to start the season...