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26th Aug 2013

Arsenal go after Ozil, Rooney race heats up, Spurs eye up Hulk while Reds see Moses as an option

It might be a Bank Holiday across the water, but the transfer tattle never takes a day off.


It might be a Bank Holiday across the water, but the transfer tattle never takes a day off.

With the big game of the weekend taking place tonight, and with a public holiday in England, we thought the papers might be a little thin on gossip today. But we couldn’t be more wrong, with loads of stories on all manner of moves, some of which may even be true.

First up is Arsenal, who you can safely link to any player now, as it might be true. Over the weekend it seems the Karim Benzema deal died a death but undaunted, Arsenal have had a quick scan through the Real Madrid squad on FIFA and alighted on Mezut Ozil.

The Sun reckon Arsenal will lodge a £38million bid for the German, but we remain to be convinced on this one.

But that’s not the Arsenal tale in today’s press. The Star reckon they will make another move for Wayne Rooney (for what it is worth, the Mirror think Chelsea will bid again too) and they are also still in the hunt for QPR stopper Julio Cesar.

The Mirror also say that if Arsenal want to bring in Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle, it will cost them £20m and in a final bit of news for Gunners fans, Nicklas Bendtner may be finally on his way, with Crystal Palace and West Brom interested according to the Mail. Good news at last for Gooners.

Over the road at Spurs, the preparations to fill the impending Gareth-Bale shaped hole in their squad continues. Robbed of Willian over the weekend, the Mirror reckon that AVB is now trying to bring in man mountain Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg. The big Brazilian striker would cost £30m, and Spurs are trying to complete a move for Roma’s Eric Lamela too according to the paper.

Over at Anfield, the latest bit of news is that they have spotted Chelsea’s bloated midfield and Brendan Rodgers hopes he can persuade old mate Jose Mourniho to let him have Victor Moses on loan for the season.

While that move makes sense, why the Special One would let Juan Mata go to Atletico Madrid for a season-long loan baffles us but that’s what the Sun believe.

Up at Celtic, it seems that they are looking to plug the obvious striker gap in their team by bringing in Billy Sharp from Southampton (Sun). Good news for the Bhoys but that has to be bad news for Kevin Doyle’s hopes of a move.

Now in a round-up so quick we expect doping control to burst into JOE Towers as soon as it’s published, Leroy Lita may be off to Barnsley (Mirror), Cardiff, Swansea and Stoke want cark park enthusiast Peter Odemwingie and the Mail reckon that Newcastle want, brace yourself, a couple of French-based players; Marseille duo Andre Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Right, that’s your lot, we’re off the watch that Miley Cyrus video again.