#TransferTalk: All the latest football transfer rumours today

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  • Glenn Hoddle, the former Tottenham and England manager, feels that Gareth Bale’s reported move to Real Madrid would be a mistake, going as far as to say the young winger is not ready for football abroad.
  • Nedum Onuoha is relishing the prospect of playing alongside Richard Dunne in QPR’s new-look defence.
  • Manchester United WILL return to Barcelona with a third bid for Cesc Fabregas – and are prepared to break their club transfer record to get their man.
  • City are bracing themselves for an unwelcome multi-million pound raid from Barcelona for captain Vincent Kompany. But any enquiry from the Nou Camp is likely to be rebuffed by City.
  • Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo on loan. The Reds will have the option to make the move permanent for a fee of around £7m next summer, should the move develop into a success.
  • Brendan Rodgers has saluted his Liverpool players for refusing to allow the uncertainty over Luis Suarez’s future to hamper their pre-season preparations.
  • Leon Osman admits he can no longer count on being an Everton regular – and must start again to impress Roberto Martinez while also forcing his way into the England World Cup squad.
  • Alan Pardew has insisted that Darren Bent, Loic Remy and Bafetimbi Gomis are still very much on the radar of Newcastle United.
  • Alan Pardew believes that Dan Gosling’s performance at St Mirren last night proves that he is perfectly capable of doing a job this season – for Newcastle United or any potential suitors.
  • Sunderland’s on-off move for Greek winger Charis Mavrias is OFF again – and this time the deal will not be resurrected.
  • Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is confident on reaching a deal with Lyon for striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
  • John O’Shea realises the role Sunderland’s old heads have in integrating the club’s new signings into the fold.
  • Ashley Williams has declared Swansea City ready for another landmark in the club’s history tomorrow and admitted: “Malmo is massive for us.”
  • Williams is speaking Spanish on the pitch to help new boy Jordi Amat settle in at Swansea City.
  • West Bromwich Albion will not be joining the scramble to sign Aston Villa man Darren Bent.
  • Antonio Luna reckons the pace of the Premier League will suit his all-action style – and admits his ‘Tony Moon’ nickname is out of this world.
  • West Bromwich Albion were today locked in a battle for Salomon Kalou after triggering his £2.6m release clause and offering the striker a deal in excess of £40,000-a-week.
  • Aston Villa were this afternoon yet to receive an acceptable offer for Darren Bent, with Fulham still to follow up on their initial enquiry.
  • Bakary Sako was today set to go into the new season as a Wolves player after talks on his exit broke up without progress.
  • Luke Varney last night claimed that Leeds United were entering the new season with a stronger and more resilient squad than they possessed at the start of the summer, saying: “We’re in a great place.”
  • The pregnant partner of Norwich City footballer Robert Snodgrass has been involved in a car crash in Glasgow, according to reports in Scotland.
  • Saints will receive a huge financial windfall if Tottenham sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid – even though they are not entitled to a sell-on fee.
  • Danny Guthrie says the arrival of Nigel Adkins at Reading has made him a better player.
  • Asmir Begovic has put to bed the summer speculation over his future by committing himself to Stoke once and for all.
  • Mark Hughes blasted the challenge which leaves winger Brek Shea facing a lengthy lay off with knee ligament damage.
  • Owen Coyle will need no reminding of the danger Jason Scotland poses when Latics kick-off their Championship campaign at Barnsley this weekend.
  • Wanderers will stand firmly behind Stuart Holden’s comeback bid after the midfielder was cruelly sidelined with another serious knee injury.
  • Last season’s near miss in their play-off chase taught Wanderers a valuable lesson, claims Dougie Freedman.
  • Zat Knight believes he can up his game after being handed the Wanderers captaincy on a full-time basis.
  • Doncaster Rovers left back Tommy Spurr is at Blackburn Rovers this morning for talks about a deal at the club.
  • Sheffield United’s George Long, Conor Coady and Harry Maguire are all in contention for the England under-21 squad which entertains Scotland at Bramall Lane next month.
  • Anthony Stokes believes the expectation and pressure on Celtic to get into the Champions League is what can inspire them to match the achievement of last season – or even surpass it.
  • Ally McCoist reckons it will be October before Rangers really hit their stride this season as he plays down talk of a Light Blues cup triumph.
  • Celtic fans could get the chance to see new signing Derk Boerrigter tonight after the Dutchman was put into the squad for the Champions League third qualifying round first leg against Elfsborg following the completion of his move from Ajax.
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