Song misses England, Liverpool chase another Saint
Rumours, gossip, transfer news and signings from all of the top European clubs. It's Transfer Talk time!
Sold for a Song
Liverpool and Manchester United are sniffing around former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song as the 26-year-old looks for an exit route from Barcelona.
Song left the Gunners to join Barca for 15 million pounds in 2012 but has struggled for first-team opportunities, making only 19 appearances in La Liga this season.
The Daily Star claims Song is keen on a return to Arsenal, where he played from 2005-2012, but a switch to Liverpool or United seems more likely as both clubs are in the market for midfield reinforcements.
The Daily Mail has a different take on Song's future, however, and says Arsene Wenger would consider a bid for the Cameroon international, with Lars Bender and Morgan Schneiderlin also listed as targets.
Liverpool launch Lallana bid
It looks like Liverpool won't be happy until they've removed the fixtures and fittings at Southampton, with the Reds launching a 25-million-pound raid for Adam Lallana on the same day a deal was agreed for Rickie Lambert.
The Guardian says Liverpool have increased their initial offer of 20 million pounds to try and expedite the England winger's move to Anfield, but Southampton are digging their heels in over a 30-million-pound valuation.
Brendan Rodgers would like a deal to be concluded before the World Cup, although Liverpool could still face competition from Tottenham.
Cavani keen to stay
This could be bad news for Manchester United and Chelsea, as L'Equipe reports that Edinson Cavani is "99 percent" certain to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Uruguayan hitman joined PSG for around 54 million pounds last summer, but he grew frustrated at being played in a wide role in a season that yielded 16 goals in 30 games.
However, it has now been reported that Laurent Blanc will tinker his tactics to appease Cavani, leaving the 27-year-old content to stay for another year and United and Chelsea's hopes of a transfer dead in the water.
Vlad all over?
According to the Daily Express, Vlad Chiriches is shuffling towards the Tottenham exit less than a year after he joined the club for 7.5 million pounds from Steaua Bucharest.
The 24-year-old suffered an injury-hit debut season in England and is now angling for a switch to Fiorentina, which could see former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic move in the opposite direction.
Chiriches' agent, Florin Manea, told sport.ru: "Did you see how little he played? I believe he will not remain in England. I think he will go to Fiorentina. I understand [Tottenham] are interested in Savic."
Aguero chase heats up
Following reports this week that Real Madrid are plotting a 60-million-pound bid for Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's hopes of holding on to the striker have taken another blow.
According to Aguero's father, Leonel del Castillo, the 25-year-old has his heart set on a transfer to Barcelona to link up with Argentina teammate Lionel Messi.
Spanish paper Sport claims that Barca are ready to spend 30 million pounds on Aguero, whose dad told radio station COPE his son would be "delighted" to move to the Camp Nou.
Manuel Pellegrini must be scratching his head at two key players wanting to leave so soon after winning the title.
- The Daily Star reports that Angel Di Maria could leave Real Madrid unless he's made to feel loved by the Champions League winners. You can cross Tottenham off the list of possible destinations, however, after the Argentine was less than impressed with links to the north London club. "It hurts when you're always doing your best for your club and then you hear that you might be going to Tottenham," he said.
- It looks like Jack Colback has hit the jackpot in his search for a new team as The Guardian reports that West Ham are prepared to offer the midfielder 50,000 pounds a week. Colback's Sunderland contract expires at the end of June and the Hammers are keen to swoop with a deal that would quadruple his current wages.
- Newcastle have been knocked back in their bid to sign Remy Cabella from Montpellier, says The Telegraph. The playmaker has attracted plenty of interest after hitting 14 goals in 37 matches this season, but he won't be allowed to leave on the cheap. "Over the past 10 days we've received two or three offers, including one of 8 million euros which does not meet our expectations," said Montpellier chairman Laurent Nicollin.