Brazilian star set for £48m move

Neymar in action for Brazil against Scotland
Neymar in action for Brazil against Scotland
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Fulham, QPR, Tottenham, Newcastle, Leicester, Brighton, Ipswich, Crystal Palace and Reading.

Real Madrid are set to complete the £48m signing of Brazilian striker Neymar in January - and will make the teenager one of their highest-paid players.

Tottenham target Casemiro will not be sold until after 2013, his club Sao Paulo have said after Inter Milan made an inquiry regarding the attacking midfielder.

Fulham and QPR are set to compete for out-of-favour Juventus striker Amauri in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has revealed he will quit his post if he is asked to change his team’s style of play following a mediocre recent run.


Manchester City are to offer Tottenham the option of signing on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor in a permanent £10m deal in the summer, as City contemplate moves for Napoli duo Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.

West Ham’s turgid 0-0 draw with Bristol City was livened up by an appearance from reality TV star Amy Childs sporting a Hammers claret and blue shirt.


Blackburn plan to place a hefty £18m price tag on Canadian forward Junior Hoilett, whose contract expires at the end of the season, in the hope of averting interest from Tottenham and Newcastle.

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is keen to sign West Brom striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on loan.

Former Crystal Palace and Reading manager Steve Coppell is in talks to become the new Portsmouth boss, 15 months after announcing his retirement.

Huddersfield boss Lee Clark has emerged as the favourite to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as Leicester manager, and could cost the Foxes £300,000 in compensation.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent have unveiled a 30ft effigy of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, mimicking the striker’s recent misfortune with an exploding firework inside his house. Last year the Kent-based group burned an effigy of Wayne Rooney.

Daily Mirror

Arsenal forward Gervinho wants Belgian midfield sensation Eden Hazard to leave Lille and join him at Arsenal.

Aaron Ramsey has upset Welsh football bosses after following Gareth Bale by posing in a Team GB Olympic shirt.

The Sun

QPR are lining up an ambitious bid for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. Hoops boss Neil Warnock will offer £8m for the England forward in January.

Reports that former Ipswich manager Roy Keane has been targeted to take over at the King Power Stadium.

Daily Mail

England boss Fabio Capello will speak to the Football Association before deciding whether to include John Terry in his squad for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden.

Daily Telegraph