Premier League club in £30m swoop for Real Madrid star

Kaka in action for Real Madrid against Tottenham
Kaka in action for Real Madrid against Tottenham
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We take a look around the papers for the latest news from Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Newcastle, Tottenham, Everton, Blackburn and QPR.

Real Madrid could be ready to offload former World Footballer of the Year Kaka for about £30m, and Chelsea have been sounded out about a possible January move.

Carlos Tevez is wanted by Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan but Manchester City say he will not leave on loan in January, only in a straight-cash deal.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all tracking striker Juan Gonzalez, a 15-year-old striker who plays for Spanish minnows Laredo.

Veteran Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel believes he can play on for years even though he’s already 40.

Daily Mirror

On-loan Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has opened the door to a permanent move from Manchester City to White Hart Lane.

The Sun

QPR manager Neil Warnock wants to sign “four or five” players in the January transfer window, and has set his sights on the Asian market after admitting that he went to see three players in action in a World Cup qualifier between United Arab Emirates and South Korea.

England midfielder Frank Lampard wants to open talks with Chelsea over extending his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Evening Standard

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a £30m bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to replace Carlos Tevez.

Daily Star

Hungary international and Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar remains hopeful that he has a future at St James’ Park.

Newcastle Chronicle

Arsenal look set to be priced out of a move for Belgium international forward Eden Hazard as French side Lille demand £26m.

Tottenham and Inter Milan are believed to be keeping tabs on QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.


Benfica playmaker Nicolas Gaitan has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Daily Mail

Chelsea and Manchester City have been scouting Valencia midfielder Mehmet Topal for two months, according to his agent.

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could be set for film cameos in a new Danny Dyer movie.


On-loan Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner says he has not ruled out a permanent move from Arsenal to the Stadium of Light.

Newcastle Journal

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on a £9m move for Blackburn forward Junior Hoilett in the January transfer window.


Manchester United are believed to have joined the hunt for Udinese’s Moroccan international defender Mehdi Benatia.

Inside Futbol

West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson has hinted that he is losing patience with injured striker Peter Odemwingie.

Express & Star

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has signed a revised contract with the club, saying that an agreement made in the summer has now been formalised. The club also confirms that contrary to some media reports on Tuesday there has been no change to the length of his contract.

Lancashire Telegraph

Former Scotland and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson believes Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be “more valuable” to the Gunners future than captain Robin van Persie.


Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer believes that Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp could be the perfect choice to replace current Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes, who has a contract at the Bundesliga leaders until 2013, when he chooses to leave the club.

Bild (in German)

Republic of Ireland and West Brom striker Shane Long could be facing another injury lay-off after picking up a leg injury in training.

Birmingham Mail

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has accused Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour of treating City like a “toy”.

Daily Telegraph

Everton and England defender Phil Jagielka says he is happy to continue having painkilling injections in order to preserve his ever-present Premier League record this season.

New Turkish reality show Soccer Prince will allow one lucky football hopeful to train under the guidance of Liverpool.

Liverpool Echo