Transfer Tracker: Gareth Bale, Andre Schurrle, Giampaolo Pazzini, M'Baye Niang
So Gareth Bale is still available, huh?
That's the word out of Tottenham Hotspur today, or at least a report citing sources close to the club. But while that's a surprise, one thing hasn't changed.
Whoever wants Bale will still have to pay. Big.
Elsewhere in today's B/R Transfer Tracker, we have updates on Andre Schurrle, Giampaolo Pazzini, M'Baye Niang and AC Milan's quest to sign a striker from the English Premier League.
Read on for all the details.
Bale Could Still Leave?
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Gareth Bale could yet leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to ESPNSoccernet.
ESPN correspondent Harry Harris reports that Bale could leave North London this summer if Spurs "are offered a massive fee for the winger."
Bale, 22, joined Tottenham from Southampton in 2007. He has been linked with Barcelona among other clubs.
Chelsea Bid for Schurrle Rejected
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Chelsea had a bid of £16 million for German winger Andre Schurrle rejected by Bayer Leverkusen, according to German reports cited by The Guardian.
Schurrle, 21, has earned 16 caps for Germany. He joined Bayer Leverkusen from Mainz in 2011.
Pazzini Leaving Inter?
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Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini appears to be on his way out of Inter Milan.
Pazzini, 27, joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2011. Over the weekend, he was quoted as saying he no longer believes he will "be a part of this project" (Goal.com).
Inter manager Andrea Stramaccioni responded thus: "If he said this, he will have had his reasons. In addition, it is normal that a president can and should make his own choices: it happens in every club."
Juventus are thought to be interested in Pazzini, should he leave Inter.
Niang on Trial
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Arsenal are set to take 17-year-old French striker M'Baye Niang on trial (Sky Sports).
Niang made his professional debut in April 2011 and scored two goals last season in 14 appearances in France's Ligue 1.
Milan Chasing Strikers?
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