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Premier League: Sunday Newspaper Transfer Speculation Roundup

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterApril 28, 2013

Premier League: Sunday Newspaper Transfer Speculation Roundup

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    Manchester City are plotting a dual raid for two of Europe's most coveted strikers in their bid to regain the Premier League crown, according to newspaper reports.

    Liverpool and Tottenham are also planning moves to bolster their forward lines this summer, while one Newcastle striker could be on his way out to Germany.

    Barcelona are weighing up a surprise move for a Premier League goalkeeper to replace Victor Valdes, and Arsenal have their eyes on a central defender for next season.

    Read on to find out more.

     

Manchester City

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    Manchester City have been linked with a double swoop for Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski by the Daily Star Sunday.

    The newspaper reports that City are confident that the signature of Napoli forward Cavani will be confirmed this summer, but Roberto Mancini is hoping to team Cavani with Borussia Dortmund striker Lewandowski in a £75 million deal for both players.

    City missed out on the signature of Robin van Persie last year when the Holland international joined rivals Manchester United instead.

    Lewandowski has been linked with Old Trafford and Bayern Munich (Daily Mail), and scored four times as Dortmund defeated Real Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday.

Newcastle United

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    Borussia Dortmund will move for Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse if, as expected, Robert Lewandowski leaves the Bundesliga club this summer, reports the Sunday People.

    The 27-year-old Senegal international still has four years left on his contract after joining the Magpies from SC Freiburg in January 2012.

    The People also claims Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is keeping tabs on Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann, who has a contract with Villa Park that will run out this summer.

Tottenham

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    Valencia striker Roberto Soldado is high up on Tottenham's shopping list this summer, reports the Mail On Sunday.

    The 27-year-old, who began his career with Real Madrid, joined Valencia from Getafe in June 2010 and has scored 75 goals in 132 appearances for the Mestalla club.

    Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas still has high hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season, but the White Hart Lane club are also looking to build a team around Gareth Bale to bolster their Premier League title hopes, according to the newspaper report.

Liverpool

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    Liverpool are preparing an £8 million bid for Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy to offset the possible loss of Luis Suarez, claims the Sunday Express.

    The France international has impressed since joining the Loftus Road club in January, but he is expected to leave when QPR's relegation from the Premier League is confirmed.

    Suarez has been banned for 10 matches by the Football Association for the biting incident with Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last weekend, and the Uruguay forward has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer (Sunday Telegraph).

    But Remy, 26, could be the answer to Suarez's departure for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, reports the newspaper.

Barcelona

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    Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has emerged as a target for Barcelona, reports the Sunday Mirror.

    With Victor Valdes leaving Camp Nou at the end of the season, the La Liga champions-elect are seeking a new goalkeeper and the Bosnia international is a possible replacement.

    The newspaper also notes that Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been credited with an interest in 31-year-old Begovic, but all three clubs are unable to guarantee first-team football.

    Arsenal, however, are also in the hunt for the Stoke No. 1 reports the Mirror.

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