Summer Transfer Gossip: Stevan Jovetic, Eduardo Salvio, Pepe Reina

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJuly 19, 2013

Summer Transfer Gossip: Stevan Jovetic, Eduardo Salvio, Pepe Reina

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    Welcome to today's gossip column, featuring Manchester City, Fiorentina, Real Madrid, Benfica and more.

    Which two players are the Citizens seemingly close to spending €60 million on?

    Which striker have Tottenham turned to after being frustrated in their pursuit of Christian Benteke?

    What size bid would it take to pry Luis Suarez away from Anfield?

    Read on for this and more! 

Luis Suarez

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    Brendan Rodgers has suggested Luis Suarez will not leave Anfield unless "something drastic" happens, according to The London Evening Standard.

    The Independent report a £30 million bid from Arsenal has already been turned down, with Liverpool looking for a bare minimum of £40 million for their prized asset.

    Arsene Wenger has been told in no uncertain terms to return with a monstrous offer or forget the idea of taking the Uruguayan forward to London.

Stevan Jovetic

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    Fiorentina have confirmed on their official Twitter account that a deal has been agreed to send Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City.

    Football Italia provide all the details, with the 23-year-old moving for a speculated fee of around €30 million.

    Jovetic is one of the hottest properties on the market this summer given his immense natural skill and versatility. City have picked up a game-winner with the potential to significantly improve—smart business. 

Eduardo Salvio

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    Remarkably, Manchester City aren't done yet.

    After seemingly splashing out on Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo within 24 hours, The Independent believe the Citizens are ready to spend an astonishing €30 million on Eduardo Salvio.

    The Benfica winger is dynamic, hardworking and was once believed to be going right to the top of the game. Should the deal come off, he'll add to the divine plethora of advanced midfielders and wingers Manuel Pellegrini has to choose from. 

Roberto Soldado

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    The Daily Star believe Tottenham have lodged a £20 million bid for Spanish striker Roberto Soldado.

    With the proposed deal to sign Christian Benteke seemingly stuck in the mud, Daniel Levy and Andre Villas-Boas have turned their attentions to the Valencia hit man.

    According to the report, though, it would take a £30 million offer for los Che's chairman Amadeo Salvo to consider selling. 

Pepe Reina

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    Pepe Reina is the subject of a bid from Napoli, Dominic King of The Daily Mail reports.

    Rafa Benitez is an obvious admirer of his former No. 1, and Simon Mignolet's presence at Anfield has clouded the Spaniard's future at the club.

    Reina has been underperforming for the Reds for approximately three seasons, and a fresh challenge seems the perfect tonic. Napoli can offer him a chance to compete with Morgan De Sanctis for a starting spot, and Brendan Rodgers will likely be eager to negotiate a sale. 

Quick Kicks

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    Gonzalo Higuain has told Spanish newspaper AS (via Sky Sports) that he is wanted by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

    The Blues have also admitted they've been forced to loan right-back Wallace out for the 2013-14 season due to work permit issues, Mourinho told the Daily Mirror.

    The Hartlepool Mail reveal Sunderland have received a bid for Alfred N'Diaye and are mulling over the option of a sale.

    According to Chronicle Live, Newcastle left-back Massadio Haidara could be sent out on loan to gain first-team experience next season.