Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney
Some very familiar names dominate the transfer speculation stories in the newspapers on Friday as clubs jockey for position ahead of the new season.
Read on to find out more.
Luis Suarez, Liverpool to Arsenal
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Liverpool owner John W Henry has entered the controversy surrounding striker Luis Suarez and his possible move to Arsenal.
Henry has dismissed the idea of selling the Uruguay international to a rival for a Champions League place as "ludicrous," as David Maddock of the Daily Mirror reported.
Henry also cited the way the Anfield club has stood by Suarez at times when it was questionable whether they should have as a reason for the player to stay.
If Arsenal do not sign Suarez before the end of the current transfer window, Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror questions where Arsene Wenger and the North London club will be left after a summer which promised so much in the transfer market.
Gareth Bale, Tottenham to Real Madrid
The proposed sale of Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid could be under threat, claim Jason Burt and Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has refused to meet Real president Florentino Perez as he questions whether the La Liga club have the finances to complete any deal for the Wales international.
Levy met Perez in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, but refused to meet again on Thursday with the Tottenham chief unsure of the seriousness of Real's interest in Bale, claim Burt and Wilson.
According to the article, Levy is not interested in payments for the player being stretched over a six-year period and believes Real have inflated the value of players who could be included in the deal.
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United to Chelsea
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is refusing to give up the fight for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to Sami Mokbel and Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail.
The Stamford Bridge boss has vowed to keep up the chase for the England international, whose future at Old Trafford has become uncertain.
United manager David Moyes insists the forward is not for sale, but Mourinho has reiterated his interest in Rooney and maintains that Chelsea have been ethical in their approach for the player.
Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson has warned Chelsea players in his squad not to discuss Rooney's future with the United man as they prepare for the friendly against Scotland next week, reports Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph.
Hodgson knows that Rooney and Ashley Cole are good friends, but the England boss insists he has a "duty of care" toward Moyes and United.
Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona to Manchester United
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The Barcelona midfielder claimed on Thursday he was staying at the Camp Nou, but United manager David Moyes has been given the green light to make an improved £40 million offer for the player, according to the report.
Moyes has seen two previous bids for Fabregas fail, but is now set for one final attempt to bring the former Arsenal man to Old Trafford, reports Cross.
Tom Huddlestone, Tottenham to Sunderland
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The Black Cats boss has brought in 11 new players so far this summer, but is now looking for an English presence with Premier League experience for his squad, claims Murtagh.
According to the report, Sunderland have already made one enquiry about Huddlestone this summer, but will turn to Danny Guthrie of Reading if their interest in the Spurs star fails.