THE GREAT Gareth Bale sale is finally coming to an end according to the Daily Mail. Bale, 24, is now free to join Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed a world record £86m deal with the Spanish side.
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of offering Juan Mata, 25, to Manchester United as part of the deal to sign Wayne Rooney, 27, reports the Metro.
MOURINHO has cranked up the war of wards ahead of today's clash between Manchester United and Chelsea. The Guardian reports than Mourinho believes Rooney's desire to leave Manchester United is David Moyes's fault for suggesting the striker would be a second-choice player this season.
THE DAILY Mirror also has some Blues news, claiming that Chelsea still want to sign Rooney despite their interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o.
BUT Arsenal believe they can persuade Rooney to sign for them, with manager Arsene Wenger also keen on QPR keeper Julio Cesar, according to the Daily Star.
TOTTENHAM are preparing a £30m bid for Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk, 27, as well as a £26m deal to sign Roma striker Erik Lamela, 21. The Daily Mirror carries that story as Spurs prepare to use some of the not insignificant money generated from the Bale deal.
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers wants Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 22, on a season-long loan at Anfield says the Daily Mail.
ARSENAL have been told they must pay £20m if they are to sign Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27. That story is in the Daily Mirror.
THE GUNNERS are also considering a £38m move for Real Madrid's 24-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil according to The Sun.