Paper Talk: 14 July

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Liverpool want to clinch a £22m double deal for Ajax stars Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld – but there’s a Chelsea player on their radar too.

The Anfield club have enquired about Bertrand as Rodgers looks to add strength in depth to his squad – and Chelsea could use the player as a makeweight in their pursuit of Luis suarez. [Daily Mirror]

Manchester City are poised to complete the £27m signing of Stevan Jovetic, according to reports. Only personal terms have to be finalised – with the striker holding out for a five-year £120,000-a-week deal.

Jovetic has always been City’s number one target to replace Carlos Tevez. [The Sun]

Tottenham are struggling to sell Emmanuel Adebayor as they look to raise funds for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Spurs thought they had a £6m fee agreed with Turkish side Besiktas – but Adebayor pulled the plug on the deal despite Besiktas matching his £100,000-a-week salary. [Daily Mirror]

Arsenal are losing patience with Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain as they wait on his decision.

The Gunners want a yes or no answer before they turn their attention to other targets despite agreeing a club record fee with the Bernbeu giants for the Argentina international. [Metro]

Mathieu Valbuena's agent has claimed that Barcelona have made him aware of their interest in the Olympique de Marseille playmaker.

The France international, 28, has caught the eye of a number of Europe's top clubs over the course of the past year with his eye-catching performances in Ligue 1. []

Manchester United boss David Moyes has claimed he has an unlimited budget this summer as he refused to rule out moves for either Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo.

The superstar pair continued to be linked with United despite both Tottenham and Real Madrid’s insistence that the £75million-plus-rated attackers are going nowhere. [Metro]


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