Kaka linked to Chelsea & AC Milan, Aquilani is going to Fiorentina, and Europe’s finest look at Sao Paulo’s Lucas


Marca splash with a Cesc Fabregas story, bleating that Barcelona have now lodged a 36 million euro bid for the Arsenal skipper and announcing that Pep Guardiola believes the deal will be concluded this week.

Sport, the tabloid paper who rarely get anything right, claim Arsenal want 28 million euros for Cesc as well as Barca teenager Thiago Alcantara.

Alexis Sanchez sucks up to his new Barca fan base: “I never imagined that so many people would come out to meet me” (Marca)

Marca claim that Sergio Aguero’s transfer out of Atletico Madrid is taking longer than expected. Staying with Kun, AS then note that the Argentine’s picture has been removed from the official Atletico club store.

The fate of Kaka remains in the balance at Real Madrid, as AS report that Chelsea and AC Milan retain their interest in the playmaker. Sport however challenge the belief that Kaka has suitors, as the tabloid gossips that “no club has made the move to pay 30 million euros” required to prise the players from the Bernabeu.

Malaga are closing in on Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla for 19 million euros. (AS)

Al-Hilal are ready to pay 4.5 million euros for Betis forward Achille Emana. (AS)

Borussia Monchengladbach, Mainz and unnamed teams from England are reportedly interested in Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano. (Sport)

Barcelona have pencilled in a trip to visit the White House on August 3rd however it’s unsure whether they’ll meet President Obama. (El Mundo Deportivo)


Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani will sign a five-year deal with Fiorentina. (L’Equipe)

Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas is linked with Roma, Manchester United, Bayern Munich & PSG. (L’Equipe)

PSG hope to follow up the signing of Jeremy Menez with a move for Javier Pastore. (France Football)


Hulk: “Anyone who knows me knows I’m happy here, I feel good at FC Porto… Of course I will be at FC Porto next season because I have five-year contract.” (ABola)

Argentinian outfit Belgrano are trying to snare Pablo Aimar from Benfica. (ABola)


Fiorentina left-winger Juan Manuel Vargas is a target for Lazio. (Corriere dello Sport)

Udinese forward Antonio Floro Flores is on the radar of Napoli. (Corriere dello Sport)

Corriere dello Sport float the idea that Juventus and Roma could do a swap deal with Claudio Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic heading in opposite directions.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that Roma will not allow Daniele De Rossi to leave the club this summer.


Lukas Podolski has been stripped of the captaincy at Cologne. (Bild)


Telegraaf rattle off a few transfer rumours including Nordin Amrabat is a target for Galatasaray and Dmitri Bulykin is on Ajax’s viewfinder.

Uruguay Win The Copa America

Marca herald Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as the player of the tournament, while also carrying Diego Forlan’s quote that “My grandfather, my father and now I have won the Copa America.”

In a gushing op-ed in AS we read “[Uruguay] are a team with a century-old philosophy of the game… Practice honest football. The group mentality is magnified in the era of individual excellence.”