31st July 2013
Gareth Bale's future is in turmoil after it emerged the forward is reluctant to risk his relationship with Tottenham fans by handing in a transfer request.
Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid's sporting director, has told Tottenham that the Spanish side will not give up in their pursuit of Bale.Full story: talkSPORT
Tottenham will reluctantly agree to sell Bale to Real as long as Luka Modric is included in what would be a world-record transfer deal.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy hopes that his demands of £100m in cash for the club's star player will be enough to ward off Real Madrid's advances - particularly as the Spanish club still owe money on last summer's purchase of Modric from Spurs.
Tottenham could stun north London rivals Arsenal by entering the race for Liverpool's striker Luis Suarez, should Bale complete his move to Real Madrid.
Chelsea could take advantage of Real Madrid's pursuit of Bale with a £20m offer for Germany midfielder Sami Khedira.
Arsenal will have to pay £55m if they still want Suarez after the striker dropped his pursuit of arbitration as a means of leaving for less.
Suarez has not requested Premier League intervention in his contract dispute with Liverpool, one week on from Arsenal's club record bid of £40,000,001 for the Uruguay international.
Tottenham target Roberto Soldado's prospective move to White Hart Lane may not be as close to completion as first thought, with the striker keeping quiet over his future.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton wants to play for his beloved Everton - and will take a 50% pay cut to make the move happen.
Liverpool face fierce competition from Borussia Dortmund for the signature of Rubin Kazan forward Salomon Rondon.
Everton are preparing a £15m offer for Wigan star James McCarthy even after being told the midfielder will not be allowed to leave for less than £20m.
Newcastle are intensifying their efforts to secure QPR striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal after being deterred from a move for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis by the French club's demands for a fee in excess of £6.9m for the player.
West Ham are still in the market to sign Udinese forward Matej Vydra as they look to solve their striking problems.
Liverpool have released a list of "unacceptable" words and phrases that they have given to all members of staff in an attempt to combat all forms of discrimination at Anfield.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse wore the 'Wonga' strip for the first time as he started and scored in the pre-season friendly at St Mirren.