Each day during the summer transfer window we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...


Neymar is close to joining Real Madrid. He has agreed in principle a six-year deal with the Bernabeu giants, who will now try to get Santos to lower their 45million Euros asking price.

Real Madrid are set to snatch talented French ace Raphael Varane away from Manchester United. They've agreed a 10million Euros fee with Lens, and must now agree terms with the player himself.

Atletico Madrid have turned down Galatasaray's bid for former Arsenal man Jose Antonio Reyes, and have also had an offer from Turkey for star striker Diego Forlan.


Montecarlo Radio announced yesterday afternoon that the agreement between Real Madrid and Lens for the transfer of Raphael Varane "is practically closed and will become official on Wednesday."

Juventus will decide at a board meeting on Thursday whether to continue their interest in Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero. Their offer could amount to as much as 35million Euros, but Atletico reportedly want 45.


Bojan looks set to leave Barcelona with the foundations of a deal with Italian giants Roma now in place.

Manchester City tried to hijack Barcelona's pursuit of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, but the player himself only wants to move to the Camp Nou.

Jeffren admits his time at Barcelona may be about to end, with the imminent arrival of Alexis Sanchez.


PSG and Juventus are both in the race with Real Madrid to sign Sergio Aguero from Atletico.


Roberto Mancini is set to go head-to-head with bitter rival Sir Alex Ferguson in a £30million battle to land Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder.

Andre Villas-Boas will launch his Chelsea revolution by making a move for Inter Milan's Samuel Eto'o.

Fulham boss Martin Jol called himself Arnold Schwarzenegger - and had a dig at ex-club Spurs into the bargain.

West Brom's Peter Odemwingie has turned his back on a dream move to Arsenal - by claiming they have offered him "peanuts" for a salary.

Aston Villa have strongly denied that Stewart Downing has been pictured holding a Liverpool scarf with Anfield hitman Andy Carroll.


An Olympic football war erupted last night. England forced Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to make players available for a British team at London 2012.

Andre Villas-Boas was in London last night sorting out the final details of his switch to Chelsea.

Cesc Fabregas is putting pressure on Arsenal to let him go for less than £35.5million - according to Barcelona's president.

Chris Hughton is to return to football as the new Birmingham City boss.

Jack Wilshere could be at the centre of another massive club v country row next summer if he is picked for Britain's Olympic team.

Barcelona are ready to make a shock £27.5million raid for Chelsea defender David Luiz - just five months after he joined the Blues for £21.3million.

Manchester City were trying to wrestle Alexis Sanchez from the grasp of Barcelona last night.

Sunderland have launched an £8million bid for Ipswich wonder kid Connor Wickham. But it is doomed to fail with Town demanding £12million and the 18-year-old favouring a switch to Liverpool.

Stoke want Mali captain Mahamadou Diarra - a midfielder hailed by Fabio Capello when he was in charge of Real Madrid.

West Ham defender Manuel Da Costa is ready to join team-mate Victor Obinna in a summer switch to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Blackburn's £6million striker Nikola Kalinic is ready to quit Ewood Park.

Serbian winger Bojan Djordic is set to become Blackpool boss Ian Holloway's first summer signing.


Andre Villas-Boas is lining up an £80million triple swoop when he becomes Chelsea's new boss. The Portuguese flew into London last night hoping to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and playmaker Joao Moutinho from Porto. Chelsea are also closing in on Brazilian teenager Neymar with a £40million bid being prepared.

Steven Gerrard faces a fight to be fit for the start of the season.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland united to condemn British Olympic chiefs and the FA over attempts to "bounce" them into a deal for a GB team in next summer's Games.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson has hit back at Kasper Schmeichel by telling his departing keeper: "You're not good enough".

Sunderland have tabled an £8milion offer for Ipswich's teenage striker Connor Wickham.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is in talks with free agent Neil Danns about signing from Crystal Palace.

Chris Hughton is set to be named as Alex McLeish's successor at Birmingham later today.

West Brom are ready to sell England keeper Scott Carson to wealthy Turkish club Bursaspor - in one of the summer's most bizarre transfers.

Derby boss Nigel Clough has won the chase to sign £750,000 Barnsley skipper Jason Shackwell.

Nikola Kalinic wants to quit Blackburn if he is not part of boss Steve Kean's first-team plans.

Portsmouth want £750,000 Derby striker Luke Varney to fill David Nugent's scoring boots.

Martin Jol blames his demise at Tottenham on former director of football Damien Comolli.

Stewart Downing claims the snap taken of him with a Liverpool scarf is a fake - and a huge embarrassment to new Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish.


Andre Villas-Boas will take over as Chelsea manager in the next 24 hours and is targeting an incredible £80million worth of new players to join his blue revolution.

The British Olympic Association last night sparked a civil war between the Home Nations by saying an "historic agreement" had been reached for a united Great Britain football team to play at London 2012.

Liverpool are considering a move for Brest striker Nolan Roux.

Aston Villa have cast doubt on the authenticity of a photograph showing another Anfield target, Stewart Downing, holding a Liverpool scarf with Andy Carroll while on holiday in Ibiza.

Leeds will try to prevent Keiren Westwood moving to Sunderland by offering him a guaranteed first-team place. Chris Hughton is set to be named as the new Birmingham boss in the next 48 hours.


Jack Warner, the disgraced FIFA vice-president who jumped before he was pushed, will leave football's world ruling body with whopping pension entitlements for life. Warner is set to receive almost £23,000 a year for the next 28 years - an incredible £644,000.

David Beckham reiterated his desire to be part of Team GB's football squad for the 2012 Olympics only last week. But after yesterday's shambles he might want to think again.

Chris Hughton will be named as Birmingham City's new boss today.

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer £11million for Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov.

Sunderland have made a £10million bid for Ipswich and England Under-21 striker Connor Wickham, who is keen on a move to Liverpool.

Liverpool are weighing up a £6.5million deal for Brest striker Nolan Roux.

Chelsea secured Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager last night after payment of his £13.2million release clause was completed - while the 33-year-old continued to relax on holiday.

Fulham manager Martin Jol last night re-opened his feud with Damien Comolli - whom he holds responsible for his sacking as Spurs boss.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has tabled a £12million offer for Birmingham's Scott Dann and may be ready to throw in striker Ricardo Fuller to secure the £15million-rated defender. Arsenal could yet make a late bid.


Craig Whyte last night warned Aston Villla that Allan McGregor is not for sale as he stepped up his efforts to tempt them into letting Carlos Cuellar move in the opposite direction.

The SFA last night united behind the Welsh and Irish FA's in furiously rejecting claims they have agreed to be part of a Great Britain team at London 2012.

Lukasz Zaluska last night revealed he is poised to sign a new deal at Celtic.