Transfer news LIVE: Madrid reject Adebayor in Bale deal

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Tottenham have failed to palm Emmanuel Adebayor onto Real Madrid.APTottenham have thus far failed to palm Emmanuel Adebayor onto another club.

Tottenham fail to rid themselves of Emmanuel Adebayor, Raphael Varane and Real Madrid enter talks on a new deal and Hull prepare to sign FC Twente midfielder Willem Janssen on the advice of Steve McClaren.

21.25 BST: Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh will sign for Premier League new-boys Crystal Palace soon, according to various reports. Chamakh joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Bordeaux in 2010 but has failed to make the expected impact, falling down the pecking order and spending part of the 2012-13 campaign on-loan at West Ham.

21.00 BST: After Brendan Rodgers' discussion of Luis Suarez earlier, read the full story HERE.

20.45 BST: Chelsea transfer target Wayne Rooney will be fit enough to feature for Manchester United in Sunday's Community Shield, should David Moyes select him. Read the full story HERE.

20.25 BST: Real Madrid are very confident of signing Gareth Bale this summer, despite apparent recent complications, sources close to the Spanish club have told ESPN. Read the full story HERE.

20.20 BST: More from Rodgers on Liverpool's transfer dealings:

20.20 BST: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been speaking about the future of Luis Suarez at a press conference. He said: "Luis is training on his own and he understands totally where we're coming from. It's been a difficult period for him but it's my job to protect the group. Once he's back with the spirit he'll rejoin the group. We're quite calm. The club is in control of the situation. We've got no inclination to sell and we've been strong on that. Luis has fought for his life for Liverpool. There will come a point where he'll recognise the club is not going to sell."

19.50 BST: Manchester City could spend more big-money this summer, and make a £35 million move for Anzhi Makhachkala's Brazilian midfielder Willian, the Daily Express reports.

19.20 BST: In other Chelsea news, youngster Lucas Piazon has signed for Eredivisie side Vitesse on a season-long loan. He spent the second half of last season on-loan at Malaga, and joins Chelsea team-mates Patrick van Aanholt and Gael Kakuta at the Dutch club.

19.00 BST: David Luiz is keen to leave Chelsea for Barcelona and will push through a transfer to the Spanish champions, according to the Daily Star.

18.39 BST: Tottenham are firm favourites to sign Etienne Capoue according to Cardiff manager Malky Mackay. He said: "We had a bid accepted but it looks as if he has decided, as far as I am aware, to go to Tottenham. It looks like it will go that way."

18.25 BST: Wallace, 19, is a Brazil Under-20 international who joined Chelsea from Fluminese in 2013. Find out more about him in this video.

18.20 BST: Reports are again circulating that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to send young defender Wallace on loan to the club he used to manage, Inter Milan.

18.00 BST: Miquel has been involved with Arsenal during pre-season. Have a look at him in action below.

17.50 BST:Championship side Leicester City have signed Arsenal’s highly rated 20-year-old central defender Ignasi Miquel on a season-long loan deal. Miquel has made 14 senior appearances for the Gunners and is 6ft 4ins and a Spain Under-21 international.

17.30 BST: Wayne Rooney’s camp have informed Arsenal that the player has made up his mind to join Chelsea, sources close to the negotiations have told ESPN. Read the full story HERE.

16.50 BST: Jay Spearing has thanked Liverpool after leaving the club to join Bolton. He told Sky Sports News radio: "I will always be a Liverpool fan. It's been a massive part of my life and I thank everybody who helped make it happen for me. A lot of dreams came true, but now in football terms it was time for me to move on and get regular football."

16.32 BST: Football-Italia reports that Lazio President Claudio Lotito is surprised by the transfer links with Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.

Who remembers this beauty in the 2010 World Cup from Quagliarella?

16.16 BST: Barcelona and Spain attacker Pedro Rodriguez has made his own observations on Real Madrid’s reported €105million world record offer for Gareth Bale, saying he would only pay that sort of money for Lionel Messi. Football-Espana have the full story.

16.00 BST: Borussia Moenchengladbach's Germany U21 striker Peniel Mlapa has reportedly missed the squad's trip to Munich tonight for the opening fixture of the Bundesliga season against Bayern. Speculation persists that he'll leave the club, with West Ham a potential destination for the 22-year-old German.

15.45 BST: Fulham manager Martin Jol plans to send Fulham youngsters Pajtim Kasami and Matthew Briggs out on loan again this season, the Fulham Chronicle reports.

15.30 BST: Stoke City have indeed announced the pre-contract signing of Juan Agudelo from New England Revolution. The contract begins on January 1st 2014.

15.28 BST: BBC Sport are now reporting that Spurs have agreed a deal to sign Etienne Capoue, and the £9 million signing will be announced later today or tomorrow.

15.16 BST: Pepe Reina had this to say on Martin Skrtel, and his potential move to Napoli: "I don't know what Napoli are looking for but I can say Martin Skrtel is a good player. He is a Liverpool player but his qualities would be great for any team - he is a great player. I respect Liverpool, Martin Skrtel, and all of the Napoli players, so I can't say anything more about this."

15.05 BST: SportsDirect News are reporting that Italian giants AC Milan appear to have finally reached an agreement with Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow over the transfer of midfielder Keisuke Honda. That's despite the consistent reports that the clubs cannot agree on a deal for the Japanese midfielder.

14.50 BST: After receiving his first call up to the French senior squad, Sevilla midfielder and under-20 World Cup winner Geoffrey Kondogbia says he’s proved nothing yet. The youngster has been linked with Real Madrid, and he says his agents are in discussions with other clubs but he's a Sevilla player for now.

14.39 BST: Another midfielder set to join Spurs then. Capoue seemingly all wrapped up.

14.32 BST: Hamburg general manager Oliver Kreuzer has hit back at demoted centre-back Paul Scharner, with some interesting quotes. Scharner had accused Hamburg of blackmailing him to leave the club.

"We all know that Paul sometimes is wired differently," Kreuzer said. "I want to distance myself from blackmail or similar things. We have told Paul that we are planning without him a long time ago."

14.24 BST: DONE DEAL! Nottingham Forest have completed a deal to bring Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson back to The City Ground for an undisclosed fee.

14.14 BST: Sascha Molders has penned a new Augsburg deal until 2017. He had previously been contracted to the club until 2015. The old school attacker scored 10 in 24 games for Augsburg last season and has become one of the faces of Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

"Sascha Molders identifies with Augsburg 100 percent and his commitment and emotional style of play embodies Augsburg's virtues," general manager Stefan Reuter said. The 28-year-old striker has a good scoring record in the second tier of German football and has improved himself in the top flight. He's an important player for the club, making the new deal crucial to the team.

14.01 BST: Nice gesture by Edinson Cavani, after his big money move to PSG.

13.53 BST: So, another player leaves Queens Park Rangers. But where will Anton go next?

13.41 BST: Mame Biram Diouf has told German newspaper Bild that he "doesn't know" if his transfer to Stoke will go through. Hannover coach Mirko Slomka is convinced Diouf will play against Stoke, saying it is "hard to imagine" selling the player, and according to Bild, Stoke have made no new offer.

"Stoke have not improved their offer. I don’t know why the English came here in the first place. We don’t need the money. Goals could be more important. And even if he does not extend his contract, Mame is a pro and will perform until the last day."

13.22 BST: Sky Sports News are reporting that Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh will have a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of a move to the Premier League newcomers.

13.14 BST: Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has signed a new five-year contract with the club. FULL STORY HERE.

12.50 BST: Queens Park Rangers have agreed a deal with Estudiantes for striker Duvan Zapata, claims Sky Sports.

12.20 BST: Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott said he would welcome the arrival of Luis Suarez but believes the Gunners "are a great team" even without the Uruguay international. FULL STORY HERE.

12.08 BST: Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow believes Luis Suarez and Arsenal should blame the player's agent for the current contract stand-off. FULL STORY HERE.

11.50 BST: Jay Spearing's move is now official.

11.42 BST: League Two's Northampton Town have signed Jacob Blyth on a one-month loan deal from Championship side Leicester City. The 20-year-old striker has also been at Burton Albion and Notts County on loan spells.

11.28 BST: French newspaper L'Equipe suggests that Lisandro Lopez's departure from Lyon does not necessarily mean that Bafetimbi Gomis will now stay at the club. Lyon coach Remi Garde admits its not the best way to approach their first league game, with regards to potentially having no strikers. Newcastle are still hopeful of completing a deal for Gomis.

11.11 BST: Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo says he will carry on playing after this season, but he has not decided if he will stay at Juventus . He says he may move abroad if he does not get the feeling he is important at the club.

"We'll see each other again at the end of the season and decide. Juventus are my priority but I don't want to be a burden to anyone. The years go by and it isn't said that I should stay just because I'm called Pirlo. I want to feel important and the artifice of the team's success, otherwise I'll leave. Anyway I'd like to underline that it won't be a financial problem or a choice between one club and another."

10.49 BST: Check out the front pages from Spain and Italy, courtesy of Football-Espana and Football-Italia. They feature transfer stories on David Luiz, Adrian, Rolando, Andrea Pirlo, Samuel Eto'o, and Keisuke Honda.

10.31 BST: Manchester City have had a £35 million bid for Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder Willian rejected, according to SportsDirect News. This is despite news yesterday that the club are not interested in a move for the Brazilian attacker. Someone went as far as to make a "Welcome to" video for him a few months ago.

10.16 BST: Montpellier President Louis Nicollin has told Le Parisien that the money being spent by Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco is crazy and that he expects there to be a collapse. The spending is set to continue though, with Manchester United winger Nani, heavily linked to Monaco.

10.02 BST: Capoue looking set to sign for Spurs, despite Cardiff coming very close to a deal.

09.58 BST: ESPN sources tell us that Stoke manager Mark Hughes has confirmed the club are interested in New England Revolution's American striker Juan Sebastian Agudelo. He has also suggested he will wait for Mame Biram Diouf from Hannover if he needs to, because the price is too high.

"We are hopeful of progressing that," said Hughes. "It seems there's willingness from both sides. Agudelo is a good young player and we feel he's got potential and we would like that to happen."

09.32 BST: Paolo Di Canio is ready to step up interest in Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone after expressing a desire to find an English midfielder, reports The Northern Echo.

09.15 BST: From late last night: The Daily Mail reports that David Bentley is wanted by Bulgarian side Levski Sofia after being released by Tottenham.

08.58 BST: ESPN FC contributor James Horncastle writes about the confusing transfer policy at Arsenal. READ THE BLOG HERE.

08.49 BST: reports that CSKA Moscow president Yevgeni Giner has hit out at AC Milan over their attempts to lure Keisuke Honda to Italy this summer.

08.30 BST: Guillem Balague passing on info from AS.

08.24 BST: In France, Saint-Etienne are exploring other options than free agent Carlton Cole, due to the former West Ham striker's huge wage demands. They need someone to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who moved to Borussia Dortmund, according to L'Equipe. Another option is Modibo Maiga of West Ham. Who you can see score against Southampton below, his being the third for The Hammers:

07.05 BST: DONE DEAL! Melbourne Heart have signed former Netherlands international Orlando Engelaar on a free transfer. The 33-year-old midfielder joins the Australian club after a four-year stay at PSV Eindhoven.

05.50 BST: DONE DEAL! Former Blackpool and Sheffield United defender David Carney has joined the New York Red Bulls. The 29-year-old becomes the second Australian to join the MLS side, with former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill already on the books.

04.30 BST: A-League side Brisbane Roar have confirmed they are in talks with former captain and current Socceroo Matt McKay.

Tottenham failed in their bid to include striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the deal which would see Gareth Bale move to Real Madrid. According to the Daily Mail, Adebayor was offered to the Spanish club in a bid to set a transfer record for the 24-year-old Bale. Adebayor, who played for Madrid in 2011, was brought to London from Manchester City in a loan deal before making the move permanent last year, but despite enjoying success during the initial loan period, the forward failed to fire last season, falling down the pecking order at the north London club. But despite Spurs' desperation to offload the 29-year-old, Madrid have vetoed the chance to re-sign the striker.

Talking of Real Madrid, young French defender Raphael Varane is expected to sign a new deal that could keep him at the Bernabeu until 2019. French newspaper L'Equipe is reporting that Varane, one of the biggest positives to come out of the club last season, and Madrid are locked in negotiations to extend the 20-year-old's current deal - despite the player signing until 2017 when he joined Madrid in 2011. But according to the reports, the France international is one of the lowest paid players at the club, only earning around €1 million-per-season.

Finally, according to the Mirror, Hull manager Steve Bruce is preparing to sign FC Twente midfielder Willem Janssen - on the advice of former Twente and England manager Steve McClaren. Returning to the Premier League after a three year stint in the Championship, Hull are looking to strengthen for life in England's top division, linked with Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, Evian's Eric Tie Bi and Hamburg player Paul Scharner. But on the advice of McClaren, who coached Janssen during his second stint at Twente, the Dutchman looks set to be brought into the KC Stadium. However, Hull will have to pay in the region of £2 million to lure him away from the Eredivisie.


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