The start of the new Premier League season this weekend should be interesting. After a summer spent trying to force through moves, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney appear set to remain at Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Suarez has apparently said he wants to stay at Anfield and may even sign a contract extension.
Meanwhile United have said Rooney is not for sale at any price, according to the Guardian. Expect fans of both clubs to give each player a frosty reception for the first month of the season, followed by the whole thing being forgotten until the next transfer window, when it starts all over again.
Chelsea will likely now turn to Samuel Eto'o, who will only cost £5 million From Anzhi Makhachkala says the Guardian. However, Liverpool will have to pay much more for Anzhi midfielder Willian, as they prepare a bid of £30/35 million (depending on which paper you read.
Having failed to secure yet another signing - this time their main target who they focused on for the entire summer - Arsenal will shift their focus to two more transfers that are never going to happen and try to sign Michu and Edin Dzeko, according to the Mail. Arsenal will also need to move quickly if they are to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo, with Napoli still lurking. However, 101greatgoals reports that Bild say Arsenal are unwilling to pay the €17 million asking price.
Elsewhere, Manchester United have dropped their interest in Leighton Baines, Crystal Palace have joined Newcastle and Fulham in the 'race' for Villa striker Darren Bent, West Ham have renewed their interest in Chelsea's Demba Ba and Newcastle, Everton and Norwich are all competing for £5 million Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, who only a few days ago was a 'target' of Liverpool and Tottenham. What happened Toby?
And finally, as repeated in the Mirror, the Sun reports that a "Wales insider" has revealed that Gareth Bale is "confused and bitter" over Tottenham's refusal to sell him to Real Madrid and will never play for the club again. Literally unbelievable!