BB Round-up – Spurs want Llorente, Liverpool set £9m asking price, Newcastle to let Joey Barton see out his contract
Manchester City looks to have started their summer spending with the £7m swoop for Arsenal full back Gael Clichy. There were reports that the Citizens were also looking to add Samir Nasri to make it a double swoop on North London, but the interest has been dismissed at Eastands.
In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include Villas-Boas claiming that it is more than a two horse title race; Aston Villa to face Ajax in mini Champions League, while Liverpool chief claims he won’t be held to ransom over Downing and Adam.
City close in on Clichy deal but deny move for team-mate Nasri – Guardian
It’s wide open: Villas-Boas rules out two-horse title race as Chelsea boss – Daily Mail
I’m Ger man – Sun
Newcastle to let Barton run down his contract – Guardian
Young Villa face giants Ajax in mini-Champions League – Daily Mail
Cahill on hold as Bolton snub Nick – Sun
Liverpool chief insists he won’t be held to ransom over Downing and Adam – Daily Mail
Spurs have lorra lorra love for Llorente – Mirror
Sunderland move was too good to turn down, admits Gardner – Daily Mail
Blackpool tell Liverpool they must pay £9m for Adam – Mirror