Premier League Transfer News — 31 July 2013

Barton_377706cReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is being linked with a return to former-club Tottenham, as part of a potential world-record deal involving Gareth Bale moving to the Spanish capital. Real are believed to have made a world-record bid of £85million for Bale.

However, the Daily Mirror claims that the Croatian midfielder could be used as a makeweight in any deal for the Wales International forward.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are in talks with Premier League newcomers about loaning out young centre-back Steven Caulker. The 21-year-old could join the Bluebirds on a season-long loan deal, in an effort to gain first team football next season.

QPR’s controversial midfielder Joey Barton wants to sign for boyhood heroes Everton, according to the Mirror. The Hoops midfielder spent a period on-loan at French club Marseille last season. Barton is now looking to secure a permanent move to Merseyside.

However, the Daily Star believes that Everton will instead bid £15million for Wigan midfield schemer James McCarthy. The Latics are believed to be holding out for £20million though. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has already raided his former-club for a number of players since moving to Merseyside.

According to the Sun, Chelsea rate centre-back David Luiz at £60million, after the Brazilian international was linked with moves to Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Bayern boss Pep Guardiola also revealed yesterday that he is not interested in signing Luiz.

The Sun are also linking West Ham with a bid for former-Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz. The 31-year-old is currently plying his trade in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon. The Irons are also believed to have had a £5million bid for Norwich’s Robert Snodgrass rejected by the Canaries.

The Daily Express claim that Liverpool have agreed to take Benfica left-back Lorenzo Melgarejo on  a season-long loan deal, with a view to a £8.5million permanent deal next summer.

Will Tottenham re-sign Luka Modric this summer?


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