Premier League Transfer News — 29 July 2013

javier-pastoreWith speculation over the future of Tottenham’s star player Gareth Bale growing, there are reports in the Daily Star suggesting that Spurs could replace the Welshman with PSG playmaker Javier Pastore.

The Argentinian has impressed in Paris since joining PSG from Italian club Palermo, but would cost Tottenham in the region of £40million, should they pursue their interest.

According to the Daily Mirror, Fulham are interested in signing Aston Villa’s out-of-favour England international Darren Bent. The 29-year-old struggled for first team football last season, as Christian Benteke was preferred as Villa’s lone frontman.

Bent is also believed to be interesting Newcastle, but it seems that the Magpies will continue their French revolution by following up interest in French international strikers Loic Remy and Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Sun are reporting that European champions Bayern Munich are set to bid £40million for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazilian star has also been linked with a £25million move to Catalan giants Barcelona.

The Daily Express have reported that Tottenham have triggered the £25.8million buy-out clause in Roberto Soldado’s contract. His club Valencia have stated that they will only sell for his buy-out clause.

Tottenham may need Soldado to replace striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is being heavily linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas. Besiktas president Fikret Orman has even stated that the deal is close and the deal-breaker is if the Turkish club are allowed back into European competition next season.

Premier League newcomers Cardiff City could be about to make a move to bring former-midfielder Joe Ledley back from Celtic. A fee of around £3million has been mooted, as Ledley is in the final year of contract at Celtic Park.

Any deal for Ledley could rely on whether the Bluebirds capture Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, after the Welsh side agreed a fee of around £10million for Capoue.

Will Tottenham sign Javier Pastore this summer?


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