Michu, Robben, Janmaat, Marshall, Cole, Fellani, Balotelli

Hello everyone and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

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Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 19 here is a quick delve into some articles you may have missed. Click on the links to find out more and share on your favourite social media sites.

Half the clubs in the Premier League have been linked with Steven Caulker so he is not short of choices, this article suggested he might be a better option than Kaboul or Chiriches.

It took Brendan Rogers a season to turn it round at Liverpool, his second season Champions League was attained. Can Mauricio Pochettino have the same affect at Tottenham?

This recent article suggests Daniel Levy does have a plan even if fans can't see it.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 19 and the short snippets of news we have on offer today.

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Michu did not go on Swansea's pre-season tour, he is said to have had a medical at Napoli according to the Italian press. Swansea of course bought Michu from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano for £2 million (€2.53m) and he has hit 20 goals in 52 Premier League appearances. In total he has 28 goals in 67 games for the Welsh club.

According to several Italian sources, including Sport Mediaset, a deal has already been struck with Swansea City to take him on loan with an option to purchase for £11.87 million (€15m). Wales Online suggest Swansea have received no bid for him.

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Netherlands winger Arjen Robben, 30, says he is tired of people criticising him after he admitted diving during the last-16 win against Mexico. Well perhaps he should consider not cheating then.

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Arsenal have agreed a £34 million (€42.95m) fee for Alexis Sánchez but Barcelona are waiting to see if Italian club Juventus can match the offer. Liverpool are also interested in the forward but he is not keen on joining Liverpool.

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Manchester United have been told to increase their offer for 24 year-old Holland and Feyenoord right-back Daryl Janmaat. Tottenham have been linked with the player but there are more pressing matters to attend to i the defence than right-back, which is in the safe hands of Kyle Walker.

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Southampton are set to make an £8m offer for Cardiff City's 29-year-old goalkeeper David Marshall. Ole Gunner Solskjaer does not want to lose him and the Championship side have placed an inflated £15 million (€18.95m) price tag on his head. Hugo Lloris was less than that!

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman plans to replace left-back Luke Shaw with Colombia's 27 year-old Pablo Armero.

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Ashley Cole is a free agent after his contract at Chelsea came to an end and the 33 year-old left-back is in talks with several European clubs with Roma favourites to grab his signature.

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French paper L'Equipe suggest Monaco are interested in Newcastle's 24 year-old French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who is also being chased by Liverpool they say.

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Fiorentina are interested in taking 26 year-old Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini off Manchester United's hands. An overpriced David Moyes signing he flopped and hardly featured last season.

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Manchester City's high asking price for 28 year-old striker Alvaro Negredo has prompted Atletico Madrid to look elsewhere. The Spanish club have made a £14m (€17.69m) offer for 28 year-old Croatian Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandžukić according to Marca.

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Monaco have slapped a £63 million (€79.58m) price tag on 22 year-old James Rodríguez, the current top scorer at the World Cup in Brazil even though Colombia are now out of the tournament.

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German paper Bild suggest AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi feels he won't get the right price for Mario Balotelli following the 23 year-old Italian striker's lacklustre performance at the World Cup. Arsenal are said to have dropped their interest in the player as a result.




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