Transfer News Today: Newcastle Step Up Debuchy Chase


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Mere forum chatter

QPR are reportedly eyeing up a cheeky move for Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy. The veteran, who has long been expected to rejoin Cardiff City, has just one year left on his contract at Anfield. Will he be tempted by the prospect of another season in the top flight?

Tabloid speculation

Rumour has it that AC Milan are ready to offer Carlos Tévez a way out of Manchester City (or rather, offer Manchester City a way of getting rid of the troublesome Argentine). With star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic the subject of a multi-million pound bid from Paris Saint-Germain, there just might be a vacancy for a temperamental, all-action striker of Carlitos' ilk.

Contact made

Porto midfielder João Moutinho has been attracting attention from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, who tabled a bid this week. The Portuguese club, however, will not consider selling Moutinho for any less than £30million. How deep are your pockets, Sir Alex?

Bid tabled

Another player on Manchester United's radar is young Brazilian flyer Lucas Moura. The Brazilian press are reporting that his club, São Paulo, turned down an offer of €33million from the Red Devils this week. United might want to push through a deal in the next week or so, before the player reports for duty with Brazil's Olympic football squad.

Medical and terms

Newcastle United appear to have won the race to sign France right-back Mathieu Debuchy. The 26-year-old, has attracted interest from a number of sides, including Internazionale, who tabled a bid last week. But Alan Pardew's side are the first to agree a fee with Lille, believed to be in the region of £7million. Newcastle hope that Debuchy will join their pre-season preparations after agreeing terms over the weekend.

Signed, sealed, delivered

Fabio Borini has completed his £7.9million move to Liverpool. The Italian, who has already worked with Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea and Swansea, expressed his satisfaction at the deal: "I've got the trust of the manager and the club, which for me is very nice and I'm proud to be here." Reds fans will hope that he proves to be the perfect foil for Luis Suárez next term.