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Transfer talk: Featuring Bale, Cabaye and Ozil

Transfer news regarding Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Chelsea.

Gareth Bale related news to start us off, and this could prove to be a big game-changer. While Real Madrid are setting the stage (quite literally) for the Welshman’s arrival in the Spanish capital Sky Sports report they may be premature.

It is reported that Spurs have offers from more than one club for the 24-year-old’s coveted talents - and that no deal with Real is completed.

Watch this space…

Arsenal are being linked with an interest in Mesut Ozil. If Bale signs for Madrid the German international is expected to ask for a transfer and The Gunners are reportedly prepared to pay up to £38 million for his services this summer - a fee that would smash their current transfer record.

Crystal Palace and West Brom are said to be in the running for Nicklas Bendtner. The Dane has turned down several moves to Europe this season, as he looks to stay in England. He is said to be valued at £3 million, but his wages prove a stumbling block.

West Brom are however close to agreeing a deal to sign Jordan Ayew from Marseille. The Ghanaian winger is deemed available at the French club and could arrive on loan.

Samuel Eto’o appears to have a straight choice between Inter Milan and Chelsea this week. He is reported in some papers to be in London today - while Inter remain hopeful he will still come back to the Nerazzuri.

According to reports from the North East this morning Yohan Cabaye has not gone on strike at St James Park - but is hoping to push through a move to Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal have not yet made an improved bid for the French international - despite reports in the national press of an imminent £20 million follow-up to the £12 million bid made earlier in the week.

The £20 million bid would see Arsenal pay down an immediate fee of £15 million - with a further £5 million paid over a five-year contract and a sell on clause of 10%.

Finally and Jose Mourinho has blamed David Moyes for the pursuit of Wayne Rooney this summer:

‘’We are trying to get a player that the manager told 'you will be a second option'. We are not going for (Robin) van Persie.’’

Interesting ahead of tonight’s fixture between the two.

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