The pick of today's Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga football transfer rumours, news and gossip for 3 August, 2011. All the latest transfer rumours surrounding Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Barcelona and Real Madrid will be covered here.
Man United will give Welsey Sneijder a week to decide if he wants to take a heafty pay cut to swap Milan for Manchester after the Premier League champions submitted a formal offer for the Dutch playmaker. Sneijder will make a decision after returning from China where Inter Milan will play their Italian Super Cup game against AC Milan. Dimitar Berbatov's future at Old Trafford remains in doubt after Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to suggest the Bulgarian could leave for Paris Saint-Germain. The French club are willing to pay £18m for last season's golden boot winner who has found himself marginalised by the emergence of Javier Hernandez.
Across town, Manchester City are keen on Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and will offer Harry Redknapp ambling goal-shuffler Emmanuel Adebayor in exchange. Tottenham appear to have "stolen a march" on their main rivals for the signature of resident Premier League punching-bag Joey Barton by virtue of being the first club to pick up the phone and actually talk to the erstwhile Manchester City midfielder.
Having already sold Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and with Joey Barton on his way, Newcastle United will continue their summer transfer policy of selling every player who kept them in the Premier League last season by offloading left-back Jose Enrique to Liverpool for £5m.
Back in London and Tottenham are set to "trump" Arsenal in the race to sign Blackburn's Christopher Samba by offering any one of Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, David Bentley or Sebastian Bassong plus £10m for the bruising centre-half. Arsenal will instead turn their attention to Birmingham's £10m-rated Scott Dann, with Chelsea and Liverpool also interested.
Costa Rican teenager Joel Campbell has been talking to crunchsports.com about his proposed move to Arsenal: "We are talking to Arsenal again. I have not signed yet, but I'm waiting to hear from my agents."
Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is ready to persuade the club's owner Roman Abramovich to chip in £30m to try to land AC Milan's Brazilian forward Pato in a cash-plus-player deal.
And Alberto Aquilani's agent, Franco Zavaglia, has been talking again about the Liverpool midfielder's proposed move to AC Milan.
"When you speak of such a negotiation, there is always an element of truth," he told ilsussidiario.net. "[Milan vice-president Adriano] Galliani is now in China for the Italian Super Cup, but I expect to talk to him when he comes back to Milan. I think an agreement could be reached for a figure around €10 million."
Barcelona will finally submit a second offer for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas sometime this week, with a bid being prepared for around £35m. The Gunners rejected a £27m offer earlier in the summer but, with the club set to take two team photos on Thursday - one with, and one without, Fabregas - a deal appears imminent.
Over in the capital, Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed reports linking Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor with a return to the Bernabeu, saying the Spanish club do not need another forward. "We are happy with the line-up as it is already," Ronaldo told Agence France Presse.
Giuseppe Rossi has denied reports he is close to completing a move to Juventus. He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I'm not thinking about [Juventus] any more. I feel good at Villarreal and I am happy to be at this club."
Finally, Javier Pastore is set to complete his move to Paris St Germain: "You can say I am officially a PSG player, but I just need to have my medical and sort out other details. I am anxious to try this new adventure. PSG are a great club with great history."