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Tottenham to intercept Manchester City striker bid?

Today’s gossip, rumours and damned lies

Roque Santa Cruz

It’s the tabloids’ final day of transfer gossiping before they actually have some football to report on, so they’re pulling out all their top nonsense. Read on to find out which club hope to scupper Manchester City’s bid for Roque Santa Cruz, and which world class striker Chelsea are chasing today…

Roque Santa Cruz to Tottenham
Manchester City took Blackburn’s stern refusal to sell the Paraguayan striker as a sign they are haggling for more money and are prepared to increase their offer, but Spurs are reportedly ready to trump the Citizens and pair Santa Cruz with Darren Bent next season.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Spurs need another striker but Ince will be reluctant to sell

Daniel Sturridge to Chelsea
The Blues were apparently so impressed with Sturridge’s failure to score in Manchester City’s home defeat to FC Midtylland last night that they feel he could be the new Andriy Shevchenko, with an £8 million bid being mooted.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Could be a worthwhile gamble if he’s managed well, but could also be another Wright-Phillips

Tiago to Everton
It looks like Newcastle’s London-based transfer gurus have let another signing slip through their fingers. Yesterday all the talk was about the former Chelsea midfielder heading to Tyneside but today it looks like Everton have the upper hand.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Looks like another disaster for Newcastle – no wonder most of their fans hate London!

Kevin Doyle to Aston Villa
Martin O’Neill wants to make Irishman Kevin Doyle his fifth British signing of the summer, but apparently Reading aren’t happy with Villa’s £7 million offer. Considering the striker has scored just one goal in his last 24 appearances for club and country, that’s probably not the wisest decision.

The Spoiler Truth-o-meter: Has struggled for goals recently but a transfer could help him back to his best

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