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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie as a ready-made replacement for wantaway forward Carlos Tevez.
Full story: the Independent

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Bolton boss Owen Coyle that he has no chance of re-signing striker Daniel Sturridge on loan. He said: "He can try in January - but he will have no chance." (The Times)

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul fancies a move to Paris St Germain, the club he supported as a boy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Montenegro international winger Stevan Jovetic is still being 'eyed' by Chelsea despite being at an advance stage in negotiations at current club Fiorentina.
Full story: Metro

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos, the new manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, has revealed the club would like England manager Fabio Capello to take over the reins after leading England at next summer's European Championship. Midfield duo Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are also top of their transfer wish list.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have joined AC Milan in the race to sign Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio.
Full story: talkSPORT

Barcelona and Bayern Munich look set to go head to head to sign teenage Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha.
Full story: Daily Star

Valencia are set to hold contract renewal talks with striker Francisco Alcacer in a bid to put an end to Arsenal's interest in the player.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City could make a shock January move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani as they look for a replacement for Carlos Tevez.
Full story: talkSPORT

But Italian Serie A side AC Milan could scupper City's plans with a £20m bid of their own.
Full story: Daily Star

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has snubbed any speculation linking midfielder Barry Bannan with a move to Manchester United.
Full story: Footylatest.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be interested in signing QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt in the January transfer window.
Full story: Caught Offside

OTHER GOSSIP

Striker Wayne Rooney wants to captain his club Manchester United and England.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke striker Peter Crouch has set his sights on making a return to the England squad. He said: "I've never wanted to retire for England. My record stands up against anyone." (The Times)

Hungary are set to ask West Brom if injured midfielder Zoltan Gera can join their squad for next month's Euro 2012 clash with Finland.
Full story: the Sun

Everton defender Leighton Baines has said he could never play for Liverpool, but could be tempted to move to a Champions League team.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has agreed a lucrative £16m boot deal with sportswear giant Puma.
Full story: the Sun

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez insists they are a better team since selling striker Charles N'Zogbia to Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond says midfielder Luka Modric has performed admirably since his summer move to Chelsea fell through.
Full story: talkSPORT

Former Chelsea and Fulham coach Paul Clement is in line to succeed John Jensen as Blackburn assistant manager.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has admitted that England should have been awarded a second goal in last summer's World Cup defeat to Germany. Frank Lampard's shot crossed the line after hitting the crossbar but was not given. Mertesacker said: "England scored more than just one goal! We were very lucky in many situations." (The Mirror)

Former Rangers manager Walter Smith says he rejected a big-money offer to take change of a club in the Middle East. (the Sun)

AND FINALLY

Roberto Mancini's own son has reportedly "done a Carlos Tevez" by refusing to go on as a substitute for Manchester City's reserves.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Leicester goalkeeper and current Seattle Sounders stopper Kasey Keller has received a strange tribute from a fan, when his likeness was etched into a corn field to create a maze in Washington. Full story: Metro

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed a passion for motorbikes - and an ambition to take part in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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Friday's Scottish gossip
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Wednesday's gossip column
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