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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is believed to have rejected a contract offer to stay at the club. It is understood he does want to remain at Stamford Bridge, but his agent has also hinted at a move to the United States, Russia, Qatar or Asia.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel says he is happy to remain in Portugal despite rumoured interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could make a move for AZ Alkmaar's Swedish winger Rasmus Elm in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool are keen on rookie Romanian goalkeeper Valentin Cojocaru, who plays for Steaua Bucharest.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is set to make a move for £9m-rated Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero.
Full story: the Sun

Spurs have stolen a march on Arsenal in the race for DC United winger Andy Najar after agreeing to take the promising 18-year-old on trial during the MLS off season.
Full story: Metro

Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka could be on his way out of White Hart Lane. The 26 year-old has only played five times this season wants to leave Spurs to earn a place in Croatia's Euro finals squad.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal scouts are watching Cologne and Germany striker Lukas Podolski, who could be available for £20m as he is out of contract in 2013.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are believed to be keen on landing Barcelona youngster as they prepare a swoop for midfielder Sergi Roberto.
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle United scouts have watched Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe is a summer transfer target for Liverpool as they look to swipe the Dutchman from under the noses of current loan club and Merseyside rivals Everton.
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Morocco international striker Marouane Chamakh could soon be leaving Arsenal as Paris St Germain are understood to be readying a £10m transfer bid.
Full story: Metro


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is set to discuss his future with owner Ellis Short after the club's poor run in the league.
Full story: Guardian

Bruce admits he would consider his future at Sunderland if he thought it would help the club.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has urged the club's fans to stick by the team following a torrid run of results which has left his side languishing in the Premier League's bottom three.
Full story: Bolton News

Chelsea assistant boss Roberto di Matteo says he is happy as Andre Villas-Boas' right-hand man but has refused to guarantee he will stay as assistant manager at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

West Brom midfielder James Morrison has admitted the Baggies' pre-Christmas programme could shape the future of their season.
Full story: Express & Star

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny insists Arsenal are not a one man team - despite captain Robin van Persie's recent heroics in front of goal.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn manager Steve Kean says he is ready to meet with the club's unhappy fans if he is required to do so.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph


Borussia Moenchengladbach pair Marco Reus and Mike Hanke found a novel way of deciding who will take free-kicks by indulging in a game of 'rock, paper, scissors' during their 3-0 win over Cologne.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
29 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
28 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
28 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2011
26 Nov 11 |  Football

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