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Thursday's gossip column

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1212 BST: Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben, linked with a return to the Premier League, is being tipped to leave Real Madrid and join European giants Bayern Munich (German media)

1015 BST: Middlesbrough defender Robert Huth is set to join Stoke for £6m. (Sky Sports news)

0940 BST: Inter Milan have agreed to sign Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder in a deal worth about 16m Euros. Sneijder had been linked with Manchester United and Aston Villa. (Spanish media)

0832 BST: Tottenham's have had their loan offer for Le Havre midfielder Kevin Anin rejected by the French club. (L'Equipe)

0820 BST: Everton have been knocked back in their efforts to replace Joleon Lescott with Benfica's Brazilian central defender Luisao. (Portuguese media)


Spartak Moscow have made a £10m offer to re-sign Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: The Mirror

Ipswich manager Roy Keane is to raid his former club for four players with Carlos Edwards, Grant Leadbitter, Daryl Murphy and Nyron Nosworthy set to leave Sunderland.
Full story: The Mirror

Striker Andriy Shevchenko finally looks set to leave Chelsea after he was left out of their Champions League squad.
Full story: The Mirror

Chelsea are set to re-ignite their interest in Feyenoord forward Jonathan de Guzman.
Full story: The Mirror

Aston Villa are closing in on a double swoop for Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock and Manchester City centre-back Richard Dunne.
Full story: The Mirror

Middlesbrough are set to sign striker Danny Webber who was released by Sheffield United in the summer.
Full story: The Mirror

Bolton have launched a bid to re-sign midfielder Kevin Nolan from Newcastle United.
Full story: The Mirror

Sunderland are set to launch a £6m bid for Hull defender Michael Turner.
Full story: Daily Mail

Brazilian side Internacional have rejected a £14m bid from Tottenham for midfielder Sandro.
Full story: The Independent

Celtic captain Steve McManus has rejected the opportunity to join Ipswich Town on loan. (The Guardian)

Notts County director of football Sven Goran Eriksson has failed in his bid to tempt Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved out of retirement.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United are set to sign Empoli's Italian duo Manuel Pucciarelli and Alberto Masacci. (Daily Telegraph)

Wigan are ready to make a £1m move for Honduras forward Carlos Costly, who currently plays for Polish side GKS Belchatow. (Daily Telegraph)

Birmingham are set to sign Middlesbrough forward Tuncay for £5m. (Daily Mail)

Stoke are lining up a £5m bid for young Uruguay midfielder Diego Arismendi.
Full story: The Mirror

The Potters have also made a renewed offer for Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ledley. (The Times)

Bolton have had a £6.5m offer for midfielder Achille Emana turned down by Real Betis. (The Times)

Fulham are poised to sign Salzburg striker Marc Janko on a season-long loan.
Full story: The Mirror

Hull are interested in signing Reading defender Liam Rosenior.
Full story: The Mirror

Reading manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping Watford striker Tommy Smith will snub interest from Portsmouth and instead join the Royals.
Full story: The Sun

Greek champions Olympiakos are ready to take Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos on loan. (Daily Star)

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes David Beckham should pursue a move to Chelsea to keep alive his dream of playing at next year's World Cup.
Full story: Daily Star


New Portsmouth owner Sulaiman Al Fahim has vowed to turn the club into a major Premier League force after finally taking control of the south coast outfit.
Full story: The Sun


Furious Celtic players have called for Eduardo to be banned after the Arsenal striker appeared to dive to win a penalty during the Gunners' 3-1 Champions League victory on Wednesday.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Transfers - August 2009
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Wednesday's gossip column
26 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
26 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
25 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
25 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
24 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
24 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier

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