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Friday's gossip column

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen to swoop for former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari from Inter Milan, using Jermaine Jenas as bait to lure the Ghana international. Full story: The Sun

Meanwhile, Redknapp has been told only a cash bid will persuade French club Le Harve to part with midfielder Kevin Anin. Full story: The Sun

Birmingham are tracking Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara as an alternative should their £2.5m move for Sporting Gijon's Michel fall through. Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is considering a move for Feyenoord's Canadian-born Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, on the recommendation of Chelsea's sporting director, Frank Arnesen. Full story: The Guardian

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has inquired about the services of Hull centre-back Michael Turner, while Ghana defender John Mensah will arrive at the Stadium of Light on a season-long loan from French club Lyon. (Guardian)

Bruce will offer Nyron Nosworthy and Daryl Murphy plus £6m to land the £12m-rated Turner. Full story: The Sun

Meanwhile, Bruce is planning another raid on former club Wigan with a £5m bid for left-back Maynor Figueroa. Full story: Daily Mail

Alan Shearer wants Cardiff's £6m-rated striker Michael Chopra to mark his return as Newcastle boss as part of businessman Barry Moat's takeover at St James's Park. Full story: Daily Star

The Magpies are discussing a deal for Tottenham left-back Gareth Bale on a season-long loan, but the Championship side are only prepared to pay a small percentage of the left-back's wages. (Guardian)

Middlesbrough have rejected a £6m bid from Everton for centre-back David Wheater. Full story: Daily Mail

Toffees boss David Moyes also wants Atletico Madrid's Netherlands international defender Johnny Hettinga, as well as Celtic midfielder Scott Brown. Moyes is also keen to take Tottenham midfielder David Bentley on loan. Full story: The Times

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is hunting Kosice's £2m-rated Slovakian striker Jan Novak. Full story: The Mirror

Stoke boss Tonly Pulis is set to continue his spending spree after tabling a £2.5m bid for Sunderland defender Danny Collins. Full story: The Sun

The Potters also had a £10m offer for Trinidad and Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones reject by Sunderland. Full story: Daily Mail

Hull manager Phil Brown is eyeing a move for Poland international right-back Marcin Wasilewski from Belgian club Anderlecht. Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth's new owner Sulaiman al-Fahim could fund a minor spending spree with the acquisition of Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane for £4m from Lens, while bids have been placed for Watford defender Mike Williamson and Vitoria de Guimaraes' Nuno Assis. Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

However, Al-Fahim's deal to buy Portsmouth has yet to be signed off by the Premier League. Full story: The Guardian

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is set to undergo ankle surgery - but only after playing for Northern Ireland against Poland and Slovakia in early September. (Daily Mirror)

AND FINALLY

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has defended his decision to turn down a move for Wilson Palacios in 2007 - even after Spurs paid Wigan £12m for the Honduras international. "I saw Wilson play in a Birmingham Cup game against Banbury and he looked OK, nothing more than that." (Daily Mail)



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Transfers - August 2009
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Thursday's gossip column
27 Aug 09 |  Gossip
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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