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Monday's gossip column

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BREAKING GOSSIP

2347 BST: Manchester City boss Mark Hughes may take Tottenham winger David Bentley to Eastlands as part of a deal that would see midfielder Martin Petrov and around £10m head in the opposite direction.
Full story: Daily Mirror

2314 BST: Aston Villa have opted to sign West Ham's James Collins for £5m to shore up their defence.
Full story: The Guardian

2158 BST: Former Arsenal midfielder and captain Patrick Vieira says he may consider a move to the USA at the end of his contract with current club Inter Milan. (Agence France-Presse)

2014 BST: Portsmouth midfielder Niko Kranjcar is on the brink of rejoining former boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham.
Full story: Sky Sports

1708 BST: Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, who has been linked with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, says he wants to stay at the French club.

"This club really value me and make me want to do great things for them."
Full story: France Football

1634 BST: Juventus have agreed a £3m fee to buy left-back Fabio Grosso from French side Lyon.
Full story: Football Italia

1607 BST: West Ham are involved in talks with Fiorentina over a possible swap deal that would see striker Savio Nsereko move from Upton Park in exchange for defender Manuel Da Costa.
Zola brings in defender Da Costa

1350 BST: Portsmouth have made a bid to sign former Wigan striker Amr Zaki.
Full story: Sky Sports

1235 BST: West Ham have reportedly turned down an offer from Italian side Fiorentina for defender Matthew Upson.
Full story: Sky Sports

1228 BST: Liverpool full-back Andrea Dossena looks set to remain with Liverpool after his agent admitted a transfer back to his native Italy before the transfer window closes was slim.
Full story: The Sun

1101 BST: Hull striker Daniel Cousin could be on his way to Burnley after the player's agent claimed an approach for a loan deal had been made. (Press Association)

0907 BST: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Robinho joining the European champions. (Press Association)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham, Sunderland and Stoke are locked in a three-way battle to sign Portsmouth goalkeeper David James before the transfer deadline.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs will offer £8m to capture both James and Pompey midfielder Niko Kranjcar.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still hopefully of concluding deals to bring Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh and Inter Milan's former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira to the Emirates. Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham and Wolves are both in talks to sign Valencia's 6ft 7in Serbian striker Nikola Zigic.
Full story: The Sun

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to sign either Matthew Upson or James Collins from West Ham before Tuesday's deadline.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke are keen on bringing Manchester City winger Martin Petrov to the Britannia Stadium, but could face competition for his signature from Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Star

Everton are weighing up a move for Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood.
Full story: The Sun

Sunderland are in talks with Hull over a £9m swap deal for defender Michael Turner. The transfer could see Frazier Campbell move in the opposite direction.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Portsmouth are hoping to sign Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey.
Full story: The Sun

Everton's £6m-move for Atletico Madrid defender Johnny Heitinga is in danger of collapsing over the player's large wage demands.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn have turned down a bid from Olympiakos for Norwegian winger Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Full story: The Sun

Newcastle's Andy Carroll could be set for a surprise exit from St James' Park with Bolton and Wolves keen on the young striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton are hoping to complete the loan signing of Nantes' Croatian forward Ivan Klasnic on Monday.
Full story: The Sun

Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy on loan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is battling to rush through a loan deal for Rapid Vienna striker Stefan Maierhofer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Derby defender Jordan Stewart is in talks with Sheffield United over a possible move to Bramall Lane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea defender John Terry will become the highest-paid player in the country after agreeing a new £8m-a-year deal with the London club.
Full story: The Sun

Former Portsmouth boss Tony Adams has emerged as the top target to fill the hot seat at Championship side Barnsley.
Full story: The Sun

Everton manager David Moyes has vowed to axe some of his Goodison flops following their poor start to the season.
Full story: The Sun

The FA are to clamp down on footballers who goad rival supporters following a number of incidents this week of players criticised for celebrating in front of opposition fans.
Full story: The Sun

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says he would love to coach Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger wasn't the only manager sent to the stands over the weekend. Former England boss Steve McClaren, now with FC Twente in Holland, suffered the same fate in his side's 1-1 draw with Feyenoord on Sunday. (Daily Star)

Tranmere manager John Barnes and his number two Jason McAteer have been nicknamed "Dumb and Dumber" by their own players. (The Sun)



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Wednesday's gossip column
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