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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1103 GMT: Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists his long-term future is with the Premier League club, despite interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Spanish newspaper Marca)

1043 GMT: Real Madrid have denied that Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour has made a £1bn offer to buy the Spanish club. (Associated Press)

0833 GMT: Real Madrid have made Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic their prime transfer target for 2010 and Sir Alex Ferguson has already identified Porto's Bruno Alves as his replacement. Full story: Marca.com (in Spanish)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

West Ham are planning a January bid for former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, who is now playing for Italian side Fiorentina.
Full story: Daily Mirror

606: DEBATE

Meanwhile, West Ham's chances of landing Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni are over after the Italian declared he would not sign for any club other than Roma. (Daily Mirror)

The Hammers, who are without injured forward Carlton Cole, are looking to recall striker Freddie Sears from his loan spell at Crystal Palace.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez will offload strikers Ryan Babel and Andriy Voronin as well as defender Andrea Dossena so that he can fund a move for Galatasary winger Arda Turan.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United winger Nani is set to leave Old Trafford with his representatives talking to clubs in Spain and Italy.
Full story: The Independent

Nani could be part of a deal that brings Benfica winger Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford. (The Guardian)

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp may turn to former club Portsmouth in January, with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic the target.
Full story: The Sun

Alternatively Spurs may also move for Begovic's team-mate keeper David James, leaving Portsmouth to pursue Adelaide stopper Eugene Galekovic.
Full story: The Sun

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is lining up a £9m offer for West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, who is also attracting interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton have moved closer to signing Real Madrid midfielder Guti after he turned down a move to Turkish side Besiktas.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn Rovers are lining up a loan move for Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is also keen on Saint-Etienne's Algerian midfielder Amine Linganzi Koumba.
Full story: The Sun

Birmingham are set to make German international striker Kevin Kuranyi the best paid player in the club's history.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham are also targeting £4m-rated Peterborough striker Aaron McLean as they look to bolster their European charge.
Full story: The Sun

West Brom have bid £1.5m for Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Chelsea boss and current Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho says he is eyeing up a return to the Premier League.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth's players are set to miss out on being paid on time for the third time this season as their cash crisis continues.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has revealed that Teddy Bears are helping him demonstrate tactics to his players before games.
Full story: Blackpool Gazette

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes no-one can stop the club winning the Premier League this season.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - December 2009
31 Dec 09 |  Football
Monday's gossip column
28 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
28 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
27 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
27 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier


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