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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

Breaking gossip will appear here throughout the day.

1828 GMT: Middlesbrough's Adam Johnson has asked for permission to speak to Manchester City, who have tabled a £5m bid for the winger. However, Boro boss Gordon Strachan insists the winger will not be leaving the Riverside. (Press Association)

1804 GMT: Lens striker Aruna Dindane, who has been on loan at Portsmouth this season, has emerged as potential transfer target for Birmingham. Press Association

1430 GMT: BBC South understands reports linking Portsmouth centre-back Younes Kaboul and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with possible transfers to Tottenham are accurate.

1110: Manchester City target Fernando Gago is set to stay at Real Madrid. The Spanish side has been unable to secure midfield cover for the 23-year-old Argentina star who City wanted to sign on loan.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

1000: Fulham's hopes of signing FC Basel striker Marco Streller, 28, have ended. The Cottagers were rumoured to be lining up a £6m bid for the Swiss international, but he has opted to stay in his homeland.
Full story: IM Scouting

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Owen Coyle is set to make his third signing as Bolton manager by winning the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester City have bid for Middlesbrough's highly rated winger Adam Johnson. (Press Association)

Or Johnson will reject a move to the Premier League to help Boro win promotion from the Championship this season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is lining up goalkeeping cover for Heurelho Gomes, even though the Brazilian has been given the all-clear after a shoulder problem. Coventry's Kieren Westwood, Watford's Scott Loach and Peterborough's Joe Lewis are all in the frame. Full story: Daily Mirror

Marlon Harewood will become a free agent in the summer, with Aston Villa allowing the striker to see out the remainder of his contract, which ends in June.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham and Birmingham have opened talks over the sale of Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are furious with Tottenham for beating them to the signing of Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.
Full story: The Sun

Birmingham central defender Martin Taylor, 30, is in talks to join Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Middlesbrough have made a £3.5m offer to Celtic for Australia striker Scott McDonald. (The Sun)

Celtic are in a four-way fight with Blackburn Rovers, Everton and Sevilla to land Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez. (Daily Express)

Pedro Mendes' proposed transfer to Sporting Lisbon has collapsed because of the Rangers midfielder's £25,000-per-week wage demand. (The Sun)

Southampton are in transfer talks with Falkirk after increasing their offer for Bairns midfielder Scott Arfield by a third to £400,000 rising to £1m with add-ons, but Preston and Huddersfield are also interested. (Daily Express)

Blackpool have failed in a £70,000 bid for Motherwell defender Steven Saunders, with the Scottish Premier League club putting a £500,000 price tag on the 18-year-old's head. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United midfielder Anderson is set to be fined after missing training on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, Anderson could be heading for the exit door at Old Trafford after it was claimed he also flew back home to Brazil without club permission.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Juventus are to appoint Claudio Gentile as interim manager before they step up attempts to persuade Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez to join them in the summer.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor is being lined up as the next Notts County manager.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Tottenham midfielder John Bostock is at the centre of a row with his club after his father rang a radio station to criticise Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Wednesday's gossip column
27 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
27 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
26 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
26 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier


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