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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Breaking gossip will appear here throughout the day.

1957: Manchester City are believed to have made an increased bid for Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson. (Press Association)

Reds striker Dirk Kuyt expects Rafael Benitez to remain as Liverpool manager next season, despite being linked with the Juventus job.
Full story: Sky Sports

Gabriel Obertan's agent has dismissed reports the Manchester United winger is set to leave Old Trafford. "He's staying at Manchester United," confirmed Karim Djaziri. (French newspaper L'Equipe)

West Ham are closing in on the signing of St Etienne's Brazilian striker Ilan.
Full story: Sky Sports

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has admitted that his chances of signing Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko are all but over.
Full story: Sunday Mercury

Middlesbrough are bracing themselves for a second, take-it-or-leave-it £7m bid from Manchester City for winger Adam Johnson.
Full story: Sunday Sun


Manchester United are battling it out with Real Madrid to sign Racing Santander's Spain midfielder Sergio Canales.
Full story: The People

Spurs striker Robbie Keane could be on his way to Sunderland after Black Cats manager Steve Bruce made a £9m offer for the Tottenham forward.
Full story: News of the World

Keane's arrival at the Stadium of Light could signal the departure of Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones to Liverpool.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun is set to quit Liverpool after becoming disillusioned with life at Anfield.
Full story: News of the World

Wolves' £4m bid for Stephen Hunt has been rejected by Hull City who say the winger is staying put.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Wolves and Fulham are battling it out to sign Egypt striker Mohamed Gedo, who has impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United striker Michael Owen could be on his way out of Old Trafford in the summer having failed to impress manager Alex Ferguson.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester City are set to pip Inter Milan to the signing of Parma's £7m midfielder McDonald Mariga.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Sunderland are poised to sign Crystal Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Wigan look to have won the race to sign Crystal Palace's £2.5m-rated striker Victor Moses.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Thierry Henry looks set to leave Barcelona in the summer with the Spanish giants tracking Valencia's David Silva or Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery to fill the left side of their attack. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal manager has revealed he has £30m to spend with Valencia's David Villa and Bordeaux's Marouane Chamakh on his wish list.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Wenger is also keeping tabs on Real Madrid winger Pablo Sarabia, who is a free agent at the end of the season.
Full story: News of the World

Both of Barcelona's presidential candidates have put Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas top of their wanted list.
Full story: News of the World

Tottenham are trying to sign Manchester United keeper Ben Foster after a move for Portsmouth stopper Asmir Begovic fell through on Saturday.
Full story: News of the World

Fiorentina are lining up a loan move for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlychenko.
Full story: News of the World

West Ham are interested in taking Spurs right-back Alan Hutton on loan.
Full story: News of the World

Rangers have rejected a £3.5m offer from Sunderland for Algeria defender Madjid Bougherra. (News of the World)

Celtic have upped their bid for Preston North End central defender Sean St Ledger by a third to £3m. (Sunday Mail)

Cardiff City sources say Celtic will have to pay more than £5m if they want striker Ross McCormack. (News of the World/Sunday Herald)

Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack says he would be interested in a switch to Celtic should the club he supported as a boy make an approach. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are locked in talks with Real Mallorca over the transfer of defender Ivan Ramis after increasing their offer to £2m. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are weighing up whether to make a £2.5m second offer to Real Mallorca for central defender Ivan Ramis after their £1.5m bid was rejected on Thursday. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic are closing in on a loan deal for Fulham forward Diomansy Kamara, who worked with manager Tony Mowbray at West Brom. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic will move for Fulham's Diomansy Kamara or Valerenga striker Mohammed Abdellaoue should Scott McDonald be sold to West Ham. (Sunday Herald)

Winger Paul Slane will snub a new contract with Motherwell and sign a three-and-a-half-year contract with Celtic in the next 24 hours. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen striker Lee Miller will on Sunday move to Middlesbrough for £500,000 and Dons boss Mark McGhee could use the money to make a move for Kilmarnock's Kevin Kyle. (Sunday Mail)

New Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has refused to quell speculation that he will move for Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle. (Sunday Times)

Jim Jefferies will make Alan Gow his first signing as Hearts manager, taking the former Falkirk and Rangers forward on loan from Plymouth Argyle. (Various)


Juventus have agreed terms with Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez for him to manage the Serie A club next season.
Full story: The Independent

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge is set to give up his England career following the John Terry allegations.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to ignore interest from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and sign a new four-year contract worth £24m in the summer.
Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Saar is closer than ever to his club after he was allowed three weeks off to care for his wife after she had suffered a brain haemorrhage just before Christmas.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Portsmouth narrowly avoided becoming the first Premier League club to go into administration after raising vital funds from the sale of defender Younes Kaboul to Tottenham on Saturday.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

But Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie has revealed that the cash-strapped club are only weeks away from going bust.
Full story: News of the World

Striker Robin van Persie is to hand Arsenal's title push a boost with a return to fitness from his ankle injury in March rather than April or May as feared.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer has been given a month to prove his fitness or face being forced into retirement.
Full story: News of the World


Wayne Rooney is at the centre of a legal battle over his future earnings and will appear in court on Monday to defend himself against a multi-million-pound lawsuit.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Sunday's Scottish gossip
31 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
30 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
30 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Friday's gossip column
29 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
29 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier

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