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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Big-spending Manchester City are set to make a transfer deadline day £20m offer for Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City look set to beat Inter Milan to the £7m signing of Parma midfielder McDonald Mariga.
Full story: The Sun


Manchester City are also likely to submit a fresh £6m bid for Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson.
Full story: Daily Mail

But Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Wolves have also expressed an interest in 22-year-old Johnson.
Full story: The Times

Fulham are keen to seal a loan deal for Aston Villa defender Nicky Shorey.
Full story: Sky Sports

Stoke City are to renew their interest in keeper David James after failing to complete a £3m deal for his Portsmouth team-mate Asmir Begovic.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Or Tottenham are keen on Pompey's James after Stoke hijacked their attempts to sign keeper Begovic.
Full story: Daily Mail

Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has pleaded with the London club to sell him to ambitious Birmingham City.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will turn to FC Red Bull Salzburg striker Marc Janko after moves for Pavlyuchenko and Portsmouth's Aruna Dindane stalled.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham and Scotland defender Alan Hutton will sign for Sunderland as Black Cats manager Steve Bruce seeks a breakthrough in solving his right-back problems.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Ipswich manager Roy Keane is set to raid former club Sunderland for striker Daryl Murphy.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham and Tottenham are in talks over striker Robbie Keane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Hammers are also interested in Frederic Piquionne, who is on loan at Portsmouth, and Daniele Cacia, of Reggina.
Full story: The Times

Stoke striker James Beattie is considering a £3m switch to Sunderland after the Black Cats gave up on Robbie Keane and Manchester City forward Benjani.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke boss Tony Pulis wants to bring winger Jermaine Pennant back to England from Real Zaragoza.
Full story: The Sun

Leeds are to launch a bid for Blackburn striker Jason Roberts, possibly opening the door for forward Jermaine Beckford to leave Elland Road.
Full story: The Sun

Wolves are to offer £5m to Hull for midfielder Stephen Hunt and are keen to take Everton striker James Vaughan on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn themselves are to make a late loan move for Ivory Coast striker Dindane, who is currently on loan at Portsmouth from Lens.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Portsmouth are hoping to seal a loan deal for Sunderland's central defender Nyron Nosworthy.
Full story: The Sun

Hull trio, winger Peter Halmosi, utility player Kevin Kilbane and midfielder Bryan Hughes are all set to leave the KC Stadium on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mail

High-flying championship side Nottingham Forest have tabled a £2m bid for Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers boss Water Smith wants to sign Bolton's Nigerian centre-half Danny Shittu on a free transfer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

On the final day of the transfer window, Celtic's Tony Mowbray is the most active of the managers in Scotland. He hopes to sign Diomansy Kamara on loan from Fulham, Irish midfielder Marc Wilson on loan from Portsmouth, striker Emir Kujovic from Halmstad and Bayern Munich left-back Edson Braafheid, while deals for Ivan Ramis and Icelandic defender Solvi Ottesen remain a possibility. (Various)

Rangers have been in touch with AZ Alkmaar boss Dick Advocaat about signing Danish international left winger Simon Poulsen until the end of the season. (The Sun)

Rangers left-back Stevie Smith says the consistently good form shown by Sasa Papac is making it hard for him to get a regular run in the team and he may be forced to look elsewhere for first-team football. (Daily Express, The Herald)

And Walter Smith has missed out on Portuguese midfielder Ricardo Quaresma, whom he was trying to sign on loan from Inter Milan. (Daily Record)

A top Russian club are considering making a bid for Hibs defender Sol Bamba after he impressed them with his performances for the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations. (Daily Mail)


Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge will have talks with England this week about his international future following the allegations about his national side's captain John Terry over the weekend.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea defender John Terry is on the verge of quitting his position as England captain following the weekend revelations about his private life.
Full story: Daily Star


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has accused Derby counterpart Nigel Clough of a "cowardly" assault during the stoppage time melee between the two clubs on Saturday.
Full story: The Independent

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see also
Transfers - February 2010
02 Feb 10 |  Football
Transfer deadline day as it happened
01 Feb 10 |  Football
Monday's Scottish gossip
01 Feb 10 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
01 Feb 10 |  Gossip
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

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