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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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1716 GMT: Macecodian U21 defender Stefan Savic, who plays for BSK Borka in Serbia, says he will sign a pre-contract with Arsenal on Thursday after Arsene Wenger got his work permit extended to stay and train with the team after he impressed on trial. (Press Association)

1208 GMT: Unsettled striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could still secure his Tottenham exit. The transfer window remains open in Russia and Pavlyuchenko's agent spoke to the Lokomotiv Moscow president three times on Monday about a deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

1137 GMT: Liverpool want to secure investment for a new stadium within three months. Plans for a 60,000-seat arena at Stanley Park are on hold and managing director Christian Purslow said: "There are interested parties and I'd like to get it sorted before the end of this season. Without investment there won't be a new stadium." (Spanish newspaper As)

1126 GMT: Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is unconcerned with stories surrounding boss Rafael Benitez. Despite reports in Italy over the Spaniard's potential move to Juventus, Carragher said: "Liverpool has always had speculation about managers, players, players coming, players going and it's the same as managers." (PA)


Arsenal midfielder and captain Cesc Fabregas is set to rejoin Barcelona in the summer. The 22-year-old Spaniard is contracted to the Gunners until the end of the 2013/2014 campaign but is unhappy with the team's lack of ambition. (Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo)

Paris St Germain's bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Anderson fell through because the French club were reluctant to pay the Brazilian's wages.
Full story: Daily Mail

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Sunderland missed out on landing Egypt winger Ahmed Al-Muhammadi after his club ENPPI rejected the Black Cats' bid of £2m.
Full story: Daily Mail

One of the most unusual deals on deadline day was Mido's move to West Ham - where he will be on the lowest wages for a player in the Premier League. The Egypt striker signed on a six-month loan from Middlesbrough for £1,000 a week and Hammers owner David Sullivan called the deal "one of the most amazing of all time".
Full story: The Sun


Beleaguered Chelsea defender John Terry will tell England manager Fabio Capello that he will not relinquish the captain's armband for the national team.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, others report the Chelsea centre-half is considering resigning as skipper of England ahead of talks with Capello on Friday. It follows newspaper allegations of an affair with the former girlfriend of England team-mate Wayne Bridge.
Full story: The Independent

Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge could be on the verge of quitting international football following the fall-out of Terry's alleged affair with his ex-girlfriend.
Full story: The Times

David Beckham has revealed his thoughts on returning to Old Trafford in an AC Milan shirt ahead of this month's Champions League clash. The England midfielder, on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy, said: "The thought of playing United always gives me that sick feeling because I missed the club so much."
Full story: Daily Express

Midfielder Park Ji-Sung has warned Chelsea that Manchester United will not capitulate as the Premier League title race heats up.
Full story: The Sun

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor thanked his Manchester City "family" for providing support following the deadly gun attacks on Togo's football team in Angola in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fiorentina and ex-Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu, who tested positive for the banned substance sibutramine last week, has been labelled a "child" by the Italian club's sporting director Pantaleo Corvino.
Full story: The Sun

Striker Wayne Rooney is confident that Manchester United can set a new Premier League record and win four successive titles.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea missed Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, on Africa Cup of Nations duty, throughout January but still won all five games. The strikers are set to feature for the Blues in Tuesday's game at Hull and Frank Lampard said: "When they were away people spoke about us struggling. We've done well and now we will be even stronger."
Full story: Daily Mail

Portuguese winger Nani says he is back to his best after a stunning performance in Manchester United's 3-1 win at Arsenal. The £17.3m signing in 2007 said: "The manager has shown confidence in me, I have been given more time on the pitch and that has given me belief in myself."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been busy reflecting on the defeat at the hands of Manchester United. The Spaniard said: "I felt very well but when you find yourself 2-0 or 3-0 down, it's difficult. Even Lionel Messi would struggle to do anything."
Full story: Daily Mirror


It wasn't the most dramatic of transfer deadline days, with less than £20m being splashed out in the final 24 hours of the window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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

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