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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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1521 BST: Germany defender Jerome Boateng confirms he will complete a £10.46m move to Manchester City from Hamburg before departing for the World Cup in South Africa. (Press Association)

1021 BST: Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Lyon's defensive midfielder Jean Makoun this summer.
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0954 BST: Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is plastered across the front of today's Marca, with the paper claiming that new boss Jose Mourinho has identified the England international as the man to lead his Real Madrid revolution.
Full story: Daily Mirror

0954 BST: Barcelona defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy could be given to Arsenal on loan in order to lower the price of Cesc Fabregas, who the Catalan side have targeted as their chief summer signing.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Inter Milan right-back Maicon is top of Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's summer wish list, according to the Brazilian's agent.
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According to Spanish newspaper Sport, City's bid for Maicon could be rivalled by Real Madrid, whose new boss Jose Mourinho is also chasing Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Inter Milan's Diego Milito.
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City have reportedly made a 35m Euro bid for Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic , although the offer doesn't appear to be high enough to land the Swede.
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City are also closing in on a £36m deal for Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, despite the German club's announcement that the Bosnian was set to stay after clubs failed to meet Monday's midnight deadline for his £34m buy-out clause.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa will make a £5m move for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.
Full story: Daily Mirror

But Villa have warned City that if they want to prise midfielder James Milner away from Villa Park it will cost them £30m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham will rebuff any move by AC Milan to sign full-back Gareth Bale. The Italians have made enquiries about the Wales international over the past year.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea's Slovakian World Cup winger Miroslav Stoch is ready to sign for Turkish giants Galatasaray in a surprise £2.5m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are preparing to let young midfielder Francis Coquelin, 19, join Lorient on a season-long loan to help improve their chances of landing the French side's 24-year-old defender Laurent Koscielny.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is apparently considering a move for Palermo's impressive young centre back Simon Kjaer this summer.
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Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is apparently considering a move for Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz and could offer midfielder Yossi Benayoun in part-exchange.
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Fulham are in talks to sign former Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio on a free transfer. The Brazilian recently failed to agree terms with Liverpool on a pay-as-you- play deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn are back on the trail of Lech Poznan's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski after his proposed £6m move to Borussia Dortmund hit a hitch.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic have won the race to sign Hull's Jimmy Bullard after the midfielder agreed to join the Scottish giants on a 12-month loan deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Midfielder Darren Ambrose's protracted move to London rivals QPR was in doubt last night after his club Crystal Palace were saved from the brink of closure. Ambrose has already undergone a medical and agreed personal terms with Rangers but Palace's prospective new owners CPFC 2010 may refuse to sell.
Full story: Daily Mail

Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is lining up a £2m bid for Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR have offered to almost double Paddy Kenny's wages in a bid to lure the keeper from Sheffield United to Loftus Road.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo is making a £1.2m bid to sign keeper Boaz Myhill from cash-strapped Hull.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has started to make plans for a rejection from England boss Fabio Capello by moving to discuss the managerial vacancy at the San Siro with Fulham boss Roy Hodgson, who has had two previous spells at the San Siro.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has revealed his anger and frustration after being told by the Anfield board there will be no money to spend in the summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Benitez's future at Liverpool will be decided at a third round of talks with his Liverpool employers next week, with the club eager to tie the Spaniard to the club in the face of interest in his services from Inter Milan.
Full story: The Sun

Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Paul Dickov will be handed the manager's job at Oldham after impressing in an interview. Dickov, 37, who spent the second half of this season with Leeds, has never managed before.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Robbie Blake has turned down Burnley's 'final offer' of a one-year contract because he feels he is worth a longer deal with the Clarets.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Manchester United chief executive David Gill admits he does not think the 'Green and Gold' protests, conducted by Red Devils supporters unhappy with the club's American owners the Glazers, are going to be abandoned. "There were some comments last week that I was belittling the protest," said Gill. "That could not be further from the truth. We understand it and it will be there."
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Wednesday's World Cup 2010 round-up
02 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
02 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
01 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's World Cup 2010 round-up
01 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
01 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
31 May 10 |  Gossip
Monday's World Cup 2010 round-up
31 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Monday's Scottish gossip
31 May 10 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - June 2010
21 Jun 10 |  Football

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