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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1341 BST: Barcelona's pursuit of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is showing no sign of slowing up, with Barca midfielder Xavi the latest to try to tempt him to the Nou Camp.

"I would love him to come," he told Barca TV. "I have already told him so.

"He's a footballer made up of Barca DNA. I don't have any doubt that Cesc would triumph at Barca."

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are prepared to make Liverpool striker Fernando Torres the world's richest footballer by offering him £200,000-a-week to join them. But the Spaniard is set to reject the move and join Chelsea in a £50m transfer. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to listen to offers for striker Dimitar Berbatov, with Juventus and AC Milan thought to be prepared to pay £18m for the Bulgarian.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could move for CSKA Moscow's £16m-rated Serbia international midfielder Milos Krasic.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Fulham will allow goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to move to Arsenal in a £3m move and have already begun the search for a replacement.
Full story: News of the World

England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole will snub Manchester City's overtures and instead move to the Blues' London rivals Arsenal after the World Cup.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wants to bring AC Milan's Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar to White Hart Lane this summer, and is also considering a move for Everton's South African midfielder Steven Pienaar.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Redknapp also wants Bolton defender Gary Cahill and is ready to offer full-back Alan Hutton in a cash-plus-player deal.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Netherlands international winger Eljero Elia is another on Redknapp's radar, with Spurs set to bid £12m for the Hamburg man.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

And Spurs are considering making a bid for West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, with Jamie O'Hara moving the other way to be re-united with Avram Grant.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Yet another target for Spurs is Udinese's 19-year-old Ghana international centre-back Jonathan Mensah but they face competition for him from Aston Villa.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

One player who could be heading for the exit at White Hart Lane is Jermaine Jenas, with Stoke ready to make a £7m offer.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Chelsea are considering a move for Newcastle striker Andy Carroll.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

West Ham are preparing a new bid for Everton striker ­Aiyegbeni Yakubu - they have made an offer of £4m but the Toffees want £6m.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to reject offers from Manchester United and Arsenal to sign a new deal to stay at Goodison Park.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is keen to join Inter Milan, particularly if ex-Reds boss Rafael Benitez is confirmed as their new manager.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Steven Gerrard is another being linked with a move away from Anfield, but Liverpool expect their skipper to reject a move to Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester City will make a final take-it-or-leave-it bid of £25m for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Sunderland are looking at signing Aston Villa's Luke Young to ease their shortage of right-backs.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool will make a formal approach to Fulham to speak to manager Roy Hodgson about the possibility of him succeeding Rafael Benitez in the Anfield hotseat.
Full story: News of the World

Or, sensationally, Liverpool want to poach David Moyes from bitter rivals Everton.
Full story: Sunday Express

England manager Fabio Capello has told crocked captain Rio Ferdinand he can stay with the squad at the World Cup finals in South Africa after the Manchester United defender was ruled out of the tournament on Friday with knee ligament damage.
Full story: News of the World

New Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will have only £45m to spend on transfers, unless the Spanish giants can raise extra funds through player sales.
Full story: News of the World

AND FINALLY

England fans nervous about losing any more key players to injury following Rio Ferdiand's enforced withdrawal will not be pleased to hear that Monday's warm-up opposition Platinum Stars do not plan on treating the game like a low-key friendly. "Our guys want to make their mark on England," said a club source.
Full story: News of the World



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see also
Sunday's Scottish gossip
06 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
05 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
05 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Friday's gossip column
04 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
04 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Thursday's gossip column
03 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
03 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's gossip column
02 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's World Cup 2010 round-up
02 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
02 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - June 2010
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