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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Raul, who may be allowed to leave the Spanish club on a free transfer this summer.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is ready to take on Tottenham in a £12m battle for Everton's South Africa winger Steven Pienaar, who has only a year left on his contract and is stalling over an extension.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are reportedly ready to offer midfielder Stephen Ireland in any potential deal to land Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Real Madrid meanwhile, are said to be unwilling to pay Liverpool's estimated asking price of £30m.
Full story: IMScouting.com

Hamburg are set to battle Manchester United to the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack.
Full story: IMScouting.com

Everton have been alerted after Benfica admitted that their £20m-rated Paraguayan international striker Oscar Cardozo can leave the club after a row over his fitness.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom have put a £5m price tag on midfielder Borja Valero after rejecting a £2.5m bid from Sevilla.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City have lodged their interest in Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, who has yet to sign a new deal with the Catalan side and could be tempted by a big money move to the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly ready to swoop for highly rated Serbian international Neven Subotic this summer. The Borussia Dortmund player, who came on as a substitute in Sunday's World Cup defeat by Ghana, has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Arsenal.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Aston Villa full-back Nicky Shorey is a £2.5m target for Nottingham Forest after making nine loan appearances for the Championship club last season before ending the campaign on loan at Fulham.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newly promoted Premier League side Blackpool's bid to sign Leicester City striker DJ Campbell has stalled in a dispute over the transfer fee, with the Foxes seeking up to £1.5m for the player.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering making a double Ajax swoop this summer for young defensive pair Gregory Van der Wiel and Jan Vertonghen.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Birmingham are closing in on a £4.5m deal to sign Palermo's Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland are set to renew their interest in Marseille's 25-year-old Nigerian left-back Taye Taiwo.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton are considering an offer for 29-year-old Brazilian striker Ilan, who is a free agent after leaving West Ham at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Middlesbrough have re-entered the race to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd. (Daily Record)

Sunderland's 27-year-old striker Daryl Murphy is set to become new Celtic manager Neil Lennon's first signing. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted midfielder Cesc Fabregas will not be sold - and claimed he will not even discuss his future.
Full story: Daily Mirror

England striker Emile Heskey believes the Jabulani World Cup match ball contributed to his bad miss against the United States in Saturday's 1-1 draw.
Full story: Daily Mail

Fellow England team-mate Ledley King's groin injury could lead to the defender being ruled out of the World Cup. King was replaced during half-time of England's 1-1 draw with the US on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Star

England goalkeeper David James, meanwhile, is said to be fuming after being overlooked for selection against the US on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former MK Dons manager Paul Ince is in contention to replace Paul Mariner as boss of Plymouth, although the former Ipswich striker may stay on in some capacity.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Angry residents have hit out at a Cambridge housing association after they were banned from flying England flags during the World Cup on the grounds they could be "offensive". Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
14 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
13 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
13 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
12 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
12 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
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