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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea have offered £10m for Benfica's Brazil defender David Luiz. Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested in the 23-year-old.
Full story: The Times

Barcelona are determined to sign Fernando Torres from Liverpool but say they will not pay more than £38m for the Spain striker.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle have made a surprise move to sign Bolton left-back Jlloyd Samuel as they look to strengthen their side for the Premier League next season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Magpies manager Chris Hughton is set to make a £1m bid for Algeria goalkeeper Rais M'bolhi.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester City's Brazil striker Robinho, whose loan agreement with Santos expires in August, will be told on Wednesday he can leave the Eastlands club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has ruled himself out of the running to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd and Celtic winger Aiden McGeady.
Full story: Daily Record

South Africa striker Katlego Mphela is wanted by McLeish's Blues.
Full story: The Sun

Birmingham and Fulham are both interested in Twente's Ivory Coast midfielder Cheik Ismael Tiote.
Full story: The Sun

Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic has hinted that he might pull out of his move to Liverpool and follow former Reds boss Rafael Benitez to Inter Milan. Jovanovic, whose contract with Standard Liege ended this summer, signed a pre-contract deal with the Anfield club in February.
Full story: Tuttomercatoweb.com

Tottenham winger Giovani dos Santos is a target for Italian side Genoa.
Full story: The Sun

Everton are eyeing up a £5m deal for Italy Under-21 defender Angelo Ogbonna, who plays for Torino.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackpool are set to pull out of a permanent move for striker Stephen Dobbie, who has been on loan from Swansea, as they are not happy with the £500,000 asking price.
Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Fulham will turn to former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson if boss Roy Hodgson leaves for Liverpool or England. (Daily Express)

Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow says no players will be allowed to leave Anfield until a new manager is appointed and gives the go-ahead.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray and ex-Wales midfielder Gary Speed are in line for the vacant manager's job at Hull. The Championship club have cooled their interest in former Portsmouth manager Paul Hart.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Blackburn's players are set for a relatively short summer holiday as manager Sam Allardyce is starting pre-season training on 28 June. Allardyce feels that his team were short on fitness last season.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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


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