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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

James Milner will stun Aston Villa on his return from the World Cup by handing in a written transfer request if they attempt to block his £28m move to Manchester City.
Full story: News of the World

Chelsea are eyeing up £22m-rated Ajax striker Luis Suarez who has impressed for Uruguay at the World Cup. The 23-year-old, who scored 49 goals in 48 games last season, is also attracting attention from Manchester United, AC Milan and Juventus.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Tottenham have joined Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan in the race to sign Sevilla's Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano, who is rated at £20m.
Full story: News of the World

Spurs are also poised to make an £8m move for Paris St Germain's 26-year-old midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Eidur Gudjohnsen is poised to join Fulham unless Tottenham intervene either to extend his loan deal or sign him permanently from French club Monaco.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez is so keen to sign Javier Mascherano from his former club Liverpool that he is ready to offer defensive midfielder Esteban Cambiasso in a player-plus-cash deal.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Benitez also wants to take three other Liverpool players to Italy and is interested in England full-back Glen Johnson, Danish centre-back Daniel Agger and Brazilian midfielder Lucas.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Nigel de Jong looks set to leave Manchester City once they have completed the £24m signing of Barcelona's Yaya Toure. The 25-year-old, who is currently anchoring the Dutch midfield at the World Cup, arrived at Eastlands 17 months ago in a £16m deal from Hamburg.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to stump up £32m to capture Serie A-based pair Simon Kjaer and Mario Balotelli. Kjaer, 21, is looking for a move after spending two seasons at the heart of the Palermo defence, while 19-year-old striker Balotelli has courted controversy at Inter Milan, wearing an AC Milan shirt on television.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, who plays his club football for Udinese, has his heart set on a move to Manchester United, according to one of his team-mates at the World Cup finals.
Full story: News of the World

Stoke striker Tuncay has emerged as a surprise £4m target for German giants Schalke. The 28-year-old, who has spent one season at the Potters, is also a target of Sunderland and Blackburn.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

England and West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green is being lined up to replace Mark Schwarzer at Fulham, with the Australian keeper bound for Arsenal.
Full story: News of the World

Panathinaikos and Paris St Germain are locked in a battle to sign William Gallas after the Arsenal defender, who is out of contract with the Gunners, rejected a move to Juventus.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Juventus and Fiorentina are weighing up bids for £5m-rated Celtic keeper Artur Boruc. (News of the World)

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan is set to raid former club Celtic again, this time with a £1.5m offer for striker Georgios Samaras. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants striker Craig Bellamy to remain at Eastlands despite the pair's falling-outs last season.
Full story: News of the World

Injury-plagued Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate will head back to Spurs this week for an assessment on his long-standing groin problem, which restricted him to just three appearances last season.
Full story: News of the World

Port Vale boss Micky Adams could be offered a return to Leicester City if current Foxes manager Nigel Pearson takes over the vacant job at Hull. Adams guided Leicester to the Premier League in 2003.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

AND FINALLY

Rugby union star Danny Cipriani is ready to abandon the sport and try to forge a career in football. The fly-half, who had trials with Queens Park Rangers and Reading as a teenager, has been approached by Fulham with a view to having a trial next month. Full story: Mail on Sunday



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Saturday's gossip column
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Saturday's Scottish gossip
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Friday's Scottish gossip
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Thursday's gossip column
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Thursday's Scottish gossip
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