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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City have stepped up their bid to sign Spanish international midfielder David Silva after chairman Garry Cook flew to Valencia for further talks with his club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

City are also pressing ahead with their interest in Lazio left-back Aleksandar Kolarov after the Serbia international's move to Real Madrid stalled.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp and chairman Daniel Levy have put a package together to try to beat Arsenal to the signature of England midfielder Joe Cole, who was told earlier this month by Chelsea he was being released.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs are also rumoured to be ready to make a bid for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to return to White Hart Lane and are willing to offer Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko as part of the deal.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

West Ham are lining up a £6m bid for Mexico's highly rated midfielder Efrain Juarez.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has landed centre-back Laurent Koscielny from French club Lorient as an £8.5m replacement for William Gallas, who is set to leave the Emirates after failing to agree a new deal.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is back on the trail of Mainz striker Aristide Bance, who would cost the club about £3.5m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Allardyce is also plotting a sensational swoop for Real Madrid striker Raul, 33. (Daily Express)

Birmingham are back in contention to sign Standard Liege striker Dieumerci Mbokani after his proposed move to Fulham fell through.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former England goalkeeper Richard Wright is set to reject West Ham to be reunited with his former manager when at Ipswich, George Burley, who is now at the helm of Crystal Palace.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are ready to make a move for unwanted Manchester City midfielders Nigel de Jong and Shaun Wright-Phillips this summer.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Aston Villa have expressed an interest in South Korea international central defender Cho Yong-hyung, the 26-year-old who currently plays for Korean side Jeju United, according to the player's agent.
Full story: koreaherald.com

Another Tottenham rumour... they are set to strengthen their squad with the acquisition of Denmark centre-half Simon Kjaer, 21, and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 23, from Palermo, who have reportedly accepted a £28m bid. (This has been categorically denied by the club)
Full story: sportinglife.com

Nice striker Loic Remy, the 23-year-old who scored 14 goals in 33 starts with the Ligue 1 club last term, has revealed an interest in joining Arsenal, although West Ham, Everton and Sunderland are thought to be the only English clubs to have made enquiries thus far.
Full story: givemefootball.com

Manchester City are thought to have agreed a deal with Colombian club Boyaca Chico for 17-year-old Colombia Under-20 international goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla.
Full story: thesun.co.uk

OTHER GOSSIP

Harry Redknapp is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Fabio Capello as England manager, while second favourite is Roy Hodgson as punters anticipate an English replacement.
Full story: Racing Post

Senior figures at the Football Association are not impressed with Capello's claims that the England players were tired in South Africa but the Italian is set to receive £5m when he is sacked.
Full story: Daily Star

Several senior England players are weighing up whether to continue at international level, while the FA is hoping that Capello is picked up by a club side, saving them £10m in compensation for him to leave.
Full story: the Independent

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has admitted pleading with midfielder Mikel Arteta to stay at Goodison Park. Arsenal and Manchester City are interested but Everton have opened discussions on a new contract with the Spaniard.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Christian Benitez has failed his work permit English test for a second time, putting in doubt his hopes of finding another Premier League club after leaving Birmingham following a season-long loan deal from Mexican side Santos Laguna.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Stores, supermarkets and pubs are counting the £1.2bn cost of World Cup failure. England shirts are being sold at £3, while £32 car kits of flags, key rings and stickers now cost £2.
Full story: the Sun



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see also
Tuesday's World Cup round-up
29 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
29 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
28 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
28 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
26 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
27 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - June 2010
21 Jun 10 |  Football


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