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Friday's gossip column - transfers and gossip

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
BREAKING GOSSIP

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are set to open the bidding for Liverpool's Fernando Torres with a cut-price £30m offer for the Spain striker.
Full story: Daily Star

Inter Milan's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder says he will turn down a £29m move to Manchester United to remain with the European champions.
Full story: Daily Mail

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson may now turn his attentions to Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil who is valued at around £25m by his club Werder Bremen.
Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City are lining up a £20m bid for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
Full story: the Sun

Man City meanwhile have turned down a £16.7m offer for Brazilian international forward Robinho from Turkish club Besiktas as the Eastlands side want more for their record £32.5m signing.
Full story: Daily Mail

City are also eyeing a shock swoop for former Arsenal keeper Richard Wright, who is a free agent after being released by Ipswich.
Full story: the Sun

Barcelona have admitted they will need to sell striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in order to fund a move for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea are in danger of missing out on Holland defender Gregory van der Wiel with Bayern Munich set to land the £14m-rated Ajax star.
Full story: the Sun

Former Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant could be on his way to Italian side Napoli from Real Zaragoza.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa have told Manchester City they may accept a player in part-exchange for their England midfielder James Milner.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke midfielder Amdy Faye could be on his way to Leicester, while Blackpool are eyeing a move for goalkeeper Andy Lonergan from former Championship rivals Preston.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham have had an improved £5.5m offer for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans turned down.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is set to renew his interest in Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar.
Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Joe Ledley has completed a medical at Celtic and will finalise a move to the Glasgow club within the next 48 hours. The Welsh international, who is leaving Cardiff City, has agreed a four-year deal worth £25,000 a week.
Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish wants the club to finalise his new contract after his assistant Roy Aitken quit to join David O'Leary in Dubai.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Birmingham are in talks to bring Sunderland's chief scout Ricky Sbragia to St Andrew's as joint assistant manager and first-team coach.
Full story: the Guardian

Swansea are set to offer former Fulham and Coventry boss Chris Coleman the chance to replace Paulo Sousa, who joined Leicester on Wednesday.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

West Ham face an anxious wait to find out whether Mexico winger Pablo Barrera, a £3.5m signing from Pumas, will be granted a work permit.
Full story: Daily Mirror

And West Ham boss Avram Grant has made it a priority to keep 31-year-old defender Matthew Upson at Upton Park.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
09 Jul 10 |  Scottish Premier
Thursday's gossip column
08 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
07 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's World Cup round-up
07 Jul 10 |  World Cup 2010
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
07 Jul 10 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
06 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
06 Jul 10 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - July 2010
24 Jul 10 |  Football


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