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Friday's gossip column - transfers and gossip

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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


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


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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