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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are to sell Craig Bellamy after completing the £25m signing of David Silva from Valencia to fill his position on the left side of attack.
Full story: the Guardian

But the Eastlands club have told Liverpool to forget about signing defender Micah Richards.
Full story: the Sun

City are expected to reignite their interest in Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta if they fail to sign England international James Milner from Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United, meanwhile, have rekindled their interest in Bayern Munich right-back Philipp Lahm.
Full story: Daily Mail

Inter Milan say that say that striker Mario Balotelli - a target for Manchester United and Manchester City - is not for sale. The European champions insist defender Maicon is also indispensable.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are to step up their pursuit of Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and have not been put off by the thigh injury he suffered while playing for Spain in the World Cup final.
Full story: Daily Mail

New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is to fly out to Spain on Thursday to meet Torres to find out if the forward wants to remain at Anfield or be sold.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea believe they are well positioned to resist interest in Ashley Cole from Real Madrid, even if the England defender decides he wants a new challenge abroad.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

West Ham are in talks with Olympiakos about selling midfield duo Alessandro Diamanti and Radoslav Kovac but are determined to keep midfielder Scott Parker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan have travelled to the south of France in an attempt to push through a £12m deal for Nice striker Loic Remy.

Sunderland are preparing a double swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Manchester City defender Nedum Ohuoha.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn are ready to sell striker Jason Roberts - to bring in cash for Sam Allardyce to sign a new forward.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke are preparing a fresh £3m bid to sign Middlesbrough captain Gary O'Neil after failing with a move for the midfielder in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua is set to join Fiorentina after the clubs agreed on a £5m fee for the Argentine.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey, who is wanted by Championship side Nottingham Forest, is keen to remain in the Premier League if he leaves Villa Park this summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton manager David Moyes says the cash-strapped club are unlikely to sign any more new players before the end of the transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham have tabled a £1.25m bid for Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Ivory Coast manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to turn down the chance of a return to the Premier League with Fulham and stay with the African side.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has defended his club's decision to spend heavily in the transfer market, claiming it is the only way to win the Premier League title.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Chelsea and West Ham assistant boss Steve Clarke is understood to be in talks with Birmingham about becoming manager Alex McLeish's number two following Roy Aitken's move to Dubai side Al Ahli.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Mike Tyson at Peterborough v West Ham
Tyson saw West Ham win 2-1 in Avram Grant's first game as Hammers boss

Mike Tyson made a surprise appearance at West Ham's pre-season friendly against Peterborough on Wednesday night. The former heavyweight champion is in the UK giving a series of talks on his life and career and making a pigeon racing show for television in the United States.
Full story: the Sun

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham says if he was not a football player he would like to build Lego for a living.
Full story: Daily Star



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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
15 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
14 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
14 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
13 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2010
24 Jul 10 |  Football


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