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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

Newspaper gossip

TRANSFER GOSSIP

European champions Inter Milan are considering a move for Everton's South African midfielder Steven Pienaar.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea and Real Madrid were given fresh hope in their pursuit of Mesut Ozil after Werder Bremen conceded they may have to sell their talented forward rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer. (The Times)

Liverpool are hopeful their £90,000-a-week offer to England midfielder Joe Cole will be enough to persuade him to turn down rival suitors Tottenham. Cole has been released by Chelsea.
Full story: the Guardian

The Reds want a decision from Cole this week, amid concerns at Anfield that Spurs or Arsenal could improve their bids.
Full story: the Sun

Cole is expected to make a decision on where he will resume his club career in the next 48 hours, while his former manager at Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti, claims the reason for his Stamford Bridge departure this summer was "economic".
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hopes to sign Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy after pulling out of the race to land Cole.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham are close to signing Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa from Spartak Moscow.
Full story: the Guardian

Aston Villa are ready to open talks with Spurs about the possibility of signing striker Robbie Keane.
Full story: Daily Express

Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk are closing in on a £6m deal for Arsenal's Croatian striker Eduardo.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are ready to offer £18m to sign Everton defender Phil Jagielka.
Full story: Daily Star

Former Arsenal and Everton forward Francis Jeffers will have a trial with Premier League newcomers Blackpool this week after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle have entered the race to sign former England defender Sol Campbell, who is a free agent after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season.
Full story: Daily Express

Birmingham defender Roger Johnson insists his side still need another six signings before the transfer window shuts.
Full story: the Sun

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez wants to take Chelsea's Argentine striker Franco Di Santo on loan for the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Another Chelsea youngster who could be heading out on a season-long loan deal is defender Jeffrey Bruma, who is ready to sign for ex-England boss Steve McClaren's German side Wolfsburg.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is ready make his first major signing for the Premier League newcomers with a club record £1m deal for Derby striker Rob Hulse.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Striker Marlon Harewood - a free agent following his release by Aston Villa - is considering accepting a two-year contract to join Dubai club Al Ahli, who are managed by former Leeds boss David O'Leary.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes the Blues will retain the Premier League title next season, even without released midfielder Joe Cole and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres - a reported target.
Full story: the Sun

However, Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes the Old Trafford outfit can reclaim the crown with a new generation of young players.
Full story: the Sun

Spanish World Cup winner Carles Puyol has called on Arsenal to show midfielder Cesc Fabregas some respect by allowing him to join him at Barcelona. "I have just spent six weeks with him and there is only one club he wants to be at," said Puyol.
Full story: the Sun

Puyol's Spain and Barca team-mate Gerard Pique believes his former Old Trafford team-mate Wayne Rooney will bounce back from his disappointing World Cup with England by inspiring Manchester United to the Premier League title next year.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal striker Jay Simpson could be given a final chance to save his Gunners' career this week if the 21-year-old is included in the club's pre-season tour to Austria.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is planning to take over the fashion world with his own clothing range.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole was booed by crowds when he arrived at the wedding of his former Arsenal and England team-mate Sol Campbell on Saturday.
Full story: the Sun

Irish football fans in New York are being urged to boycott the city's Red Bulls team after they signed striker Thierry Henry, whose handball led to the winning goal in France's World Cup qualification play-off victory over Ireland.
Full story: Daily Star



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
18 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
18 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
17 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
17 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2010
24 Jul 10 |  Football


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