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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

Newspaper gossip


1247 BST: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says everyone at the club wants to see Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas at the Nou Camp.

He told Barca TV: "We all want him to come because he will help us to go up a level - he's very complete."


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed Spurs could cap their summer spending at £9m by looking at loan deals instead of buying players outright - with strikers Craig Bellamy (Manchester City) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan) still targets.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan are interested in Tottenham's Mexico midfielder Giovani dos Santos and could offer Huntelaar in a swap deal.
Full story: Daily Mail


Sporting Lisbon's Portugal striker Yannick Djalo has held talks with Tottenham to discuss a possible move to White Hart Lane.
Full story:

New Fulham manager Mark Hughes has joined the race to take ex-Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb on loan from Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hughes is also interested in a reunion with Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz but Stoke are also keen on signing the Paraguay World Cup striker.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Brazilian World Cup midfielder Ramires from Benfica on a £18.3m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal and Manchester United's hopes of signing Germany World Cup star Mesut Ozil were boosted after the midfielder told his club Werder Bremer to lower their £16m asking price.
Full story: Daily Star

Barcelona will move for Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta if their bid to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas fails. (Daily Express)

Manchester United will step up their attempts to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.
Full story:

Sunderland will this week hope to complete the loan signing of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. (the Times)

West Ham manager Avram Grant insists that star striker Carlton Cole will not be sold, despite strong interest from Stoke, who are being linked with a £9m bid for the 26-year-old.
Full story: Daily Star

Blackburn are set to sign striker James Vaughan from Everton and will offer about £1.5m for the 22-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is keen on Oldham's young striker Tom Eaves after he scored a hat-trick against the Premier League club in a pre-season friendly.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackpool are close to completing the signing of Derby striker Rob Hulse.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Midfielder Jimmy Bullard might never play again for Hull City after rejecting a one-season loan deal to Celtic. (Daily Record)

Ipswich are stepping up their pursuit of Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra but are still short of the club's £3m valuation of the former Newcastle and Sunderland man.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The transfer embargo imposed on Cardiff City could result in an exodus of top players from the debt-ridden club.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Liverpool have until 13 August to decide on Chinese businessman Kenny Huang's offer to buy the club before he walks away.
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres looks likely to miss the start of the season as he recovers from a groin injury. However, the Spaniard, who has been linked to Chelsea and Manchester City, is set to remain at Anfield.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal midfielder Denilson has hit out at Barcelona over their pursuit of Gunners star Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Italy legend Roberto Baggio is on the verge of sealing a return to football after agreeing to be part of the staff of the national team's coaching staff.
Full story: Daily Mail

Kanu is close to agreeing a new contract with Portsmouth after making a surprise return in Saturday's friendly with Fulham.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United have handed a trial to 20-year-old Finland keeper Lukas Hradecky, who currently plays for Danish side Esbjerg.
Full story: the Sun


Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell has hit out at the "idiots" who have branded him as fat following his move to Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Monday's gossip column
02 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
02 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
31 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
01 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2010
01 Sep 10 |  Football

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