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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says neither Javier Mascherano or Dirk Kuyt will be joining former boss Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could swoop for Netherlands international and Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg if he fails to lure Mark Schwarzer from Fulham.
Full story: Talksport.com

Should Schwarzer leave Craven Cottage for Arsenal, Fulham boss Mark Hughes wants Stoke's Asmir Begovic to replace the veteran Australia international.
Full story: Mirror

The Gunners are considering whether to bring Matthew Upson back to the club. The defender has one year left on his contract with West Ham, who could be open to offers of about £7m for the England international.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Meanwhile, the Hammers are lining up a £2.5m bid for Aston Villa defender Luke Young.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham boss Avram Grant is also lining up a £2.5m deal for Celtic's Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United are close to signing 16-year-old Ajax winger Gyliano van Velzen.
Full story: Talksport.com

Birmingham are set to make an improved offer for Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia, thought to be in the region of about £8.5-£9m.
Full story: Guardian

Tottenham have ended their efforts to sign Manchester City defender Micah Richards after landing William Gallas.
Full story: Talksport.com

Newcastle are closing in on a £3.5m deal for FC Twente's Ivory Coast's defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits a move for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given is increasingly unlikely because of his wage demands, although Fulham's Mark Schwarzer is still on his radar.
Full story: The Sun

Tottenham will have to cough up £8.5m to take Lassana Diarra after Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho said he will not allow the midfielder to go out on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Mourinho is planning a £20m bid to bring Chelsea's Didier Drogba to Real Madrid.
Full story: Daily Star

Italian giants Roma have targeted Manchester City's out-of-favour goalkeeper Shay Given.
Full story: IMscouting

OTHER GOSSIP

New Aston Villa signing Stephen Ireland says James Milner is "going to get a shock soon" following his move to Manchester City.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham striker Carlton Cole says Fabio Capello is "up there with Jose Mourinho" as the best manager he has ever worked with.
Full story: Talksport.com

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will not take any risks with former England defender Sol Campbell as he nears full match fitness.
(Press Association)

Harry Redknapp has told Tottenham Hotspur fans to get behind his decision to sign William Gallas on a free transfer, insisting he has not "signed the Yorkshire Ripper".
Full story: The Guardian

AND FINALLY

QPR boss Neil Warnock says England rugby star Danny Cipriani, who has been training with the club, "has a good left peg and will play a couple of reserve games before he goes off to Melbourne" to recommence his oval ball career.
Full story: The Guardian



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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
21 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
20 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
19 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
18 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
18 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
17 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
17 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2010
01 Sep 10 |  Football


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