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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

[1655 BST] West Ham's prolonged search for a striker has taken them to Italy with the club planning to hold talks with Inter Milan's Nigerian international Victor Obinna.
Full story: Mail Online

[1105 BST] Stoke manager Tony Pulis has ruled out a move for Tottenham striker Peter Crouch, insisting the former Liverpool and Portsmouth player is out of his price range.
Full story: Sky Sports News

[1025 BST] AC Milan have admitted they are attempting to sign Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona, but admit that the chances of landing him look remote. "We will try but it's difficult," said chief executive Adriano Galliani.
Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has agreed personal terms with Barcelona for a move to the Spanish side, however the clubs are yet to settle on a fee. Barca have offered around £12m but Liverpool want closer to £21m.
Full story: insidefutbol.com

Liverpool are also willing to engage in further talks with Inter Milan over the sale of Dirk Kuyt to the Italian side. The Reds have already rejected an offer thought to be in the region of £7.5m plus Nigerian striker Victor Obinna.
Full story: IM Scouting

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson will look to secure a deal to bring 32-year-old Juventus forward David Trezeguet to Anfield.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Arsenal have set their sights on signing Netherlands international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and centre-back Jan Vertonghen from Ajax in a £22m deal.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Inter Milan striker Victor Obinna is due at West Ham on Monday for talks. Hammers boss Avram Grant has acted swiftly to tee up a possible move for ­the 23-year-old Nigerian international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke City are tracking Tottenham striker Peter Crouch.
Full story: Daily Mail

Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon is keen on a move to England, with Tottenham and West Ham interested in the 26-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is preparing a £12.3m bid for Benin international Sessegnon.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Blackburn have put a £1m price tag on Jason Roberts - the striker without a squad number. Leeds and Nottingham Forest are interested in the 32-year-old but may wait ­until the Football League loan window opens next month.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham boss Mark Hughes insists goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer's departure from Craven Cottage is not a "foregone conclusion", in spite of continued interest from Arsenal.
Full story: The Guardian

OTHER GOSSIP

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez faces crunch talks with his chairman Dave Whelan. Martinez wants to bring in two strikers but Whelan is more keen to discuss plans for the defence after the Latics conceded 10 goals in two games.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli can be an even better player than Fernando Torres, says City boss Roberto Mancini.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
23 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
22 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
22 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
21 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
21 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2010
01 Sep 10 |  Football


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