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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

[1455 BST] Turkish club Fenerbahce say that reports linking them with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Robinho are false. "We are not interested in Robinho," said a club statement. "It's all just speculation." (BBC Radio 5 live)

[1445 BST] Lazio and Manchester City are said to have reached an agreement in principle that would take Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz from Eastlands to the Rome outfit on loan.
Full story: imscouting.com

[1430 BST] Renowned deal-broker Keith Harris claims an overseas buyer is considering making an offer of between £400m and £500m for Liverpool, adding that due diligence has already been done and that the party he is representing is not one that has been mentioned publicly before.
Full story: London Evening Standard

[1215 BST] Nice striker Loic Remy, who was heavily linked with West Ham, Stoke and Tottenham, has been cleared to join Marseille after undergoing extensive tests on a heart condition which was discovered during his medical. (Associated Press)

[1030 BST] Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho rules out moves for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor. Asked about Drogba, he said: "Again, no chance."
Full story: Sky Sports News

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool have told Barcelona that they want £24.5m in cash for Javier Mascherano after rejecting an offer of £18.8m, plus Alexander Hleb for the 26-year-old Argentine.
Full story: goal.com

Juventus have set up a £15m option to purchase former Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani, who they are set to sign from Liverpool on an initial loan.
Full story: insidefutbol.com

Birmingham are set to make an improved £9m offer for Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia and are also keen on £2m PSV Eindhoven left-back Carlos Salcido.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are interested in West Ham striker Carlton Cole after being rebuffed in their efforts to sign Ghana's Asamoah Gyan from Rennes.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton manager David Moyes is leading the chase for Peter Crouch - and will let Tottenham have contract rebel Steven Pienaar in exchange for the England striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham have made an £8m bid for Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro, who bagged 17 league goals in the French league last season and caught the eye of several major European clubs.
Full story: the Sun

Ian Holloway is set for a swoop on Newcastle's Leon Best and Swansea's Stephen Dobbie after conceding that Blackpool need six more signings for a chance of Premier League survival.
Full story: Daily Star

Striker Alessandro Diamanti looks set to quit West Ham for Brescia after holding talks about a return to Italy.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign another former Arsenal player - Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Out-of-contract Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has turned down a move to Turkish club Kayserispor. The 33-year-old is believed to eyeing a move to the United States to join compatriot Thierry Henry at Red Bull New York.
Full story: imscouting.com

Brazilian forward Robinho is set to meet officials from Fenerbahce in Manchester on Tuesday in an attempt to seal a move from Manchester City before the 31 August transfer deadline.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United will pay £60,000 in fines for manager Alex Ferguson as he carries on his policy of not speaking to the BBC.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger believes England deserve to host the World Cup in 2018. "Nowhere else in the world can you travel into the centre of a town or city and find the football stadium squeezed between the streets where people live their lives," he said.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool youngster Chris Mavinga has expressed his disappointment at his lack of opportunities he is being given by new manager Roy Hodgson, who he claims prefers English players, and says he wants to leave the club.
Full story: imscouting.com

Paul Scholes could yet be offered a return to the England set-up after it emerged that Fabio Capello is to ask the Manchester United midfielder to clarify his publicly expressed sense of regret at having declined a late invitation to be included in the World Cup squad.
Full story: the Guardian

AND FINALLY

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been tuning in to BBC Radio 2 - listening to DJs such as Chris Evans, Ken Bruce and Steve Wright - to avoid the abuse he gets on football phone-ins from fans.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham manager Avram Grant is set to miss out on a bargain loan deal for Manchester City youngster Felipe Caicedo because of an administrative error.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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


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