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Friday's gossip column - transfer and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

[1045 BST] Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to leave Eastlands before the end of the transfer window if an offer comes in for him.
Full story: Talksport

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham are in talks with AC Milan over bringing Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to White Hart Lane on a season-long loan deal. The move will include the option to buy at the end of the spell, with the sum of £12m thought to be the asking price.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle and West Ham are keen on signing Tottenham striker Robbie Keane on loan before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday.
Full story: Talksport

Liverpool and Newcastle will find out soon who has won the race to sign Marseille winger Hatem Ben Arfa. The 23-year-old has gone on strike at his French club in an effort to force through a move. German side Werder Bremen are also interested.
Full story: Talksport

Fulham boss Mark Hughes is set to raid his former club Manchester City to sign striker Roque Santa Cruz and goalkeeper Shay Given.
Full story: Daily Mail

Ajax goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is not interested in leaving the Dutch side for Arsenal following their Champions League qualification.
Full story: Talksport

West Ham are poised to make a move for Hamburg's 29-year-old right-back Guy Demel.
Full story: Talksport

Stoke and Portsmouth are lining up a swap deal with winger Liam Lawrence and striker Dave Kitson set to head for the south coast and Marc Wilson moving to Staffordshire.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have made an inquiry for Lille goalkeeper Mickael Landreau - but have not given up on signing Fulham's Mark Schwarzer.
Full story: Daily Mail

AC Milan and Barcelona have agreed a deal to take striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the San Siro, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Full story: imscouting.com

Scott Parker will sign a new five-year contract at West Ham - if he is still at Upton Park when the transfer window shuts. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has had an £8m offer for the midfielder turned down recently.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Suspicions that Manchester City might be stockpiling players in order to prevent them signing for rivals could lead to the Premier League reviving attempts to outlaw player loans.
Full story: The Guardian

New Manchester United striker Bebe, who manager Alex Ferguson paid £7.4m for without seeing him play, was not included in the club's recent 16-man reserve squad to face Manchester City - and was this week taken out of a training match because he was 'off the pace'.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wants Liverpool to be humane and let fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano leave Anfield for the Nou Camp.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Hull manager Phil Brown, who is currently out of work, has reiterated his desire to become England manager.
Full story: Talksport

England manager Fabio Capello can forget about recalling Paul Scholes to the national squad. The veteran Manchester United midfielder has no intention of going back on his 2004 decision to retire from international football.
Full story: The Sun

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez called Birmingham boss Alex McLeish "disrespectful" over his pursuit of Latics winger Charles N'Zogbia.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reopened his feud with Stoke, accusing them of turning football into 'rugby'.
Full story: Daily Star

AND FINALLY

Along with reacting angrily to the taunts of former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho - who said that Rafael Benitez was lucky to inherit such a good side - the club's new manager has slammed a decision to allow television cameras into changing rooms at Serie A games, insisting it breaches a "priestly sanctuary".
The Sun

With the help of the legendary Pierluigi Collina, Uefa president Michel Platini has launched a new initiative that he claims will produce referees who are just as fit as footballers - and who will be able to provide a "99 to 100 per cent" guarantee of no more mistakes.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin has appeared at the Cambridge Rock Festival to promote his new musical invention. The Dube is a cube percussion instrument - a drum with knobs on - which comes in four sizes and can be customised in colour schemes and tones.
Full story: Daily Express



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
27 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
26 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
26 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
25 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
25 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
24 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2010
01 Sep 10 |  Football


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