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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1416 BST: Birmingham are close to a deal to sign Spartak Moscow defender Martin Jiranek. (Press Association)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are preparing a £10m-plus Michael Carrick bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell before the transfer deadline at 1800 BST on Tuesday. (The Sun)
Full story: The Sun

Tottenham will make a late £15m bid for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young and they are willing to offer the likes of Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas and Alan Hutton as sweeteners.
Full story: Daily Express

West Ham have rejected Liverpool's opening £7m offer for Carlton Cole, but are believed to have Brescia target-man Andrea Caracciolo as a back-up.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United are monitoring the progress of 22-year-old Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole.
Full story: Caught Offside

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp will launch a last-gasp bid to sign Sevilla's Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano, while moves for Villarreal forward Giuseppe Rossi and AC Milan hitman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar remain possibilities.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs have actually been told by AC Milan to come back with a better offer for Huntelaar after the Italians refused to let him leave on loan. The Dutch striker could cost £11m.
Full story: The Sun

Harry Redknapp is also in talks with Inter Milan over a move for Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, 26.
Full story: IMScouting

Wigan are hoping to finalise a £2m deal for Chelsea striker Franco di Santo, 21, and want Man Utd midfielder Tom Cleverly to join on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

The Latics are also expected to offer Bolton £3m for their goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi. (The Times)

West Brom want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell, 27, for £3m before the transfer window.
Full story: The Sun

The Baggies are also in talks with former Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner over a deal to take him to The Hawthorns.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona will sign one final player before the deadline after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's exit to AC Milan, with Man City's Robinho and Valencia's Juan Mata top of their wanted list.
Full story: IMScouting

Sunderland are closing in on a £15m move for Rennes' Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan, who starred for his country at this summer's World Cup.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Juventus are trying to sign Arsenal left-back Armand Traore, 20, on a year-long loan deal.
Full story: The Sun

Newcastle are planning a £8m swoop for Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who last week hit a hat-trick for Utrecht as they knocked Celtic out of the Europa League.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham have been offered Spartak Moscow's 31-year-old captain Martin Jiranek, who can play at centre-back or left-back.
Full story: Daily Mail

Reading midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is a shock £4.25m target for German side Hoffenheim, the leaders of the Bundesliga. The Royals could use the cash to bid £1m for Leicester striker Matty Fryatt.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke are preparing a £7m bid for out-of-favour Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas, while Potters boss Tony Pulis is also keen on Portsmouth skipper Marc Wilson, Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega and ­Middlesbrough defender David Wheater.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Potters are also in talks to sign Monaco's Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackpool have made a late bid to sign Barnsley's 22-year-old forward Adam Hammill.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are lining up a bid for Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach, 22, who was called into the England squad for the Hungary game.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton boss Owen Coyle are back in the hunt for Spanish striker Rodrigo Moreno, 19, as the £5m man is set to leave Benfica on loan. (Daily Mirror)

Derby are favourites to sign West Brom's New Zealand World Cup striker Chris Wood, 18, on loan.
Full story: The Sun

Sheffield United boss Gary Speed is ready to take Stoke midfielder Michael Tonge, 27, to Bramall Lane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

England coach Fabio Capello faces a defensive crisis ahead of their opening Euro 2012 qualifiers, with Rio Ferdinand and John Terry both missing.
Full story: Daily Star

But Capello delivered a double snub to Spurs stars Aaron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone as he left them out of his 24-man squad to take on Bulgaria and Switzerland.
Full story: The Sun

Bayern Munich's Dutch World Cup hero Arjen Robben could be out of action for the rest of the year with the hamstring injury he aggravated in South Africa.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has begged Spain not to pick striker Fernando Torres and let him continue his recuperation from a knee injury at Anfield.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Charles N'Zogbia's £9m move from Wigan to Birmingham collapsed after he asked for an extra £10,000-a-week to take his wages to £50,000-a-week.
Full story: The Sun



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