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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is set to offer Newcastle £20m for striker Andy Carroll and could use forward Peter Crouch as part of the deal.
Full story: Daily Express

West Ham are lining up a January swoop for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn want to start their rebuilding process by signing Blackpool's Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Nottingham Forest are keen to keep Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on loan as he continues his recovery from long-term injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham will bid £6m to pinch Tottenham forward Robbie Keane from under the noses of neighbours Aston Villa.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester City are reportedly planning a January move for AC Milan forward Ronaldinho.
Full story: caughtoffside

Bolton will resist all offers for central defender Gary Cahill in the January transfer window. (the Times - subscription)

Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Denilson is attracting the interest of Spanish giants Barcelona.
Full story: imscouting

The Gunners will use the money from Denilson's sale to Barcelona to fund a move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly interested in securing the signing of Zenit St Petersburg's attacking midfielder Danny.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea have put a possible £15m move for Blackburn defender Phil Jones on hold after his season-ending knee injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich are lining up a £9m offer for Everton defender Leighton Baines.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool striker Milan Jovanovic could be allowed to leave in the January transfer window, having failed to make an impact since joining in the summer. Teams in Germany and Italy are interested in the Serbian.
Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is planning a double swoop for Tottenham striker Peter Crouch and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Full story: caughtoffside

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Liverpool's unsettled defender Glen Johnson.
Full story: imscouting

Wolves are interested in United States' former Salt Lake City striker Robbie Findley.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom are set to make a January offer for Celtic striker Georgios Samaras.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa are keen on Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham Hotspur are said to have put a deal on the table to lure Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta to White Hart Lane.
Full story: imscouting

Chelsea are set to battle Manchester City for the signing of Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko.
Full story: imscouting

Manchester United are also interested in the powerful striker and are planning a club-record £35m offer for the 24-year-old.
Full story: caughtoffside

Arsenal and Liverpool are weighing up bids for Southampton attacking-midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Full story: goal.com

FC Lorient forward Kevin Gameiro has spoken out of his desire to leave the club with reports stating Bordeaux, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are weighing up offers for the Frenchman.
Full story: sport.co.uk

Manchester United are planning to sign Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric for £30m in the summer.
Full story: caughtoffside

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck - who is currently on loan at Sunderland.
Full story: caughtoffside

OTHER GOSSIP

Amid rumours that the Qatari royal family are on the verge of a £1.5bn takeover of Manchester United, Red Devils owner Malcolm Glazer has insisted the club are not for sale - at any price.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko has been told to get himself an English teacher as people still have to speak slowly for him to understand.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Blackburn hero Alan Shearer has declared himself out of the running to be the club's next manager.
Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas has admitted they suffer from a fear of losing big matches which is counter-productive.
Full story: Guardian

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier says he wants any new signings to move closer to Birmingham as he takes a reluctance to do so as a sign of a lack of commitment.
Full story: Daily Mail

Rafael Benitez's reign at Inter Milan could come to a swift end after his public criticism of club owner Massimo Moratti - just after Inter had won the world club championship.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

A Belgian league game had to be suspended when Club Brugge fans pelted Anderlecht players with snowballs.
Full story: Guardian

Mauricio Espinosa, the assistant referee in England's World Cup match against Germany, admits he missed the bounce of Frank Lampard's shot which crossed the line but was not given as a goal.
Full story: goal.com



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
20 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
18 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
19 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
18 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Transfers - December 2010
14 Dec 10 |  Football


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