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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

(2113 GMT) Udinese president Gianpaolo Pozzo has told Chelsea they must pay £25m if they want to sign Chile winger Alexis Sanchez. (Sky Italia)

(1210 GMT) Tottenham are in pole position to land Steven Pienaar - even though Everton agreed a £3m fee to sell him to Chelsea. The South African has so far failed to agree personal terms with Chelsea and wants to push through a move to Spurs.
Full story: goal.com

(0920 GMT) Newcastle United have turned down a transfer bid from Tottenham, in the region of £15m, for star striker Andy Carroll.
Full story: metro.co.uk

(0900 GMT) Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he rejected moves to Arsenal and Chelsea in his early teens - but he would love to play for any of the big clubs in the Premier League and is ready to move this summer.
Full story: goal.com

(0840 GMT) Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has played down links with him taking the job of next permanent Liverpool manager.
Full story: insidefutbol.com

TRANSFER WINDOW

Newcastle and Bolton have joined Fulham in the chase for 29-year-old Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to bolster his defence by signing Roma centre-back Philippe Mexes.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Southampton teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has edged closer to a £10m move to Arsenal after Saints manager Nigel Adkins said they would prefer him to go to a club that would nurture him properly.
Full story: Daily Mirror

South Africa's Siphiwe Tshabalala - the midfielder who hit the World Cup's opening goal - is having a week-long trial with Nottingham Forest as he bids to seal a £1.5m move from the Kaizer Chiefs.
Full story: the Sun

Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and Ajax are targeting Stoke forward Eidur Gudjohnsen.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has failed with a bid for Manchester United's Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn Rovers are ready to let striker El-Hadji Diouf leave, with manager Steve Kean conceding the club is finding it difficult to handle the controversial Senegalese striker.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham have been rocked by Robbie Keane's wage demands after the striker asked for a pay rise to move to Blues from Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton's Steven Pienaar is to meet Chelsea again after Tottenham failed to improve their offer of £2m, plus £1m based on performances. Talks broke down with Chelsea on Friday after they had a £3m bid accepted by Everton last week.
Full story: Daily Mail

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has put in a £850,000 bid for ­Everton's unsettled striker James Vaughan, who has already played for the Eagles during a loan spell.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

West Ham United are desperately trying to persuade Martin O'Neill to become their manager after the Northern Irishman was angered by reports on Saturday morning claiming he would be named as Avram Grant's successor later that evening.
Full story: the Guardian

And former Chelsea and Portsmouth manager Grant has told friends that he will never quit as West Ham boss.
Full story: the Sun

The Football Association will launch an investigation after a Sunderland fan confronted Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper during the closing stages of the 1-1 derby draw on Sunday.
Full story: the Guardian

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has urged Scottish Premier League decision-makers to reject moving to a 10-team top division because he believes it would carry too severe a financial penalty for the lost clubs.
Full story: Daily Record

AND FINALLY

Labour leader Ed Miliband believes brother David could make a "real difference" to Sunderland if he accepts club chairman Niall Quinn's offer to become a non-executive director at the Stadium of Light.
Full story: Daily Telegraph



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
17 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
16 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
16 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
15 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
15 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2011
31 Jan 11 |  Football


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