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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER WINDOW

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to win the race to seal the signing of Southampton's teenage midfield prodigy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a deal worth £10m.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Jose Mourinho has targeted his former Chelsea star Didier Drogba to ease his striker crisis at Real Madrid.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Drogba heads a list of senior players who could be heading for the exit in the summer as Chelsea plan a major overhaul of the squad which won three titles in six seasons but is now showing its age. (Sunday Times, subscription required)

Arsenal will let Russian striker Andrey Arshavin leave in the summer, with Chelsea a possible destination. (News of the World, subscription required)

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United will not be buying anyone in the transfer window as there is "no value" in the market at the moment. (Observer)

Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies, currently on loan at Leicester, could be on his way back to the West Midlands to sign for Birmingham in a permanent deal.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Shaun Wright-Phillips is close to agreeing a move to Fulham which will see the Manchester City and England winger join on loan before signing on a permanent basis in the summer.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is set to land striker Roman Pavlyuchenko from Tottenham as a replacement for Darren Bent.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Blackburn striker El Hadji Diouf says he has no desire to move away from the club and new manager Steve Kean has told him to ignore specultion he could be sold. (News of the World, subscription required)

Everton could be going head-to-head with West Ham to try and sign Hoffenheim's Senegal international striker Demba Ba, despite fears he may not be fit to play until April after failing a medical at Stoke.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

AC striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester City's Mario Balotelli to forget about a move to the San Siro. "How many top strikers can you have at one club?" said the Swedish international. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal's desperate search for a new central defender could see them make a shock move for Tottenham's injury-plagued Jonathan Woodgate, who is out of contract in the summer. (News of the World, subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Premier League is planning a radical overhaul of youth level football which could see the end of reserve team matches.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams says he fears for the future of Chelsea skipper John Terry if he keeps having injections to allow him to play without pain.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has accused Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas of being a master of the art of extracting favourable decisions from referees after his side's 3-0 defeat at the Gunners on Saturday.
Full story: Talksport.co.uk

Manchester United have denied claims an investment group acting on behalf of the Qatar Royal Family made an approach to buy the club from the Glazer family after Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
Full story: Observer

Gareth Bale could become the best-paid player in Tottenham history when they offer him a new £100,000-a-week five-year deal - less than a year after he signed a four-year deal for £45,000 a week. (News of the World, subscription required)

AND FINALLY

The first league to move to summer football could be revealed on Wednesday when representatives of the 150 teams in the Tyne and Wear Youth League will meet to decide whether to change their season to begin on 1 June, starting this year.
Full story: The Observer

Blackpool's players have recorded a single to raise money for former youth team coach Gary Parkinson who was left paralysed by a stroke in September at the age of 42. (Sunday Times, subscription required)

German side St Pauli have asked the owners of one of their executive boxes to stop strippers performing during games after they installed a pole and mirror. "They can do what they like after games," said club president Stefan Orth. (Observer)



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