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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER WINDOW

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is in talks to extend his current deal with the club and says he is prepared to end his career with Newcastle United because the Magpies are finally flying "in the right direction".
Full story: Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Chelsea hope to finalise the £26m transfer of 23-year-old centre-back David Luiz from Benfica in the next 24 hours.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have stepped up their attempt to land Luis Suarez by flying out to the Netherlands for further talks with the Uruguay striker. Suarez's club Ajax want £20m for the 23-year-old.
Full story: the Sun

Reds manager Kenny Dalglish could be ready to bid for Paris St Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau, who would cost the Anfield club about £6m.
Full story: footylatest.com

Blackpool captain Charlie Adam wants to join Liverpool before the transfer window closes on 31 January but faces a bitter fight with the Tangerines over his departure. Liverpool are prepared to pay up to £5m for the 25-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, Blackpool manager Ian Holloway thinks Liverpool's valuation of his prized asset Adam is "derisory" and "insulting".
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham must stump up £18m if they want to sign former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra, 25, from Real Madrid.
Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Spanish side Real Madrid are pondering a loan deal for Tottenham's 29-year-old forward Roman Pavlyuchenko as the short-term answer to their current striker crisis.
Full story: Footylatest.com

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is determined to clinch the £4m signing of Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he is closing in on 17-year-old Southampton striker Alex Oxdale-Chamberlain in a deal worth about £10m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City's unwanted striker Emmanuel Adebayor is ready to fly to Monaco to seal a £9m switch to his old club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Adebayor's move means Everton are set to revive their interest in Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani but Hoffenheim and Sunderland are also interested.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are preparing to make an audacious bid for Porto's £30m-rated striker Givanildo Vieira de Souza, 24, better known as Hulk.
Full story: Footylatest.com

The Black Cats are also set to sign Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari on loan until the summer. Sunderland will also have an option to buy the 26-year-old Ghanaian international for £6m.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp claims he can only offer injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate a pay-as-you-play deal at Spurs when his current deal expires at the end of the current season. Redknapp has also dismissed talk that the former England international could be joining Arsenal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish heads into Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final, second leg against West Ham under increasing pressure from owner Carson Yeung.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hoping to tie down the likes of defenders Michel Salgado, Ryan Nelson and Chris Samba to extended new contracts at Ewood Park.
Full story: talksport.co.uk

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll faces two months out with a torn thigh muscle. The England striker, 22, is unlikely to play again for the Magpies until the home game with Wolves on 2 April.
Full story: the Sun

Edwin van der Sar will reject Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's offer for him to become the club's goalkeeping coach when he hangs up his gloves at the end of the season. The 40-year-old says he wants to take a couple of years out of the game.
Full story: the Sun

Ossie Ardiles has shown interest in returning to League One strugglers Swindon as manager, amid increasing pressure on current boss Danny Wilson. Argentine Ardiles started off his managerial career with the Robins in 1989.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has no intention of cutting off his dreadlocks because it would reduce him to tears. He stated: "My hair is my life."
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
24 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
23 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
23 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
22 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
22 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2011
31 Jan 11 |  Football


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