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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Blackpool have put a £12m price tag on their want-away captain Charlie Adam, while Seasiders boss Ian Holloway is eyeing Derby midfielder Paul Green as a possible replacement.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid are ready to make an offer for Manchester United defender Patrice Evra as his future at Old Trafford looks increasingly uncertain. (the Times)

Sunderland are set to make a £3.5m offer for West Ham forward Frederic Piquionne.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa have asked Tottenham to name their price for midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea have offered midfielder Nemanja Matic to Benfica as part of the deal to sign defender David Luiz.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Celtic are set to beat Rangers in the race to sign Derby winger Kris Commons.
Full story: Daily Record

Ajax striker Luis Suarez wants the Dutch club to lower their £30m asking price so that he can join Liverpool.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle want to complete the loan signing of Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland before the end of the transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari could be on his way to Sunderland after earlier rejecting a move to the north east.
Full story: the Sun

Sunderland are also closing in on a deal for Paris St Germain midfielder Stephane Sessegnon but will abandon plans to sign strikers Jay Bothroyd from Cardiff and Ricardo Fuller from Stoke. (the Times)

West Ham have made a new attempt to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, agreeing to a £6m fee if the Hammers avoid relegation.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Southampton insist they will not sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cheaply. Arsenal are interested in signing the 17-year-old striker, with the Saints valuing him at about £10m.
Full story: Daily Star

The Saints are waiting to find out what Manchester United will offer for Oxlade-Chamberlain when the Premier League leaders visit St Mary's in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Express

Wigan have made a £1m bid for Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood.
Full story: the Sun

However, Coventry have told Wigan that the 26-year-old will cost £2m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan are keen on Hearts and Scotland full-back Lee Wallace.
Full story: Daily Record

Blackburn are looking to sign striker Ruben Rochina from Barcelona for £1m and are also hoping to secure the signature of forward Ronieli dos Santos from Brazilian club Sao Paolo.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton have offered £5m to sign Benfica forward Rodrigo Moreno on a permanent deal. (the Times)

Stoke have turned down a bid from Birmingham to sign Turkey international Tuncay, while Newcastle have rejected Blues' bid for striker Shola Ameobi.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United could lose out in their attempt to sign goalkeeper David de Gea because the 20-year-old says he is very happy at Atletico Madrid.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal are lining up a £12m offer for Paris St Germain's central defender Mamadou Sakho.
Full story: Metro

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will not sell Peter Crouch this month but the striker could be on his way out of the club in the summer. (the Times)

QPR manager Neil Warnock has warned other clubs not to make a bid for playmaker Adel Taarabt. Newcastle have been linked with a £5m offer for the 21-year-old. (the Sun)

Dulwich Hamlet duo Quade Taylor, who plays in midfield, and Paul McCallum, who is a striker, have been watched by scouts from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham.
Full story: Sky Sports


West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold will not be at St Andrew's for their club's Carling Cup semi-final, second leg at Birmingham on Wednesday because they fear they might jinx the result. The Hammers won the first leg 2-1.
Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid playmaker Kaka, who is back in action after seven months out because of injury, has been left out of the Brazil squad for the friendly against France next month.
Full story: the Independent


England manager Fabio Capello says he had no problems with women officiating at games when he was a player.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Capello does, however, say that Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has to cut mistakes out of his game if he is to remain as England's first-choice keeper.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid and former Manchester United winger Ronaldo has offered some words of advice to Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. He said: "He should talk less and play more - that way he would become a great player."
Full story: the Sun

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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
25 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
25 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
24 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
24 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2011
31 Jan 11 |  Football

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