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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

FERNANDO TORRES BID

Liverpool have rejected a £40m offer from Chelsea for Spain international striker Fernando Torres. "Chelsea have made a bid for Fernando which has been turned down," a club spokesman said. "The player is not for sale."
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea are attempting to stage a massive transfer coup with a dramatic £60m bid for Torres.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool have rejected a "mind-boggling" offer from Chelsea for Torres, who has a £50m get-out clause in his contract.
Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool have told Chelsea that Torres is not for sale after rejecting a £35m offer sanctioned by Blues owner Roman Abramovich.
Full story: the Times (Subscription required)

Liverpool's American owners, Fenway Sports Group, have dismissed the British transfer record bid out of hand.
Full story: the Guardian

TRANSFER WINDOW

West Ham have rejected Tottenham's offer of Robbie Keane plus £2m in return for midfielder Scott Parker, but negotiations are set to continue.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham are ready to make a second bid to snatch Everton skipper Phil Neville before Monday's transfer deadline.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will allow defender Jonathan Woodgate to join injury-stricken Wolves on loan until the end of the season.
Full story: the Sun

Days after inspiring Birmingham City to a place in the Carling Cup final, striker Nikola Zigic could be about to go on loan to Racing Santander.
Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, Birmingham are making a £2.5m bid for Aston Villa central defender Curtis Davies after ruling out offloading winger Sebastian Larsson in a player-plus cash swap deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish wants the club to sanction a loan move for Rubin Kazan striker Obafemi Martins as a reward for reaching the Carling Cup final.
Full story: the Independent

Sunderland have turned their attention to Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega as they look to replace Darren Bent.
Full story: Metro

The Black Cats are on the verge of signing Stephane Sessegnon from Paris Saint-Germain and Sulley Muntari from Inter Milan.
Full story: the Times

Fulham are looking to buy Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar after a deal to buy winger Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City fell through.
Full story: Metro

Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon has turned down a move to Chelsea in favour of Juventus.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn are ready to launch an £8m bid for West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United are lining up a £20m bid for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who they want as a replacement for the retiring Edwin van der Sar.
Full story: Daily Star

United could be looking to Lyon's France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as a long-term successor to Van der Sar.
Full story: Metro

United are stepping up their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea after identifying the 20-year-old as the most promising young stopper in the game.
Full story: Daily Mirror

De Gea, Netherlands' Maarten Stekelenburg and Germany's Manuel Neuer make up United's three-man shortlist.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has told the Premier League: "Maybe you should pick our team," after the club were fined £25,000 for fielding a weakened side.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says manager Kenny Dalglish has got the Reds winning again by putting a smile back on the players' faces.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Fulham boss Chris Coleman believes the return to action of striker Bobby Zamora and forward Moussa Dembele can lift the club up the Premier League table.
Full story: talkSPORT

Midfielder Jack Wilshere was last night told he represents "the future" of England as manager Fabio Capello revealed his new tactical masterplan is based on the Arsenal teenager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Capello has admitted he made an error by leaving Arsenal winger Theo Walcott out of his World Cup squad.
Full story: the Sun

Capello is monitoring the progress of young right-backs Martin Kelly and Kyle Walker ahead of next month's friendly with Denmark.
Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Qatar-based Arab TV station Al Jazeera want to snap up former Sky Sports football presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
28 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
27 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
27 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
26 Jan 11 |  Gossip
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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