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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

Bayern Munich have lined up Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan as their number one target during the summer and are willing to pay £12m for his signature.
Full story: talksport

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has opened the door for striker Emmanuel Adebayor to make his loan move to Real Madrid permanent.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out a £10m summer move for Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United's attempts to lure Palermo midfielder Armin Bacinovic have hit a snag after the players' agent refuted claims the player was interested in a summer move.
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Newcastle United are preparing a £19.2m swoop for Anderlecht's 17-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, but Spurs are also keen with Peter Crouch's future unclear at White Hart Lane.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool face a battle to sign Aly Cissokho after the French defender revealed he was happy to stay at Lyon.
Full story: talksport

Lille are ready to sell winger Eden Hazard to Arsenal or Chelsea but want the 20-year-old Belgian star to be loaned straight back to them.
Full story: talksport

Everton boss David Moyes is plotting a surprise move for Nottingham Forest's midfield enforcer Guy Moussi.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves boss Mick ­McCarthy wants to sign Reading's Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long - and pair him with compatriot Kevin Doyle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson admits the club face a battle hanging on to star striker Peter ­Odemwingie this summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Derby midfielder Stephen Pearson is set for a lucrative £300,000 switch to Turkish giants Bursaspor.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are considering offering injury-plagued midfielder Owen Hargreaves the chance to remain at the club beyond the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)

Santos have rejected a £30m bid for striker Neymar from Chelsea.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Manchester United have been warned against pursuing Borussia Dortmund's exciting young midfield prospect Mario Goetze.
Full story: Inside Futbol


Ryan Giggs says Manchester United were "bamboozled" by Wayne Rooney's ban but claims it will serve only to make them stronger.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Referees have revolted against the Football Association for using Lee Mason to write a report so Manchester United's Wayne Rooney could be charged for swearing.
Full story: Daily Mirror

A top police officer has warned striker Wayne Rooney he was lucky not to get locked up for his shocking F-word rant at West Ham.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal Supporters' Trust have expressed their "considerable disappointment" over the Gunners' recent results, but will reserve final judgement on the squad until the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland have revealed they are being sued by one of their own fans who was knocked unconscious by a wayward strike from forward Djibril Cisse while watching the Black Cats train.
Full story: Metro


Joey Barton has savaged his England rivals in a withering attacking, claiming he is the best midfielder in the country. Barton dismissed Frank Lampard as past it, Steven Gerrard as injury prone and Gareth Barry as "teacher's pet".
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has said that anyone who comes knocking on his door to try and sign winger Matt Jarvis will get a custard pie in the face.
Full story: Daily Mail

Brazilian forward Neymar - who is a target for Chelsea - was sent off for Santos when putting on a mask of his own face during a goal celebration.
Full story: The Independent

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see also
Thursday's gossip column
07 Apr 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
07 Apr 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
06 Apr 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
06 Apr 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - April 2011
04 Apr 11 |  Football

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