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Sunday's gossip column

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering selling striker Fernando Torres in the summer following the Spain star's so-far unsuccessful £50m switch from Liverpool.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester City are lining up a sensational £40m bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere - and the Eastlands club will tempt the 19-year-old with an offer to double his wages to £100,000 a week. (News of the World)

City are also keeping an eye on Udinese's Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez. (News of the World)

Tottenham may sell Gareth Bale after conceding they would have to listen to offers of above £30m for the Welsh winger. The news will alert the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool as well as Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Full story: Sunday Express

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is wanted by German side Hamburg, who may be able to prise him from north London for £8m. Full story: Mail on Sunday

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has told a Danish newspaper that Wayne Rooney would be better off at a club such as Real Madrid.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has dismissed reports he may be leaving the club for Manchester United.
Full story: Goal.com

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton is on the verge of quitting the club after talks over a new deal broke down. (News of the World)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to get Zinedine Zidane's teenage son Enzo, currently at Real Madrid, on the books at Old Trafford.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool are considering offering Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Freidel a chance to return to Anfield amid rumours that Pepe Reina may be seeking a move away from Merseyside in the summer.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Ajax boss Martin Jol may make a return to Fulham if Mark Hughes - currently on a one-year deal - leaves the club in the summer.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he tried to sign Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand at the start of the season.
Full story: The Observer

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has revealed that relegation for the Tangerines would mean a 50% wage cut for him and his players.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

A birthday party row between Manchester City midfielder James Milner and the agent of Wayne Rooney will add "spice" to the rivals' FA Cup semi-final next week.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Talks over the long-term future of Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool started weeks ago, says the president of the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham's Croatian defender Vedran Corluka apparently had to be restrained by assistant manager Kevin Bond after going over to have a few words with a "moaning" fan following Spurs' 3-2 victory against Stoke on Saturday.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Aston Villa's Ashley Young has rubbished Joey Barton's claims that the Newcastle player is the best midfielder in England.
Full story: Sunday People

AND FINALLY

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he wants to carry on working for another 20 years - which would take him into his 80s. (Sunday Express)

Michael Jackson may be immortalised with a statue outside the ground, but the King of Pop's visit to Craven Cottage was a bit of a farce according to one unnamed player who was there on that memorable day.
Full story: Sunday Mirror



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see also
Friday's gossip column
08 Apr 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
08 Apr 11 |  Scotland
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
Tuesday's gossip column
05 Apr 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
05 Apr 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - April 2011
04 Apr 11 |  Football


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