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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham are weighing up a shock summer move for Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are plotting a bid for Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, the Argentina international who has scored 35 goals in 122 Serie A appearances.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, the Anfield club have stepped up their interest in Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Reds boss Kenny Dalglish watched the 24-year-old in his club's 3-2 home victory over Montpellier on Wednesday - and also took the opportunity to assess Lyon left-back Aly Cissokho.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says there are no guarantees Carlos Tevez will stay at Eastlands, even if the club fulfil their dream of competing in the Champions League.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Mancini is planning clear-the-air talks with Tevez at the end of the season to sort out the uncertainty over his future.
Full story: Daily Express

City are battling with Chelsea to sign 17-year-old Paris St Germain striker Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, who has been dubbed 'the new Nicolas Anelka' and is available on a free transfer.
Full story: the Sun

Inter Milan are planning to sell Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto'o and Julio Cesar to fund a bid for Arsenal playmaker Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: TalkSport

Schalke are eyeing Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel as they step up their search for Manuel Neuer's successor. Friedel, who turns 40 in May, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are considering a move for £6m-rated Reading striker Shane Long as David Moyes prepares to revamp his forward line.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton are interested in Belgian centre-half Timothy Derijck. Manager Owen Coyle watched the 23-year-old play for Dutch side Den Haag on Friday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Championship high-flyers Norwich City are ready to make a £2m move for in-form Millwall striker Steve Morison.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is considering a summer move for Motherwell striker John Sutton, with whom he played at Wycombe Wanderers. (Daily Record)

Hibernian will allow top scorer Derek Riordan to leave Easter Road for nothing in the summer after the Scotland forward failed to agree a new contract. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Queens Park Rangers's automatic promotion to the Premier League is set to be blocked by the Football Association if they are found guilty of breaking strict third-party ownership rules over the signing Alejandro Faurlin.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to be named in the provisional England squad for this summer's European Under-21 Championship. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger does not want the 19-year-old to play in the tournament, but England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce will include Wilshere in his 40-man party, which is announced on Tuesday.
Full story: the Sun

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier will leave hospital on Friday, 10 days after his heart scare, and could be back in charge of the team this summer.
Full story: Daily Express

Football pundit Andy Townsend has told how he was threatened in a Madrid restaurant after irate Real Madrid fans mistook him for Champions League referee Wolfgang Stark.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic have warned that the controversial Green Brigade supporters' singing group could be dispersed around their stadium if they do not stay in their seats during matches. (the Times)

Scotland are almost certain to be fourth seeds for the World Cup draw in July, being ranked at the same level as Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Lithuania, Northern Ireland, Poland and Romania. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Football fan Andy Carpenter is in a Champions League of his own - after sleeping alongside the European Cup. The 32-year-old courier could not believe it when he was asked to pick up the trophy from one exhibition and take it to another the next day. He was so scared of losing it overnight that he made his missus stay in the spare room while he shared his bed with the cup. He said: "I was told not to leave it unattended for a second."
Full story: the Sun

Panama international Luis Moreno has been heavily fined and ordered to do community work at a zoo after kicking an owl during a Colombian championship match.
Full story: Daily Mail



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