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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are tracking Udinese's Chile international Alexis Sanchez, with chief executive Garry Cook travelling to Italy to watch the striker, 22, in action in his club's 2-1 home victory against Lazio.
Full story: Goal.com

Portuguese club Benfica have blocked Bolton's bid to keep 20-year-old forward Rodrigo Moreno Machado on loan at the Reebok Stadium.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero, 22, has turned down offers from Manchester United and Chelsea because he wants to see out his contract at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea are planning a £70m double swoop for Tottenham's Gareth Bale, 21, and 28-year-old Rafael van der Vaart as they plan their Premier League campaign for next season.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Defender Christopher Samba, 27, could leave Blackburn after refusing to commit his future to the club beyond the summer.
Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Alex Ferguson, 69, says he has no intention of stepping down as Manchester United manager after closing in on his 12th Premier League title following the 2-1 win against Chelsea.
Full story: Daily Express

Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 25, has said his challenge on Gareth Bale, which resulted in the Wales international leaving the pitch on a stretcher with an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane on Saturday, was not intentional.
Full story: talkSPORT

West Brom are set to offer a new contract to leading scorer Peter Odemwingie, 29. The Nigeria international has netted 14 goals this season for the Baggies.
Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Michael Owen has had a light-hearted dig at fellow Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's receding hairline. The former England striker said on social networking site Twitter: "Your face looks like a 12-year-old's but your hair looks like a 60-year-old's!"
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
08 May 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
08 May 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
07 May 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
07 May 11 |  Scotland


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