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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

(1230 BST) Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini tells Italian newspaper Gazetta dello Sport that he wants to remain in charge at Eastlands amid reports of a return to Italy with Juventus and also wants to try to persuade Argentina striker Carlos Tevez to stay on at the club.


TRANSFER GOSSIP

Real Madrid have made Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez their top summer transfer target and have sounded out his adviser about a potential £35m move.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp reckons Manchester City's summer transfer targets will "blow your brains out".
Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool's pursuit of a new left-back has taken them towards a possible signing of Arsenal's Gael Clichy, with the north London club reluctant to meet the player's salary demands.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Cesc Fabregas is back on Barcelona's radar after the Catalan side's coach Pep Guardiola met the Arsenal midfielder's family, according to reports in Spain.
Full story: Metro

Arsenal's summer transfer plans have suffered a setback after they were warned off trying to lure teenage midfield sensation Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are considering making a £20m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as a replacement for Nicklas Bendtner.
Full story: Metro

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has advised Manchester United to sign 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from his former club Inter Milan.
Full story: Metro

Italian side Roma are lining up a move for Tottenham's 26-year-old midfielder Niko Kranjcar.
Full story: Metro

The agent of Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 27, has refused to rule out a move to Tottenham.
Full story: Sport.co.uk

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering Turkey boss Guus Hiddink and Porto's André Villas Boas as possible replacements for manager Carlo Ancelotti. Both have previously worked at Stamford Bridge, Hiddink winning the FA Cup in 2009 as caretaker manager, while Boas helped ex-Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
Full story: the Guardian

Abramovich also wants former Blues star Gianfranco Zola to return as a member of the coaching staff next season, with Hiddink back as manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea will make a £6m push at the end of the campaign to persuade Hiddink to return to Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Express

Former Netherlands internationals Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard are emerging as front-runners to replace coach Ancelotti at Chelsea - if the Italian is removed from his position.
Full story: Sporting Life

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has voiced his sadness that Saturday's FA Cup final would be overshadowed if Manchester United win the Premier League moments before Manchester City and Stoke walk out at Wembley.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has conceded the Gunners are crippled by psychological barriers when it comes to grinding out results and winning titles but believes the club can turn things round next season.
Full story: Metro

Brazil legend Pele has sung the praises of Manchester United's Javier Hernandez after a sensational debut season in the Premier League and believes the Mexican forward can, in time, become one of the world's greatest players.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester United's rivals his side can dominate the Premier League for years with their next generation of superstars.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Atletico Madrid manager Quique Sanchez Flores could replace Gerard Houllier at Aston Villa - if the Frenchman steps down following his recent health scare.
Full story: talkSPORT

Former West Ham hero Paolo di Canio is lining up a shock return to England - as manager of Swindon, who have been relegated to League Two.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

TV chef and Norwich's joint majority shareholder Delia Smith is treating the club's promotion heroes to an end-of-season trip to Las Vegas.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
10 May 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
08 May 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
09 May 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
08 May 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
08 May 11 |  Scotland


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