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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

1300: Left-back Gael Clichy has told Arsenal that he wants to leave the club with Inter Milan emerging as favourites to land the 25-year-old's signature for £5.5m.
Full story: Goal.com

1003: Diego Maradona's new club Al Wasl are working on a deal to make Uruguay striker Diego Forlan the Argentine football legend's first foreign signing when he takes charge next month.
Full story: Gulf News

TRANSFER GOSSIP

The former club of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez - Argentina's Boca Juniors - say there is "good chance" he could rejoin them. City captain Tevez, 27, has hinted at a return home.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are poised to make a move for Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, 29, who is out of contract with the Premier League champions and will become a free agent in the summer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel, 40, has been offered a two-year deal by Liverpool, the club he left 10 years ago. Spurs, West Brom and German side Schalke are also interested in the American.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have made their move for Ashley Young - and his Aston Villa team-mate Darren Bent reckons the £15m-rated 25-year-old winger is on his way.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Juventus are set to go head-to-head this summer with Inter Milan for Manchester United winger Nani, 24.
Full story: Metro

Manchester City have beaten Barcelona to sign Celta Vigo's Denis Suarez, a highly-rated Spain Under-17 midfielder.
Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid are interested in Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 28, while Zenit St Petersburg want 29-year-old midfielder Andriy Arshavin back in a £7m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Nicklas Bendtner, 23, has told Arsenal he wants to leave this summer, with Bayern Munich among the clubs interested in signing the £9m-rated Danish striker.
Full story: the Guardian

Galatasaray are set to outbid Tottenham for Chelsea's 33-year-old veteran Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is closing in on French striker Kevin Gameiro after making a flying visit to personally run the rule over the £12m-rated 24-year-old who plays for Lorient.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Midfielder Jamie O'Hara wants to make permanent his loan move from Tottenham to Wolves. The Black Country side will need to pay around £4m to land the 24-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Ryan Giggs, identified in Parliament as the married footballer named on Twitter as having an injunction over an alleged affair with a reality TV star, is set to be in Manchester United's team for Saturday's Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are confident they will be able to prise Guus Hiddink from his role as boss of the Turkish national side and may even persuade the Dutchman to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as manager rather than take the director of football role he might instinctively favour.
Full story: the Guardian

Hiddink, who managed Chelsea for three months in 2009, is only prepared to lead the Blues for one year before switching to a director of football role at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea may have to wait unil October for Hiddink, 64, to join them as he does not want to break his contract with Turkey, which runs until the Euro 2012 Championships - however, qualifying finishes in October and Turkey may not reach the finals.
Full story: the Sun

Turkey have held talks with Rafael Benitez about the prospect of the former Liverpool and Inter Milan boss taking over from Hiddink for the rest of the Euro 2012 qualifying period.
Full story: Daily Express

Mario Balotelli's future at Manchester City has been thrown into doubt again after the Italian missed the club's parade through the streets to celebrate winning the FA Cup. The striker was named man-of-the-match following the 1-0 win over Stoke.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blakpool chairman Karl Oyston will attempt to convince Ian Holloway to stay as manager despite their relegation from the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Chelsea star Jason Cundy has branded his former club's £50m signing of Fernando Torres from Liverpool in the January transfer window as "naive".
Full story: talkSPORT

Fifa's secretary general - Jerome Valcke - has been forced to deny claims that he attempted to persuade the presidential challenger Mohamed bin Hammam to withdraw from the race, as world football's governing body faced another flurry of corruption allegations.
Full story: Guardian

Cardiff manager Dave Jones is West Ham's top target to replace sacked Avram Grant.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham owner Carson Yeung is firing chief scout Paul Montgomery after blaming relegation on costly dud signings.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Chelsea player Paul Elliott believes Jose Mourinho will return to the west London club eventually - but not until his mission with Real Madrid is finished.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney's baby son Kai missed 'a sitter' during Old Trafford celebrations for their record-breaking 19th league title, failing to net from one inch. Full story: Metro



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