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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1309 BST: Blackburn boss Steve Kean says attacker David Hoilett wants to stay at Ewood Park despite reported interest from Newcastle.
Full story: Evening Chronicle

1304 BST: Lille midfielder Yohan Cabaye has confirmed to the French champions that he intends to join Newcastle. (Press Association)

1022 BST: Blackpool are set to resist Leeds' attempts to revive a deal for midfielder Keith Southern.
Full story: Yorkshire Evening Post

1003 BST: Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne, who has spent two and a half of the past three seasons on loan to Wolves, is a £3m target for Bundesliga side Hamburg. Wolves and Stoke may yet submit offers to rival the German club's bid.
Full story: Inside Futbol

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to react to his side's defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the Champions League final by overhauling his squad. Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric could be part of a revamped line-up next season, with a £20m bid being prepared for the Croatia international.
Full story: Daily Mail

As many as 10 players could be on their way out of Old Trafford, with strikers Michael Owen, Dimitar Berbatov and midfielder Nani among those who could depart. Meanwhile, United boss Ferguson will want to establish if Paul Scholes is going to end his playing career, with one idea being that the former England midfielder could take over the reserve team.
Full story: the Guardian

Scholes has already made his decision to end his playing career. The 37-year-old, who has made 676 appearances for the club, wanted to announce his retirement after the team clinched their 19th league title against Blackburn on the 14 May but was persuaded to delay until after the Champions League final.
Full story: Daily Express

Atletico Madrid goalkeper David de Gea is expected to arrive at Manchester United by the end of the week in a £17m deal, with midfielders Ashley Young of Aston Villa and Jack Rodwell of Everton next on Ferguson's shopping list.
Full story: the Independent

Barcelona are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of former Manchester United reserve forward Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal in a staggering £40m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal could be tempted to make a summer move for Liverpool target Axel Witsel after it emerged that the Standard Liege midfielder's ambition is to play in the Premier League.
Full story: Metro

Gunners playmaker Andrey Arshavin has dismissed speculation that he may leave the Emirates to return to former club Zenit St Petersburg. Full story: the Sun

West Ham striker Demba Ba is being tracked by Everton , but his wage demands may scupper any move to Merseyside.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are set to announce the signing of Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel on a two-year deal to replace the error-prone Heurelho Gomes as the club's number one for next season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Reid is eyeing a move to former club Nottingham Forest following his release from Blackpool.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Pep Guardiola is set to become Europe's most wanted man after revealing he will spend only one more year as Barcelona manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony claims no other manager could have achieved what Darren Ferguson has at the club after he led them to a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield in Sunday's League One play-off final.
Full story: Talksport

AND FINALLY

Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi was once banned from playing in his native Argentina because he was too small.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former France left-back Bixente Lizarazu, a World Cup winner in 1998, has said he will make good on his promise to streak naked through the streets of Evian after his local side secured promotion to the top flight of French football.
Full story: the Independent

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was replicating a tradition from championship-winning basketball teams when he cut the net from the goalposts at Wembley to take home as a souvenir following the Champions League win over Manchester United. (the Independent)



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
29 May 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
29 May 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
28 May 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
28 May 11 |  Scotland


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