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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng's possible move to Bayern Munich has stalled because the two clubs cannot agree a fee. (German magazine Sport Bild)

Barcelona are interested in signing Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi, who moved to Spain from Manchester United. (Spanish radio)


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is readying a bid for Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam. Ferguson is looking to replace Paul Scholes, who announced his retirement from the game on Tuesday.
Full story: Caught Offside

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric is at the heart of Ferguson's planned £50m summer overhaul at Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney expects Ferguson to bring in some major signings to try to close the gap on Barcelona, who beat the Red Devils in the Champions League final at the weekend.
Full story: Daily Express

Wingers Ashley Young and Stewart Downing have hinted they want to leave Aston Villa by revealing their desire to play in the Champions League.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal may be forced to sell midfielder Samir Nasri if they fail to agree a new deal with the France international.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set for a £12m summer move, with Bayern Munich expected to make a bid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool see Monaco forward Benjamin Moukandjo as an alternative to Lille's Gervinho, who would cost more money.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea could be on the verge of clinching a deal for Santos forward Neymar after sources claimed his agent had flown to London to hold transfer talks.
Full story: Metro

But former Manchester City striker Robinho, who is currently at AC Milan, believes Brazil team-mate Neymar would be better suited to a move to Barcelona than Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea winger Yuri Zhirkov wants to leave the Blues for more first-team football.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal and Liverpool are battling it out for the signature of Standard Liege's £10m-rated midfielder Axel Witsel, who has shown an increasing desire to move to the Premier League.
Full story: Footylatest

Millwall are holding out for up to £3m from Norwich for Steve Morison as 25% of any fee received will go to the striker's former club Stevenage.
Full story: the Sun

Losing Championship play-off finalists Reading face a battle to hold on to Shane Long, with Scottish club Celtic among the clubs hoping to sign the forward.
Full story: Daily Express


Former Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has signed a £3m deal to be Championship side West Ham's new manager. He will also be paid a seven-figure bonus if he leads the London club back to the Premier League.
Full story: the Sun

Former West Ham defender Alvin Martin has claimed that if anyone can keep midfielder Scott Parker at the club it is Allardyce.
Full story: TalkSPORT

Chelsea are happy to wait a further year before securing the services of Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and, in the meantime, they will put current Turkey manager Guus Hiddink at the helm for 12 months.
Full story: Footybunker

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda has asked for a new contract but does not know if the club want him to stay.
Full story: the Sun

Fulham boss Mark Hughes will become a free agent if he fails to trigger his rolling contract with the Craven Cottage club. The Welshman heads Aston Villa's five-man shortlist to replace Gerard Houllier as manager of the Midlands club.
Full story: Daily Mail


Blackburn's penalty spot - from which Wayne Rooney scored the goal that confirmed Manchester United as Premier League champions for the 19th time - has gone on sale on eBay.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
01 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
31 May 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
31 May 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
30 May 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
30 May 11 |  Scotland

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