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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Sunderland will spend the money from the transfer of midfielder Jordan Henderson to Liverpool on defender Roger Johnson and midfielder Craig Gardner, who both play for Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool want to sign Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 25, who could cost £8m, while the Reds are also keen on Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Doni, 31.
Full story: the Guardian

Another player interesting Liverpool is Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing. (Daily Telegraph)

Villa are willing to let winger Ashley Young move to Manchester United for £16m.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United will also beat Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham to the signature of Blackburn defender Phil Jones, 19, but he will cost them £16m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Southampton will attempt to persuade Manchester United to part with two bit-part players, plus cash if the Old Trafford outfit want to sign highly rated 17-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will reject overtures from Real Madrid to remain with the Red Devils.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea have lodged a £9m bid with Belgian side Racing Genk for 19-year-old left-sided winger Kevin de Bruyne.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are battling to sign Udinese's much-vaunted forward Alexis Sanchez, 22, for about £30m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Shakhtar Donetsk are ready to let midfielder Willian join Arsenal, with Gunners midfielder Denilson going the other way in part-exchange, plus £4m.
Full story: the Sun

Bolton have told Arsenal and Manchester City they will have to pay £17m to land centre-back Gary Cahill, who has a release clause in his contract at the Reebok allowing him to talk to clubs who hit that figure.
Full story: the Sun

The Trotters have enquired about signing Dynamo Kiev's Senegalese defender Pape Diakhate, 26, fuelling speculation Cahill could leave.
Full story: talkSPORT

Champions League winners Barcelona are keen on a move for Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique, 25.
Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham have turned down a bid, thought to be worth £10m, from Tottenham Hotspur for striker Moussa Dembele.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sebastian Larsson, who is a free agent after being released by Birmingham, will reject Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Newcastle to sign for Sunderland.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle and Blackburn will go head to head in a race to sign 25-year-old Egyptian forward Shikabala from Zamalek.
Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, Newcastle have moved ahead of local rivals Sunderland in the race to sign Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia, who played for the St James' Park club between 2004 and 2009. (Daily Telegraph)

And Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, along with Blackpool striker DJ Campbell, is a target for West Ham manager Sam Allardyce after rejecting a new contract with the Magpies.
(Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith is in line for a shock return to his first club Leeds.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Stoke and Queens Park Rangers are considering moves for Newcastle striker Nile Ranger. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are ready to bid £750,000 for 18-year-old Southend defender Kane Ferdinand, the cousin of Manchester United and England centre-back Rio Ferdinand.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wolves are closing in on a deal for £4m-rated Reading centre-back Matt Mills.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan could step in and buy midfielder Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool, with Juventus dithering over the £16m asking price.
Full story: Metro

Leeds midfielder Neil Kilkenny, 25, will choose between five clubs when he returns from international action with Australia. He is out of contract and is wanted by Ipswich, Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Hull and Bristol City.
Full story: talkSPORT

Nottingham Forest are keen on signing Fulham midfielder Jonathan Greening and Crewe midfielder Ashley Westwood.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Reading and Millwall are competing with each other for the signing of striker Marlon Harewood, who had been offered a deal by Notts County but wants to sign for a Championship side. Harewood can leave Blackpool on a free transfer.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has flown in to interview prospective new managers, including ex-England coach Steve McClaren, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and Mark Hughes, who had been at the helm at Fulham but resigned last week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Martin Jol's first task as Fulham manager will be to try to persuade former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, who was the Dutchman's assistant at Tottenham, to join the club as his assistant.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Cardiff are ready to pay Watford £300,000 in compensation for their manager Malky Mackay. The Bluebirds are looking for a new boss after Dave Jones was sacked last month.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are not going to sell Luka Modric, fellow midfielder Sandro or left-sided player Gareth Bale, says manager Harry Redknapp.
Full story: Daily Mirror

United States goalkeeper Brad Friedel says he has joined Tottenham to be the club's new number one, not to sit on the sidelines.
Full story: talkSPORT

La Liga club Athletic Bilbao want Roberto Martinez as their new boss and if the Spanish outfit cannot land the Wigan manager they will turn their attention to out-of-work Mark Hughes, who recently resigned as Fulham boss.
Full story: Daily Star


Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has defended the language he uses in his Twitter posts after coming bottom of a vocabulary league table among footballers who use the social networking site.
Full story: Metro

England are planning to stay in a Holiday Inn in Warsaw if they qualify for the 2012 European Championship.
Full story: the Sun

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see also
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
06 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
07 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
05 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
06 Jun 11 |  Scotland

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