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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Manchester United are ready to seal a £27m deal for Udinese's Chile midfielder Alexis Sanchez - under the noses of Manchester City and Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have made an approach for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian, with a deal for the 23-year-old including a payment of £12m and Gunners midfielder Denilson in part-exchange.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City and Chelsea will submit bids for David Villa if Barcelona choose to cash in on the Spanish international forward in order to fund a move for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Metro

Meanwhile, Fabregas is desperate to quit Arsenal - according to Gunners team-mate Bacary Sagna.
Full story: the Sun

However, with four years remaining on the 24-year-old's contract, the Gunners have told Fabregas they will repeat last year's efforts and do their best to prevent a sale to Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea have been told they will have to fork out at least £44m for Palermo's attacking midfielder Javier Pastore. The 21-year-old Argentine, who joined the Italian Serie A club two years ago for £5m, is also wanted by Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham are close to concluding a £12m contract for Internacional's 21-year-old forward Leandro Damiao.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland and Everton will step up their attempts to sign striker Demba Ba after he activated a clause in his contract allowing him to leave West Ham on a free transfer.
Full story: Metro

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 23, is set to deliver a snub to Chelsea and Manchester City by signing for Juventus for about £40m from Atletico Madrid.
Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland have sent an e-mail out to top clubs telling them that Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan is available for transfer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United defender Wes Brown is keen on staying in the North West and might reject a switch to Sunderland, which would put Blackburn and Bolton on red alert.
Full story: Daily Mail


Alex McLeish will be named the new manager of Aston Villa by the end of Wednesday.
Full story: talkSPORT

The six candidates to be the new manager of Birmingham City are Gianfranco Zola, Roberto di Matteo, Chris Hughton, Alan Curbishley, Dave Jones and Steve Cotterill.
Full story: talkSPORT

Fifa could face a backlash from Europe's leading clubs as the world football governing body plans to increase the number of international friendly dates from 12 to 17.
Full story: the Guardian


Spare a thought for Frankie Fielding, who is set to play in goal for England's Under-21s against Ukraine on Wednesday. A tattoo reads "Loved too much to be forgotten" and reminds him about his dad Frank. His father died of a heart attack in 2007 - a week before he was due to fly home and see his son play on loan at Wycombe in his first season.
Full story: the Independent

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see also
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
13 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
14 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
12 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
13 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
12 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
12 Jun 11 |  Scotland

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