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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are preparing an audacious bid to take striker Jermain Defoe from London rivals Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have rejected a £22m bid from Chelsea for Croat midfielder Luka Modric.
Full story: Sky Sports

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.
Full story: Daily Star

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is lining up a bid for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who spent a loan spell at Real Madrid last season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool duo Maxi Rodriguez and Raul Meireles could be on their way out of Anfield.
Full story: the Sun

Barcelona have confirmed they have started talks with Udinese for Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Manchester City.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to make a surprise £12m offer for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal duo Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri have handed the club a double boost by signalling they are both happy to stay at the Emirates.
Full story: Metro

But Nasri has demanded a new contract worth £6m a year, which would make him the highest paid player at the club.
Full story: Daily Star

And Fabregas has said his future at Arsenal is not certain and that a move to Barcelona "guarantees titles".
Full story: the Guardian

Chelsea are keen on Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara but the 20-year-old's future could depend on whether the Spanish side sign Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Mail

Inter Milan's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder will be allowed to leave to join Manchester United for a fee of about £35m.
Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea and Manchester City remain in the hunt for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero after his agent scotched reports he has agreed to join Juventus.
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hopes to sign West Ham striker Demba Ba and St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
Full story: Daily Mail

Inter Milan have started the bidding for Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Kaka, 29, at £26m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United have made an offer for Lens defender Raphael Varane, who is also wanted by Manchester City and Arsenal. (the Times)

Tottenham have been told to pay £18m if they want to secure the services of midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid.
Full story: Metro

But Spurs boss Harry Redknapp looks to be closing in on the signing of West Ham midfielder Scott Parker. Talks between the club and player over a £4m move began on Wednesday. (the Times)

Real Madrid have claimed that they are in talks with Liverpool about Argentine midfielder Fernando Gago.
Full story: Daily Star

Real Madrid are at loggerheads with Chelsea over the battle for Santos's talented Brazilian forward Neymar, 19.
Full story: Footy Bunker

Liverpool are hoping to cash in on the turmoil at Newcastle by bidding £22m for left-back Jose Enrique and midfielder Jonas Gutierrez.
Full story: Caught Offside

Swansea have won the race to sign 19-year-old Tottenham defender Steven Caulker on loan next for season.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal are interested in Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, while Bologna have offered them stopper Emiliano Viviano. (the Times)

Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen is wanted by Turkish side Galatasary. (the Sun)

Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Doni has rejected a move to Liverpool because the Reds offered him less than he is currently on.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn Rovers are keen on Aston Villa defender James Collins as a replacement for Arsenal-bound Christopher Samba. (the Times)

Liverpool are planning a £9m bid for Sao Paulo attacking midfielder Lucas.
Full story: the Sun

Leeds boss Simon Grayson wants to bring Newcastle striker Alan Smith and Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate back to Elland Road.
Full story: Daily Star

Espanyol midfielder Javier Marquez is wanted by Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn. (the Sun).

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is ready to make a £10m bid for Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea are in the race to sign Poland Under-21 goalkeeper Greg Sandomierski from Jagiellonia Bialystok. Sandomierski is also wanted by Chelsea.
Full story: the Sun

And the newly promoted Premier League club have made a bid for France and Panathinaikos striker Sidney Govou.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich are set to complete the loan signing of Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet. (the Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Aston Villa turned down the chance to install former Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid coach Sanchez Flores as their new manager after Gerard Houllier left the club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AFC Wimbledon have been stunned with the news that captain Danny Kedwell has handed in a transfer request at the newly promoted League Two club.
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton fears the tension between the club's board and dressing room could result in other players leaving St James' Park, following Kevin Nolan's departure to West Ham. (the Times)

AND FINALLY

Salomon Kalou says Chelsea failed to win the Premier League last season because too many players sulked if they did not get into the team.
Full story: the Sun



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