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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal and Manchester City are considering a move for Inter Milan's Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o after he revealed he would like to try his hand in the Premier League this coming season. "I have already shown that I have what it takes to play in Italy and I now have the idea of proving myself in England," Eto'o told Corriere dello Sport.
Full story: Corriere dello Sport

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is also keeping tabs on Germany Under-17 striker Samed Yesil. The 17-year-old is yet to break into the first team at Bayer Leverkusen but has attracted the interest of a number of clubs across Europe after some dazzling form in the European U-17 Championship earlier this year.
Full story: talkSPORT

The north London club could be on the verge of a double transfer coup after opening talks over signing Bolton defender Gary Cahill, and their former midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who is a free agent after leaving Birmingham.
Full story: Metro

Wenger's side are also poised to complete the signing of Lille forward Gervinho for £10.6m in the next 48 hours.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, French club Lille are preparing to offer Gervinho a new contract in a last-ditch bid to ward off interest from the Gunners.
Full story: talkSPORT

Inter Milan will step up their pursuit of unsettled Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. The Italian club have lined up Tevez's fellow Argentine Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager and he is keen to recruit the City captain.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Real Madrid.
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are leading the chase to sign AC Milan striker Antonio Cassano, with sources close to the player suggesting he is keen on a move to England.
Full story: talkSPORT

The Reds are also considering offering a contract to forward Jay Bothroyd, who is available on a free transfer after opting to leave Cardiff after his deal with them expired at the end of last season.
Full story: Caught Offside

And the Anfield club are also due to unveil French midfielder Sylvan Marveaux, after signing the 28-year-old on a free transfer from Rennes. Marveaux has put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £60,000 a week.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea will return to Tottenham this weekend with an increased bid of £28m for midfielder Luka Modric. Spurs rejected their London rivals' initial bid of £22m on Wednesday.
Full story: Footy Bunker

Manchester United have made a £9.2m written offer for 18-year-old Lens defender Raphael Varane after the French club were relegated from Ligue 1 last season.
Full story: the Independent

Real Madrid defender Jaime Navarro is set for a trial at Leyton Orient, after Cristiano Ronaldo told him to try his luck in England. The 19-year-old is available on a free transfer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Stoke City have made a club record £12m bid for Birmingham centre back Scott Dann, with Liverpool and Tottenham also considering bids for the 24-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa are set to infuriate Birmingham City fans even further following their pursuit of former Blues boss Alex McLeish by making a £10m offer for goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Full story: the Sun

West Brom are interested in signing Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given, who would cost around £3.5m. While the Baggies are also chasing £7m rated Getafe midfielder Derek Boateng.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan Athletic have told Newcastle United that midfielder Charles N'Zogbia will cost £10m despite the Frenchman having only 12 months left on his current deal. (the Times)

Swansea could pull off a coup by signing Spain's Euro 2008 winning midfielder Marcos Senna after the 34-year-old's contract expired with Villarreal.
Full story: the Sun

The Swans are also battling it out with Everton and Norwich for Peterborough's £3m rated striker Craig Mackail-Smith after the his 25 goals last season earned Posh promotion to the Championship.
Full story: the Sun

Norwich have tied up a season-long loan deal for 22-year-old Manchester United defender Richie De Laet. (the Daily Star)


OTHER GOSSIP

Should England qualify for the Euro 2012 finals, they will go into the tournament not knowing who will replace current boss Fabio Capello. Trevor Brooking, the FA's director of football development, insists there are no plans to announce who will take on the job.
Full story: the Sun

And Brooking has claimed that England need to produce 10 Jack Wilsheres if the country is to break the cycle of underachievement at international level. The Arsenal midfielder is one of the new generation of young players to break into Fabio Capello's side.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Liverpool supporters have reacted angrily to the colour of the club's new third kit. The new white with blue trim strip has seen fans vent their anger on the official Liverpool website, with many saying they would not buy the shirt because it included the colour of their local rivals Everton.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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