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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

QPR's Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt claims both Chelsea and Arsenal have been in contact over a potential summer transfer.
Full story: L'Equipe (French language)

Porto's highly-rated coach Andre Villas-Boas is set to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as coach of Chelsea, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will buy "one or two" big players to try to keep Luka Modric at White Hart Lane.
Full story: Metro

Former Newcastle striker Micky Quinn says Arsenal have enquired about the availability of midfielder Joey Barton.
Full story: talkSPORT

However, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour says Scott Parker should be signed for the Gunners instead.
Full story: talkSPORT

Barcelona are considering selling striker David Villa to Chelsea in order to fund the purchase of Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United are said to be interested in purchasing QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt.
Full story: Caught Offside

New Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish wants to sign goalkeeper Ben Foster and defender Scott Dann from his old club Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

McLeish is also keen to battle it out with Manchester United and Liverpool for Blackpool's £12m-rated midfielder Charlie Adam.
Full story: Daily Star

Scotland's Stephen Crainey has rejected a new contract at Blackpool and is instead looking to join Wigan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich have made a £1.75m bid for Huddersfield winger Anthony Pilkington.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are expected to tie up a £17m deal for Aston Villa and England midfielder Ashley Young this week. (the Independent)

Lassana Diarra has been told he can leave Real Madrid and is in talks with Manchester United.
Full story: Metro

Wolves are keen to move for Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky. The 30-year old would cost about £3.5m but is also attracting interest from Portsmouth.
Full story: the Sun

West Brom target Derek Boateng has turned down a move to Ukrainian side Dnipro but the Baggies are still some way short of meeting Getafe's £7m asking price for the Ghana international.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle have entered a bidding war with Tottenham and Lille over Turkish international Mevlut Erding.
Full story: Metro

Jay Bothroyd's post-Cardiff City future is "yet to be decided", according to his agent Sky Andrew. The striker has been linked to Everton, Newcastle and Sunderland.
Full story: talkSPORT

Leeds are hoping to bring old boys Alan Smith, Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate back to Elland Road on free transfers.
Full story: the Sun

Leicester will bid £1.25m for Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn defender Chris Samba wants to sign for Arsenal.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester City are hoping to keep homesick Carlos Tevez at the club, with a two-year deal ending in a free transfer back to Argentina.
Full story: Daily Star

City are also trying to sign Everton's defensive midfielder Jack Rodwell but face competition from Tottenham. (the Times)

Barcelona have beaten Manchester United and Manchester City to win the race to sign Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Fulham are making a move for Espanyol and Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni - in case Mark Schwarzer is tempted away from Craven Cottage. (Daily Mirror)

Stoke are still chasing Blackpool's DJ Campbell but face competition from Fulham and Sunderland for the £1.25m rated striker.
Full story: the Sun

Gabriel Obertan has been put up for sale by Manchester United. The 22-year-old Frenchman signed for £3m two years ago but only made four starts last season. (the Times)

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is planning a £400,000 bid to his former club Burnley for full-back Tyrone Mears.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Birmingham City are considering former Blackburn boss Paul Ince as a possible new manager.
Full story: the Guardian

But former West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola is also in contention for Blues after having talks at the weekend.
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez wants to build on his impressive debut Premier League season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are looking for scouts as they attempt to replace talent spotter Frank Arnesen.
Full story: talkSPORT

Midfielder Owen Hargreaves is looking to save his career with a pay-as-you-play deal after receiving no offers since being released by Manchester United because of injury.
Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini is disappointed with Everton's lack of silverware and may not sign a new deal when his contract is up in two years if the Toffees do not win trophies or secure a Champions League spot.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack will not be making a farewell appearance for Germany after announcing his retirement last week. The 34-year-old described the idea of a swansong against Brazil as "a farce".
Full story: the Guardian



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see also
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football
Monday's Scottish gossip
20 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
18 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
19 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
17 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
18 Jun 11 |  Scotland


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