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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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1339 BST: Roma hope to complete the signing of Sporting Gijon defender Jose Angel, who has reportedly been a target for Manchester City, by the end of next week. (Press Association)

1256 BST: Lille forward Gervinho believes he will "fit in easily" at Arsenal as he closes in on a move to north London.
Full story: France Football

O953 BST: Chile winger Alexis Sanchez is not certain to leave Udinese for Barcelona, the Italian club have said. Manchester City and Chelsea are also thought to be monitoring the 22-year-old, who scored 12 goals last season.


Arsenal are poised to pip rivals Tottenham to land 24-year-old Ivory Coast striker Gervinho from French club Lille in an £11m deal.
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The Gunners could lose midfielder Samir Nasri and defender Gael Clichy to big-spending Manchester City, who are thought to have offered £7m for Clichy and are rumoured to be planning a £15m bid for Nasri.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have also been linked with a surprise move for Manchester United's Republic of Ireland international John O'Shea.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool have been told by Blackpool they will have to part with £9m to bring Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam to Anfield.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will look to continue his summer of spending with a move for Rennes' France international midfielder Yann M'Vila.
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Chelsea have offered £45m for Palermo playmaker Javier Pastore, according to his club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Blues will turn their full attention to Porto midfielder Moutinho should they fail in their attempts to land Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez and Brazil forward Neymar from Santos, both of whom they have been linked with recently.
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However, Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas's first signing at Stamford Bridge will be 17-year-old Barcelona striker Gael Etock.
Full story: talkSPORT

This summer, the Catalan club have turned down "substantial" offers from England for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, says his father, who is also his agent. Arsenal, Manchester United and Bolton were all understood to be interested in signing the Spain Under-21 player this summer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal are lining up a club record bid for Anderlecht's highly rated teenage striker Romelu Lukaku.
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The Gunners remain keen on Bolton defender Gary Cahill. Wanderers want £17m for the player but Arsenal may offer Henri Lansbury or Ignasi Miguel in part exchange.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham want £20m-rated Athletic Bilbao and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, but Harry Redknapp has been told he must sell two of Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe first.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are ready to rekindle their interest in Villarreal's £35m-rated striker Giuseppe Rossi after his agent said a proposed move to Barcelona was "definitely off".
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are reportedly taking an interest in Manchester City midfielder Jamer Milner as reports circulate that the England international may not be happy at Eastlands.
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Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish wants Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to fill the gap left by Ashley Young's move to Manchester United. He would also like to sign goalkeeper Shay Given from City, having lost Brad Friedel to Tottenham this summer.
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Everton are lining up Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar as a possible replacement for Mikel Arteta, who could be heading to Spain this summer.
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Everton are favourites to land former Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd. He left Cardiff on 23 May after failing to agree a new deal with the Welsh side and has been linked to numerous clubs in the past few weeks.
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Italian side Lazio are poised to make a move for West Ham midfielder Julien Faubert.
Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to continue his summer spending by signing defender Wes Brown from Manchester United. The Black Cats have already recruited five players in the close season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton are considering a move for former Rangers striker Nacho Novo.
Full story: talkSPORT


QPR manager Neil Warnock has conceded that the club are struggling to sign players for the upcoming Premier League season. "We've targeted a number of players during the last few weeks and although we've missed out on some, the board are continuing to work hard to assist me in bringing new additions to the football club," said Warnock.
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Liverpool coach Steve Clarke admits the Reds may have to start the season without striker Luis Suarez and midfielder Lucas. The duo are on international duty in Argentina at the Copa America, which does not finish until 24 July, meaning they may need time to recover ahead of the Premier League kick-off on 13 August.
Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Phil Neville is on the verge of a signing a contract that is set to keep him at Everton for the rest of his career. The former England international, 34, has 12 months left on his current deal.
Full story: Daily Mail


Guests at a testimonial dinner in Malta for Manchester United stalwart Gary Neville were stunned when an entertainer began a rendition of Manchester City anthem Blue Moon.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Lucas has been enjoying a rather unusual summer break by spending time on his cattle ranch. A picture of the Brazilian enjoying his holiday has gone viral on the internet.
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see also
Thursday's gossip column
30 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
30 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
29 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
29 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
28 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
28 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
06 Jul 11 |  Football
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football

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