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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are ready to make a £20m move for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing. Full story: Sunday Mirror

Carlos Tevez will be staying at Manchester City after the club failed to swap the striker for Inter Milan forward Samuel Eto'o. (News of the World - subscription required)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed he pulled out of a £35m move for Udinese striker Alexis Sanchez after he learned the Chilean had agreed a switch to Barcelona. But he says he is still chasing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is a £14m target for Valencia and Juventus. (News of the World - subscription required)

United defender John O'Shea is on the verge of completing a £3m move to Sunderland. (News of the World - subscription required)

Liverpool have set their sights on Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique after losing out to Manchester City in the battle to sign Arsenal's Gael Clichy. (News of the World - subscription required)

Clichy will complete an £8m move to City on Monday - and that will spark Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger into action as he tries to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill, while Newcastle's Enrique is also a target.
Full story: Sunday Express

The arrival of Clichy at Eastlands means City will allow £6m-rated defender Nedum Onuoha to leave, with Blackburn a likely destination. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has turned down a £10m move to Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Chelsea are keen to bring Marseille's £10m-rated midfielder Lucho Gonzalez to Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Express)

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin could be on his way to Turkish giants Galatasaray , who have offered £13.5m for the Russian. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester City have failed in an effort to sign Porto striker Hulk - the Brazilian says he has committed to the Portuguese club for another five years. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's hopes of signing Benfica left-back Fabio Coentrao have risen after Real Madrid's move for the player collapsed. (News of the World - subscription required)

Bolton are considering making an offer for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.
Full story: Sunday Express

West Brom have joined the chase for West Ham midfielder Jack Collison, who is also attracting interest from Tottenham and Liverpool. (News of the World - subscription required)

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers believes he can use his links with Chelsea to secure a loan deal for defender Ryan Bertrand. (News of the World - subscription required)

Southampton are lining up Millwall winger James Henry as a replacement for Arsenal-bound Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (News of the World - subscription required)

Newcastle are ready to spend £7.5m to sign Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc. (News of the World - subscription required)

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to tempt Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy back to the club. (News of the World - subscription required)

Chelsea are to launch a shock bid for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal's hopes of signing Ricardo Alvarez are in the balance after Inter Milan submitted a bid for the Velez Sarsfield midfielder.
Full story: Metro

Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has turned down a move to West Bromwich Albion and is holding out for a transfer to Aston Villa.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Sunderland are the favourites to sign Manchester United defender Wes Brown, having offered him a four-year deal.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal face a battle to sign Belgian international midfielder Eden Hazard, as Inter Milan are poised to make a bid for the Lille player.
Full story: Footie-online

Bayern Munich are losing patience in negotiations to sign Manchester City's Jerome Boateng and are prepared to walk away from the deal. Full story: Goal.com

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea have hired Fernando Torres' personal fitness trainer in an attempt to kick-start the striker's stuttering career. (News of the World - subscription required)

Manchester United are to open talks with Nike over a world record kit deal worth £400m. (News of the World - subscription required)

United are also spending £25m on a 'virtual' hospital at their Carrington training base and will begin work on the facility next year. (News of the World - subscription required)

AND FINALLY

Men are "drama queens" when it comes to football, say sports scientists, who claim it actually takes them 30 seconds longer than women to get up after they have been fouled because they are looking for attention.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Sunday's Scottish gossip
03 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
02 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
02 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
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Friday's Scottish gossip
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