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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are set to complete a £27m double deal for Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy and midfielder Samir Nasri this week.
Full story: Daily Mail

When Nasri and fellow midfielder Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal for pre-season training this week, they are expected to inform Gunners manager Arsene Wenger that they want to leave the London club.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Wenger, meanwhile, is lining up a £12m bid for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal also have their sights set on Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given after it emerged that Roma were close to sealing a deal for Ajax keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, a previous Gunners target.
Full story: Footy Bunker

However, relegated Italian side Sampdoria are also keen on Given, whose opportunities at Eastlands have been limited by the emergence of Joe Hart.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao from Internacional and they have also held talks with representatives of Roma forward Mirko Vucinic.
Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Spurs are set to face competition for the signature of Standard Liege defender Eliaquim Mangala, who has previously been linked with their arch rivals Arsenal. Paris St Germain and Lille are also thought to be monitoring the £4m-rated France Under-21 star.
Full story: football365

Stoke have joined the race for Manchester United's unwanted defensive pair John O'Shea and Wes Brown.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have reportedly given up on signing Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder and have instead turned their attention to his £20m-rated international team-mate, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Full story: Footy Latest

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is planning an audacious £30m swoop for Bayern Munich playmaker Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Full story: Caughtoffside

Liverpool will offer midfielder Alberto Aquilani as bait to tempt Tottenham into selling winger Aaron Lennon.
Full story: Fantatix

The Reds have also renewed their interest in Newcastle United left-back Jose Enrique after failing to capture Gael Clichy from Arsenal, with the Frenchman opting for Manchester City.
Full story: Footie Online

England winger Stewart Downing will this week tell new Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish he wants to leave the club. Downing is keen to make a £20m move to Liverpool.
Full story: the Sun

Thomas Hitzlsperger - available on a free transfer from West Ham - could return for a second spell with Villa, although Stoke, Fulham and Blackburn are also keen on landing the midfielder.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Aston Villa have opened compensation talks with Birmingham City over Blues' former manager Alex McLeish.
Full story: Daily Mirror

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce will act as assistant coach to the Under-20 side for July's World Cup in Colombia.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Former England captain David Beckham is due to become a father for the fourth time on Monday - and he says his home has become a parade of pink for his daughter's arrival.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme has promised to strip naked if the team win the Copa America. She made similar claims at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but to no avail, with her nation being eliminated by eventual winners Spain in the quarter-finals.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
04 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
02 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
03 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
02 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
02 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
06 Jul 11 |  Football


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