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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal will tell Samir Nasri he is going nowhere. Even a bid of £25m for the midfielder - who is a target for Manchester United, Manchester City and Inter Milan - is unlikely to be enough to change their mind.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool could turn to Valencia winger Juan Mata unless Aston Villa lower the asking price for Stewart Downing.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are willing to sell Carlos Tevez - but only if someone pays £50m for the want-away striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Porto striker Falcao says he would love to play in the Premier League next season, paving the way for Chelsea to make a £26.5m move.
Full story: Talksport

Tottenham will swoop for Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole if Luka Modric quits for Chelsea.
Full story: Talksport

Inter Milan admit they need to sell before they can buy this summer, opening the door for Manchester United to bid for £35m-rated midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR have inquired about a £6m move for West Ham striker Carlton Cole.
Full story: Guardian

QPR manager Neil Warnock thinks Adel Taarabt will quit the Loftus Road outfit club to join his 'friends' at Arsenal.
Full story: Metro

Injury-plagued former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has posted a video on YouTube to prove his fitness to potential new clubs.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bologna are leading the chase for Birmingham's Serbian striker Nikola Zigic.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal's left-sided player Armand Traore is being looked at by German clubs Hamburg and Werder Bremen. Both sides are considering making an official approach for the Frenchman.
Full story: Footie-Online

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish may make a £3m offer for Tottenham's former Rangers defender Alan Hutton, having previously tried to sign him for Birmingham.
Full story: the Sun

Midfielder Niko Kranjcar has complained that Tottenham's £12m valuation of him is jeopardising his chances of a move from White Hart Lane.
Full story: Daily Mirror Bolton Wanderers and QPR are on the trail of Motherwell's £700,000-rated forward, Jamie Murphy. (Daily Express)

Derek Riordan is heading for talks with Chinese Super League club Shaanxi Chanba after the Scotland striker's contract expired with Hibernian. (Daily Record)

Alexei Eremenko will decide in the next 48 hours if he is moving to Celtic, Rangers or La Liga after the midfielder was told he can leave Metalist Kharkiv on a free transfer following his season on loan to Kilmarnock. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock are closing in on a deal with former Ipswich Town defender Rory McKeown after he appeared as a second-half substitute in their 3-1 win over Linfield. (Various)

Former Portsmouth striker Dunijel Subotic will stay with St Johnstone as they continue their pre-season in Dublin after the trialist against Arbroath on Monday and is joined by Marcus Haber, the forward who was released by West Brom afte his loan with the Saints. (the Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham captain Ledley King has given the club a major boost by returning for the start of pre-season training this week after missing the end of the last campaign because of a groin problem.
Full story: Talksport

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has ruled out the possibility of Sammy Lee joining him as his first-team coach.
Full story: Talksport

Bolton boss Owen Coyle says he hopes his long-standing friendship with new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas could help his club get more loan deals from Stamford Bridge following Daniel Sturridge's successful spell last season.
Full story: Daily Star

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias says "not one penny" of the £35m received for Andy Carroll is being spent on anything other than reinvestment in players.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood says he is prepared to hold talks with Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest about become their assistant boss - but only if chairman Rod Petrie gives the Championship clubs permission. (Daily Record)

Slask Wroclaw have sold out their home Europa League match against Dundee United on 14 July in less than an hour. (Daily Express)

Hugh Dallas has been confirmed in a semi-permanent referee's committee role by European football's governing body Uefa eight months after being sacked by the Scottish Football Association over an inappropriate email about the Pope's visit to Scotland. (Daily Mail)

AND FINALLY

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's luxury yacht has moored in Croatia - as Tottenham wait for their Croatian midfielder Luka Modric to fly to London from his homeland for talks about his future.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton's goalkeepers will wear a camouflage-style shirt next season.
Full story: Metro

Bayern Munich's unlikely proposed signing of Tranmere teenager Dale Jennings came about after the former Liverpool academy player was recommended to them by new Stockport boss Dietmar Hamann.
Full story: Daily Telegraph



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
06 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
05 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
05 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
04 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
04 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
06 Jul 11 |  Football


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