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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Toulouse forward Moussa Sissoko, according to sources in France.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are to press ahead in their efforts to beat Arsenal to Spain Under-21 star Juan Mata, with Valencia willing to sell the winger for £21m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal will launch a £27m move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema in an attempt to offset the likely loss of midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona are prepared to wait until the end of the transfer window to force Arsenal's hand over the sale of Fabregas and have dismissed Real Madrid's interest in the Spanish international as "trouble-making".
Full story: the Independent

Stoke are lining up central defender Jonathan Woodgate after he rejected a pay-as-you-play deal to re-sign with Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti wants his side to act now to sign fellow Argentina international Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.
Full story: talkSPORT

Inter Milan's signing of Ricardo Alvarez - who had been a target for Arsenal - could mean Manchester United's continuing pursuit of Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder will be successful.
Full story: Metro

Nottingham Forest manager Steve McClaren wants Dutch midfielder Bolo Zenden, who is available on a free transfer from Sunderland, as he bids to put the club back in the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mail

Ex-Blackpool striker Marlon Harewood looks set to reject interest from Millwall and Reading - to sign for Chinese second division club Shenzhen Phoenix.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has been the subject of an offer from Turkish side Fenerbahce but is reluctant to move abroad.
Full story: Daily Star

West Ham hope to end Joe Cole's Liverpool misery by bringing the midfielder back to Upton Park on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway wants to sign up veteran striker Kevin Phillips following his release by Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United's owners the Glazer family tried to buy a Formula 1 team in 2009 and are thought to still be interested in investing in the sport.
Full story: Daily Mail

Football's governing body Fifa has denied reports that games at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be played over three 30-minute segments if temperatures become too high.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge has been dancing live on Jamaican TV during an appearance on a morning talk show.
Full story: Metro

Manchester City came top of a fans' satisfaction survey of last season's Premier League clubs - relegated West Ham came last.
Full story: the Sun



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


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