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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Inter Milan and Manchester United are "in talks" over a £35m deal for midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
Full story: goal.com

United chief executive David Gill is in Milan putting the finishing touches to a deal to bring the Dutch playmaker to Old Trafford.
Full story: the Sun

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is poised to usurp Corinthians in the battle to land Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. Brazilian club Corinthians have made a £37m offer for the Argentine.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola says he is "optimistic" about landing Cesc Fabregas as the Catalan outfit prepares to make a third bid to sign the Arsenal midfielder in a £35m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey says he is ready to replace Fabregas, if the Spaniard moves to Barcelona.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea are hopeful that West Ham's desire to trim their wage bill will mean a proposal to take Hammers skipper Scott Parker on loan for the season will be successful.
Full story: the Times (requires subscription)

Blackburn are on the brink of signing River Plate striker Mariano Pavone.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to gazump Arsenal in the race for Bolton defender Gary Cahill - on the advice of Blues captain John Terry.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have given the biggest indication yet that they are prepared to sell Luka Modric by making a £12.3m offer for Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are ready to sign Lyon defender Aly Cissokho in a £10m deal after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his club were out of the running.
Full story: caughtoffside

Villarreal are surprise contenders for the signature of Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea will make a £15m bid for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi to replace the injured Michael Essien, who will be sidelined for the first six months of the season.
Full story: Talksport

Liverpool will move for Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge after their advances for Everton's Leighton Baines were rejected.
Full story: Metro

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to splash out £2m on Crystal Palace's highly rated right-back Nathan Clyne.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa want to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given.
Full story: goal.com

Everton have Birmingham defender Scott Dann in their sights after the 24-year-old's £12m move to Stoke collapsed earlier this summer.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa are ready to join the chase for Wigan's £15m-rated striker Hugo Rodallega.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Manchester City's lucrative sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government and has close links with City owner Sheikh Mansour, is a test of the credibility of Uefa's financial fair play rules.
Full story: the Guardian

Liverpool have been told they will have to repay £8.2m of European funding if they do not go ahead with plans to build a 60,000-capacity stadium at Stanley Park.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that it takes "a real man" to stay loyal to the club as team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri are linked with moves away from the Emirates.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has admitted that he regrets turning down the chance to move to Celtic - not long after Martin O'Neill became manager, which was in 2000. The Australian revealed that he opted instead to try to prove his worth at Old Trafford after falling out of favour with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

German football club Werder Bremen have banned their players from getting tattoos because of the risk of infection.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea, who will go on a tour of Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong later this month, will travel 19,091 miles during their pre-season preparations - the most of any Premier League club. By contrast, top-flight new boys Swansea will travel only 19 miles - playing away friendlies against Neath and Port Talbot.
Full story: the Independent



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
12 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
10 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
11 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
13 Jul 11 |  Football


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