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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Wesley Sneijder could join Manchester United from Inter Milan for £35m within the next 48 hours after agreeing personal terms of £190,000 a week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Or Manchester United will use Nani as bait in their bid to lure Sneijder to Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City are considering a bid for highly rated Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates.
Full story: the Guardian

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish wants the club's owner Randy Lerner to splash out £7m on West Ham midfielder Scott Parker - and is also eyeing Fiorentina winger Juan Manuel Vargas as a replacement for Stewart Downing, who is set to join Liverpool.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, the Hammers want to offer Parker to Chelsea and Tottenham on a season-long loan deal, rather than a permanent one.
Full story: Metro

Diego Maradona's problems during his playing days in Italy could give Manchester City the upper hand as they battle with Juventus over the Argentina legend's £40m-rated son-in-law Sergio Aguero, who plays as a forward for Atletico Madrid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Midfielder Patrick Vieira is set to confirm he has accepted a coaching role at Manchester City and will call time on his playing career.
Full story: the Sun

West Brom have approached relegated West Ham about buying goalkeeper Rob Green to replace Scott Carson, who has moved to Bursaspor.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has denied rumours that he wants to leave White Hart Lane.
Full story: Talksport

Liverpool forward Milan Jovanovic is set to move to Belgian side Anderlecht - on his wife's orders.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen is a £2.5m target for FC Copenhagen in his native Denmark.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has pleaded with Manchester City to accept a "take it or leave it" £38m bid from Corinthians so he can return to Brazil.
Full story: Metro

Everton are planning a £6m move for Schalke 04 winger Lewis Holtby, with the 20-year-old having previously admitted to being an Everton fan.
Full story: Footy Bunker

The Toffees also want to sign Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Canales on a season-long loan deal because the news from Spain is that Valencia are considering making a bid.
Full story: Footy Online

However, according to reports in Italy, Canales is edging towards a move to Roma.
Full story: Talksport

Midfielder Jonathan Greening is set for a £600,000 switch from Fulham to Nottingham Forest.
Full story: the Sun

Swansea have opened talks with Ipswich about taking striker Jason Scotland back to Wales. Scotland scored 53 goals in 105 appearances for the Swans.
Full story: Talksport

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at Barcelona star Xavi for claiming Gunners midfielder Cesc Fabregas is "suffering" at the London club. Barcelona have refused to up their £31.6m offer for Fabregas.
Full story: the Sun


Midfielder Denilson may have played his last game for Arsenal after being substituted during a pre-season friendly in Malaysia when he had only been on the field for 20 minutes and then storming down the tunnel.
Full story: Metro

Dutch giants Ajax have taken former Aston Villa youngster Harry Forrester on trial. The 20-year-old never made a first-team appearance for the Midlands club and was released at the end of last season.
Full story: Talksport


Manchester City have hit out at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's criticism of their stadium sponsorship deal, calling his comments "unfounded and regrettable".
Full story: Metro

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

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