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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are ready to return with an improved offer of nearly £30m for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric.
Fully story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have tabled a £14m bid for Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku as manager Arsene Wenger looks to beat rivals Chelsea to the 18-year-old striker's signature.
Full story: the Sun

Brazilian outfit Corinthians have made an improved £40m offer for unhappy Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez and set a weekend take-it-or-leave-it deadline.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City and Chelsea target Sergio Aguero has reopened the door to a move to England, with the Atletico Madrid striker saying he wants to play in the Premier League.
Full story: Metro

QPR are ready to offer former Portsmouth striker Danny Webber a one-year deal after he impressed on trial at Loftus Road.
Full story: Daily Mail

Full-back Jose Enrique is holding out for an offer from Arsenal if he is to leave Newcastle, manager Alan Pardew has hinted.
Full story: Metro

AC Milan are ready to compete with Chelsea for Kaka. The Brazilian forward spent six years at the Italian giants before joining Real Madrid.
Full story: footie-online.co.uk

Real Madrid are preparing to make a bid for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie as Jose Mourinho looks to boost his Bernabeu attacking options.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Aston Villa will launch a spending spree next week with Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given, Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia, West Ham midfielder Scott Parker and Tottenham full-back Alan Hutton on their hit-list.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce wants to add both Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe of Tottenham Hotspur to his attack.
Full story: footybunker.com

Tottenham open talks with Roma over £15m move for striker Mirko Vucinic
Full story: goal.com

OTHER GOSSIP

Barcelona are so confident of landing Cesc Fabregas this summer, they have set aside the Arsenal star's beloved number four shirt for him.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Yaya Toure says he expects Manchester City to be the club that stops bitter rivals Manchester United winning the league title again.
Full story: Metro

QPR boss Neil Warnock admits he was surprised by the lack of transfer funds given to him his summer - but is still confident he'll have a squad equipped for Premier League survival.
Full story: Talksport

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is set to miss the start of the season with a stomach virus. Fletcher missed two months of last term with a mystery stomach virus and is understood to have fallen ill again.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Manchester City's unique new kit launch featured a video of celebrity fan Liam Gallagher and a shirt made from the 'soundwave' of fans singing Blue Moon.
Full story: Metro

Werder Bremen's players appear to have an usual approach to pre-season training - staging a Shetland ponies race to help with team bonding.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
16 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
15 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
14 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
14 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
13 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
15 Jul 11 |  Football


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