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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero is prepared to take a pay cut to join Manchester City.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects to see midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has been linked to Barcelona, in a Gunners shirt on Saturday when the team play Cologne in a friendly.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Fabregas is pleading with Arsenal to be allowed to move back to Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mail

Peter Crouch is being tracked by QPR after Tottenham signalled they would be willing to sell the striker this summer. (Metro)

West Brom are edging closer to completing a move for former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves after admitting they are set to meet him this week. Hargreaves was released by Manchester United after being plagued by knee problems.
Full story: Talksport

Everton are weighing up a bid to take Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackpool are closing in on a deal for Manchester United's Senegalese international forward Mame Biram Diouf.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Adel Taarabt moved a step closer to leaving QPR after being left out of the club's pre-season tour to finalise a move to Paris St Germain.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle want to sign Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge on loan as manager Alan Pardew looks for a solution to his striker problems.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa lead Juventus and Liverpool in the race to sign Fiorentina's 27-year-old winger Juan Manuel Vargas.
Full story: Footie-online.co.uk

Blackburn are facing a transfer crisis - with their Indian owners told by their bank to cut the club's overdraft before they can buy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers are expected to end their long-standing interest in Dundee United striker David Goodwillie because of the complexities of the proposed deal. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, the Ibrox side are hoping to conclude deals for Aston Villa's Carlos Cuellar and Arsenal's Kyle Bartley, although Spanish side Espanyol are thought to be interested in the former. (Various)

Belgium international Stijn Stijnen and Croatian counterpart Stipe Pletikosa will battle it out to become Celtic's new goalkeeper when they go on trial this week. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has told Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas he does not need to spend big to win back the Premier League title.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea fans will finally get to see defender Slobodan Rajkovic this week - nearly six years after he signed for them. The Serb, 22, was included in the squad that flew to Malaysia for the start of the Blues' pre-season tour but he still does not have a work permit to play in Britain.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Under-fire Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has been voted the biggest 'celebrity villain' of the past decade.
Full story: Daily Mirror

When three of North Korea's players tested positive for steroid use during the Women's World Cup, team officials blamed it on the musk deer gland treatment used in Chinese medicine for the effects of lightning strikes.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
18 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
17 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
17 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
16 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
16 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
18 Jul 11 |  Football


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