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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Inter Milan have reportedly proposed a swap deal with Manchester City involving Carlos Tevez joining the Italian side, with Wesley Sneijder moving the other way.
Full story: Metro
Manager Roberto Mancini does not want Carlos Tevez back at Manchester City - and is prepared to strip him of the captaincy if he returns.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham and Aston Villa are locked in a battle with Italian side Lazio to sign Lyon's 21-year-old playmaker Miralem Pjanic.
Full story: talkSPORT

Bolton have been given the green light by Spanish giants Barcelona to sign young winger Jeffren Suarez for £5m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in Sao Paulo's 20-year-old full-back Bruno Uvini.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal are in advanced talks with Bayern Munich for the transfer of France forward Franck Ribery.
Full story: footybunker.com

Stoke and West Ham are set to make offers for Bolton's left-sided midfielder Matthew Taylor, who has a year left on his contract.
Full story: talkSPORT

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is also launching a £10m bid for Tottenham's Peter Crouch as he attempts to land an experienced Premier League striker.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have invited Mexican striker Marco Bueno for a 10-day trial and are in talks with club Pachuca over a potential five-year deal for the 17-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mail

Leicester City remain hopeful of beating Premier League side Swansea to the signing of Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge.
Full story: talkSPORT

The Swans have had a £1.8m bid for Routledge accepted, but Nottingham Forest are also in the hunt for the 26-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have again been scuppered by Manchester United in the transfer market, this time for 19-year-old Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell.
Full story: Metro

Director Sergejus Fedotovas is confident Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel is close to agreeing fresh terms. The Tynecastle club are set to take up their option to extend the Czech's contract by a further 12 months following talks.
Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea captain John Terry says he wants to stay on at the club when he retires to become the manager at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart says Spurs have enough quality to compete for trophies next season - if Croat midfielder Luka Modric stays at White Hart Lane.
Full story: talkSPORT

Southampton teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he is ready to step up to the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs' Brazilian midfielder Sandro has played down fears he faces three months on the sidelines with a knee injury, saying he is likely to be out for only one month.
Full story: talkSPORT
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits he would not have blamed Dimitar Berbatov for demanding to quit after he was left out of the Champions League final in May. The Bulgarian broke down in tears on hearing the news.
Full story: talkSPORT
The new Premier League season is likely to be the last to feature goal-line controversies after its chief executive, Richard Scudamore, said he was hopeful technology could be introduced in time for the 2012-2013 campaign.
Full story: The Guardian

AND FINALLY

Rapper Snoop Dogg failed to scoop a free Manchester United or Manchester City shirt after his recent gig in the north west.
Full story: Metro

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has asked all the club's northern-based players, including recently signed goalkeeper Shay Given, to relocate to Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Defender Oliver Gill - Reserve Player of the Year - has turned down a new contract at Manchester United to enrol at Durham University. His father David is the club's chief executive.
Full story: Daily Mail

New £4.8m Newcastle signing Yohan Cabaye was initially refused entry to the United States after being accused of not paying for some dentistry work completed there while he was playing for Lille.
Full story: the Sun



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
20 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
19 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
18 Jul 11 |  Gossip
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
Transfers - July 2011
19 Jul 11 |  Football


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