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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been spotted speaking to Inter Milan technical director Marco Branca, raising speculation he could be playing at the San Siro next season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea will make one final bid of £35m for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric.
Full story: Footy Bunker

Spanish striker Pedro has become the latest Barcelona player to suggest that Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas should sign for Barcelona, claiming Barca's players are "looking forward to see if he joins the club".
Full story: Talksport

Portuguese winger Luis Boa Morte, released by West Ham, could return to Southampton - 10 years after the winger left the club to join Fulham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal will have to pay around £18m if they want to bolster their defence by signing Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United are hoping to hijack AC Milan's deal for Brazil star Ganso with a late bid for the midfielder.
Full story: Talksport

Liverpool are interested in £10m-rated Hamburg left-back Marcell Jansen and £18m-rated Porto defender Alvaro Pereira.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom are in talks with Birmingham over a £1m loan deal for goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is ready to spend £8m on bringing Juventus' ex-Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko back to the Premier League.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Barcelona defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu.
Full story: Independent

Premier League new boys Swansea, QPR and Norwich are all keen on American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, 39, who is a free agent after leaving Wolves.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers have targeted Palermo's Romanian centre-half, Dorin Goian, and Anderlecht's Rolan Juhasz after cooling their interest in Aston Villa's Carlos Cuellar. (Daily Express)

Rangers, Aston Villa and Newcastle United have missed out on signing Algerian playmaker Karim Ziani, who has accepted a three-year £77,000 per week offter from Qatar club Al Jaish after leaving Wolfsburg. (the Herald)

Stijn Stijnen's lawyer has criticised reports saying the Belgium goalkeeper rejected a trial with Celtic and insists that a move to the Glasgow club is still possible. (the Herald)

Stijn Stijnen is poised to reject a move to Celtic after Italian Serie B outfit Sampdoria entered talks with the former Club Bruges goalkeeper. (Daily Express)

Former Dunfermline defender Andrius Skerla has tipped Jagiellonia Bialystok team-mate Grzegorz Sandomierski to land a contract with Celtic when the 21-year-old goalkeeper arrives on trial with Celtic this week. (the Sun)

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela will arrive on trial with Celtic next week hoping to prove he can be a success in Europe after an ill-fated spell with Racing Strasbourg. (the Herald)


Winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is furious after being fined two weeks' wages for outspoken comments confirming his desire to leave Southampton.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is expected to get his wish of being left out of the party that departs for a training camp in Germany as he looks to force a move to Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mail


Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is in search of a new club after expressing his desire to leave Eastlands, has seen his future at the club dealt a blow after he was forced to train with the youth team.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Viera believes the reason for the Gunners' six-year trophy drought is an imbalance between technical excellence and physical strength.
Full story: Daily Express

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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
22 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
21 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
21 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
20 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
20 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
19 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
22 Jul 11 |  Football

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