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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Barcelona are planning to sell a number of their younger players to Premier League clubs to help fund a new, improved bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Barca vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and director Raul Sanllehi have been in London to put the finishing touches to a third offer of £33.5m for 24-year-old Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool forward Milan Jovanovic, 30, has been handed the chance to maintain his current £60,000-a-week earnings after receiving an offer from Saudi Arabia club Al-Shabab Riyadh.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City are set to make a raid on AC Milan for 20-year-old striker Luca Scapuzzi who is available for £1m.
Full story: talkSport

Arsenal winger Samir Nasri, 24, still believes he could join Manchester City this summer and has told friends he has no intention of performing a U-turn over his Gunners future by signing a new contract.
Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to return to his former club Porto and attempt to sign Brazilian striker Hulk. However, the 24-year-old is contracted to the Portuguese club until 2016 and has a staggering 100m Euros buyout clause.
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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has told Chelsea they will need to bid more than £35m if they want to buy 25-year-old Luka Modric. Spurs have turned down two bids, the latest being £27m for the Croatian playmaker.
Full story: Daily Star

Out-of-favour Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 27, could make a sensational return to north London with Tottenham plotting to sign him on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham are considering a monstrous move for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, 27, in the hope the Netherlands international is prepared to swap Champions League football for a shot at Champions League qualification.
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Spurs are also set to make an offer for Roma striker Mirko Vucinic. The Italians want a reported £17.5m for the 27-year-old but Tottenham are reportedly only prepared to go to £13m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has made an inquiry about Spartak Moscow's Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, 25, as he waits on his bid for Wigan star Charles N'Zogbia.
Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, 22, has revealed he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain, but manager Neil Warnock is not expecting to be able to spend any of the reported £13m transfer fee.
Full story: Metro

Warnock wants to offer Peter Crouch, 30, a return to QPR but a £6m deal for the Tottenham striker would only work out if Crouch was willing to halve his wages.
Full story: the Sun

Former Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, 27, is to hold talks with Bolton over a possible move. The midfielder, who made 30 appearances for Villa last season, is available on a free transfer.
Full story: talkSport

Everton will resist any attempt to lure defender Phil Jagielka, 28, away from Goodison Park but manager David Moyes could be ready to sell England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell, 20, whose progress last season was held back by injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Rangers last night made a £500,000 offer for Palermo's Romania central defender, Dorin Goian, with manager Ally McCoist determined to seal the transfer before Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Malmo. (the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has revealed that he hopes to sign five more players before the transfer window closes next month. (Daily Record)

Cardiff City should seal the £650,000 signing of Kenny Miller from Busaspor within 24 hours, ending Rangers' hopes of a return to Ibrox for the Scotland striker. (the Sun)

Austrian left-back Thomas Piermayr has agreed a one-year contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle following a successful trial after rejecting a new deal with LASK Linz and overtures from MK Dons. (Daily Mail)


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 33, insists he wants to stay and fight for his place - and is in talks over extending his £120,000-a-week contract which has one year left to run so he can finish his career at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson hopes he has helped Malmo beat Rangers by passing on information about the Ibrox side to his Swedish countrymen ahead of their Champions League qualifier. (Various)

Police have visited all 12 Scottish Premier League club to warn players they will be arrested if they brawl on the pitch this season. (the Sun)


Blackburn striker Nikola Kalinic, 23, refused to fly to the Asia Cup in Hong Kong with the rest of the Rovers squad, because of a row with the club over his desire to join Ukrainian club Dnipro.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
23 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
22 Jul 11 |  Gossip
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
Transfers - July 2011
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