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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Sir Alex Ferguson is considering one of the most unexpected transfer moves of his 24-year tenure as Manchester United manager - a bid for Joey Barton.
Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Turkish side Galatasaray have bid £4m for Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboue.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal are set to hijack Chelsea's move for giant Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, nicknamed the 'new Didier Drogba'.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsenal are to rival Malaga for Villarreal winger Santi Cazorla.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea are poised to test Tottenham's resolve to keep Luka Modric by offering £27m and 21-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge for the Croatian playmaker.
Full story: Daily Star on Sunday

Stoke have emerged as rivals to QPR to sign Tottenham and England striker Peter Crouch.
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Arsenal will this week increase their £12m bid for Everton's 28-year-old defender Phil Jagielka.
Full story: Sunday Express

Leeds boss Simon Grayson is fighting to keep Max Gradel as nine clubs close in on the £5m-rated marksman.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Blackburn boss Steve Kean says he expects striker El-Hadji Diouf to leave before the end of the summer. The Senegalese midfielder has been fined for failing to turn up for pre-season training with the Lancashire club.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Everton want £20m for Jack Rodwell to finance a move for Wigan wigan Charles N'Zogbia.
Full story: Metro

David Stockdale will decide this week whether to join Leeds or Ipswich on a season-long loan deal from Fulham.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Rangers are close to completing the signing of defender Dorin Goian from Palermo. (Various)

Meanwhile, Arsenal stopper Kyle Bartley may join Bolton on loan instead of having a second loan spell at Rangers and reports in Belgium suggest Anderlecht have turned down a £1.4m Ibrox offer for defender Roland Juhasz. (Sunday Mail)

Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has dismissed suggestions the Welsh club are on the verge of signing Scotland international James McFadden. (Scotland on Sunday)


David Beckham is set to be knighted at the end of the year in the Queen's New Year's Honours.
Full story: Sunday Express

Old Trafford newcomer Ashley Young says he is determined to prove to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he is worth every penny of his £16m transfer fee.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Chelsea have scrapped plans to quit Stamford Bridge and build a new 60,000-capacity stadium in nearby Earl's Court.
Full story: Daily Star on Sunday

Liverpool are braced to start their Premier League campaign without skipper Steven Gerrard, who is still recovering from a groin injury.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Nigel De Jong's long-term future at Manchester City is in doubt after the Dutch midfielder revealed that talks over a new contract have broken down.
Full story: Sunday Mirror Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is to cap a remarkable 12 months by signing a bumper new five-year contract this week that will see his wages treble to £90,000-a-week.
Full story: Mail on Sunday


Ricardo Texeira, president of the Brazilian Football Federation, has vowed to "take revenge" on the English media and Football Association during the 2014 World Cup. Texeira was accused of asking for bribes in exchange for voting for England to host the 2018 World Cup.
Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Dwight Yorke is to face Manchester United in Paul Scholes's testimonial.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Sunday's Scottish gossip
24 Jul 11 |  Scotland
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
23 Jul 11 |  Football

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