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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Midfielder Joey Barton reassures Newcastle fans that he has no immediate plans to leave St James' Park, despite rumoured interest from Manchester United.
Full story: talkSPORT

Roma's sporting director Walter Sabatini has insisted that Italian midfielder Daniele de Rossi is not for sale. Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked to the 28-year-old after contract talks broke down between him and his club.
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith has been given the chance to revive his flagging career with a switch to Orlando City in the United States.
Full story: the Sun

A deal to bring attacking midfielder Javier Pastore to Chelsea is almost complete, Palermo vice-president Guglielmo Micciche has claimed, leaving Tottenham's Luka Modric's chances of joining the Blues in ruins.
Full story: Metro

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton wants Nile Ranger from his old club Newcastle to help solve the striker crisis at St Andrew's.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are prepared to sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona for less than £40m - but only if 20-year-old midfielder Thiago Alcantara is included in the deal.
Full story: Metro

Neil Warnock's future as boss of QPR is in doubt after he was told to watch what he says by majority shareholders Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has allowed South African defender Bongani Khumalo, 24, to join Reading on loan until the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are ready to begin talks with Atletico Madrid for forward Sergio Aguero, regardless of whether or not wantaway striker Carlos Tevez leaves the English Premier League club.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says nobody will be prepared to stump up the £45m asking price for Manchester City's Tevez - even though Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca was seen chatting to the player last week.
Full story: Metro

Blackburn Rovers are interested in Partizan Belgrade midfielder Radosav Petrovic, whose mooted deal with Vitesse Arnhem has fallen through.
Full story: Daily Mail

Alberto Aquilani could yet leave Liverpool in the transfer window after his representative revealed he is planning talks with Italian side Fiorentina. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is closing in on a deal to take £6m-rated Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster on a season-long loan deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle are waiting to hear if Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erdinc will agree to a move after the clubs agreed a £7m deal in principle.
Full story: Daily Mail

Ipswich are set to sign Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas for £1.1m. (Daily Mirror)

Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila has attracted the attention of Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, who plans to test the water with a £15m bid in an attempt to fill the gap left by the injured Michael Essien.
Full story: Metro

Leeds have revived their interest in Preston goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and agreed terms over a £150,000 deal. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea and Real Madrid may have an unexpected competitor in the race to sign Neymar from Santos in the form of Russian top-flight side Anzhi Makhachkala.
Full story: the Independent

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed he has tried to persuade Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri to reject Manchester City in favour of the Red Devils.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Madjid Bougherra could be on his way out of Rangers in a shock £2.6m switch to Qatari champions Lekhwiya Sports Club, but the Ibrox club will only allow the defender to leave after their Champions League qualifier against Malmo. (Daily Express)

Rangers have turned down a £2.7m bid for Madjid Bougherra from Qatar club Lekhwiya Sports Club for central defender Madjid Bougherra. (the Herald)

Romania central defender Dorin Goian is desperate to complete his move to Rangers today so he can play in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Malmo after a £750,000 fee was agreed with Palermo. (Daily Record)

Rangers are confident that they will complete the £800,000 signing for Palermo central defender Dorin Goian before today's 1700 BST Champions League deadline. (the Herald)

Cardiff City will unveil Kenny Miller as a £800,000 signing from Bursaspor today after beating Rangers to the Scotland striker's signature. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has used social networking site Twitter to criticise the club's transfer policy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic rejected a new call from Blackburn boss Steve Kean to join the squad at the Asia Cup in Hong Kong. The transfer-seeking player refused to travel and would not change his mind when Kean rang him.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson thinks Scottish clubs are being targeted by Uefa after a supporter who ran on to the pitch resulted in his club being reported yet fans of opponents Slask Wroclaw carried out violence and vandalism in Dundee city centre. (Daily Record)

Brazilian playmaker Wilson Figueiredo, who starred in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Helsingborgs ahead of Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Rangers, has demanded a return to South America because his family are homesick. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Actor Timothy Dalton - famous for his role as James Bond - has revealed he is a lifelong Manchester City fan.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
25 Jul 11 |  Scotland
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
Transfers - July 2011
23 Jul 11 |  Football


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