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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham have put a £9m price tag on striker Peter Crouch after an approach from Newcastle.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to sign left-back Wayne Bridge from Manchester City.
Full story: The Sun

Brazilian midfielder Lucas looks set to make a shock exit from Liverpool after a big intake of fellow midfielders over the summer.
Full story: the Sun

Valencia president Manuel Llorente says Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are wasting their time in pursuing Juan Mata because the midfielder is not for sale at any price.
Full story: Metro

Stoke are poised to resurrect their interest in West Ham striker Carlton Cole. Last week a deal for Cole broke down after the Potters failed to come to an agreement over wages.
Full story: talkSPORT

Alternatively, Stoke could make a move for Tottenham forward Crouch.
Full story: Metro

Palermo are trying to kick-start an auction for £44m-rated playmaker Javier Pastore by warning Chelsea that Qatar-backed French club Paris St Germain want the midfielder too.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham Hotspur are planning a £22m double swoop on La Liga by looking to purchase 25-year-old striker Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla for £18m and Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay for £4m.
Full story: footybunker.com

Manchester City are considering a move for Stoke's Thomas Sorensen as a potential back-up to keeper Joe Hart following the sale of Shay Given to Aston Villa last week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea have made an offer for Palermo's Brazilian goalkeeper Rubinho.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is keen to sign Tottenham defender Alan Hutton but must fund the move by selling defenders Habib Beye, Luke Young and Carlos Cuellar.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy is a target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Full story: Metro

Bolton are close to signing Burnley duo Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears in a £2.75m joint deal. Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, who was released by Aston Villa and is available on a free transfer, could also arrive at the Reebok Stadium. The Trotters also want a striker but Liverpool's £6m valuation of David Ngog could mean they pursue Birmingham's Cameron Jerome instead.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is close to signing Manchester City midfielder Gelson Fernandes.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackpool are set to ask Manchester United if they can take young midfielders Daniel Drinkwater and Oliver Norwood on loan.
Full story: talkSPORT

QPR manager Neil Warnock is set for talks with Blackpool striker DJ Campbell at the London club's Italian training base in the next 48 hours.
Full story: Daily Star

Leicester are ready to make a last-ditch attempt to sign Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard by offering £4m, plus Martyn Waghorn.
Full story: Daily Star

Wigan have joined the race to land Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool striker Dani Pacheco has asked Premier League newcomers Norwich to rescue him from his Anfield misery.
Full story: Daily Star

Forward James McFadden is set to return to Everton on a free transfer, three years after leaving to join Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Star

West Ham have offered £5.5m, rising to £8m, for Shane Long but Reading want him to stay for the final year of his contract. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has been fined £100,000 for hitting out at Magpies owner Mike Ashley over team investment on social networking site Twitter.
Full story: the Sun

Former Manchester United player Lou Macari is concerned that the spate of retirements at Old Trafford will have a huge impact on the club next season. "The new players coming in at Manchester United will be looked upon as filling the boots of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville. Are they capable of doing that? It's a big ask to do that," he said.
Full story: talkSPORT

Striker Edin Dzeko has admitted he struggled to deal with the hype surrounding his arrival at Manchester City. The 25-year-old joined City in January for £27m but scored only six goals in all competitions.
Full story: the Sun

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry insists he will never return to the Premier League. The New York Red Bulls star is set to face Manchester United when he plays for the MLS All Stars on Wednesday.
Full story: Daily Star

Concerns have been raised about the threat to Scottish football matches as the start of next season due to Olympic football matches being held at Hampden Park in Glasgow. (the Scotsman)

Former sports minister Stewart Maxwell wants clarification from British Olympics chiefs over rules that could prevent Celtic and Rangers playing Scottish Premier League and European matches in the city during next year's Games as Hampden Park is a venue. (Daily Record)

Scottish Premier League players have been warned that they will receive a booking every time they confront an official about a decision. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is following the likes of Eric Cantona, Pele and Vinnie Jones from the football pitch into acting. Wright has a role in new British independent movie Gun of the Black Sun.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hearts utility man David Obua faces a race to be available for Thursday's Europa League tie against Paks in Hungary as his passport has expired. (the Sun)



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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
26 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
25 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
25 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
23 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
24 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
25 Jul 11 |  Football


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