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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are set to improve their offer to £30m for Spurs midfielder Luka Modric. Full story: The Sun

Kaka has emerged as a contender to become Chelsea's new playmaker, after Real Madrid indicated that he may be made available for transfer. Full story: Metro

Liverpool are lining up a bid for Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross as Reds boss Kenny Dalglish looks to strengthen his defence.
Full story: caughtoffside

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has claimed Cesc Fabregas is their "unique and final objective" but wants the Arsenal captain to help pay his transfer fee.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are considering a late swoop for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn's Chris Samba could become a transfer target for Everton, if Toffees centre-back Phil Jagielka finally moves to Arsenal.
Full story: Metro

Italian club Roma are pondering a move for Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh, who has fallen out of favour at Arsenal.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora could be on his way back to Spurs as part of a deal that would take Peter Crouch to Craven Cottage.
Full story: Metro

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to move for Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips after learning that Chung-Yong Lee faces a season on the sidelines with injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Another option for Bolton is to try to sign Manchester City midfielder Vladimir Weiss on loan as replacement for Chung-Yong Lee.
Full story: The Sun

West Ham are hopeful of bringing their former star Joe Cole back from Anfield to Upton Park - but only if Liverpool are prepared to continue to meet the majority of the out-of-favour 29-year-old midfielder's salary.
Full story: Footie Online

Stoke are plotting a £2m swoop for South Korea midfielder Bo-Kyung Kim. Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has warned Gunners fans that the potential capture of winger Juan Mata from Valencia could spell the end of midfielder Samir Nasri's time at the club.
Full story: talkSPORT

New York Red Bulls strker Thierry Henry was left fuming after red tape ruined his hopes of making a farewell appearance in an Arsenal shirt. Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Manchester United will be ready when Sir Alex Ferguson eventually stands down as manager, according to chief executive David Gill, although he is unclear on when that might be.
Full story: The Guardian

Former France international Eric Cantona says his decision to leave Manchester United in 1997, and retire from football altogether, was like quitting a drug habit because of the "agonies of withdrawal".
Full story: Metro



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
30 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
31 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
29 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
30 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
29 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
27 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
27 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2011
31 Jul 11 |  Football


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