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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Inter Milan are keen to swap Brazilian defender Maicon for Carlos Tevez but Manchester City do not agree with the Italian club's valuations of the players.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has pleaded with his club Inter Milan to sanction a move to Manchester City after falling out with the Inter management. Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal target Juan Manuel Mata is likely to stay with Valencia, according to the club's manager Unai Emery.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea will step up their efforts to land Spurs midfielder Luka Modric this week by tabling a £30m bid for the Croatian.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are interested in bringing Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra to White Hart Lane but insist a clause offering the Spanish club first option to buy Gareth Bale would not be agreed upon.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs appear to have ruled out a move for Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton but could challenge rivals Arsenal for Blackburn defender Chris Samba. Full story: talkSPORT

Jose Enrique will follow Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan out of Newcastle after Liverpool agreed a £10m deal for the Spanish defender. Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United could turn their attention to Borussia Dortmund's German international midfielder Mario Gotze if their pursuit of Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder fails.
Full story: Caught Offside

QPR have offered Liverpool's Joe Cole the chance to stay in the Premier League on a season-long loan.
Full story: The Guardian

Reading boss Brian McDermott insists there have been no bids from Leicester for Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City are planning a move for Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen as understudy to Joe Hart, which could lead the Potters to Wigan's Chris Kirkland.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves and QPR are thought to be competing for the signature of German midfielder Thomas Hitzlpserger, who was released by West Ham.
Full story: Metro

Sevilla are leading the race to sign Tottenham's out-of-favour forward Gio Dos Santos. Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester legend United Eric Cantona has taken a huge swipe at homesick Manchester City stars Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. Full story: The Sun

Barcelona president Sandro Rossell has reportedly sent Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas a text message telling him to 'keep calm' at Arsenal, as the two clubs continue to negotiate the midfielder's transfer. Full story: Metro

Joey Barton could end up staying at Newcastle United for the remainder of his contract as he awaits an offer from a club prepared to sign him on a free transfer. Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool's new £20m signing Jordan Henderson has urged fans at Anfield not to compare him with Steven Gerrard.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Teenager Max Lonsdale, released by Macclesfield Town last season, has earned himself a trial at Manchester United after sending a DVD of himself in action to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
04 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
03 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
03 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
02 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
02 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
01 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
30 Jul 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
31 Jul 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - July 2011
31 Jul 11 |  Football


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