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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City could allow Carlos Tevez to leave as part of a swap with Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o, who has had a row with the Italian club's new coach, Gian Piero Gasperini.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are expected to hold talks with transfer target Fernando Llorente when the giant striker visits White Hart Lane with Athletic Bilbao for Saturday's pre-season friendly. Full story: Metro

Spurs and Liverpool have been told to forget a move for Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay, who was also thought to be a target for Juventus but is happy to stay at the Nou Camp.
Full story: talkSPORT

Two Premier League sides are reported to have contacted Newcastle about Joey Barton, and the midfielder is set to determine whether or not he can leave the club immediately on a free transfer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona have 11 days to conclude a deal for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas if they want to be sure of his inclusion in the Champions League.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

French striker Karim Benzema has dismissed reports he is poised to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal.
Full story: talkSPORT

Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham have all contacted Real Madrid about taking former Spanish Under-21 midfielder Pedro Leon on loan.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is a target for big-spending French outfit Paris St Germain.
Full story: The Sun

But QPR have made no move for out-of-favour Cole, who has vowed to fight for his place at Anfield.
Full story: talkSPORT

Bolton are in negotiations with Manchester City over winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. The Trotters are also seeking a striker and could turn to Cameron Jerome of Birmingham as Liverpool will not alter their £4.5m valuation of David Ngog.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn Rovers have put a £12m price tag on Chris Samba in a bid to keep him at Ewood Park.
Full story: Daily Star

Stoke have joined Spurs and Chelsea in the race to sign West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, who is valued at £8m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle are considering a move for Manchester United's French winger Gabriel Obertan, who has failed to make an impact since signing for £3m from Bordeaux in 2009.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Unsettled midfielder Cesc Fabregas cut a disconsolate figure at a soggy Emirates in Arsenal's open training session.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United defender Phil Jones's remarkable summer has led to his inclusion in Fabio Capello's provisional squad for next week's friendly against Holland.
Full story: Times (subscription required)

Former Spurs goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt has expressed his surprise at the signing of 40-year-old Brad Friedel, and has backed Heurelho Gomes to remain as number one at White Hart Lane.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

His final game for Manchester United was against Barcelona in the Champions League final in May, but Paul Scholes isn't ready to hang up his boots quite yet after turning out for a 'dads versus coaches match' at his 12-year-old son's club.
Full story: Metro

Wolves attempted to cover up that three of their star players missed a pre-season photocall by photoshopping their heads onto the bodies of others.
Full story: Metro

Crystal Palace lodged three bids for AFC Bournemouth's Danny Ings during a 90-minute pre-season friendly - against the south-coast side.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
05 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
04 Aug 11 |  Gossip
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
Transfers - July 2011
31 Jul 11 |  Football


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