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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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For breaking transfer news through the day, go to Sportsday Live


Chelsea could face competition from Manchester City for one of their long-term transfer targets - Santos striker Neymar.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is considering a move for Celtic's Northern Ireland international winger Paddy McCourt after the 27-year-old starred for his country against the Faroe Islands last week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

One man who appears to be on his way out of Anfield is midfielder Christian Poulsen, who hopes to seal a move away from the club this month. The Denmark international, who only joined last summer, is surplus to requirements and is keen for regular first-team football having only made nine league starts.
Full story: Daily Mail

Shakhtar Donetsk head coach Mircea Lucescu has confirmed that Arsenal are in contention to sign their Brazilian playmaker Jadson.
Full story: Metro

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may try to sign West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie if Peter Crouch leaves.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have accepted a £1.8m bid from LA Galaxy for striker Robbie Keane.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke defender Ryan Shotton is a £1m target for Championship sides Burnley and Ipswich, the 22-year-old has only made three league appearances for Stoke although he was a late substitute in Sunday's draw against Chelsea.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle have raised their bid for PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Peters to £7m in the hope of tying up a deal in time for the Tyne-Wear derby on Saturday. The club sold regular left-back Jose Enrique to Liverpool last week.
Full story: Daily Mail

Fulham are considering a move for Aston Villa right-back Luke Young. The ex-Charlton and Spurs defender, whose family live in Wimbledon, is keen on a return to the capital.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn's ambitious hopes of landing Raul from Schalke have been boosted by a stand-off between the Spaniard and coach Ralf Rangnick. The 34-year-old striker made a point of not celebrating after scoring against Cologne on Saturday and the Ewood Park club, Malaga and Russian side Anzhi are showing an interest in signing him.
Full story: Daily Mail Celtic have rejected overtures from Blackburn Rovers and two Russian clubs for South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng. (Daily Record)

Celtic have renewed interest in Craig Gordon after the Scotland goalkeeper returned to training with Sunderland following injury. (Daily Record)

Rangers have rejected a £400,000 offer from Bolton Wanderers for Scotland Under-21 winger Gregg Wylde. (the Herald)

Rangers will step up their efforts to take Scotland defender Danny Wilson back on loan from Liverpool following injuries to Kyle Bartley, Lee McCulloch and David Weir and suspensions to Sasa Papac and Steven Whittaker ahead of their Europa League qualifier against Maribor. (the Sun)

Orebro have questioned Rangers' desire to sign Alejandro Bedoya, claiming that the Glasgow club have offered less than a previous £300,000 bid for the United States midfielder who has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Scottish champions in January. (Daily Express)

Brisbane Roar midfielder Matt McKay may not complete his transfer to Rangers until after Australia's World Cup qualifiers in September because of delays to his work permit application. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock are closing in on the signing of Slovenian left-back Leon Panikvar, formerly of Maribor, after a successful trial. (the Herald)


Defender Kolo Toure is back in training at Manchester City, even though his six-month drugs ban does not officially end until 2 September.
Full story: Daily Mail Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has revealed the strict regime run by England coach Fabio Capello and that his confidence was dented by the Italian's criticism before his omission from the 2010 World Cup squad.
Full story: the Sun Rangers defender Steven Whittaker has been handed a three-match ban by Uefa for his red card against Malmo and the Scottish champions will launch an appeal ahead of Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Maribor. (Daily Mail) Hibernian defender Sean Welsh could sue team-mate Martin Scott after requiring four operations to a fractured cheekbone caused by a pre-season punch. (the Sun)


Bolton defender Zat Knight says Gary Cahill's goal in their 4-0 win over QPR was no surprise - because he scores ones like it in training all the time.
Full story: talkSPORT

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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
15 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
13 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
14 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
12 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
13 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2011
31 Aug 11 |  Football

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