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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, but may also table an improved offer for Spurs playmaker Luka Modric.
Full story: Daily Mail

Or Chelsea will offer £30m cash or £27m plus midfielder Yossi Benayoun for Luka Modric.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal have clauses in the transfer of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona giving them first option to buy him back - and also to half of any fee if they opt not to buy the midfielder and Barca sell him elsewhere.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Gunners may turn their attentions to out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, according to reports.
Full story:

Tottenham chiefs have told manager Harry Redknapp his next signing must be a striker, and Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor has again been linked with a loan move to White Hart Lane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs target Falcao, Porto's 25-year-old Colombian striker, is thought to favour a move to Atletico Madrid.
Full story: talkSPORT

Following the departure of Robbie Keane, Peter Crouch could also be leaving White Hart Lane with Fulham thought to be interested in signing the England striker.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea are rumoured to be rivalling Manchester City for the services of Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.
Full story:

West Brom are planning to demand £8m for striker Peter Odemwingie, after rejecting a £4m offer from Wigan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool will reportedly offer £10m plus midfielder Christian Poulsen in a bid to bring Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross to Anfield.
Full story: caughtoffside

Manchester United are to make a £14m bid for Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote.
Full story: caughtoffside

Newcastle are thought to be interested in signing Bristol City's Nicky Maynard, with manager Alan Pardew set to offer the Robins £4.5m plus Leon Best.
Full story: footieonline

Championship side Leicester are contemplating a £3m move for Everton striker Jermaine Beckford.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton are to offer Liverpool £4m plus add-ons for striker David Ngog, and are also in talks with Man City over winger Shaun Wright- Phillips. Full story: The Times (subscription required)


Striker Nicolas Anelka allegedly wants to leave Chelsea after being left on the bench for last weekend's draw at Stoke.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel will be allowed to miss the club's game with West Brom this weekend following his father Michael's kidnapping in Nigeria.
Full story: Metro

Hamburg's Dutch winger Eljero Elia has reportedly rejected a move to Juventus and is thought to favour Arsenal or Chelsea.
Full story: insidefutbol

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has brushed off criticism from Andre Villas-Boas, claiming Chelsea are just as physical as his Stoke side.
Full story: footieonline

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the team will not disintegrate following the departure of Cesc Fabregas, and reveals he has not given up hope of persuading Samir Nasri to stay with the Gunners.
Full story: talkSPORT

Johann Cruyff's grandson Jessua, a 17-year-old left-sided defender, is poised to sign for Wigan.
Full story: talkSPORT


Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has angered Fabio Capello after criticising the England manager's man-management techniques in his new book. Full story: Guardian

Despite haggling the fee for Cesc Fabregas down to £35m, the former Arsenal captain has had a €200m release clause inserted in his new five-year contract at Barcelona.
Full story: Metro

Fabregas has also now been issued with his official place in the dressing room between David Villa and Xavi - which is not the one promised to him by Gerard Pique.
Full story: Metro

Those wondering who the new lady on the Chelsea bench was at Stoke can be informed it was reserve team doctor Eva Carneiro.
Full story: Daily Mail

Mali international striker Modibo Maiga is refusing to play for his club Sochaux in a bid to force through a £7m move to Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Hugo Rodallega faces being frozen out of Wigan's first-team - because he is refusing to sign a new deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
16 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
15 Aug 11 |  Gossip
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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