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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea have had a £22m bid for Valencia winger Juan Mata rejected by the Spanish club.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are also in negotiations with Porto to sign midfielder Joao Moutinho and defender Alvaro Pereira.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted for the first time that midfielder Luka Modric, a target of Chelsea, could be sold.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie has alerted Arsenal and Tottenham to his availability by declaring he would only quit the Baggies for a "top club".
Full story: Metro

Arsenal are holding meetings with Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, according to the player's agent and brother.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United have switched their attention to £20m rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze after becoming frustrated in their attempt to sign Inter Milan's playmaker Wesley Sneijder.
Full story: Daily Express

Sir Alex Ferguson would rather sell reserve striker Mame Biram Diouf than loan him out again, after he spent last season at Blackburn Rovers. Fulham and Everton are interested but the £6m asking price is putting them off.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is to offer £10m plus striker David Ngog and striker Raheem Sterling on loan to clinch the signature of Bolton defender Gary Cahill.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool are also said to be lining up a £13m bid for Stoke central defender Ryan Shawcross.
Full story: Daily Express

Out-of-favour Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz is desperate to leave Eastlands, with Leeds in the race for his signature.
Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham boss Martin Jol has made a £1.4m bid for Porto defender Miguel Lopes. Full story: The Sun

QPR and Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Manchester City winger Shaun-Wright Phillips. PSG have offered £2.5m for Wright-Phillips, who is also wanted by Bolton, Stoke and Wigan.
Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham are looking to sell midfielder Scott Parker and striker Carlton Cole to QPR and Fulham respectively.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to miss the Gunners' crucial Champions League qualifying play-off second leg at Udinese next Wednesday with the ankle injury he suffered in pre-season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham defender Scott Dann could jeopardise a switch to Arsenal if he plays for the Blues in the Europa League tonight. Dann would then be ineligible to appear for Arsenal in the Champions League group stages should they qualify.
Full story: The Sun

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is considering a call-up for new Arsenal signing Carl Jenkinson. The 19-year-old full-back has played for Finland at Under-19 and Under-21 level but he can still be selected by England provided he does not make a Finland senior appearance.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
18 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
17 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
17 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
16 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
15 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
13 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2011
31 Aug 11 |  Football

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