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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea have made a £30m move for Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery after being frustrated by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's tough stance over Luka Modric. Full story: the Sun

Chelsea have agreed a £20m deal to sign Porto wing-back Alvaro Pereira.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are preparing to break their transfer record with a £25m bid for French international Yann M'Vila, the 21-year-old Rennes holding midfielder. Full story: Goal.Com

Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik could be on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's wish list, according to reports, as the Gunners seek to try to replace Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Full story: Caught Offside

Wenger has also reportedly enquired about Everton's Mikel Arteta and Marouane Fellaini as the rumours surrounding transfers at Arsenal reach fever pitch.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have emerged as favourites to sign Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill after Arsenal pulled out of the running, and the Lilywhites are planning to offer cash plus Sebastien Bassong and David Bentley, although the Trotters are thought to want a cash-only deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, a long-term target for Tottenham, is thought likely to join AC Milan on a season-long loan instead.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham and Fulham are monitoring Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari, according to reports.
Full story: Caught Offside

Fulham have agreed a £10.6m fee with FC Twente for Bryan Ruiz and signed up Marseille striker Andre Pierre Gignac on a season loan. Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke could turn their attention to Liverpool striker David N'gog if Spurs forward Peter Crouch continues to reject their attempts to bring him to the Britannia Stadium.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are rumoured to be planning a bid for Tottenham's Croatian duo Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar.
Full story: Caught Offside

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish could be prepared to negotiate a swap deal with Chelsea for midfielder Raul Meireles, but only if striker Daniel Sturridge and not former player Yossi Benayoun is the player to move to Anfield.
Full story: Metro

QPR boss Neil Warnock is trying to wrap up a £10m deal for Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. Full story: The Sun

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is poised to sign Birmingham's Chilean forward Jean Beausejour in a £3.5m deal. Full story: Daily Mirror

German club Freiburg are thought to have demanded £13m for striker Papiss Demba Cisse, reportedly wanted by both Newcastle and Fulham.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn are rumoured to be favourites to sign Birmingham defender Scott Dann, despite interest from other Premier League clubs.
Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

An Arsenal supporters' group named 'Where Has Our Arsenal Gone?' have paid for a billboard near Emirates and are planning a protest to the club's board at the match against Swansea on Saturday week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal's new striker Chu Young-Park has described his move as a 'dream' after completing his £3m switch from Monaco.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Lille fans are so annoyed at Arsenal's poaching Chu Young Park that they've started a petition to ditch the Gunners as their marquee friendly opponents to open their new stadium next summer.
Full story: Metro

Samir Nasri says he left Arsenal for Manchester City at right time as former club can no longer compete for titles. Full story: Daily Telegraph



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
31 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
30 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
29 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
29 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
27 Aug 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
28 Aug 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2011
31 Aug 11 |  Football


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