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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Tottenham are set to go head-to-head with QPR to snap up former England captain David Beckham, 36, when his contract at LA Galaxy expires in November.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp wants to help Beckham achieve his dream of playing for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics by signing him in January.
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are locked in a battle with Italian side AC Milan to sign Ajax's teenage midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are also reportedly keeping tabs on 18-year-old Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha this season, with a view to a possible transfer next summer.
Full story: footybunker.com

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has reportedly not given up in his efforts to sign Fiorentina midfielder Alessio Cerci after he failed to land him over the summer.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal look set to lose out on signing Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, after his agent, Giovanni Branchini, confirmed that he would like to pledge his long-term future to the Italian club.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is eyeing a swoop for QPR striker Rob Hulse when he recovers from a knee injury. Hulse has been left out of the R's 25-man Premier League squad and is believed to be open to a switch to the Championship.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona officials are reportedly in Brazil to discuss a January transfer move for Santos striker Neymar.
Full story: talkSPORT

Stoke defender Danny Pugh, 28, has been offered the chance to rejoin his former club Leeds on loan after being left out of City's 25-man Premier League squad.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed he was priced out of transfer deadline-day swoops for midfielders Daniele de Rossi and Fernando Gago.
Full story: the Sun

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas claims he has called off the club's hunt for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric. Spurs fought to keep Modric and managed to stave off Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
Full story: talkSPORT

Villas-Boas has also warned striker Fernando Torres that he faces being dropped if his goal drought starts to damage Chelsea's title aspirations.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, 23, insists he must improve quickly if he is to stand any chance of staying at Old Trafford.
Full story: the Guardian

QPR defender Luke Young, 32, has claimed he quit playing for England because manager Fabio Capello treated him poorly.
Full story: the Sun

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has claimed he has turned down jobs all over the world as he awaits his return to football management.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa defender Paul McGrath has embarked on a pop career, releasing a music video to go with his cover version of the Byrds' track Goin' Back.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
09 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
07 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
08 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
07 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
07 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2011
08 Sep 11 |  Football


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