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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Manchester City will make an audacious £35m offer for Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets in January.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

England boss Fabio Capello has been targeted for one huge final pay-day by big-spending Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor - on loan at Tottenham from Premier League rivals Manchester City - has declared his career at Etihad Stadium "over". "The love between myself and Manchester City is broken," he said.
Full story: Daily Mail

Italian giants AC Milan are keeping tabs on Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and could make a loan bid for the Spaniard, who has yet to find his best form at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing former England captain David Beckham. "If David wants to come to Tottenham, I'd welcome him with open arms," said the White Hart Lane boss.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

But Beckham's club, Los Angeles Galaxy, are trying to tempt the 36-year-old to stay in the United States by offering him a new one-year contract worth £5.6m.
Full story: Metro

Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes wants to leave the club in January after losing his place to summer signing Brad Friedel.
Full story: Daily Mirror Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish will make another attempt in January to persuade Rangers to part with midfielder Steven Davis. (the Sun)

Danny Wilson is a loan target for Championship outfit Leeds United as the Scotland defender continues to find himself out of the Liverpool first team. (Daily Record)

Scotland striker James McFadden will have talks with Wolves this week about a trial following long-term injury and his release by Birmingham City. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has hinted that Fernando Torres could be left out of their Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Full story: the Sun

Queens Park Rangers' boss Neil Warnock says he trusts midfielder Joey Barton not to do anything stupid when he makes his debut against former club Newcastle on Monday.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has broken his silence on the Gunners' deadline-day transfer spending. Manager Arsene Wenger brought in Mikel Arteta and Per Mertesacker but Kroenke admitted: "There's a risk of going backwards if you overreact and start throwing money around in an attempt to solve your problems."
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Harry Redknapp has revealed Spurs missed out on a £13m windfall for Giovani dos Santos in January. Italian side Udinese made the offer but the forward wanted to go to Sevilla, who tabled a much lower bid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The wife of Bolton captain Kevin Davies, Emma, has revealed that her husband has apologised to Tom Cleverley after his challenge left the United midfielder with ligament damage in his foot.
Full story: Daily Star

Sergio Aguero has vowed to do for Manchester City what Diego Maradona did for Napoli.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Andre Villas-Boas wants to see changes made to the way teams drop out of the Champions League and into the Europa League. The side finishing third in each group currently moves into Europe's second club competition, but Villas-Boas says that rewards failure.
Full story: Sky Sports

Argentina legend Diego Maradona appears to be well on the way to becoming a Manchester City fan following son-in-law Sergio Aguero's superb start to life in England. Maradona says the striker is finally "playing in a place that he deserves".
Full story: Metro

Former England footballer Trevor Steven was hauled from a river at the weekend after he rescued his dog from drowning.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell stormed ­furiously on to the pitch to confront supporters protesting against the way he runs the club following their 3-0 home defeat by Chesterfield.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
12 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
10 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
11 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
09 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
10 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2011
12 Sep 11 |  Football


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