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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Arsenal could sell Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott, Thomas Vermaelen and Andrey Arshavin next summer, rather than risk losing them on free transfers when their contracts expire in 2013.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham look set to battle it out with AC Milan to sign Spain international striker Alvaro Negredo.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is likely to end his career in the United States and is currently being tracked by Major League Soccer sides NY Red Bulls and LA Galaxy.
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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Brighton's highly-rated 19-year-old central defender Lewis Dunk.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City, Aston Villa and Fulham are also interested in Dunk, with each club considering making an offer in the January transfer window.
Full story: Footy Bunker

Manchester United are tracking 27-year-old Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Sunderland are ready to move for unattached striker James McFadden if he does not sign for Wolves, where he is currently training after leaving Birmingham in the summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Juventus are eyeing a move to sign Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov. The Serbia international's place in the City side is currently under threat following Gael Clichy's arrival.
Full story: talkSPORT

Former Manchester United target Adem Ljajic is being monitored by Everton, the midfielder having fallen out of favour with Serie A side Fiorentina.
Full story: talkSPORT

Everton are looking at taking Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson on loan from January for the second half of the season.
Full story: Footy Bunker

Former Portsmouth and West Ham manager Avram Grant is being linked with coaching Anzhi Makhachkala, the billionaire-backed Russian side.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Valencia's £5m-rated midfielder Daniel Parejo, and are lining up a move in January.
Full story: Metro

The Gunners are also set to renew interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila and will look to offer the Ligue1 side £15m using the remaining cash from the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. Full story: Footy Bunker

AC Milan are reportedly planning a move to sign Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart.
Full story: Caught Offside

Arsenal have reportedly signed 14-year-old Guim Laporta - the son of former Barcelona president Joan.
Full story: talkSPORT

West Brom have joined Celtic in weighing up a move for 19-year-old Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan, who has rejected a contract extension with Dundee United. (Daily Record)


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted he feels lucky to be alive after suffering concussion and a perforated eardrum when he fell to the ground motionless following a challenge with Norwich keeper John Ruddy last month.
Full story: the Sun

QPR defender Luke Young admits life at Aston Villa under Gerard Houllier was hell last season.
Full story: talkSPORT

Theo Walcott has revealed he has held a meeting with Arsene Wenger because he believes he can fire Arsenal back to form by playing as a striker, not a winger.
Full story: Metro

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers says he would have saved Chelsea millions if they had taken his advice and bought striker Fernando Torres five years ago.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez says that he is staying at St James' Park despite interest from Spanish and Italian clubs.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez says striker Franco Di Santo is good enough to play for Argentina alongside Lionel Messi.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld says the Championship side are good enough for the Champions League.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Scotland could have to play their crucial Euro 2012 double-header against Liechtenstein and Spain without midfielder Scott Brown, who has a persistent ankle injury, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned. (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will urge Scotland coach Craig Levein not to pick injury-plagued midfielder Scott Brown is his squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers. (Daily Mail)

Neil Lennon is set for crunch talks with Scotland coach Craig Levein as the Celtic manager has concerns over midfielder Scott Brown's fitness ahead of Euro 2012 qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Spain. (Daily Express)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic insists he wants to stay at Ibrox, despite being linked with a big-money move during the last transfer window. (Daily Mail)

The Scottish Football Association has stressed that its opposition to Scots taking part in Team GB's Olympic Games football team will not be relaxed for the women's squad, despite Arsenal forward Kim Little having made public her desire to play. (the Scotsman)


A Brazilian referee has become an internet sensation after he was caught diving during a league game between lower league sides Worker and Mirassol.
Full story: Metro

Blackburn hope staying in their lucky hotel in the north-east will help secure a sixth successive away win over Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
24 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
22 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
23 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
22 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
22 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
21 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
21 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
19 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
20 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2011
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