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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol is reportedly interesting Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, but insists he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool are prepared to let midfielder Jonjo Shelvey leave on loan in a bid to kick-start his Anfield career.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton defender Gary Cahill could be in line for a stunning move to Barcelona. Pep Guardiola thinks Cahill could be a long- term replacement for Nou Camp veteran Carles Puyol.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that defender Thomas Vermaelen holds the key in tempting Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen to Emirates Stadium.
Full story: Daily Star

Paris St Germain look set to go head-to-head with Arsenal to sign Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Kaka.
Full story: talkSPORT

Former Blackburn forward El Hadji Diouf is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Premier League side Wigan and Championship club Doncaster.
Full story: the Guardian

Swansea are interested in signing former Arsenal frontman Nacer Barazite, who is in sparkling form for Austria Wien.
Full story: Metro

Fiorentina midfielder Alessio Cerci, who is believed to be a target for Manchester City, is now being tracked by Juventus.
Full story: talkSPORT

Brighton's teenage defender Lewis Dunk has already been looked at by Arsenal and Fulham - and now Chelsea are also monitoring his progress.
Full story: Metro

West Brom are believed to be monitoring the progress of Fiorentina winger Boadu Maxwell Acosty.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may look to bolster his strikeforce with a surprise £1m bid for Manchester United striker Michael Owen in January.
Full story: Caught Offside

Blackburn are being linked with a move for Celta Vigo's Spanish left-sided player Roberto Lago.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Lokomotiv Moscow president Olga Smorodskaya has denied that her club have opened talks with Spurs over a January switch for striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United have been given encouraging signs in their bid to land Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mateo Kovacic - the man dubbed 'the new Luka Modric'.
Full story: Metro
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor believes he and his team-mates have been "spurred on" this season by being written off as relegation candidates.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admits he is grateful to the club's fans for sticking by him as he looks to get on the goal trail again.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba took a break from Premier League duties by joining former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Full story: Daily Mail

Defender Sebastian Squillaci is back at training with Arsenal this week - for the first time since the club failed in their attempts to sell him in the transfer window.
Full story: Metro

England boss Fabio Capello is set to recall Shaun Wright-Phillips after witnessing the winger's new lease of life at QPR.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller insists the club have total trust in Craig Brown and has assured the under-fire manager he will not be sacked. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has criticised teenage midfielder Islam Feruz for leaving for Chelsea despite the Glasgow club fighting for the Somali-born Scottish youth international's asylum-seeking family to stay in Scotland. (Various)

Celtic are on a collision course with the South Korean Football Association after they called up defender Cha Du-Ri only weeks after an injury on international duty. (Various)

Rangers will not appeal against the two-match suspension handed to Steven Naismith following an elbow on Dunfermline Athletic defender Austin McCann. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has urged the Scottish Football Association not to single out Old Firm players for punishment in the new fastrack justic system that led to Steven Naismith being banned following an elbow caught on television cameras against Dunfermline. (Daily Express)

Dunfermline Athletic fans have accused the Scottish Premier League of stupidity for asking them to travel to Aberdeen for the first Friday night pilot game. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Portuguese striker Salvador Agra is recovering after being knocked unconscious during a game, and then dropped off a stretcher by Portuguese side Olhanense's bungling medical team.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
27 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
26 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
26 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
24 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
25 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
23 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
24 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2011
26 Sep 11 |  Football


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