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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Luka Modric is reportedly having doubts about signing a new contract at Spurs, as he fears manager Harry Redknapp will leave at the end of the season. Full story: Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says skipper Robin van Persie is refusing to discuss a new deal as the striker enters the final year of his contract.
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United face a fight to hold on to French youngster Paul Pogba, whose is coming to the end of his contract. Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton manager David Moyes has sent scouts to watch Bosnian international striker Vedad Ibisevic play for German side Hoffenheim. Full story: Daily Mirror

CSKA Moscow's Seydou Doumbia has emerged as Tottenham's top target for the January transfer window and boss Harry Redknapp is ready to use Roman Pavlyuchenko as part of a swap deal. Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says he is yet to see the so-called genius of team-mate Adel Taarabt. "I don't know whether it's because he does not work hard enough or whether he tends to sulk," Barton said.
Full story: the Sun

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said he was furious with West Brom's Paul Scharner for winding up his players by revealing a T-shirt which had a Baggies emblem on it to celebrate the 2-0 win on Sunday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam rejects claims that he dived for the free-kick awarded to the Reds that led to Steven Gerrard's opener in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.
Full story: the Sun

QPR boss Neil Warnock believes a dressing room source is responsible for tipping off a supporter about his team selection, which ended up on a fans website. "It is possibly a player who is probably not wanted," said Warnock.
Full story: Daily Express

Wayne Rooney will get a helping hand in his appeal against his three-match ban for England from the Montenegro defender who he kicked.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

An unnamed Premier League club has tested the DNA of its players to determine who is most prone to injury. Full story: Daily Mirror

Mario Balotelli has volunteered to be put in charge of planning Manchester City's Christmas party. Full story: Metro



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
17 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
15 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
14 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
14 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
12 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
12 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Transfers - October 2011
14 Oct 11 |  Football


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