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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Reports in France claim the deal to take former England captain David Beckham to Paris Saint-Germain is "95% done".
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle and Stoke are set to battle it out to sign Coventry's 18-year-old defender Cyrus Christie.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea will have to compete with Inter Milan and Bayern Munich for the signature of 17-year-old River Plate winger Lucas Ocampos, who has been dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are poised to offer 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba a contract at Emirates Stadium if he fails to pen a new deal at Old Trafford.
Full story: Metro

Boca Juniors, striker Carlos Tevez's old club in Buenos Aires, are believed to want to sign the Manchester City outcast on loan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham look set to battle it out with AC Milan to sign 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Carlos Casemiro, who plays for Sao Paulo.
Full story: talkSPORT

Spurs defender Ledley King is to see a specialist on Tuesday amid fears the groin injury that forced him off against Newcastle will lead to yet another long lay-off.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Zenit St Petersburg have joined Manchester City in the chase to sign Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be planning a move for midfielders Yann M'Vila of Rennes and Sochaux's Marvin Martin.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Meanwhile, the Gunners' Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is rumoured to have instructed his agent to find him another club.
Full story: Footy-online

Everton, West Brom and Fulham are set to battle it out for the signature of 21-year-old Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield.
Full story: Daily Star

Spurs could offer goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes as part of a deal to lure Udinese keeper Zeljko Brkic, 25, to White Hart Lane.
Full story: Footylatest.com

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has ­described a bid to scrap promotion and relegation in the Premier League as "suicide".
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed he wants to stay at the club for "three or four" more years.
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists that being sidelined for six months has made him mentally stronger as a player.
Full story: Metro

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has insisted that the Magpies' great start to the season is down to the team's pride in wearing the shirt.
Full story: the Sun

QPR manager Neil Warnock believes Joey Barton's comments about team-mate Adel Taarabt were a "little bit out of order" and will speak to his captain about them. Barton told Absolute Radio after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn that the Morocco international needed to buck up his ideas.
(Press Association)

AND FINALLY

Tottenham defender William Gallas has been photographed visiting his former club Arsenal for a catch up with France international friends Bacary Sagna, Robert Pires and Gunners mascot Gunnersaurus.
Full story: Metro

New Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill has banned his players from Twitter and Facebook. Anyone using either site will be fined £1,000 per word.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fifa's medical chief Jiri Dvorak has revealed that contaminated meat in Mexico led to traces of the banned drug clenbuterol being found in urine samples given by more than 100 players at the Under-17 World Cup in June.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
18 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
17 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
17 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - October 2011
17 Oct 11 |  Football


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