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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool look set to win the race to sign South American Universitario striker Andy Polo.
Full story: talkSPORT

Hamburg have stolen a march on a host of Premier League sides, including Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City in the race for Basle midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea look set to battle it out with Arsenal and Liverpool to sign Lille winger Eden Hazard.
Full story: Caught Offside

Fulham face competition from Atletico Madrid in their bid to land Ajax striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has joined the race to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson expects to be sold in January. The right-back does not think manager Alan Pardew will offer him a new contract beyond the 18 months he currently has left.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel's agent has played down talk of a possible move to Manchester United.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City and Tottenham are vying to sign Brighton's £5m-rated defender Lewis Dunk.
Full story: Daily Star

OTHER GOSSIP

The Football Association is expected to interview Patrice Evra in the next 24 hours as the governing body steps up its investigation into the race row involving the Manchester United defender and Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
Full story: the Times (subscription)

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has reportedly been offered a treble-your-money pay rise at Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Mail

England coach Fabio Capello will select Wayne Rooney for Euro 2012, even if the Manchester United striker misses the entire group phase.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City Sergio Aguero has denied sparking a tunnel brawl on Tuesday night by taunting Villarreal players about his last-gasp winner.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Goalkeeper Petr Cech's long-term future at Chelsea has been thrown into doubt - by the Blues' 19-year-old rookie stopper. Thibaut Courtois says the club have fears over the fitness of Cech.
Full story: the Sun

Wigan's highly-rated assistant manager Graeme Jones is believed to be wanted by St Johnstone to replace Bristol City-bound boss Derek McInnes.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are giving away 1,500 tickets for their Europa League game against Rubin Kazan to local tradesmen and businesses worst affected by August's London riots.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Strictly Come Dancing's Robbie Savage combined his two passions for dance and football with a performance in front of Derby fans with dance partner Ola Jordan.
Full story: Metro

After being battered by the Delapidator, Stoke's opponents can now expect to be blasted by the Shottgun. Rory Delap's throw-ins are one of the most feared weapons in the Premier League, and Potters manager Tony Pulis has now identified Ryan Shotton to take over siege-gun duty from the veteran midfielder when Delap eventually calls it a day.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have been stretched to the limit with an entire team on the sidelines, undergoing treatment - or Pilates classes. Brad Friedel, the 40-year-old goalkeeper, introduced weekly sessions of Pilates and yoga when he joined the club in the summer.
Full story: the Times (subscription)



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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
20 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
20 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
19 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
19 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
18 Oct 11 |  Gossip
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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