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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Serie A giants Inter Milan are plotting a shock January raid for Bolton and England defender Gary Cahill.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea and Inter Milan have entered the race to sign Lille's £40m-rated winger Eden Hazard. Arsenal are interested in the 20-year-old, while Liverpool and Manchester City are also watching him.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has hinted at a move away from Stamford Bridge unless he starts getting more playing time.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are in the running to sign FC Dallas defender George John.
Full story: the Sun

Marseille are eyeing a move to sign Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh when the January transfer window opens.
Full story: talkSPORT

Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's defender Samuel Inkoom says he is on the verge of sealing a shock switch to Liverpool in January.
Full story: Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to revive his interest in experienced Marseille midfielder Lucho Gonzalez in January. Full story: Inside Futbol

The Gunners are also keeping tabs on £12m-rated Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa, who plays for Dutch side VVV Venlo. Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City have made a dramatic climbdown over manager Roberto Mancini's claims that Carlos Tevez refused to play against Bayern Munich. Mancini's evidence is believed to show that he is the only person on the bench that night sticking to the story that Tevez refused to play.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could lead the Great Britain Olympic football team if he does not go to Euro 2012 with England. David Beckham, Michael Owen, Ryan Giggs and Joe Cole are also being mentioned as players who could fill the three over-23 berths in the 18-man squad.
Full story: the Guardian

England manager Fabio Capello has had Joe Cole watched at his last two games for Lille as he considers handing the midfielder an international recall.
Full story: Daily Star

Ryan Giggs will miss the Manchester derby on Sunday after the Manchester United midfielder was ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Full story: Times (subscription required)

Controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli insists he has turned over a new leaf and his bad-boy days are behind him.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool owner John W Henry has held clear-the-air talks with Bolton chairman Phil Gartside in an effort to defuse a row between the clubs which was sparked by Reds managing director Ian Ayre.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham defender Danny Rose is willing to go out on loan to gain more first-team experience.
Full story: the Sun

Defender Branislav Ivanovic says Chelsea's players never doubted striker Fernando Torres would come good.
Full story: Metro

Former Arsenal manager George Graham believes Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin has been a poor buy for the Gunners and has questioned his commitment to Arsene Wenger's side.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand will be an honorary captain for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their NFL match against Chicago Bears at Wembley - three hours after playing in the Manchester derby on Sunday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Mason Bennett could become Derby's youngest-ever player on Saturday. The striker is just 15 years old and is in the squad for their Championship match against Middlesbrough. Rams boss Nigel Clough said: "We wanted to take him with us to Reading [on Tuesday], but we were mindful that he had to be in at school nice and early the following day!"
Full story: Daily Mirror



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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
Transfers - October 2011
20 Oct 11 |  Football


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