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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are planning a £7m swoop for Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Gunners are also pressing ahead with plans to sign Fiorentina's Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has labelled the ruling to force Manchester City to halve the fine imposed on striker Carlos Tevez as "a bit crazy".
Full story: talkSPORT

Napoli are the latest club to show interest in QPR playmaker Adel Taraabt, who admits he is "flattered" by the attention.
Full story: Metro

Valencia's 18-year-old striker Paco Alcacer, who is reportedly a target for Liverpool and Arsenal, is thought to be close to signing a new five-year deal which would include a 20m euros (£17.5m) buy-out clause.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Sunderland are considering a bid for Swiss side Sion's Ivory Coast striker Giovanni Sio in the January transfer window.
Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland are also keen to sign BK Hacken's Sweden Under-19 internationals Nikola Laden and Emilio Rossi - as are Everton.
Full story: talkSPORT

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has said he is ready to quit Tottenham and return to Brazil.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle have warned Liverpool that skipper Fabricio Coloccini is not for sale.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admits objections from fans persuaded him not to sign controversial striker El Hadji Diouf, who is a free agent and played under Allardyce at Bolton and Blackburn.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Leicester City's owners are considering a surprise management team consisting of Kevin Keegan and Huddersfield boss Lee Clark, who played under Keegan at Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke manager Tony Pulis says the club will "look after" striker Mamady Sidibe if he is forced to retire because of a damaged patella tendon.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling and winger Ashley Young face spells on the sidelines with a foot injury and a suspected broken toe respectively.
Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Everton are thought to be hopeful of agreeing a new deal with midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Full story: footybunker.com

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy claims rivals Manchester City are favourites for this season's Premier League title.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli cut a jovial figure during training, sporting a personalised snood with a picture of Nintendo cartoon character "Super Mario".
Full story: Metro



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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
29 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
27 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
26 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
26 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
26 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
25 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
25 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - October 2011
28 Oct 11 |  Football


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