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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has suffered a setback in his bid for fitness - prompting Arsene Wenger to order a move for Real Madrid's Esteban Granero.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool are interested in signing Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone. The 24 year-old, who is out until December following ankle sugery, has found Luka Modric, Sandro and Scott Parker all in front of him in the first-team pecking order.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are also keeping tabs on Inter Milan full-back Cristian Chivu - but face competition from Manchester City, according to Italian reports.
Full story: talkSPORT

Stoke are to hold talks with 21 year-old VVV Venlo striker Michael Uchebo over a potential move to the Britannia Stadium.
Full story: Daily Mail

Fulham are set for battle it out with Italian side Atalanta as they bid to sign winger Mervan Celik from Swedish team GAIS.
Full story: Daily Mirror

After acknowledging that Rio Ferdinand is no longer an automatic choice, Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.
Full story: Metro

Meanwhile, Manchester United target Mehdi Benatia has said: "I have signed a deal with Udinese but I think I will leave at the end of the season."
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle have joined the race for 20-year-old Argentine forward Facundo Ferreyra, who currently plays for Banfield.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has hit out at pundits who criticised Lionel Messi for a supposed goal drought last month, saying they were trying to "destabilise and harm" the Argentine star. Messi went three games without scoring before notching hat-tricks in successive games against Mallorca and Viktoria Plzen.
Full story: Marca

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says Carlos Tevez can play for the club again if the striker says sorry and apologises for the actions that have made him an outcast at the club.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has criticised his Bolton team-mates after their defeat to Swansea.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City will offer Tottenham a cut-price deal to turn Emmanuel Adebayor's loan into a permanent move in January.
Full story: the Sun

Spurs playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has warned Arsenal not to get carried away with their win over Chelsea, insisting Spurs are still the best team in north London.
Full story: Metro

Lille star Eden Hazard says Lionel Messi lacks the elegance of players like France legends Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini.
Full story: Inside Futbol

AND FINALLY

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere called on his Twitter followers to decide whether to let in his electrician - after the workman revealed a large Spurs tattoo.
Full story: Metro

Sheffield Wednesday chief Milan Mandaric has laughed off claims he could sell the club to a Playboy model, after Sybil Danning was linked with a takeover bid for the Owls.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
02 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
01 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
31 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
31 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
30 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
30 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
29 Oct 11 |  Gossip
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
Transfers - October 2011
31 Oct 11 |  Football


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