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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Real Madrid are set to complete the £48m signing of Brazilian striker Neymar in January - and will make the teenager one of their highest-paid players.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City are to offer Tottenham the option of signing on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor in a permanent £10m deal in the summer, as City contemplate moves for Napoli duo Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik.
Full story: Metro

Blackburn plan to place a hefty £18m price tag on Canadian forward Junior Hoilett, whose contract expires at the end of the season, in the hope of averting interest from Tottenham and Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham target Casemiro will not be sold until after 2013, his club Sao Paulo have said after Inter Milan made an inquiry regarding the attacking midfielder.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal forward Gervinho wants Belgian midfield sensation Eden Hazard to leave Lille and join him at Arsenal.
Full story: the Sun

QPR are lining up an ambitious bid for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe. Hoops boss Neil Warnock will offer £8m for the England forward in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

Fulham and QPR are set to compete for out-of-favour Juventus striker Amauri in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.
Full story: talkSPORT

Doncaster boss Dean Saunders is keen to sign West Brom striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on loan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

England boss Fabio Capello will speak to the Football Association before deciding whether to include John Terry in his squad for the friendlies against Spain and Sweden.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Former Crystal Palace and Reading manager Steve Coppell is in talks to become the new Portsmouth boss, 15 months after announcing his retirement.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Huddersfield boss Lee Clark has emerged as the favourite to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as Leicester manager, and could cost the Foxes £300,000 in compensation.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, the Daily Mail reports that former Ipswich manager Roy Keane has been targeted to take over at the King Power Stadium.
Full story: Daily Mail

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has revealed he will quit his post if he is asked to change his team's style of play following a mediocre recent run.
Full story: talkSPORT

Hearts have told their top earners to find new clubs to resolve a cash crisis, with winger David Templeton already offered to Rangers for a cut-price £500,000 fee. (the Sun)

Unpaid Hearts players will lodge an official complaint with the Scottish Premier League against club owner Vladimir Romanov on Friday. (Daily Record)

Steve Lomas has agreed a contract until the summer of 2014 to be St Johnstone manager and will be unveiled by the Perth club this morning. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has changed his mind and would like his side's Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final against local rivals Ayr United played at Hampden Park and not Tynecastle. (Daily Record)

Both Scottish Communities League Cup semi-finals are almost certain to be played at Hampden Park when the Scottish Football League announced the venues within the next 24 hours. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Aaron Ramsey has upset Welsh football bosses after following Gareth Bale by posing in a Team GB Olympic shirt.
Full story: the Sun

Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent have unveiled a 30ft effigy of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, mimicking the striker's recent misfortune with an exploding firework inside his house. Last year the Kent-based group burned an effigy of Wayne Rooney.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham's turgid 0-0 draw with Bristol City was livened up by an appearance from reality TV star Amy Childs sporting a Hammers claret and blue shirt.
Full story: Metro



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