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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are set to make a move to sign PSV Eindhoven's Brazilian-born 15-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sir Alex Ferguson's side have also added Valencia left-back Jordi Alba to their list of transfer targets as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.
Full story: Metro

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean is ready to resurrect his bid to sign striker Vedad Ibisevic from Hoffenheim.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Lille playmaker Eden Hazard and Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen, who have been long-time Arsenal targets, are attracting strong interest from Tottenham.
Full story: Metro

Blackburn are also considering an ambitious move for Barcelona's Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos - younger brother of Tottenham's Giovani dos Santos.
Full story: Daily Mail

Spurs are preparing to offer Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero, 36, a chance to finish his career in the Premier League.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has dismissed rumours he will have to sell Darren Bent in the January transfer window as "utter nonsense".
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is lining up January bids for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga and FC Twente forward Luuk de Jong.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Manchester City and Chelsea are both chasing Ajax's £30m midfielder Christian Eriksen - with the Blues having already made a bid.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle are ready to go back in for £2m-rated Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell in January - but will face competition from West Bromwich Albion for the 27-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Derby are set to sign Mansfield's highly rated defender Tom Naylor, 20, on loan with a view to a permanent move in January despite interest from QPR, Leeds, Hull and Charlton.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic are evaluating a move for former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Boudewijn Zenden.
Full story: Press Association

OTHER GOSSIP

Fifa has insisted that England cannot wear poppies against Spain at Wembley - in case they one day meet Germany around the time of Remembrance Sunday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former England manager Steve McClaren says Fabio Capello knows the importance of having captain John Terry in his side.
Full story: talkSPORT

Nigel Pearson wants to return to Leicester City as manager - but compensation would have to be agreed with Hull.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart believes his side have to play better if they want to challenge for the Premier League title.
Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn boss Steve Kean says his players are fed up with the campaign to force him out of Ewood Park.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger called his team-mates "headless chickens" after they flopped at home to Swansea on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Meticulous secrecy measures ensured the naming of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand remained a shock to the manager - with only eight members of staff at Old Trafford being in on the plan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wealthy football fans from Aberdeen have been chartering a plane to follow Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie has admitted he doesn not read books - after being chosen as a "reading champion" by his local school. (Daily Record)



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
07 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
05 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
05 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
03 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
04 Nov 11 |  Scotland


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