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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Barcelona sent chief scout Albert Valentine to watch Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale in the victory at Fulham last weekend and are rumoured to be planning a £35m bid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly planning to revive his interest in Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente in the summer, a player he tried to sign during the close season.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal have entered the race to sign £8m-rated Rennes midfielder Tongo Hamed Doumbia.
Full story: Daily Mail

Midfielder Yann M'Vila, 21, who Arsenal made an unsuccessful bid for on transfer deadline day, says he is prepared to leave Rennes - but not until after Euro 2012.
Full story: Metro

Villarreal are keen to bring in teenage Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 18, on loan in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is thought to be considering a move for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha.
Full story: talkSPORT

Highly rated Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen has admitted he would prefer a move to Barcelona over Chelsea or Manchester United, both of whom have been monitoring his progress.
Full story: talkSPORT

Rangers are considering signing India international strikers Jej Lalpekhlua and Sunil Chettri in the hope of opening up a new market in the subcontinent. The duo will arrive in Glasgow before the end of the month for a trial with Ally McCoist's side. Full story: Daily Record


Newcastle chief executive Derek Llambias insists the club are not disrespecting tradition by changing the name of the stadium, but says they need to "move with the times."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Leading kit manufacturers Nike have given their support to the poppy appeal by embroidering the symbol into boots to be worn by Theo Walcott, Scott Parker and Ashley Cole for England's friendly against Spain on Saturday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea's record £50m signing Fernando Torres has admitted it has been more difficult for him to adapt to life in London than it was when he joined Liverpool, which he describes as "a more comfortable place".
Full story: Metro

The agent of Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia insists there has been no contact from Arsenal regarding a transfer and that the 24-year-old remains happy to stay in Lisbon.
Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham are hoping to score a famous hat-trick and sign the third footballing Ferdinand. Kane Ferdinand is the cousin of stars Rio and Anton, who both came through West Ham's famous youth academy. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is now ready with £500,000 bid for the Southend midfielder.
Full story: the Sun


Newcastle council have refused to pay for street signs to St James' Park to be changed to the stadium's highly controversial new name, the Sports Direct Arena.
Full story: Daily Mirror

A Yeovil Town fan's adaptation of the club's 2004 song "Yeovil True" for a best man's speech has become a hit on YouTube.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
11 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
10 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
09 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
09 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
08 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
08 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
07 Nov 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
07 Nov 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2011
11 Nov 11 |  Football

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