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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Roma will have to go head-to-head with Real Madrid in the race to sign Tottenham and England defender Kyle Walker.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City have stepped up their pursuit of 17-year-old Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia Under-21s midfielder Mateo Kovacic, dubbed the "Croatian Lionel Messi".
Full story: the Sun

AC Milan will offer to pay all of Carlos Tevez's £200,000-a-week wages to take the striker on loan from Manchester City in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he would bring Santos's Brazil international Neymar, 19, to Emirates Stadium if he were handed sufficient transfer funds.
Full story: Metro

Tottenham are believed to have offered Roman Pavlyuchenko to Marseille in a player-plus-cash deal for fellow striker Loic Remy, 24. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea will let midfielder Josh McEachran, 18, join Bolton on loan to smooth their move for £8m-rated defender Gary Cahill, 25.
Full story: the Sun

Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua are confident of signing Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in January.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Swansea City face a battle with Liverpool over the signing of 19-year-old Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly.
Full story: Daily Express

French defender Sylvain Distin, 33, is close to signing a one-year contract extension at Everton.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

Juventus are considering a £15m move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, having already offered the Blues £2m for team-mate and fellow centre-back Alex.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stuttgart and Serbia international midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic has said that being linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus is an 'honour'.
Full story: Bild (in German)

Meanwhile, Juve are believed to be lining up a January offer for Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 26.
Full story: talkSPORT

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes a healthy Premier League position can help entice new players to Molineux in January.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Blackburn owners Venky's are believed to be ready to back manager Steve Kean financially in the January transfer window - as well as doing their utmost to keep the club's star players.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Rovers may also look to move on fringe players such as defender Michel Salgado and midfielder Keith Andrews to generate funds for January signings.
Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR, Swansea and Wigan are in the running to sign Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano, 26, who has suggested he is open to a move abroad.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Former England captain David Beckham has ruled out a career in management after admitting that he did not enjoy his time as an assistant to England manager Fabio Capello at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Full story: Evening Standard

Ex-Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng - now at Bayern Munich - says he has no regrets about leaving the club in the summer.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Sunderland defender Wes Brown has backed new boss Martin O'Neill to bring back a "feel-good factor" to the Stadium of Light. Full story: Sunderland Echo

Wolves captain Roger Johnson will benefit from being dropped, manager Mick McCarthy insists.
Full story: Express & Star

West Brom defender Steven Reid has no plans to return to international football despite the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2012.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has said he is looking forward to seeing the 'new' Callum McManaman when the England Under-20s striker returns from his loan spell at Championship side Blackpool in January.
Full story: Wigan Evening Post

AND FINALLY

Manchester City frontman Mario Balotelli may be in sweet form on the field, but it seems his Christmas cake making skills could do with some polishing after he was defeated by marzipan icing and a little plastic Santa.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
06 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
06 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
05 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
05 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
04 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
04 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2011
26 Nov 11 |  Football


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