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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea are preparing a £30m offer for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Full story: Daily Star

Sir Alex Ferguson will make a £20m January bid for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell as the Manchester United boss looks to settle a midfield crisis that has seen three of his main first team options sidelined with injuries.
Full story: Caught Offside

Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba is set to reject a chance to sign a new contract and open talks about a Bosman move to Inter Milan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, United are readying a bid for Roma contract rebel Daniele de Rossi.
Full story: Caught Offside

Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka could be heading to Roma in January, with his agent set to sit down with Spurs and sort out his future in the coming days.
Full story: Talk Sport

Spartak Moscow are ready to go head-to-head with Queens Park Rangers for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: Metro

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has rubbished rumours of David Villa being sold to Liverpool, Chelsea or Aston Villa.
Full story: Metro

Everon are chasing £500,000 French defender Yohan Tavares from Portuguese club Beira Mar.
Full story: the Sun

Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath is keen to sign Arsenal's Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky in January.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Sunderland will look to buy a striker in January after discovering they cannot recall Asamoah Gyan from his season-long loan at UAE club Al Ain.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has warned Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez not to put the money available at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the glory at stake at the San Siro.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he would love to bring Tevez to White Hart Lane - but concedes that a January move for the Blues outcast is unlikely.
Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Tevez has told Argentine magazine Gente he is fed up of travelling and will never be returning to England once he leaves City because he wants to play for Boca Juniors.
Full story: Gente (in Spanish)


West Brom defender Jonas Olsson has revealed he has reservations about extending his contract despite starting talks over a new deal.
Full story: Daily Express

The Baggies have earmarked £4m Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha as a replacement.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has made it clear in-form striker Steven Fletcher is not for sale.
Full story: Express and Star


Andy Carroll will pick up a £150,000 loyalty bonus from Liverpool next month despite making only 13 starts since his £35m move from Newcastle.
Full story: Daily Mail

Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and other stars of yesteryear dusted off their boots for a charity match in Hamburg that also involved current Premier League star Didier Drogba.
Full story: Metro

Brazilian striker Pottker got himself sent off for unsportingly competing for a drop-ball and then scoring for Figueirense, but the referee still allowed the goal.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
15 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
14 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
12 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Transfers - November 2011
26 Nov 11 |  Football

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