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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Benfica's Argentina international midfielder Nicolas Gaitan is in talks with Manchester United over a £25m move, according to his agent.
Full story: Metro

The Old Trafford club are also believed to be keen on Independiente forward Patricio Rodriguez but Benfica, Udinese and Marseille have also shown interest.
Full story: Daily Mail

QPR are lining up a shock move for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are preparing a £30m bid for Lille's Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard in January, with Roberto Mancini hoping to beat Arsenal in the race to land the sought-after star.
Full story: talkSPORT

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy wants to sign Stoke frontman Kenwyne Jones in a bid to boost his strike force.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea's young midfielder Josh McEachran has been told he can go out on loan in January, in order to help his development. Aston Villa, Bolton, Swansea City and Fulham are all interested.
Full story: the Guardian

The Stamford Bridge side are also set to clinch the £7m signing of Bolton's Gary Cahill in January. Wanderers have agreed to sell the England defender, rather than lose him for nothing when his contract expires in June.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea have reportedly agreed a £100,000 deal to sign Cliftonville striker Rory Donnelly, who had been in talks over a move to Liverpool.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham are monitoring Shrewsbury's Connor Goldson, a 19-year-old who can play on the right side or in the centre of defence.
Full story: The Sun

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is unlikely to let Jake Livermore go out on loan during January. The 21-year-old midfielder is wanted by several top-flight clubs but Redknapp wants to keep him as cover, although winger Andros Townsend is expected to have another loan move.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Manchester City's Swedish U-21 international striker John Guidetti. The 19-year-old is impressing during a loan spell at Feyenoord, with 11 goals in 12 games.
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Iceland midfielder Eggert Jonsson is poised to move to Wolves after Hearts accepted a £250,000 bid from the English top-flight outfit. (Daily Express)

Eggert Jonsson has agreed a January move to Wolves after Hearts accepted an offer from the Barclays Premier League club for the Iceland midfielder. (the Sun)

Celtic will have to step up their pursuit of Senegal international Baba Diawara with French club Sochaux poised to table a £3m offer for the Maritimo striker. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen and Ipswich Town could thwart Pat Fenlon's hopes of making Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle his first signing as Hibernian manager. (the Sun)

Sligo Rovers have confirmed that Hibernian want striker Eoin Doyle, but the League of Ireland runners-up are desperate to hold on to the 23-year-old. (Daily Record)


Blackburn's owners are bidding to bring back Mark Hughes as manager - and tempt him with a massive bonus to keep Rovers in the Premier League.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Current Rovers boss Steve Kean is expected to be dismissed "imminently" after the 2-1 home defeat against Bolton that leaves the club on the bottom of the Premier League table.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is rumoured to be in line to take over as the manager of the South Korea national team in the new year.
Full story: Metro

Hearts have moved a step closer to abandoning Tynecastle after City of Edinburgh Council backed their view that redeveloping the stadium is not an option. (Daily Mail)


Newcastle scout Peter Beardsley was left red-faced on Monday night after making the 600-mile round trip to London to watch Wilfried Zaha - only to discover the Crystal Palace youngster was suspended.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
21 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
20 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
20 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2011
26 Nov 11 |  Football

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