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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

AC Milan are ready to make a move to take Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on loan after struggling to come up with a financial package good enough to land Manchester City outcast Carlos Tevez.
Full story: Daily Mirror

But reports in Spain say La Liga side Malaga are ready to put in a £30m bid to bring the out-of-form Torres back to Spain.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United have identified 19-year-old Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen as their number one transfer target in January.
Full story: Caught Offside

Aston Villa face a battle with Fiorentina and Fortuna Dusseldorf as they look to clinch the signing of Swiss international midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta from Bayer Leverkusen.
Full story: talkSPORT

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is ready to put more pressure on Blackburn owners Venky's with an £8m bid for star winger Junior Hoilett, 21.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are launching a bid to sign Juventus forward Milos Krasic on loan in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool and Chelsea have been told to look elsewhere after River Plate insisted Argentine striker Lucas Ocampos, 17, is not for sale in January.
Full story: talkSPORT

Newcastle have entered the race for £10m-rated Ajax centre-back Jan Vertonghen.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle are monitoring Celtic's Victor Wanyama as they brace themselves for offers for midfielder Cheik Tiote. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be interested.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Fernando Torres has lifted the lid on his acrimonious departure from Liverpool, claiming on Spanish television that the club lied to him and that Liverpool's current American owners made false promises.
Full story: Daily Mail
Bolton and England defender Gary Cahill, a target for Chelsea and Spurs, admits he is having a tough time amid the transfer speculation.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Everton manager David Moyes walked out at half-time during ­Blackburn's defeat by Bolton on Tuesday because he was so disgusted by the abuse Rovers fans were aiming at his friend Steve Kean.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United's Norway Under-21 international Josh King could be heading back to Old Trafford after just two substitute appearances on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach because of injury.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Arsenal's Robin van Persie has revealed that he only watches his own club and Barcelona matches on TV, because he believes they are the only sides who play "beautiful football".
Full story: Metro



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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
22 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
20 Dec 11 |  Gossip
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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