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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Real Madrid have told Chelsea they can sign their out-of-favour Brazilian midfielder Kaka for a cut-price £22m.
Full story: Metro

However, Milos Krasic is thought to be the major transfer target for the Blues, and the 27-year-old has been told he is not part of coach Antonio Conte's plans at Juventus.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham are determined to tie Luka Modric down to a new contract, which would exceed their usual wage structure and be worth around £100,000 per week, in a bid to finally end interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Full story: Metro

Spurs are also thought to be keen to sell fringe midfielders Steven Pienaar and Niko Kranjcar to raise funds for new acquisitions at White Hart Lane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, wants to shake up the Premier League title race with one massive signing next month.
Full story: the Sun

Inter Milan are thought to be ready to sell Wesley Sneijder, a long-term target for Manchester United, to raise funds for rebuilding their squad.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona are allegedly planning a bid for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, according to reports.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Under-pressure Bolton boss Owen Coyle is keen to recruit at least three players in the January transfer window, with US international defender Tim Ream, from MLS side New York Red Bulls, thought to be on his list.
Full story: Bolton News

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who said recently that he wants to end his career at the Nou Camp, has revealed he would like to return to Arsenal.
Full story: Metro

Reports from Germany suggest Bayer Leverkusen are considering a move for their former striker, Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Aston Villa are pondering a move for former Rangers and Newcastle defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, currently with Panathinaikos, reports have suggested.
Full story: insidefutbol.com

Fulham are lining up Nottingham Forest and Wales full-back Chris Gunter, the former Spurs player, who is also wanted by Blackburn and Norwich.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Blackburn owners Venky's have given assurances that they will continue to fund the club next season, regardless of which division Rovers find themselves in.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has begun talks over a new contract, worth a reported £5m a year, which would make him the Premier League's highest paid boss.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas admits it will be "very difficult" for his team to win the Premier League after the 1-1 draw with Fulham kept them in fourth place.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says he will not be tempted to sell Darren Bent in the January transfer window in a bid to raise funds for other signings.
Full story: Express & Star

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed 2012 will be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's breakthrough year.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham hopes to return from a knee injury for the New Year's Day match with Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Stoke manager Tony Pulis admits he will never be popular with all the club's supporters.
Full story: Stoke Sentinel

AND FINALLY

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini deflected talk of a move for Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi by saying he would also like to sign Lionel Messi.
Full story: Metro

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has booked American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to play his New Year's Eve bash on St Barts.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
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27 Dec 11 |  Scotland
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Thursday's Scottish gossip
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