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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City look set to miss out on the signing of midfielder Daniele De Rossi, as the 28-year-old is set to agree a five-year contract extension at Roma.
Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson has emerged as a shock target for Arsenal, with the 27-year-old believed to be keen on a move to the capital.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Gunners have been alerted to the availability of Lyon full-back Aly Cissokho after Arsene Wenger confirmed his intention to recruit defensive cover. Manchester City's out-of-favour left-back Wayne Bridge is not expected to join them because of previous injury concerns and his £90,000 weekly wage.
Full story: Metro

Manchester United are monitoring CSKA Moscow's 21-year-old Russian international midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who has been dauntingly likened in playing style to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Full story: Caughtoffside

Aston Villa are interested in making a move for Steven Pienaar, who has struggled to get games for Spurs this season. They will face competition for the midfielder's signature from Everton and Sunderland.
Full story: Daily Mail

Juventus are chasing the signature of Chelsea defender Alex, who is thought to prefer a return to Santos, after being told he can leave Stamford Bridge.
Full story: talkSPORT

Or Alex is keen on a move to Queens Park Rangers and will hold talks with the club on Tuesday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Juventus are now leading the race to sign Liverpool target Gaston Ramirez. The Italian giants are said to have already made a bid for the attacking midfielder, who currently plays for Bologna.
Full story: Footybunker

West Ham are keen to take versatile Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka on loan for the remainder of the season.
Full story: The Sun

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has opened the bidding for Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard with a £1m offer but it will not be enough to secure his signature.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas reportedly said nothing to midfielder Frank Lampard, who scored the winning goal at Wolves, either after the match or on the coach home.
Full story: The Sun

The Daily Mail report that Joey Barton is likely to face an FA charge for accusing Bradley Johnson of 'conning' the officials after he was sent-off on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former England manager Steve McClaren could be set for a return to FC Twente, the team he led to the Dutch title in 2010.
Full story: Les Rosbifs

Spurs playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has dismissed any speculation about his future, saying that "nobody wants to leave Spurs now".
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea insists he can "equal or even surpass" Edwin van der Sar's achievements at the club, despite a series of errors at the start of his career at Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Star

Federico Macheda agreed to join QPR on loan on the advice of his Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand, whose brother Anton plays for the club.
Full story: Metro

AND FINALLY

Thierry Henry may not have formally completed his loan move to Arsenal but a photograph of him in his kit somehow appeared on the club's official website.
Full story: Metro

Bradley Johnson has had his say on the Joey Barton red card row - after a picture emerged on Twitter of him at the World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace holding up a sign reading: "Barton your breath stinks".
Full story: Daily Mirror

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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
03 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
01 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
02 Jan 12 |  Scotland
New Year's Day gossip column
31 Dec 11 |  Gossip
New Year's Day Scottish gossip
01 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2012
01 Feb 12 |  Football


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