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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard says he will not leave Chelsea, and warns the club it would be a big mistake to get rid of too many senior players.
Full story: London Evening Standard

Meanwhile Gary Cahill's proposed move to Stamford Bridge could be jeopardised by his wage demands. Bolton and Chelsea have agreed a £7m transfer fee but the England defender has reportedly asked for £120,000 per week, the same salary as Ashley Cole, but some £50,000 per week higher than Chelsea's valuation.
Full story: Daily Express

Newcastle will not be making a move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll on loan - despite reports linking him with a move back to the club.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

However, the Magpies are believed to be tracking the progress of Brighton and England under-21 defender Lewis Dunk.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

QPR have added Scotland and Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor to their list of transfer targets.
Full story: Daily Mail

Galatasaray are ready to test Liverpool's resolve to hang on to forward Dirk Kuyt, as the Dutchman continues to battle for a place in Kenny Dalglish's new-look side.
Full story: Metro

Olympiakos and Marseille have joined French club Dijon in the bid to sign Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Serie A side Roma look set to offer midfielder Daniele de Rossi a bumper new deal in a bid to keep him out of the clutches of Manchester City.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal and Liverpool have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Lukas Podolski after the Cologne and Germany international striker stalled on talks over a new contract at the Bundesliga club.
Full story: Bild (in German)

Arsenal's next defender may herald from the Oman second division, with 24-year-old Saad al-Mukhaini offered a two-day trial this week.
Full story: The Times

Newcastle are believed to have been offered Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta on loan.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton could be ready to offer Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson a way out of Old Trafford.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Manchester United are ready to go head-to-head with Hamburg for FC Basel teenager Granit Xhaka, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson contemplates alternatives to Wesley Sneijder.
Full story: Metro

United are also believed to be watching CSKA Moscow and Russia international midfielder Alan Dzagoev, with Sir Alex Ferguson pondering a January move.
Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham are believed to have made a £10m approach for Argentina striker Maxi Lopez of Italian club Catania.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile Bolton boss Owen Coyle has denied making an approach for Fulham and England forward Bobby Zamora.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart says he will not be leaving White Hart Lane during the January transfer window.
Full story: Foxsports

Spurs have also not ruled out a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid playmaker Kaka.
Full story: Footybunker

The Lilywhites are considering a bid for West ham centre-back James Tomkins. The 22-year-old has already been the subject of two rejected bids from Newcastle, the last of which was thought to be around £2.5m.
Full story: Daily Mail

One player likely to leave White Hart Lane is Steven Pienaar, who is expected to go out on loan for the remainder of the season. Pienaar is thought to favour a return to Everton, but Sunderland and Aston Villa are also interested.
Full story: The Times

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish is planning a £6m bid to bring Celtic's Ki-Sung Yueng to Aston Villa.
(Daily Record)


Arsenal's attempts to field Thierry Henry in a reserve fixture on Wednesday have been scuppered as they are still to receive the necessary paperwork from his club New York Red Bulls regarding the two-month loan deal. The 34-year-old is now expected to make his second Arsenal debut as a substitute in Monday's FA Cup tie with Leeds.
Full story: The Sun

Norwich striker Steve Morison believes QPR midfielder Joey Barton can have few complaints over his controversial red card, as Rangers appeal against the decision.
Full story: Eastern Daily Press

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he has no intention of leaving Old Trafford.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has insisted none of his star names is up for sale in January.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Everton captain Phil Neville believes the Toffees can still clinch a European spot this season.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

Computer giants Apple are showing an interest in joining the battle for the next set of live Premier League TV rights when the tender goes out before the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mail


Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny hit trendy nightclub Mahiki with his injured team-mate Jack Wilshere, just hours after taking the blame for conceding a soft goal in the Gunners' 2-1 reverse at Fulham.
Full story: Metro

Rangers players were sent home from training on Tuesday after storms ripped eight panels off the roof of their indoor pitch at the Auchenhowie base.
(Daily Record)

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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
02 Jan 12 |  Gossip
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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