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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester United are interested in signing Newcastle striker Demba Ba but the club are yet to make an official approach, according to a member of the player's management team.
Full story: IB Times

Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard could end his career back at his first club West Ham.
Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes' return followed failed attempts to bring Chelsea's Frank Lampard to Old Trafford.
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Olympiakos right-back Vasilis Torosidis, 26, is being considered for a move to Mancheter United.
Full story: Daily Mail

Owen Coyle's Bolton have made a surprise swoop on Lancashire neighbours Blackburn for midfielder Junior Hoilett.
Full story: Bolton News

Meanwhile, Rovers manager Steve Kean says nothing should be read into the absence of Rovers' in-demand stars in the FA Cup on Saturday - as he looks to add new faces before their match against Fulham this weekend.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Stoke are giving a trial to Dutch Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo striker Michael Uchebo, who is known as the Nigerian Peter Crouch. At 6ft 8in, Uchebo is even taller than the England international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are believed to be planning a move for Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 26.
Full story: talkSPORT

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is going nowhere this month, despite continued speculation linking him with Arsenal.
Full story: Sky Sports

Mario Gotze has dealt a blow to his Premier League suitors by saying he may extend his Borussia Dortmund contract.
Full story: The Sun

Striker Daniel Sturridge, 22, has alerted Premier League rivals as Chelsea stall on securing his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea target Hulk will not force a move away from Porto in the January transfer window - although his agent has hinted that a summer move for less than his £83m release clause could be a possibility.
Full story: Metro

Tottenham defender William Gallas says he has turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is believed to ready to make a £30m bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Full story: Caught Offside


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists he did not wave an imaginary red card to help get Manchester City's Vincent Kompany sent off.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected an approach from the Welsh FA to install Ryan Giggs as national team manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Nemanja Vidic is staying at Manchester United - and the defender's agent says the chances of him leaving are as likely as Lionel Messi quitting Barcelona.
Full story: talkSPORT

Mark Hughes has told QPR he needs £30m to pull them clear of relegation and chase a list of targets headed by Aston Villa's Darren Bent and Chelsea's Didier Drogba.
Full story: Daily Express

The German Football Association's general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach is believed to be eager to rebuild bridges with former Germany captain Michael Ballack. The 35-year-old lost his place in Germany's 2010 World Cup squad due to injury and was later informed he was no longer in the plans of manager Joachim Loew.
Full story: Bild (in German)


Full story: The Sun

There's Only One Thierry Henry.
Full story: Daily Mirror

King Henry The Second.
Full story: Daily Express

Va-Va Boom.
Full story: Daily Mail

Still Got It.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Henry back in the old routine.
Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Henry revels in dream return.
Full story: The Guardian

Henry cements legend with winner over Leeds.
Full story: The Independent


Former England captain David Beckham was all smiles when he met striker Mario Balotelli at Etihad Stadium during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday but, after the polite exchange, the 36-year-old seemed to wipe his nose with a City shirt.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
10 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
09 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
09 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
07 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
08 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
07 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
07 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
06 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
06 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2012
01 Feb 12 |  Football

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