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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Want-away Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is still hopeful his move to AC Milan can be resurrected.
Full story: the Independent

Chelsea are planning a £25m swoop for Lille playmaker Eden Hazard.
Full story: the Sun

But Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas insists Frank Lampard remains in his plans.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn have launched a surprise bid to steal Andy Johnson from under QPR's nose, and have lodged a formal bid with Fulham.
Full story: Metro

New QPR boss Mark Hughes wants to make Manchester City's Roque Santa Cruz - currently on loan at Real Betis - his first signing.
Full story: Daily Mirror

But Hughes is also eyeing a move for out-of-favour Fulham striker Bobby Zamora.
Full story: London Evening Standard

Rangers have identified Steven Pienaar and Tim Cahill as further potential signings this month.
Full story: the Times [subscription needed]

Brazilian defender Alex wants to join his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti at Paris Saint-Germain after snubbing a move across west London to QPR.
Full story: Daily Star

Newcastle are ready to make an improved offer for Manchester United's talented teenager Ravel Morrison after an initial £500,000 bid was turned down.
Full story: the Independent

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has made his opening move for Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha as the Reds look to seal a £10m deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar could be offered an escape route out of Tottenham by Russian giants CSKA Moscow.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton are close to completing a £2.6m move for New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream to replace Chelsea-bound Gary Cahill.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Championship leaders Southampton may offer up to £6m for Celtic striker Gary Hooper.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has made a £2m bid for 20-year-old Watford striker Marvin Sordell.
Full story: the Sun

And Japan striker Ryoichi Maeda is poised to join the Hammers after flying to London to train with the Championship club, according to a Japanese newspaper.
Full story: Nikkan Sports [in Japanese]

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson will offer David Cotterill a chance to revive his career after the Wales international was released by Swansea.
Full story: Daily Star

Rangers are lining up a move for Swedish midfielder Mervan Celik, for whom GAIS will be entitled compensation.
Full story: Daily Record

Estonian defender Enar Jaager, currently with Norwegian side Aalesunds, is another target for Ibrox manager Ally McCoist.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham forward Rafael van der Vaart believes they can force Manchester City to falter in the Premier League title race.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

But City midfielder Gareth Barry hit back by insisting his team have the inner resolve to ignore mind games.
Full story: Daily Express

Banned City skipper Vincent Kompany admits he is disgusted Liverpool's Glen Johnson was not sent off in Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final.
Full story: Daily Star

New Aston Villa striker Robbie Keane admits he could be sitting on an American beach - but his love for football brought him to Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley believes the revived Black Cats have nothing to fear when they take on stuttering Chelsea this weekend.
Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he is happy with striker Andy Carroll's work-rate, amid reports that he may return to Newcastle.
Full story: Independent

Wolves owner Steve Morgan has demanded an upturn in the club's results after a damning mid-term report.
Full story: the Times [subscription needed]

Port Vale have been hit by an injury-crisis ahead of their League Two match against Wimbledon - with only 13 players training this week.
Full story: Racing Post

AND FINALLY

Harry Redknapp has taunted Premier League title rivals Manchester City by claiming Spurs have not bought their success like the Blues.
Full story: the Sun

Fulham boss Martin Jol says if Mark Hughes had any real ambition he would have stayed at Craven Cottage.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
13 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
12 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
12 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
11 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
11 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2012
01 Feb 12 |  Football


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