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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is ready to test Tottenham with a £10m offer for unsettled striker Jermain Defoe, 29.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has offered Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez a lifeline after Alexandre Pato turned down a £29m move to PSG last week. AC Milan hoped to use the money from the sale of Pato to the French club to fund a move for the Manchester City and Argentina striker, but now Ancelotti could pounce instead.
Full story: the Times (subscription required)

However, AC Milan have not given up on their pursuit of 27-year-old Tevez, according to his agent Kia Joorabchian.
Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to swoop for Tottenham's 22-year-old striker Giovani dos Santos in a £4m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov is to hold transfer talks with Bayer Leverkusen, while Bayern Munich and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are also interested in the 30-year-old. Full story: Sky Sports

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 18, says he will have to consider going out on loan next season if he fails to get more first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: ESPN

Manchester City are set to finalise the £3.5m signing of 15-year-old Real Madrid striker Jose Angel Pozo. He will sign a five-year deal on 15 March, his 16th birthday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are targeting a January move for 22-year-old Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair.
Full story: Caughtoffside

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is seemingly still keen on Marseille's £15m rated French forward Loic Remy, 25, after jetting out to see him score twice for his side in their 2-0 win over Lille.
Full story: the Sun

Bolton boss Owen Coyle has confirmed the move to get United States defender Tim Ream in from New York Red Bulls is at an advanced stage after the player spent a successful week at the club.
Full story: MEN

Estonian right-back Enar Jaager, 27, jetted into Glasgow determined to land the biggest deal of his life at Rangers. The 84-capped defender is a free agent after spending last season with Norwegian side Aalesunds.
Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has leapt to the defence of top-flight referees, claiming they are doing a good job in the face of growing scrutiny.
Full story: talkSPORT

Former Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher believes the club's youngsters proved their critics wrong by defeating Fulham 3-1 - despite being down to 10 men.
Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher fears his team's disappointing form at home is ruining their chances of finishing in the top four.
Full story: the Sun

Thierry Henry was involved in an altercation with an Arsenal supporter when the players went across to applaud their followers after the final whistle of their defeat at Swansea City on Sunday. It is understood the on-loan forward took exception to criticism of the players, appearing to make a 'yapping' gesture at the fan with his left hand and pointed as if to invite the individual to address him on the pitch. Full story: The Guardian

AND FINALLY

On-loan Wolves midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong delighted Arsenal fans by pole-axing Tottenham ace Rafael van der Vaart when he fired a ball into his face from point-blank range. The term "Frimponged" quickly started trending on social networking site Twitter.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
16 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
15 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
15 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
14 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
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Transfers - January 2012
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