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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea have been told that Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Willian, 23, for whom they have already made a reported bid of £20m, will be available for £28m. Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have extended the contract of striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, 30, until 2013 - but the Russian remains available for transfer.
Full story: The Times [subscription required]

Bolton are hopeful of signing 27-year-old forward Ismael Bangoura from Arab side Al Nasr and boss Owen Coyle is trying to rush through a work permit for the Guinea international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are thought to be ready to enter the race for Brazil striker Leandro Damiao, 22, the subject of a £15m bid from Tottenham last summer, who is valued at £24m by his club Internacional.
Full story: Daily Mail

QPR's bid for Manchester City's Nedum Onuoha, which new boss Mark Hughes had hoped to finalise this week, has been complicated by interest from Everton.
Full story: Metro

West Brom have attempted to ward off interest from Fulham and West Ham by putting an £8m price tag on winger Peter Odemwingie.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, 21, has emerged as a surprise target for Tottenham, after impressing in the Welsh side's maiden Premier League campaign.
Full story: Metro

Lyon have expressed an interest in Tottenham's versatile defender Vedran Corluka, who is also wanted by Roma.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are reportedly keen to take 24-year-old Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci on loan with a view to a permanent move.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Greek giants Olympiakos want to sign Blackburn Rovers's Argentine playmaker Mauro Formica on loan until the end of the season. Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Reading, with funding from new Russian investor Anton Zingarevich, are ready to move for Doncaster striker Billy Sharp.
Full story: Daily Mail

Real Betis striker Jorge Molina is a £2m transfer target for Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Leeds have moved to hijack Rangers' bid for Estonian full-back Enar Jaager. (Scottish Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Television cameras captured Arsenal's Robin van Persie voicing his disbelief at Arsene Wenger's decision to sub winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the Gunners' 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United.
Full story: The Guardian

Out-of-favour Spurs midfielder Steven Pienaar is rumoured to be angered and seeking talks after the Londoners valued him at £6m, which could dissuade QPR from making a bid.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former West Ham team-mates Nigel Reo-Coker and Craig Bellamy reignited their feud during Bolton's win over Liverpool at the Reebok. Reo-Coker, whose ability was mocked by Bellamy when they played at Upton Park, announced he has "no respect" for the Welshman.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has backed £20m winger Stewart Downing to become an Anfield star. Full story: Liverpool Echo

Wes Brown has urged homesick team-mate Craig Gardner not to go back to Birmingham and settle in Sunderland.
Full story: Daily Express

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton has been told to sell his stars to save the Championship club.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

QPR captain Joey Barton may have upset former manager Neil Warnock but the Loftus Road faithful have afforded him a new song to celebrate his Twitter antics entitled: "He tweets what he wants."
Full story: Metro



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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
23 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
22 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
22 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
21 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
21 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
20 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
20 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
19 Jan 12 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
19 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Transfers - January 2012
01 Feb 12 |  Football


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