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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea believe they can beat Inter Milan to Manchester United's 18-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba, who will soon be out of contract and has rejected a new deal, with a bid of around £3m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is plotting a move to bring Napoli's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 24, to Anfield before the end of the transfer window.
Full story: Footybunker

Tottenham are holding transfer talks with Sao Paulo about Brazil Under-20 defender Bruno Uvini. Full story: Daily Mail

West Brom want Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, 28, on loan from Stuttgart with a view to a permanent move.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham manager Martin Jol is looking to bolster his midfield with a move for 25-year-old Colombian Carlos Sanchez from French side Valenciennes.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea have not given up in their attempts to sign Ajax's 23-year-old defender Gregory van der Wiel. Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham striker Andy Johnson, 30, has attracted attention from Russian club Rubin Kazan and Turkish side Galatasaray.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are considering offering Bolton Wanderers' 34-year-old striker Kevin Davies a permanent deal in order to clinch his move to the Stadium of Light.
Full story: Sunderland Echo

Meanwhile, rivals Newcastle have made an improved offer for Watford defender Adrian Mariappa after a £2m bid was rejected.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney's 21-year-old brother John has left the New York Red Bulls to sign for Orlando City.
Full story: Sports Illustrated

Manager David Moyes's search for a striker to revive Everton's season has led to an enquiry about taking 27-year-old Guillaume Hoarau on loan from Paris St-Germain.
Full story: the Guardian

Moyes is also chasing Greek Under-21 defender Kostas Monolas, as he attempts to solve his defensive dilemma.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

Swiss international right-back Scott Sutter , 25, is closing in on a move from Young Boys of Bern to Blackburn Rovers.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Celtic have made a move to sign Real Betis striker Jorge Molina with the Spanish club looking for a transfer fee of £5m.
Full story: the Sun

Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign Polish forward Pawel Broznek on loan from Trabzonspor.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pleaded for calm ahead of their FA Cup match with Manchester United at Anfield.
Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt says that after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup, Manchester United are next on their Anfield hit-list.
Full story: Daily Mirror

And Liverpool will be boosted by the news that Manchester United's Wayne Rooney could miss their FA Cup clash with an ankle injury.
Full story: the Times (subsciption required)

Referee Martin Atkinson will definitely miss the game, after pulling out because of illness. It is now almost 11 months since Atkinson took charge of a Manchester United game, after he was fiercely criticised by Sir Alex Ferguson after United's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.
Full story: the Times (subsciption required)

Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand will spend £30,000 on extra security ahead of his side's highly charged FA Cup match against Chelsea on Saturday.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal's 18-year-old star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has played himself into Fabio Capello's England squad, according to a source close to the Italian.
Full story: Daily Star

Nedum Onuoha says the Mark Hughes-factor convinced him to seal his £2.5m switch from Manchester City to Queens Park Rangers.
Full story: Metro

Real Madrid will look to prise Arsene Wenger away from Arsenal if the side, also known as Los Blancos, continue to lose to Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Express

Unsettled Blackburn defender Christopher Samba says he cannot give 100% for the club if he is forced to stay - and has hit out at the club's owners Venky's, claiming they were not honest with him.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Liverpool bosses watched a fake Stewart Downing video when they were scouting the England international before his £20m move from Aston Villa in the summer. Full story: Birmingham Mail

Rwandan president Paul Kagame says it is time for Arsene Wenger to step down as Arsenal manager.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Bayern Munich scored a spectacular PR own goal with their fans following a failed media stunt, when supporters thought they had signed a big name forward, only to announce the release of a new app.
Full story: Metro



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


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