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11 July 2013

Thursday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours 11th July, 2013

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are set to make a shock move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Rivals Manchester United have spent several months paving the way for the 28-year-old to return to Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Star 


City are also closing in on Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, after new boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was looking to reinforce his forward line.
Full story: Daily Express 

Real Madrid are ready to hijack Arsenal's bid to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and are set to offer £40m for the 26-year-old Uruguayan.
Full story: The Sun 

The Gunners could also miss out on goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, who is set to leave QPR for Napoli on a season-long loan.
Full story: Daily Star 

Southampton are putting the finishing touches on a move for Celtic's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, 22.
Full story: The Guardian 

Man City boss Pellegrini is pushing hard to land Fiorentina's 23-year-old Stefan Jovetic. The Montenegro striker has also been targeted by Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus.
Full story: Daily Mirror 

Espanyol have told Swansea City to improve their offer for midfielder Wakaso Mubarak, 22, after the Spanish club rejected an initial bid of £3.9m.
Full story: talkSPORT 

Newcastle are pondering moves for Man City winger Scott Sinclair, 22, and Reading's 23-year-old goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Full story: Daily Mirror 

Crystal Palace are set to offer £1.5m to West Brom for striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, who fell from favour at The Hawthorns after a proposed move to QPR in January fell through.
Full story: The Guardian 

Southampton's highly-rated full back Luke Shaw is set to sign a new five-year contract with the club after he turns 18 on Friday.
Full story: Southern Daily Echo 

GLOBAL GOSSIP 

Dynamo Kiev have reached an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of left-back Benoit Tremoulinas, 27.
Full story: L'Equipe (in French) 

Real Madrid have extended the contract of Spanish centre half Nacho, 23, for another four years.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 

OTHER GOSSIP

Adel Taarabt's career at Queens Park Rangers is in jeopardy after the 24-year-old midfielder was sent home from the club's pre-season camp in Devon for turning up late to a training session.
Full story: Evening Standard  

Fulham owner Mohamed al Fayed is thought to be in talks with Shahid Khan, billionaire owner of NFL side the Jacksonville Jaguars, about selling the Craven Cottage outfit.
Full story: The Independent 

AND FINALLY

The Football Association is planning to advertise rather than headhunt for Stuart Pearce's successor as England Under-21 coach, with a replacement not expected to be installed until after their meeting with Scotland on 13 August.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

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