Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

 

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to make a fresh £24m bid for Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho, 26, after watching him play against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Arsenal are believed to have revived their interest in Montpellier captain and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, 23, following the French side's elimination from the Champions League.

Full story: Metro 

Keisuke Honda

Liverpool are lining up a £12m January move for CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda

Liverpool have been linked with a £12m January move for CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda, 26.

Full story: Daily Star 

Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are considering a move for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, in the January transfer window.

Full story: The Sun 

Chelsea have been alerted after Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk, 26, revealed he is ready to walk out on the club after a touchline row with coach Luciano Spalletti.

Full story: Metro 

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 29, looks set to leave the club in the summer, as he is unhappy with the Gunners' offer of a 12-month extension to his current deal.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill wants Manchester City striker John Guidetti, 20, to join his strugglers on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Everton are set to fight Liverpool for the signature of England keeper Jack Butland, 19.

Full story: Daily Star 

Aston Villa have put an £18m price tag on striker Darren Bent, 28, as they try to recover most of the £24m they paid for him.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Kaka, 30, has admitted he may be on his way out in January after failing to force his way into Jose Mourinho's starting XI, with LA Galaxy understood to be interested.

Full story: The Sun 

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Norwich are all battling it out to sign Cluj winger Modou Sougou, 27.

Full story: talkSPORT 

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal chief commercial officer Tom Fox says not winning a trophy in seven years has not hurt the club's brand as it is "defined by more than winning".

Full story: Sport 360 

Brentford sporting director Mark Warburton has emerged as the latest candidate in the race to replace Dan Ashworth in the same role at West Bromwich Albion. Ashworth is the FA's new director of elite development.

Full story: Express & Star 

Wes Brown

Sunderland defender Wes Brown is set to make a comeback after chronic injury problems

Roberto Mancini has been told by the Manchester City board that he must win the league to keep his job, after the club went out of Europe this week.

Full story: Daily Star 

Manchester City have ruled out a summer move for Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, even if Roberto Mancini is sacked.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Swansea are preparing to submit plans to expand Liberty Stadium by 12,000 seats.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post 

Sunderland defender Wes Brown, 33, is hoping his chronic injury problems are finally nearing an end as he closes in on another comeback attempt.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

AND FINALLY

Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola does not believe any Italian club could afford to buy the Manchester City striker, 22, adding the Italian is "as valuable as the Mona Lisa".

Full story: the Guardian 

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23, has been showing off his golf skills as he's caught on camera playing a trick shot.

Full story: Metro