Tuesday's Gossip column

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

QPR manager Harry Redknapp is trying to get Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 31, to play for him for a fifth time.

Full story: the Sun  

Striker Danny Graham, 27, has asked to quit Swansea - with Sunderland ready to complete a £5.5m transfer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 29, has emerged as a shock target for Barcelona.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, is among Bayern Munich's top summer transfer targets as incoming manager Pep Guardiola begins planning for next season.

Full story: Independent 

Queens Park Rangers and Everton will go head to head for South Korean striker Kim Shin-Wook, 24. The 6ft 5in Ulsan Hyundai striker has been dubbed the "Korean Peter Crouch".

Full story: talkSPORT 

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm

Swansea City signed Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm for £1.5m from FC Utrecht

Arsenal have opened talks to sign Barcelona's Spain striker David Villa, 31.

Full story: Goal.com 

Tottenham are trying to secure a last-minute deal for £20m Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao, 23, from Internacional.

Full story: Daily Star 

AZ Alkmaar's midfielder Adam Maher, 19,  has been urged to join Arsenal - by his own manager.

Full story: Metro 

Wigan are stepping up their efforts to sign Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero,  23, from Mexican side Monarcas Morelia in a £2.75m deal.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Norwich City striker Grant Holt, 31, could be allowed to leave if manager Chris Hughton can sign either Celtic's Gary Hooper, 25, or Sporting Lisbon's Ricky van Wolfswinkel, 24, as a replacement.

Full story: Guardian 

Fulham are close to signing Brazilian-born Belgium international striker Igor de Camargo,  29, from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards, 26, on loan at Blackburn Rovers, is being recalled by Galatasaray and sold to Bursaspor.

Full story: Daily Mail 

GLOBAL GOSSIP

Sourced by BBC Monitoring

Pep Guardiola will be handed a 278m euro spending fund for his first season with Bayern Munich, with which he may make an offer for Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid may also be a target for the former Barcelona coach.

Full story: L'Equipe 

French midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, is keen to leave Toulouse, with QPR and Tottenham seen as likely suitors. The French club price him at £12.8m.

Full story: Sport24.com 

Newcastle are said to be preparing an offer for Standard Liege's William Vainqueur, 24.

Full story: Sport24.com 

Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos, 29, has been signed by Schalke 04 to replace Lewis Holtby, 22, whose move to Tottenham was confirmed on Monday.

Full story: NTV 

Bordeaux have announced the signing of Uruguayan teenager Rolan Diego, 19, from Defensor Sporting.

Full story: Sport24.com 

OTHER GOSSIP

Rafa Benitez's future as Chelsea manager is hanging by a thread after the club launched a high-level inquest into his Stamford Bridge reign.

Full story: Daily Star 

Free agent David Beckham has agreed a top-secret plan with Arsenal to train with the first-team squad while he ponders his next move.

Full story: the Sun 

France defender Gael Clichy, 27, says Manchester City can get under the skin of neighbours United and derail their title bid again.

Full story: The Times (subscription only) 

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy

Man City's Gael Clichy says his side can overhaul rivals United in the title race again

Brentford forward Clayton Donaldson claims to have witnessed on-field tensions between Chelsea players during the sides' FA Cup fourth-round 2-2 draw, with Ashley Cole regularly bemoaning a lack of movement in attack.

Full story: Guardian 

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has said that former striker Thierry Henry is "pushing him" to complete a buy-out of the club.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer advised Southampton defender Vegard Forren,  24, to choose the Saints over a move to Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Paul Lambert has been handed the "dreaded vote of confidence" by Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner.

Full story: the Sun 

Paul Dickov's future as Oldham Athletic manager rests on Saturday's League One trip to Walsall after he was spared the sack following the club's FA Cup victory against Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 28, is set to play for Cameroon next month for the first time in two years.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

AND FINALLY

Manchester United star Paul Scholes was left red-faced when thieves stole his car - as he left it defrosting on his driveway with the engine running.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, a target for QPR, says he lashed out at the Baggies on Twitter because he was bored.

Full story: Metro