Monday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are believed to be looking at bringing in £25m-rated forward Michu, 27, from Swansea as deals for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and Manchester United's 27-year-old centre-forward Wayne Rooney hit problems.

Full story: The Independent 

Uruguay international Suarez is expected to stay at Liverpool after Reds captain Steven Gerrard helped resolve the issues between the forward and the Anfield club's manager Brendan Rodgers.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea look set to make another bid for England international Rooney before the end of the transfer window.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle 

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has not given up on signing Rooney but Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick insists the Old Trafford outfit's players want him to stay.

Full story: Daily Star 

Vaclav Kadlec

Vaclav Kadlec has only made two appearances for the Czech Republic since 2010, scoring one goal

With Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, and left-back Leighton Baines, 28, possibly heading to Manchester United, the Toffees could be set to spend £15m to buy Wigan's 22-year-old midfielder James McCarthy.

Full story: Daily Star 

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, 27, is being linked with a move back to Tottenham as part of a world-record Gareth Bale deal but it is believed Modric would prefer a move to Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Liverpool target Willian, 25, could be heading for Tottenham instead as they are prepared to pay more than the Reds' £26m valuation for the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all attempting to bring 17-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali to the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Express 

AC Milan have joined Liverpool in the race to sign 23-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho from French champions Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Daily Star 

Norwich are planning a double signing of Galatasaray's 32-year-old striker Johan Elmander, who used to play for Bolton, and forward Andrea Caracciolo, 31, of Brescia.

Full story: Daily Mail 

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich made an unprecedented trip to the Blues dressing room to visit the home players before the win against Hull on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has confirmed he does not wish to sell 29-year-old midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

Full story: ESPN 

Gossip Column Extra: Latest transfer news

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is working 24 hours a day to sign new players for the Gunners in the transfer window.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Full-back Patrice Evra, 32, cannot believe how Manchester United have been written off in this season's Premier League title race.

Full story: Metro 

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan, 27, says he turned down a lucrative offer to join Turkish side Galatasaray earlier this summer.

Full story: The National - Abu Dhabi newspaper 

Eintracht Frankfurt have responded to their lack of goals so far this season by signing one-time Tottenham target 21-year-old forward Vaclav Kadlec from Czech side Sparta Prague for an undisclosed fee.

Full story: BT Sport 

AND FINALLY

Newcastle's 31-year-old defender Fabricio Coloccini, who recently met the Pope, says he is happy staying in English football.

Full story: Guardian