Sunday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Paris St-Germain are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye by offering £17m for the 27-year-old.

Full story: Metro 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to make a £10m bid for Newcastle's 25-year-old keeper Tim Krul.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (requires subscription) 

Wenger is also set to increase his bid to £17m for Krul's team mate, Cabaye, while the Arsenal boss is also eyeing Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 25.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (requires subscription) 

The Gunners could also make a new bid for Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita after the La Liga club rejected an opening £4m offer for the 26-year-old.

Full story: Metro 

Karim Benzema

Benzema has made 59 appearances for France

Karim Benzema's agent says the 25-year-old France striker will not be joining Arsenal from Real Madrid in this transfer window.

Full story: Sporting Life 

Gareth Bale, 24, has arrived in Spain while Tottenham and Real Madrid continue to discuss the forward's proposed move to the Bernabeu.

Full story: Mail on Sunday  

Welshman Bale has agreed a £97m six-year contract to join Spanish club Real Madrid.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has informed former club Manchester United he would like to return to the club to end his career.

Full story: Observer 

Stoke, Cardiff and Swansea are all believed to have made offers to sign West Brom's Nigeria international striker Peter Odemwingie, 32.

Full story: Birmingham Mail  

Chelsea will make a final £40m bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, after Monday's match between the two sides.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Chelsea have turned their attentions away from Rooney and have instead agreed a deal to sign 32-year-old striker Samuel Eto'o as part of the negotiations to acquire Willian for £30m from Anzhi Makhachkala.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph 

Spurs are set to sign £25m striker Erik Lamela from Roma this week as soon as the Italian club sign a replacement for the 21-year-old, who will be reunited with his former director of football Franco Baldini at White Hart Lane.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is hoping to sign 21-year old striker John Guidetti for about £5.5m from former club Manchester City.

Full story: Sun on Sunday 

West Ham will switch their attention to Porto striker Silvestre Varela, 28, if they fail to agree a deal for Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella.

Full story: Sunday Express 

Barcelona are preparing a £10m move for Liverpool's 27-year-old central defender Daniel Agger.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

OTHER GOSSIP

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is already fighting for his job at Crystal Palace with the newly promoted Premier League club eyeing up a move for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Shakhter Karagandy have been reported to Uefa by animal rights group Peta after they sacrificed a sheep before the first leg of their Champions League qualifier last week.

Full story: The Metro 

AND FINALLY

Robin van Persie's artist father Bob is to exhibit his artworks in Manchester next month - inspired by the crowds of fans who cheer on his son. One of his recent works features a sea of paper dolls wearing United red.

Full story: Manchester Evening News 

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has revealed he had to call police after being confronted by three men on Friday night at the team's hotel in Whiteley ahead of Saturday's game against Southampton.

Full story: Mail on Sunday