Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are interested in Real Madrid's German international midfielder Sami Khedira, with the 24-year-old weighing up his options.

Full story: Daily Mail 

French side Montpellier have placed a massive £16m price tag on 25-year-old striker Olivier Giroud,  who is an Arsenal target.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Sami Khedira

Khedira has attracted the attention of Man United

Chelsea are still tracking Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba - but Sir Alex Ferguson remains hopeful that he can get the highly rated 18-year-old to sign a new deal.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Tottenham midfielder David Bentley is considering a move to Major League Soccer despite being given another chance after returning to Spurs following a season-long loan at West Ham.

Full story: the Sun 

Newcastle United are understood to have Bolton Wanderers' midfielder Mark Davies, 23, on their summer transfer shortlist.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Everton will not ask to extend Landon Donovan's loan from LA Galaxy as they want to make sure that they can borrow the US international next season too.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Lille's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 21, has encouraged Real Madrid and Barcelona to act quickly if they want to stop him making a switch to Tottenham.

Full story: Metro 

Javi Garcia's   agent claims that two Premier League clubs, along with other sides around Europe, are chasing the Benfica midfielder. Manchester City and Manchester United have both been linked with the 25-year-old.

Full story: Sky Sports News 

OTHER GOSSIP

Carlos Tevez's comments about being "treated like a dog" by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could earn the striker another club fine.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

Carlos Tevez

Tevez has returned to Manchester from Argentina

Chelsea's emergency plan to reappoint Guus Hiddink suffered a set-back after it emerged he has become a serious candidate for the job at Anzhi Makhachkala.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Former City winger Nicky Summerbee has condemned Tevez's recent conduct but believes the Argentine could help his old club win the title this season.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Liverpool have no intention of selling under-fire striker Luis Suarez despite reports claiming that the Reds want to offload the 25-year-old Uruguayan this summer.

Full story: Liverpool Echo 

Paul Scholes has hinted to Manchester United boss sir Alex Ferguson that he is ready to play on for another season.

Full story: the Sun 

Before he was stripped of the England captaincy pending his trial on charges of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, John Terry had already been urged by the Professional Footballers' Association to step down until the case was resolved.

Full story: London's Evening Standard 

Wolves are to interview former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley as they move quickly to replace Mick McCarthy.

Full story: the Guardian 

Sammy Lee has joined Bolton for a third time, taking up the role of head of academy coaching.

Full story: the Independent 

AND FINALLY

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has revealed to his Twitter followers his Valentine's Day gifts for his partner - an iron, cleaning products, Oxo cubes and a bottle of champagne.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Aston Villa have made a new signing - Gee the harris hawk, whose role is to keep magpies away from Villa Park after they were spotted digging holes in the hallowed turf.

Full story: Birmingham Mail