Monday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to test Liverpool's resolve over Luis Suarez with an improved £35m bid for the 26-year-old striker.

Full story: the Guardian

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has made 630 Liverpool appearances

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 29, is an £8m target for French side Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal look set to miss out on Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, who is closing in on a season-long loan move to Napoli.

Full story: Metro

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will meet with director of football Joe Kinnear on Monday and is seeking the green light to press ahead with a £5m bid for Aston Villa's 29-year-old striker Darren Bent.

Full story: the Telegraph

Tottenham are monitoring Real Betis winger Alvaro Vadillo, 18, as they hope to seal the signing of Twente winger Nacer Chadli, 23.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Manchester United have renewed their interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, having lost the battle to sign Barcelona's 22-year-old midfielder Thiago Alacantara.

Full story: the Independent

Manchester City are closing in on Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, and Fiorentina front man Stevan Jovetic, 23, in deals totalling more than £40m.

Full story: Sun

Manchester United may consider selling Wayne Rooney next summer after informing the Manchester United striker, 27, that his future will not be addressed for another 12 months.

Full story: the Times

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is ready to make his first move to end Peter Odemwingie's West Bromwich Albion spell.

Full story: the Daily Telegraph

Tottenham are set to make an opening bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, this week.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are ready to approach Bayern Munich to discuss a deal for winger Xherdan Shaqiri, 21.

Full story: Metro

GLOBAL GOSSIP (BBC Monitoring)

Barcelona have agreed to sell midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 22, to Bayern Munich for around £21.6m.

Full story: Marca (Spanish)

Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, 28, will not leave Paris St-Germain, according to his agent, despite reported interest from Barcelona.

Full story: Le Parisien (French)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs has recently taken on a player-coach role at Manchester United

Ryan Giggs, 39, says he must be crazy to be relishing his role at Old Trafford as much now as when he first stepped into the Manchester United side 23 years ago.

Full story: Metro

Fulham's new owner Shahid Khan has assured fans he will not make the same mistakes as west London rivals QPR.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 33, is on the brink of signing a new deal that will see him finish his career at Anfield.

Full Story: Sun

Manchester United manager David Moyes has told striker Wayne Rooney, 27, he is considered vital only if "we had an injury to Robin Van Persie".

Full story: Guardian

Arsenal have missed out on efforts to sign Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, 22, after he signed a new deal with the French club.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, has ruled out returning to Crystal Palace on loan next season after getting his first taste of life at Old Trafford.

Full story: Metro

AND FINALLY

Former Argentina international Ariel Ortega played the final match of his career at the weekend but it was his 12-year-old son Tomas who stole the headlines after making his dad cry.

Full story: Metro

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