Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are to make a move for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, 27, after the apparent failure of their pursuit of Liverpool's Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has apologised to his Anfield team-mates for trying to leave the club.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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Chelsea are set to focus on Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, if their own interest in Rooney comes to nothing.

Full story: Daily Mail

However, another alternative to Rooney for the Stamford Bridge outfit could be Jackson Martinez, 26, of Porto.

Full story: Metro

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will not allow defender David Luiz to leave the club despite Barcelona tracking the 26-year-old.

Full story: talkSPORT

Swansea are set to join Tottenham in pursuit of Ante Rebic, 19, who plays for Croatian side RNK Split.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea are still keen on Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, but face competition from Barcelona.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United manager David Moyes is increasingly confident of signing midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, from his former club Everton.

Full story: Daily Mail

QPR are stepping up their interest in Tottenham's Jermaine Defoe, 30, after ending a possible move for Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, 22.

Pablo Osvaldo
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but plays for Italy

Full story: Daily Star

Harry Redknapp is also still interested in signing West Brom outcast Peter Odemwingie, 32, despite the Nigerian striker appearing to be heading to Napoli.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton have made a move for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, and his club have said they won't stand in his way.

Full story: Daily Express

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is aiming for one or two more signings, despite a summer of big spending.

Full story: talkSPORT

Roma's Pablo Osvaldo, 27, has rejected overtures from Southampton in favour of a move to Spurs.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea could be back in for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, who could be sold after playing just two games following his £51m move from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has turned down interest from Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid in the summer to stay at White Hart Lane.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jose Mourinho feels that Manchester City and Manchester United had easy runs to the Premier League title in the last two seasons.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Norwich City's Scotland international midfielder Robert Snodgrass has called for England v Scotland to make a return as an annual fixture following Wednesday night's meeting at Wembley.

Full story: Eastern Daily Press

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that if Sir Alex Ferguson had been Manchester City manager last season the title would not have left Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

The brother of Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has joined nearby League Two club Bury. Marco Navas, 30, has signed a one-year contract and the move could help his younger brother, who has suffered from homesickness in the past.

Full story: Daily Mail

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says he is not a comedian and is no longer going to be funny.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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