Tuesday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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Newcastle will try to get as much as £20m for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, after rejecting a "derisory" bid of around £12m from Arsenal, who have also made a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 20.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Micah Richards
Micah Richards made 38 appearances in all competitions for City last season

The Gunners face competition to sign France international Cabaye as Paris St-Germain enter the race to sign the player with a £15m bid.

Full story: The Independent

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in Manchester City defender Micah Richards, 25, as the Gunners look to solve their injury crisis - and has still not given up on Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, 26.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are considering a £35m double bid for Swansea forward Michu, 27, and defender Ashley Williams, 28.

Full story: Evening Standard

Manchester United are expected to return with an improved package for midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, and left-back Leighton Baines, 28, before the end of the week after Everton condemned as "derisory and insulting" a joint £28m bid.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

United are now likely to make separate offers for Fellaini and Baines, with Everton manager Roberto Martinez considering a return to Wigan Athletic for midfielder James McCarthy, 22, in the event of Fellaini's departure. He has also enquired about signing Gareth Barry, 32, on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Full story: Guardian

Manchester United are showing a firm interest in Chelsea target Samuel Eto'o, 32, with officials from the Premier League champions expected to meet the Anzhi Makhachkala striker's agent this week.

Full story: Metro

Striker Javier Hernandez, 25, had the chance to leave Manchester United for Valencia but has chosen to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Stephane Sessegnon
Stephane Sessegnon scored seven Premier League goals for Sunderland last season

Sunderland are considering selling Stephane Sessegnon, 29, in order to fund the purchase of a playmaker.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Left-back Aly Cissokho, 25, is set to become Liverpool's fifth summer signing on a season-long loan from Valencia.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke watched 26-year-old Rennes striker Mevlut Erdinc in action against Nice on Saturday and are preparing a £5m bid for the Turkey international.

Full story: Daily Mail

Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace have had a bid for Ipswich left-back Aaron Cresswell, 23, rejected as they consider bringing in 22-year-old midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim, who was released by Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mail


Striker Darren Bent, 29, is hoping a season-long loan to Fulham will boost his career and give him a platform to return to the England squad after a disappointing season at Aston Villa.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Striker Olivier Giroud, 26, has made it clear that Arsenal's players are eager to see new signings, saying: "In my opinion, it's necessary for the club to recruit another striker."

Full story: Daily Mirror

There was an all-time low of English players starting for their clubs on the opening round of a Premier League season when the new campaign kicked off last weekend.

Full story: the Guardian


AFC Croydon Athletic midfielder Louis Blake was sent off in Saturday's FA Cup extra preliminary round match against Colliers Wood for 'flashing' the referee, having been asked to 'prove' he had removed black undershorts.

Full story: Metro