Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Luka Modric wants to talk to Andre Villas-Boas over his future, with the 26-year-old worried that his dream move to Real Madrid may fall through.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are lining up Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 26, as a replacement for Daniel Agger if the Dane joins Manchester City.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City and Tottenham target Fernando Llorente, 27, is wanted by Juventus, who have had a bid of £14m rejected by Athletic Bilbao.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson is linked with a move away from Man City, whom he joined in 2010

Full story: talkSPORT

Brendan Rodgers is considering moves for Adam Johnson, Nuri Sahin and Clint Dempsey in the wake of Joe Allen's arrival at Liverpool from Swansea City.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are keen on bringing in South Korean left-back Yun Suk-Young, 22, as back-up for Gael Clichy, with Aleks Kolarov expected to leave the Blues.

Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, City have rejected a £40m bid for Mario Balotelli, 21, from Paris St-Germain after Roberto Mancini threatened to quit if the striker were sold.

Full story: Daily Star

West Ham will have to pay Wolves around £10m for winger Matt Jarvis after their initial offer of £6m for the 26-year-old winger was rejected.

Full story: Daily Mail

Jermain Defoe, 29, is being lined up for a move to Sunderland after Martin O'Neill's attempts to sign Steven Fletcher, 25, from Wolves appeared to have stalled.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

The Black Cats are also prepared to offer 19-year-old Connor Wickham to Wolves in a last-ditch bid to land Fletcher.

Full story: Daily Star

Ian Holloway wants to take QPR's Joey Barton, 29, on a season-long loan after the midfielder was all set to join Blackpool's neighbours Fleetwood Town.

Joey Barton
Joey Barton could be heading to the Lancashire coast on loan

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fiorentina are interested in signing Giovani dos Santos, 23, from Tottenham. The Mexican has less than a year left on his current contract.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are eyeing a move for Inter keeper Julio Cesar and could pick up the 32-year-old on a free because the Italian club want him off their wage bill.

Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley could be set to invest in fallen Scottish giants Rangers.

Full story: the Sun

Stephen Warnock has been left out of Aston Villa's trip to Germany with the left-back's future at the club still uncertain.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Port Vale fans have been helping out with maintenance work at Vale Park to help the cash-strapped club get ready for the new season.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Arsenal Ladies are being linked with a high-profile transfer move for Ireland's Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor, 26, who is also a talented footballer.

Full story: Metro