Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City could lose star midfielder David Silva, 26, as contract talks stall over the Spaniard's wage demands.

Full story: Daily Mail

Silva is holding out for a contract that would put him up alongside City's £200,000-a-week top earners before committing to a new long-term deal at Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool will tell Andy Carroll, 23, to decide on his future by the end of the week as the Reds look to avoid any deadline day drama over the striker as Tottenham show interest.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City target Daniele De Rossi, 29, is set to stay with Roma and the midfielder has called a media conference for Tuesday, at which he is expected to confirm the decision.

Full story: Daily Star

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll has been a target for West Ham and Newcastle this summer

West Ham are set to give up their chase of Wolves midfielder Matt Jarvis, 26, as they close in on 25-year-old Rennes winger Razak Boukari.

Full story: Evening Standard

Queens Park Rangers are interested in Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, 28.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 25, could be heading out of White Hart Lane on loan, with Stoke keen on his signature.

Full story: the Guardian

Tottenham are not interested in signing Arsenal's 28-year-old striker Marouane Chamakh.

Full story: talkSPORT

But they are planning to move for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 22, before the transfer window closes.

Full story: Evening Standard

Spurs are also considering a move for 26-year-old Edin Dzeko, with no breakthrough in their attempts to sign Dzeko's fellow Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Full story: Daily Mirror

But 28-year-old Adebayor hopes to complete his £5m move from City to Tottenham later this week.

Full story: the Sun

Swansea are set to break their club transfer record fee (currently £3.5m for Danny Graham) after Celtic accepted a £5m offer for 23-year-old South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng.

Full story: Daily Star

Fulham are in talks with 29-year-old former Arsenal striker Eduardo as a possible £7 m replacement for unsettled forward Clint Dempsey.

Full story: Daily Star

Zenit St Petersburg have made a fresh approach to permanently sign Andrey Arshavin, with Arsenal seeking £10m for the 31-year-old forward.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Sunderland will not be beaten on wages or transfer fees by other clubs chasing Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, 25.

Roberto Martinez
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez discussed the possibility of joining Liverpool

Full story: Sunderland Echo

The Black Cats hope to sign Johnson, 25-year-old Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Blackburn defender Martin Olsson, 24, in a £25m triple deal.

Full story: the Sun

But Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Johnson before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

Full story: the Independent

Southampton are close to completing an £18m double deal for 21-year-old Uruguay winger Gaston Ramirez from Bologna and Blackpool's wantaway Matt Phillips, 21.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn, 27, has handed in a transfer request. Norwich City are reportedly interested.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Wolves have told want-away players Fletcher and Jarvis to come to terms with staying at Molineux.

Full story: Express and Star

OTHER GOSSIP

Roberto Martinez has claimed he turned down the Liverpool manager's job during the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is targeting a first-team comeback in September after a scan on his knee discovered the injury is not as bad as first feared.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Eden Hazard, 21, believes he will not be troubled by tough-tackling Premier League defenders after his superb start to his Chelsea career.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

AND FINALLY

Mario Balotelli has found a new way of stopping photographers from taking snaps of him - he steals their lenses.

Full story: Metro

A £101m lotto winner has bought his dream flat - 10 minutes walk from Stamford Bridge. Dave Dawes won the EuroMillions jackpot last year and as well as swapping his £70-a-week one-bed flat for a £9m mansion, the Chelsea fanatic has also splashed out £3.5m on an apartment in Chelsea Harbour.

Full story: the Sun