Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Barcelona want Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, 24, as a back-up for Victor Valdes.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa

Former Aston Villa forward Emile Heskey, 34, is set for a surprise move to Australian club Newcastle Jets.

Full story: Metro

Football development executive Patrick Vieira says that Manchester City's big-spending days are over.

Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham manager Martin Jol will wait for out-of-contract defender Zdenek Grygera, 32, to prove his fitness before deciding whether to offer him a new contract.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle

Arsenal striker Sanchez Watt, 21, is open to a loan move to get first-team football.

Full story: skysports.com

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul Gascoigne has refused an invitation to watch his former clubs Tottenham and Lazio meet at White Hart Lane in the Europa League on Thursday night for "personal reasons".

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool and Manchester United will put aside their rivalry when they meet in the Premier League on Sunday to pay a joint tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Michu
Michu joined Swansea from Rayo Vallecano

Southampton are ready to replace Nigel Adkins with former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

Full story: Daily Star

Swansea's Spanish midfielder Michu, 26, insists manager Michael Laudrup is their best player.

Full story: AS (Madrid)

Mark Robins has beaten Paul Ince and Phil Brown to land the manager's job at League One strugglers Coventry.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton, 23, is ready to move to the left to fill the gap left by Benoit Assou-Ekotto's knee injury.

Full story: Daily Express

Legendary Italian midfielder Alessandro del Piero, 37, will not be captain of his new club Sydney - despite wearing the armband at Juventus.

Full story: the Independent

AND FINALLY

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici's girlfriend took to Twitter to vent her anger after he was dropped by manager Brian McDermott.

Full story: Windsor Observer

Die-hard Oxford United fan Andy James missed his first match in 23 years when two flat tyres left him stranded.

Full story: Oxford Mail

Newcastle United fans could be swapping bare bellies for grown-up-style babygrows after the club launched an all-in-one supporter suit.

Full story: Metro