Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has warned their Premier League title rivals that he intends to keep spending in the transfer market.

Tottenham and Liverpool are leading the chase for Malaga striker Isco,external-link but Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus are also tracking the 20-year-old.

Full story: Sunday Mirrorexternal-link

Fernando Llorente
Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has less than a year left on his contract

Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Chelsea in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, after the Spaniard stalled over agreeing a new deal.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26, has vowed never to swap City for Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Juventus keen on bringing Man City striker Mario Balotelli, 22, back to Italy in a £25m deal next January.

Full story: caughtoffside.comexternal-link

Manager Nigel Adkins has refused to give Kelvin Davis any assurances about his Southampton future after dropping the 35-year-old goalkeeper for Saturday's 4-1 win against Aston Villa.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants to bring out-of-favour Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling, 22, to Villa Park for around £2m in the January transfer window.

Full story: Sunday Mirrorexternal-link

Arsenal have been put on alert as 31-year-old Fulham and Norway defender Brede Hangeland's contract talks continue to stall.

Full story: Metroexternal-link


Real Madrid manager - and former Chelsea boss - Jose Mourinho says it is only a matter of time until he returns to manage in the Premier League.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Liverpool's American owners will end the club's 10-year stadium saga by committing to develop Anfield as a refurbished 60,000-capacity venue.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Tottenham hope to appoint Franco Baldini, former number two to then England boss Fabio Capello, as director of football to work alongside Andre Villas-Boas.

Full story: Sunday Telegraphexternal-link

Shane Long
Striker Shane Long joined West Brom in August 2011 from Reading

Meanwhile, former France and Tottenham winger David Ginola, 45, has opened the door to a return to Spurs as manager.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long, 25, claims West Brom have shed their "little West Brom" image thanks to Steve Clarke's impact since taking over as manager.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

However, Clarke defended his decision to drop West Brom's leading scorer Long after seeing his replacement, Romelu Lukaku, score the winner against Reading on Saturday.

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Boss Darren Ferguson has vowed not to walk away from Peterborough United despite falling to the bottom of the Championship after losing to Wolves, their seventh successive defeat.

Full story: skysports.comexternal-link

A Scottish Football League source has revealed that the body rejected proposals from the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football Association to strip Rangers of titles this summer because the proposal came before the club had been found guilty following allegations of using dual contracts to pay players under the previous owners.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link


Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has made a public apology after the humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Barnsley.

Full story: Sunday Mercuryexternal-link