Friday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours

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Striker Carlton Cole, 29, is re-signing for West Ham on a short-term deal having previously spent seven years at Upton Park.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Chelsea want to sign France under-21 international midfielder Gianelli Imbula, 21, from Marseille.

Gianelli Imbula
Gianelli Imbula was Ligue 2's player of the season despite being only 21.

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Manchester United are planning to make a renewed move for Real Madrid's 25-year-old left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Arsenal target Yoann Gourcuff, 27, could be allowed to leave Lyon after talks on a new contract stalled.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link


Jose Mourinho cried when he learned he was being passed over for the Manchester United job, according to a new book in Spain.

Full story: The Guardianexternal-link

Arsenal and Liverpool are joining Juventus in the race to sign defender Martin Hinteregger, 21, from Red Bull Salzburg.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Andre Wisdom
Andre Wisdom has started just one Premier League game for Liverpool this season

Liverpool full-back Andre Wisdom, 20, is willing to go on loan to get first-team football.

Full story: TalkSPORTexternal-link

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke says there is big cash available for Arsene Wenger to make new signings in January.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Martin Jol wants former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen to join the Fulham coaching staff.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link


AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, has apologised for a sending-off against Napoli in typically bizarre fashion by saying: "Mario has made a mistake. He has been provoked and made a mistake in reacting. If Mario makes a bad mistake, Mario should be punished."

Full story: Sky Italiaexternal-link

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