Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin, 30, has vowed to stay with the club until the end of the season, rejecting a move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

Arsenal have made preliminary moves to sign midfielder Claudio Yacobexternal-link, 24, from Argentina's Racing Club, and could snap up the player on a free transfer in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Tottenham and Fulham are still eyeing up a move for Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega, 26.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba has been linked to Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire are interested in signing Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, 33.

Full story: Goal.comexternal-link

Everton are expected to sell striker Joao Silva, 21, this month - with clubs in Romania queuing up to sign the striker. The Romanian transfer window does not close until the middle of February.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Manchester United are keen on Nice's £5m-rated right-back Diacko Fofana, a 17-year-old who broke into the French side's first team this year.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Neil Warnock is the early favourite to replace Simon Grayson as Leeds United manager, although Alan Shearer is also keen to talk to chairman Ken Bates.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Wolves chairman Steve Morgan came into the dressing room minutes after their 3-0 home defeat by Liverpool and criticised their players.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Carlos Tevez is set to incur the wrath of Manchester City by playing a testimonial game for Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is still hopeful of retaining young midfielder Paul Pogba, 18.

Full story: Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Chris Samba
Chris Samba failed to move in the transfer window

Blackburn captain David Dunn insists Chris Samba will be welcomed back into the Rovers dressing room after backing the want-away defender to continue giving his all for the club.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraphexternal-link

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos says he is ready to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday if required.

Full story: Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Sir Alex Ferguson says he had second thoughts about letting Ryan Shawcross leave Manchester United - but it was too late because the centre-half had put pen to paper with Stoke.

Full story: Stoke Sentinelexternal-link

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is believed to have ordered a major revamp at the club. The Magpies are hoping to add a clutch of quality additions to the first-team pool this summer and also put emphasis on the layers beneath manager Alan Pardew's senior roster.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has warned fans must not expect too much, too soon from fit-again striker Fraizer Campbell.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Chelsea's accounts continue to make grim reading but things will get a lot worse for the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

Midfielder Zoltan Gera, who had been ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured cruciate ligament, wants to give West Brom a surprise fitness boost by returning to action before the season ends.

Full story: Express & Starexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Darron Gibson's goal for Everton against Manchester City has netted him a free meal at former team-mate Rio Ferdinand's restaurant.

Full story: Metroexternal-link