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Football Rumours on Friday 14th Oct 2011

last updated Friday 14th October 2011, 9:41 AM


Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Arsenal are tracking Udinese winger Gabriel Torje, who's been dubbed the "Romanian Lionel Messi".
    (The Mirror)

  • Sochaux playmaker Marvin Martin has dealt Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a major blow by ruling out a January switch from the French Ligue 1 side to the Emirates.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Chelsea are set to make a fresh bid for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin in the new year.
    (The Sun)

  • Aston Villa are believed to be tracking Gylfi Sigurdsson, the former Reading midfielder who currently plays in the Bundesliga for Hoffenheim.
    (The Mirror)

  • Sunderland are the latest club to be linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Left-back Aly Cissokho, a reported target for Liverpool, looks set to stay at French top-flight side Lyon after months of speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Chelsea are one of three clubs believed to be interested in signing Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia, who currently plays for Russian side CSKA Moscow.
    (Footylatest)

  • Arsenal may consider a shock move for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba who has yet to sign an extension to his Stamford Bridge deal.
    (Footybunker)

  • Premier League new-boys QPR could be planning a £7m move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper in January.
    (The Mirror)

  • Reports suggest Serie A side Inter Milan are interested in signing 25-year-old Bolton and England defender Gary Cahill when the transfer window reopens in January.
    (Footie-online)

  • Tottenham are believed to be keeping tabs on Aston Villa and England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and could be tempted to make an offer in January.
    (Caught offside)

  • Arsenal are reported to have joined the race to sign Dutch side VVV-Venlo's promising 18-year-old Nigerian winger Ahmed Musa.
    (Inside Futbol)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Owen Coyle believes Premier League clubs would be "stupid" to adopt Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre's proposals for each club to negotiate their own television deals.
    (Daily Mail)

  • Kenny Dalglish believes Steven Gerrard can emulate Ryan Giggs and continue to shine at the top level for years to come.
    (The Mirror)

  • Nottingham Forest are on the verge of a £25m takeover from a Chinese consortium.
    (The Sun)

  • Roberto Mancini held 1am peace talks with Carlos Tevez after the City striker was invited to his manager's house for a clear-the-air meeting on his return from Argentina.
    (The Guardian)

  • Martin Jol could face an FA rap after praising under-fire referee Martin Atkinson just days before he takes charge of Fulham's visit to Stoke this weekend.
    (Daily Express)

  • Chelsea are believed to have offered defender Jose Bosingwa a new contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is tipping team-mate Jamie Carragher to become the next manager of Liverpool.
    (The Sun)

  • Former England frontman Stan Collymore believes England manager Fabio Capello should leave striker Wayne Rooney at home for Euro 2012.
    (talkSPORT)

  • Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that midfielder Luka Modric's summer transfer links with London rivals Chelsea left some of his players so unhappy they were unwilling to train.
    (Metro)
AND FINALLY '
  • Aston Villa striker Darren Bent says the club's owner Randy Lerner has nicknamed him The Mailman, because he always delivers.
    (The Mirror)

  • Stoke striker Peter Crouch, defender Matthew Upson and goalkeeper Carlo Nash have helped prepare a three-course meal for 250 guests at the Britannia Stadium, with help from Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.
    (Metro)























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