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Football Rumours on Tuesday 6th December 2011

last updated Tuesday 06th December 2011, 9:44 AM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Tottenham are ready to make a late bid to prise England defender Gary Cahill from Bolton.
    (Daily Mail)

  • After seeing injuries decimate his back four, Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is planning to sign Montpellier skipper Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and PSV Eindhoven defender Erik Pieters.
    (The Mirror)

  • Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has drawn up an £80m wishlist, which includes Tottenham's Luka Modric, Barcelona playmaker Thiago Alcantara, FC Porto defender Rolando and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

  • Manchester City have given Italian side AC Milan permission to speak with wantaway striker Carlos Tevez. Milan are looking to reinforce their attacking options, with Italy frontman Antonio Cassano ruled out indefinitely after undergoing a heart procedure.
    (The Sun)

  • Arsenal could be set to sign forward Salomon Kalou if Chelsea decide to cash in on their more experienced players.

  • Gunners boss Arsene Wenger faces a major struggle to sign Borussia Dortmund's teenage sensation Mario Gotze after his close friend and fellow team-mate Kevin Grosskreutz revealed he will see out his contract until 2014.

  • Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bologna striker Gaston Ramirez. The 21-year-old has already played for the Uruguayan national side.

  • Chelsea are looking to sign £10m Marseille winger Andre Ayew in the January transfer window.

  • Striker Didier Drogba is adamant he will not be leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window and is committed to the club until the end of the season.
    (Evening Standard)

  • West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has no plans to sell Peter Odemwingie in January.
    (Express & Star)
  • Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has backed Jermain Defoe to replace Wayne Rooney up front for England at Euro 2012 if the Manchester United striker loses his appeal against a three-match ban.

  • Aston Villa midfielder Charles N'Zogbia is in contention to play against Bolton on Saturday after the Frenchman was omitted from Alex McLeish's squad for the weekend defeat by Manchester United on disciplinary grounds.
    (The Guardian)

  • Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure appears to have paved the way for a January exit from Manchester City after claiming he is picked on for playing for his country.
    (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester United midfielder Anderson is being driven barking mad after buying two huge Bernese Mountain Dogs - and ending up with 10 after a pet shop mix-up.

  • Newly-released Opta stats show that Aston Villa and England striker Darren Bent averages the fewest touches of any Premier League player - just 24 per match.
    (The Mirror)

  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was left red-faced when the start of the club's "Santa stroll" was delayed because he couldn't work the air horn.

  • Meanwhile, the Italian has been showing his players who is 'boss' by wearing boots with the word written on them.
    (Daily Mail)

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