Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho may raid former club Chelsea for promising keeper Thibaut Courtois, 19, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Rio Ferdinand is considering a lucrative offer to join Nicolas Anelka in China when his Manchester United contract expires in 2013.

Full story: the Guardian

Salomon Kalou has told Chelsea he will only sign a new contract if he can play in a central role. AC Milan plan to snap up the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer if the Blues cannot persuade him to extend his current deal that expires this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in a cut-price £6m move for Athletic Bilbao winger Markel Susaeta.

Full story: The Sun

Gaston Ramirez has eight senior caps for Uruguay
Gaston Ramirez has eight senior caps for Uruguay

The agent of Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who has been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, has admitted there is a concrete offer from an English Premier League team for his client.

Full story: Inside Futbol

Middlesbrough are poised to sign Ipswich captain Grant Leadbitter when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Benfica midfielder Nico Gaitan, who is also a Manchester United target.

Full story: talkSport

OTHER GOSSIP

Michael Owen believes he can score the goals on his return from injury to fire Manchester United to the Premier League title.

Full story: The Sun

QPR ran up debts of £56.1m and lost an average of almost £500,000-a-week before Tony Fernandes's takeover last summer.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he is powerless to stop playmaker Luka Modric leaving.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is "confident" of signing up key players Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott to new contracts beyond next season.

Full story: Metro

Pavel Pogrebnyak is set to snub interest from several other Premier League clubs in favour of joining Fulham permanently, after manager Martin Jol revealed talks have begun.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta has said that it is unfair to compare him to fellow Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas who left north London for Barcelona in the summer.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Ricardo Fuller has scored 43 goals in 177 league appearances for Stoke
Ricardo Fuller has scored 43 goals in 177 league appearances for Stoke since joining in 2006

Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller has opened talks on a new contract at the Britannia Stadium as he enters the final eight games of his current deal.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Wolves midfielder Karl Henry acknowledges the club is "running out of time" to secure their Premier League survival ahead of Saturday's game against Bolton Wanderers.

Full story: Daily Express

The Metropolitan Police want all London teams to play away from the capital during the Paralympics from 29 August-9 September because they plan to concentrate the vast majority of their resources on the games.

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero injured his foot on his son's mini-motocross bike.

Full story: Daily Mirror

However, the Guardian says the Argentine had an allergic reaction to a foot spray.

Full story: the Guardian

Keeper Iker Casillas has been chastised after being caught on video picking his nose and wiping his hand on the face of a young mascot before Real Madrid's Champions League game against Apoel Nicosia.

Full story: Metro

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