Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are considering a £20m move for Everton's 24-year-old Marouane Fellaini, who tops their list of candidates for a midfield enforcer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham's Croatian winger Niko Kranjcar, 27, is leaving in a cut-price £4m move to Dynamo Kiev.

Full story: Daily Star

Queens Park Rangers have made an audacious bid to sign Montpellier and France striker Olivier Giroud, 25, who is rated at £50m by his club.

Olivier Giroud
Giroud is rated at £50m by French champions Montpellier

Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Edin Dzeko, 26, is set to leave Manchester City after Carlos Tevez said he is staying at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mirror

New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is set to return to Norwich to sign striker Grant Holt, 31, after the Scot revealed there is no agreement in place about him signing his former players.

Full story: Independent

But Lambert will not have to sell £24m striker Darren Bent, 28, to fund his rebuilding job at Aston Villa.

Full story: Daily Mail

Premier League new boys Southampton are set to complete the signing of Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez, 22, for a fee of £7m.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chris Hughton plans to return to Birmingham City for defender Curtis Davies, 27, once he is confirmed as the new Norwich manager.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Malaga's 22-year-old Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, who is reportedly valued at £20m by the Spanish side.

Full story: FootyLatest

Liverpool are targeting Manchester City winger Adam Johnson, 24, with a bid set to be in the region of £16m, and will hope to lure him with the promise of regular first-team football.

Full story: Caught Offside

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City face a battle to keep Roberto Mancini, 47, if Italy experience a poor Euro 2012. National manager Cesare Prandelli is under pressure and a poor tournament could see him sacked - with Mancini at the top of the list to replace him.

Full story: the Sun

Chelsea have told Roberto Di Matteo, 42, they would like him to remain as manager.

Full story: Daily Mail

Former Chelsea assistant Steve Clarke, 48, is the front runner for the West Brom job after leaving Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis
Ivan Gazidis was appointed chief executive at Arsenal in January 2009

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, 47, has ruled out any possibility of billionaire investor Alisher Usmanov joining the club's board.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sunderland midfielder David Meyler has tipped Jordan Henderson, 21, to become a future England captain.

Full story: talkSPORT

EURO 2012

John Terry, who suffered a hamstring problem against Belgium last Saturday, could be injured for the whole of Euro 2012 - if England manager Roy Hodgson plays him against France on Monday.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea captain Terry, 31, has been instructed to be on his best behaviour during the tournament as Hodgson seeks to ward off any further controversy involving the defender.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Patrice Evra, 31, has expressed his surprise at the omission of Manchester United team-mate Ferdinand from England's Euro 2012 squad.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Former England defender Sol Campbell, 37, says he will tell the FA to take back his 73 caps if it is ever proven true that John Terry was chosen over Rio Ferdinand because of race.

Full story: Guardian

Roy Hodgson has urged England's players to perform with a smile on their faces and treat Euro 2012 as an opportunity rather than an ordeal.

Full story: Daily Express

Roy Keane says Sunderland's James McClean - the 'Derry Pele' - is the Republic of Ireland's secret weapon at Euro 2012.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fans in Krakow have been warned that the Polish riot police 'will come down on troublemakers like a bag full of anvils'.

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

England's bus driver in Poland is one of the country's most famous orchestra conductors. Zygmunt Kukla drives buses as a hobby when he is not responsible for arranging music for Polish TV.

Full story: the Sun

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