Monday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Gareth Bale, 24, is free to join Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed a world record £86m deal with the Spanish side.

Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of offering Juan Mata, 25, to Manchester United as part of the deal to sign Wayne Rooney, 27.

Full story: Metro

Mourinho believes Rooney's desire to leave Manchester United is David Moyes's fault for suggesting the striker would be a second-choice player this season.

Full story: the Guardian

Chelsea still want to sign Rooney despite their interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal believe they can still persuade Rooney to sign for them, with manager Arsene Wenger also keen on QPR keeper Julio Cesar.

Full story: Daily Star

Erik Lamela
Erik Lamela has made three appearances for Argentina

Tottenham are preparing a £30m bid for Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk, 27, as well as a £26m deal to sign Roma striker Erik Lamela, 21.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 22, on a season-long loan at Anfield.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal have been told they must pay £20m if they are to sign Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirror

The Gunners are also considering a £38m move for Real Madrid's 24-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed the media for "brainwashing" Gunners fans into thinking there is a crisis at the club.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay is backing striker Fraizer Campbell, 25, to earn a recall to the England squad, after his goals helped defeat Manchester City on Sunday.

Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Manchester United's new £15m signing Wilfried Zaha is apparently already fed up with life in the city, tweeting: "Rather bored. Any serious suggestions of what to do in Manchester?" His tweet was soon deleted. (the Sun)

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