Monday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Gareth Bale, 24, is free to join Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed a world record £86m deal with the Spanish side.
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.
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.
Chelsea still want to sign Rooney despite their interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o.
Arsenal believe they can still persuade Rooney to sign for them, with manager Arsene Wenger also keen on QPR keeper Julio Cesar.
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.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 22, on a season-long loan at Anfield.
Arsenal have been told they must pay £20m if they are to sign Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27.
The Gunners are also considering a £38m move for Real Madrid's 24-year-old midfielder Mesut Ozil.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blamed the media for "brainwashing" Gunners fans into thinking there is a crisis at the club.
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.
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)