Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

New Fulham head coach Rene Meulensteen will not block Dimitar Berbatov's departure if the Bulgarian striker, 32, wants to leave the club in January.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov has made 13 appearances for Fulham this season

Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, 20, says he would welcome the opportunity to join Arsenal or Borussia Dortmund.

Full story: Sky Sports

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a move for Everton's 25-year-old defender Seamus Coleman if full-back Bacary Sagna, 30, fails to sign a new deal.

Full story: People

Manchester City are set to make a world-record £40m bid for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 27.

Full story: Sunday Express

The Etihad club will resist any attempt from Serie A sides Roma and Inter Milan to take Stevan Jovetic, 24, on loan - even though the Montenegrin striker is struggling to settle.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool and Arsenal want Hamburg's Turkish striker Hakan Calhanoglu, 19.

Full story: People

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager David Moyes described reports striker Robin van Persie, 30, has asked to leave the club as "absolute nonsense".

Full story: Sunday Express

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 41, is a contender for the vacant manager's job at Sheffield Wednesday.

Full story: Talksport

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, says he nearly joined Arsenal before signing a season-long loan deal from Manchester City during the summer transfer window.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City will offer midfielder Samir Nasri, 26, a two-year contract extension worth £150,000 a week in the new year.

Samir Nasri
Samir Nasri joined Manchester City from Arsenal for £25m in August 2011

Full story: Goal.com

Winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 20, has found the form of Aaron Ramsey and the rest of his Arsenal team-mates "really inspirational" as he bids to recover full fitness.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Russia boss Fabio Capello thinks former side England will struggle at the World Cup in Brazil because the players will be too exhausted at the end of the Premier League season.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

AND FINALLY

Irish-born midfielder Kevin Walker, 24, is considering leaving Swedish second division side GIF Sundsvall after winning Sweden's version of Pop Idol.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Rainworth Miners Welfare's match against Loughborough Dynamo in the Northern Premier South was called off on police advice after the home side received an apparent bomb threat by phone.

Full story: Nottingham Post

Chelsea's Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, had two hot water bottles with him as he took his place on the bench against Stoke on Saturday.

Full story: Metro

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