Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, 28, is a £6m target for Paris Saint-Germain. Fiorentina and his former club Bordeaux are also interested.

Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR striker Bobby Zamora, 31, is not looking for a move to West Ham, according to the player's agent.

Full story: Metro

Chelsea and Tottenham will have to dig deep if they want to prise unsettled winger Milos Krasic, 27, away from Juventus, according to the player's agent.

Full Story: talkSPORT

Spurs are considering pulling the plug on their attempts to sign on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on a permanent basis from Manchester City.

Full Story: talkSPORT

Blackburn manager Steve Kean was in France on Wednesday night watching Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, 26.

Full Story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce is preparing for the possibility he will be in charge of the national team for Euro 2012 and is speaking to Premier League managers about the fitness and form of players who are up for selection.

Full Story: Independent

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Could Chelsea fans see Gianfranco Zola back soon?

Pearce is stepping up preparations to to lead England into Euro 2012 by sending letters to all the players who might be in contention for a place in the 23-man squad, which has to be named in two months' time

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom technical director Dan Ashworth is the shock name on the Football Association's list of candidates to become the man to shape the future of English football as technical director at its National Football Centre in Burton, St George's Park.

Full story: Daily Express

Alan Shearer has written off Newcastle's Champions League hopes - despite claiming they have overachieved this season. Alan Pardew's side are sixth in the Premier League table, but former Magpies striker Shearer does not believe they are ready for a place at European football's top table.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea have reportedly made a fresh approach for Stamford Bridge hero Gianfranco Zola to join the club's backroom staff.

Full story: Daily Mail

Salomon Kalou has said Chelsea can win the Champions League after he scored the only goal of the game in Lisbon to beat Benfica in their quarter-final first leg.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Kalou said he was warned by former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas that he would not play for Chelsea again unless he signed a new contract.

Full story: the Sun

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has warned current Reds boss Kenny Dalglish he must win the title to be considered a success at Anfield.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been urged to ignore Sir Alex Ferguson's attempts to get into his head, by the Manchester United manager's old foe Rafa Benitez.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has admitted he suffered flashbacks to Fabrice Muamba's sudden collapse when he returned to White Hart Lane for Tuesday night's FA Cup replay against Tottenham.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Lionel Messi has signed for French second-tier side Angers SCO. The Cameroon Under-17 international shares his name with Barcelona's three-time world player of the year.

Full Story: the Sun

Manchester City's controversial striker Mario Balotelli was at the centre of a training ground row with manager Roberto Mancini. The Italians were pictured arguing, and the manager appeared to send Balotelli away to train by himself.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Birmingham fans are unhappy about the club ditching their away kit because boss Chris Hughton does not like it. The supporters feel ripped off having forked out £40 on replica jerseys after Blues wore them during pre-season friendlies.

Full story: the Sun

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