Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Gareth Bale, 22, has admitted he will struggle to reject the advances of Barcelona or Real Madrid should either come calling in the summer.

Full story: Metro

Tottenham are lining up Ecuadorian Christian Ramirez - a stand-out in the Under-17 World Cup - for £1.5m when the attacking left-back turns 18 in August.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is ready to make a £2.5m bid for Aston Villa's 30-year-old defender Stephen Warnock, who is keen to leave the Midlands club.

Full story: The Sun

Allan McGregor
Allan McGregor has won three titles, three Scottish Cups and five League Cups at Rangers

Swansea are ready to offer Aston Villa's £5m-rated former Cardiff defender James Collins, 28, a controversial return to Wales.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Scotland and Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, 30, has emerged as a summer target for West Brom if they cannot strike a deal with Birmingham to keep Ben Foster.

Full story: Express & Star


David Beckham has had a fierce bust-up with his LA Galaxy team-mates, having a shouting match with two of them while walking off at half-time in their game against New England.

Full story: The Sun

Man City are preparing to listen to serious offers for striker Mario Balotelli, who took exception to being singled out during a dressing-room confrontation.

Full story: The Times

Balotelli, meanwhile, is at the centre of a storm following a dressing-room fight with Yaya Toure as the pair came to blows.

Full story: Daily Star

Man City captain Vincent Kompany insists title-race nerves are not getting to his team-mates.

Full story: Daily Mail

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill is hoping for the all-clear to keep Garath McCleary by offering the winger an £8,000-a-week deal.

Full story: Daily Mirror

David de Gea
David de Gea was dropped after Manchester United's 3-2 defeat to Blackburn in December

Sir Alex Ferguson says David de Gea has finally "got a grip" of life at Manchester United after he was forced to drop the keeper earlier in the season.

Full story: Guardian

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has been placed in temporary charge of Bayer Leverkusen after Robin Dutt was sacked following a fifth consecutive loss.

Full story: Daily Mail

Football Association compliance officials will await data from betting monitors before deciding whether Preston North End players who allegedly leaked team selection information have a case to answer.

Full story: Daily Telegraph


Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant took to Twitter to criticise manager Tony Pulis for playing him out of position in the 2-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Wigan.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed that Senegal striker Papiss Cisse has been inspired by eating curried goat on Africa Day.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Ronaldinho missed a sitter in Flamengo's win over Bangu, leading to TV stations slowing it down and showing it from all angles.

Full story: 101greatgoals

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