Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Roma and Juventus are both eyeing summer moves for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who cost the club £22m in January 2011.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has instructed his chief French scout Gilles Grimandi to compile a dossier on Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud, who is rated at £50m.

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Wenger is also set to go head to head with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon.

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Newcastle target Douglas has told FC Twente boss Steve McClaren that he is ready to quit the Dutch club to pursue his dream of playing in the Premier League. The 24-year-old is also a target for Ajax and Bundesliga side Schalke 04.

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez
Suarez has scored seven Premier League goals this season

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero is set to leave the Italian giants in the summer after 19 years at the club. China seems to be his likely destination.

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been urged to sign for Real Madrid in the summer, by his father-in-law Diego Maradona.

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City have, however, rejected claims the Argentinian is unsettled in Manchester and insisted he is not for sale.

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Aston Villa are set for big changes in the summer with former England striker Emile Heskey expected to lead the exodus out of Villa Park.

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West Bromwich Albion have had a £2m bid rejected by Rangers for striker Steven Naismith.

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Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Fulham forward Moussa Dembele with a view to a summer transfer, as they look to bolster their goal-shy front line.

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Blackburn legend Tugay watched left-back Martin Olsson in action in the 2-0 defeat by Manchester United and has recommended him to Galatasaray.

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Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to gatecrash England's party for Euro 2012 and believes he can help the Three Lions win the tournament.

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Arsenal striker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Oxlade-Chamberlain was an 81st minute substitute in Saturday's 2-1 defeat by QPR

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady claims the Hammers fans are fully behind the club's proposed move to the Olympic Stadium.

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Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is determined to prove his worth to the Gunners, despite being photographed smoking a shisha pipe at the weekend.

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Jacob Mellis, who left Chelsea last month after letting off a smoke grenade, played and scored for Queens Park Rangers reserves on Tuesday in a victory over West Ham United.

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Striker Jermaine Beckford's future at Leicester is in doubt following a bust-up with manager Nigel Pearson.

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Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli makes the And Finally section again. This time he's got a new BFF in the form of the rapper Drake, who he took out for a curry!

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