Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

France and Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 21, admits he is interested in a move to Arsenal as Gunners manager Arsene Wenger looks to do business early in the transfer window.

Luka Modric is close to moving to Spain, with Real Madrid desperate to sign the 26-year-old Tottenham midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Benedikt Howedes
Howedes has eight caps for Germany, having made his debut against Uruguay in May 2011

Barcelona are interested in making a move for Modric's team-mate for club and country, 26-year-old defender Vedran Corluka.

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West Ham are looking for a cut-price deal with a 'buy-back clause' for Joselu,external-link the 22-year-old Real Madrid striker who has caught Wenger's eye.

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Free agent Andy Johnson is in talks with QPR about a deal that will see him link up again with old boss Mark Hughes.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Paul Lambert is being urged to sign French left-back Massadio Haidara from AS Nancy - a target for previous boss Alex McLeish.

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Liverpool are interested in versatile Schalke and Germany defender Benedikt Howedes,external-link 24, and are readying an offer as manager Brendan Rodgers is concerned about his options in the centre of defence.

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The agent of Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen,external-link 25, insists the player's move to Tottenham is still set to go ahead despite the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Swansea want to buy Sweden striker Markus Rosenberg, 29, who is a free agent after five years at Werder Bremen.

Roy Keane
Roy Keane's comments as a TV pundit have riled Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni

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EURO 2012 GOSSIP

Former England defender Alvin Martin has no confidence in their ability to make it beyond the quarter-finals, saying they need "a lot of luck".

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has taken another swipe at Roy Keane after the former Republic captain delivered a second damning assessment of the current team.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Wayne Rooney returns for England on Tuesday saying they are good enough to win the Euro finals.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is swooping for Manchester City scout Barry Hunter as he builds an elite talent-spotting team for his Anfield project.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Harry Redknapp says: "I wouldn't swap England's front six for Spain's!"

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

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