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.

Full story: talkSPORT

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

Full story: Daily Mail

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.

Full story: Footy Latest

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

Full story: Daily Mirror

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 Sun

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

Full story: Daily Mirror

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

Full story: Caught Offside

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

Full story: Metro

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

Full story: Daily Mail

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: talkSPORT

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: Metro

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

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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 Mirror

AND FINALLY

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

Full story: Daily Mirror

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