Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are ready to discuss a new £52m contract with attacking midfielder David Silva - to fight off interest from Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Winger Gareth Bale, 22, has handed Tottenham a massive boost by deciding to stay at White Hart Lane for at least one more year.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Spurs have made a shock move to sign Liverpool midfield target Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City have turned their attention to Brazilian Dede, 23, in their bid to bolster their defence as Roberto Mancini has seemingly given up on AC Milan's Thiago Silva.

Full story: Footylatest.com

Luka Modric
Luka Modric wants to join Real Madrid

Real have made a shock move to land striker Carlos Tevez - and Manchester City could be ready to sell as they prepare their first bid of £20m for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

Danny Murphy will join Blackburn Rovers after the 35-year-old former Liverpool and England midfielder's contract with Fulham expired.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Sweden defender Olof Mellberg has emerged as a surprise summer transfer target for Everton. The 34-year-old former Aston Villa captain is out of contract with Greek champions Olympiakos.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Newcastle striker Leon Best, 25, has been made an offer that he "may find hard to turn down" by Blackburn.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Liverpool and Everton are shaping up for a huge transfer battle, with both clubs tracking Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos, 19.

Full story: Metro

Luka Modric, 26, has decided he wants to leave Tottenham to play for Spanish champions Real Madrid. Manchester United and Paris St-Germain have both been chasing Modric, but it seems the Croatia midfielder has set his heart on playing for manager Jose Mourinho.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Modric is also a target for Lokomotiv Moscow after Slaven Bilic's arrival as boss.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

Chinese clubs are eyeing Wayne Rooney and other young Premier League stars in a bid to help them conquer the football world.

Full story: Sunday Express

EURO 2012

Fabio Capello has gone "crazy" at suggestions he has been helping Italy prepare for Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final showdown against England.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas has two rivals for Spurs job

England cannot afford to wind up Italy hot-head Mario Balotelli - because they are more likely to get themselves sent off, according to coach Gary Neville.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Balotelli has told his Manchester City team-mates and England opponents that he fears none of them ahead of the game in Kiev.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Andre Villas-Boas is in a three-way fight for the Spurs job along with former Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick and Laurent Blanc, who managed France at Euro 2012.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Tottenham will hope to talk to Blanc about the vacant manager's post at White Hart Lane this week after France's exit from Euro 2012 to Spain.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

City's England winger Adam Johnson has emerged as a late challenger for one of the three over-age spots in the Team GB Olympic squad.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

AND FINALLY

The England team chef has revealed the secret recipe that is helping England at Euro 2012 - peanut balls, a tasty concoction given to the players as an energy boost.

Full story: Footy Latest

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