Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Robin van Persie is demanding the same wages as Wayne Rooney, thought to be around £220,000 per week, before he agrees to join Manchester United.

Full story: Sunday Express

Rivals Manchester City are not prepared to match that, however, and are thought to have limited their offer to £150,000 per week.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Newcastle could be back as favourites to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll after the 23-year-old revealed he would only leave Anfield to play European football.

Full story: talkSPORT

But Newcastle will only move for their former striker if the £7m escape clause is triggered in the contract of Demba Ba, 27.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Santi Cazorla
Santi Cazorla was part of the Spain squad who won the European Championships

Southampton are thought to have enquired about bringing Arsenal's Theo Walcott back to St Mary's.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Meanwhile, the Gunners expect to complete the £15m transfer of Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla, 27, by Tuesday.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes the Premier League champions will be announcing new signings within the next fortnight.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has confirmed that striker Shane Long, 25, is not for sale after reported interest from Reading.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Fulham are ready to make a bid for Arsenal's Russian international Andrey Arshavin, 31, who is believed to want to remain in London.

Full story: Metro

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor scored 18 goals on loan at Spurs last season

The agent who orchestrated the move to take striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal to Manchester City believes the 28-year-old is "unlikely" to move to Tottenham.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United will assess Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama during the Champions League qualifiers, while the Scottish champions are also aware of interest from Fulham, Liverpool, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City.

Full story: Sunday Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes reveals he would have returned for England in the European Championships, but he never received a phone call from manager Roy Hodgson.

Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Scholes admits he cannot watch Vincent Kompany lifting the Premier League trophy for Manchester City and does not understand how United did not win the title.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is furious with Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam after he injured Gareth Bale again during the goalless friendly in America.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is unlikely to return to first-team action until October at the earliest as he continues his lengthy recuperation from knee and ankle problems.

Full story: the Sun

Former Spurs skipper Ledley King admits he cried when he learned his career was over because of injury and reveals he had injury problems since his first game for Spurs at Derby in 1999.

Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen got up close and personal with assistant referee Sian Massey during his side's 2-0 friendly loss to Manchester City in Beijing.

Full story: Metro

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