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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Carlo Ancelotti wants to be reunited with Ashley Cole and is looking to take the Chelsea defender to Paris Saint-Germain.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are considering Celtic's Victor Wanyama, 21, as a replacement for Alex Song, if Barcelona make a substantial bid for the 24-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mail

Ashley Cole
England defender Ashley Cole is in the final year of his contract at Chelsea

Juventus have set Robin van Persie a deadline of 7 August to make his mind up over a move to Italy, with the striker, 29, still looking to leave Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid are preparing a £19.7m bid for Manchester United winger Nani, 25.

Full story: talkSPORT

Santi Cazorla, 27, has undergone his medical at Arsenal and the club are poised to announce his £16m signing from Malaga.

Full story: Guardian

Manchester City are showing interest in 22-year-old Marseille defender Nicolas N'Koulou.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to pay £7m for Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling, 17.

Full story: the Sun

Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes has scored 85 goals in 127 starts for Huddersfield Town

Spurs also want to bring in Malaga's 22-year-old Venezuelan midfielder Salomon Rondon for £10m.

Full story: the Sun

Blackburn Rovers will offer £6m for Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes, 22. The forward is also a target for West Ham and Fulham.

Full story: Guardian

West Ham United have made a £1.5m bid for Moussa Konate, 19, whose four goals helped Senegal reach the quarter-finals of the Olympics.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Chelsea have had a £5m bid for Marseille defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, turned down.

Full story: the Sun

Wolves have turned down a £10m bid from Fulham for 26-year-old winger Matt Jarvis.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Juventus have joined the growing pack of teams interested in Chelsea and Everton target 29-year-old Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo.

Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham are set to gazump Queens Park Rangers in the £7m battle to sign Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Fabrice Muamba
Bolton's Fabrice Muamba revealed he had played a bit of football on holiday

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, 24, will fly to Belgium next week to visit his specialist and hopes to get the go-ahead to return to training.

Full story: Bolton News

Former Fulham and Tottenham midfielder Steed Malbranque, 32, is set to return to professional football less than a year after announcing his retirement from the game.

Full story: talkSPORT

Daniel Sturridge, 22, has told Chelsea he wants showdown talks with the club to find out what part he plays in Roberto Di Matteo's new-look side, with Tottenham interested in signing the Team GB Olympic striker.

Full story: Metro

Michael Laudrup wants to cut his Swansea City squad down to a core of 22 or 23 senior players.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post

Paul Lambert believes Stephen Ireland and Charles N'Zogbia will transform Aston Villa next season.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Portsmouth are due to play a friendly against AFC Wimbledon next week and such are their financial problems their squad list in the programme is empty.

Full story: Metro

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