Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are set to launch a £20m bid for Roma's Italian international midfielder Daniele De Rossi, 29.

Full story: Daily Mail

Jose Mourinho has told Arsenal he will not stand in their way as they look to take midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, on loan from Real Madrid.

Full story: Guardian

Daniele De Rossi
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is on Roberto Mancini's wish list for City

Manchester United are intent on finishing off a £30m move for Brazil's Lucas Moura, 19, from Sao Paulo.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are both looking at 20-year-old FC Porto winger Christian Atsu, who scored on his debut for Ghana in June.

Full story: Insidefutbol.com

Newcastle have made an enquiry for French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan, 28, currently with financially troubled Malaga.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham look to have missed out on Malaga's Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon after Russian club Rubin Kazan made an offer of £10m.

Full story: Footy Latest

Cardiff City have opened talks about signing 33-year-old Craig Bellamy from Liverpool, just over a year after his loan spell in south Wales ended.

Full story: Metro

Ryo Miyaichi
Ryo Miyaichi could replace Victor Moses at the DW Stadium

Steven Pienaar, 30, wants Everton to resist advances from Manchester United for left-back Leighton Baines.

Full story: Guardian

Wigan want to take Arsenal's Japanese striker Ryo Miyaichi, 19, on loan as a replacement for Victor Moses, who looks set to join Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United appear to have beaten Chelsea and Juventus to the signature of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 23.

Full story: Footy Latest

Wolves defender Christophe Berra, 27, is a £3m target for Southampton, Stoke City and Leicester City.

Full story: the Sun

Cardiff City have rejected bids from Leicester City and Bristol City for defender Anthony Gerrard, 26.

OTHER GOSSIP

Robin van Persie is set for an uncomfortable return to the Arsenal line-up after Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus all cooled their interest in the 28-year-old striker.

Full story: Metro

Edin Dzeko, 26, is not happy with being used mainly as a substitute by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

Edin Dzeko
Almost half of Edin Dzeko's 45 league appearances for Man City came off the bench last season

Full story: the Sun

Lee Barnard, Ryan Dickson and Jonathan Forte have all been transfer-listed by Southampton.

Full story: Daily Star

Martin O'Neill wants to ease the burden on Stephane Sessegnon's shoulders by signing more creative players for Sunderland.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

AND FINALLY

Brendan Rodgers has written an open letter to Liverpool fans after his first competitive match in charge, thanking them for their support against Gomel.

Full story: Daily Mail

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