Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

With Manchester United set to sign Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, Old Trafford striker Javier Hernandez, 24, could move the other way.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Midfielder Luka Modric, 26, is expected to travel to Spain within the next 48 hours for a medical and to agree personal terms with Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho's side offered a package that guaranteed Tottenham close to £35m.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Jermain Defoe scored for England in their 2-1 win over Italy
Jermain Defoe scored for England in their 2-1 friendly win over Italy

Sunderland have opened talks with free agent Louis Saha, 34, as negotiations continue with Wolves over 25-year-old striker Steven Fletcher.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson, 23, is wanted on loan by Nottingham Forest.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Arsenal have expressed a willingness to sell 24-year-old midfielder Alex Song, but the club are yet to agree a fee with Barcelona.

Full story: Evening Standardexternal-link

QPR, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in signing Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe, 29.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Blackburn have rejected a £500,000 bid from Norwich for 27-year-old goalkeeper Mark Bunn.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraphexternal-link

Everton are preparing a move for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, who will be allowed to leave Anfield for £5m.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

The Scotland international could be replaced by Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin after Liverpool moved ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a loan deal for the 23-year-old.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Hernandez has made more than 100 appearances for Valencia since he joined from Getafe in 2008
Pablo Hernandez has made more than 100 appearances in four years for Valencia

Everton's move for Olympiacos striker Kevin Mirallas has advanced to the stage where manager David Moyes has opened talks with the 24-year-old's club.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

Swansea have lined up Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez, 27, as a potential replacement for Scott Sinclair if the 23-year-old is sold.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool owner John W Henry says Liverpool are still paying the price of the previous failed ownership regime.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes the sale of Robin van Persie, 29, shows Arsenal can no longer compete with the biggest clubs.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Midfielder Dan Gosling, 22, is on standby to start Newcastle's Premier League opener against Tottenham as first-choice pair Yohan Cabaye and Cheikh Tiote are struggling to be match fit.

Full story: Evening Chronicleexternal-link

AND FINALLY

AC Milan have signed a 10-year-old girl from East Dunbartonshire after she impressed scouts while on a family holiday in La Manga.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

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