Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Zenit St Petersburg have launched a bid for Manchester United winger Nani, 25.

West Ham are ready to try to steal in ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal to sign Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, 29.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Meanwhile, the Craven Cottage club have rejected a "very low" bid from Manchester United for midfielder Moussa Dembele, 25.

Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele joined Fulham in 2010

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

Toulouse defender Cheikh M'Bengue, 24, has revealed he is wanted by Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Stoke have joined Everton in the hunt for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 26.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Everton will loan midfielder Ross Barkley, 18, to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday so he can gain first-team experience.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Blackburn have increased their offer for Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes, 22.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraphexternal-link

Striker Kevin Mirallas, 24, will have a medical at Everton this weekend before completing a £5.3m move from Olympiacos.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Tottenham have enquired about signing Man City and England winger Adam Johnson, but face competition from Sunderland and West Ham.

Full story: The Times

Theo Walcott has still not signed a new Arsenal contract, sparking fears he could follow Robin van Persie out of the door.

Fullt story: the Sunexternal-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is considering making a fourth bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Wigan striker Conor Sammon is on his way to Derby for £1.2m.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Stoke manager Tony Pulis says he may have to sell two strikers in order to clinch the signing of Michael Owen on a free.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Bologna have ruled out winger Gaston Ramirez moving to Southampton for £11.8m, saying it will take £16m to prise him away.

Full story: the Times


Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Oscar
Oscar has arrived at Chelsea from Internacional

New Chelsea signing Oscar insists he feels no pressure at Stamford Bridge - because he has already worn the Brazil number 10 shirt.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he has become exasperated by his Manchester United players' use of Twitter after Rio Ferdinand was fined £45,000 by the FA.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Retired Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba will make a success of his future career - whatever direction he takes - according to captain Kevin Davies.

Full story: Bolton Newsexternal-link

Celtic keeper Fraser Forster aims to force his way into the England squad by impressing in the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Former Newcastle player and manager Kevin Keegan has hailed the man he believes is the Magpies' best signing of the summer - chief scout Graham Carr.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link


Former trainee chef Ben Foster reckons he has found the recipe for success at West Brom - by designing the kitchen in his purpose-built new home.

Full story: Express and Starexternal-link

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