Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Tottenham are close to securing the £20m signing of 24-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian and have reignited their interest in Internacional striker Leandro Damia, 23.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham plan to move for 22-year-old Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic before the transfer window closes.

Full story: Evening Standard

Yann M'Vila is the subject of bids from Tottenham, Zenit St Petersburg and an unnamed club.
Yann M'Vila is the subject of bids from Tottenham, Zenit St Petersburg and an unnamed club

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will make a £35m move for Napoli's Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani, 25.

Full story: the Sun

The Blues are set to continue their summer spending by clinching the £23.5m signing of 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle.

Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal will use the millions gained by selling Alex Song to Barcelona to attempt to sign defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, from Newcastle United.

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French side Rennes expect midfielder Yann M'Vila, 21, to leave the club this week. The Ligue 1 side say they have received offers from Tottenham, Zenit St Petersburg and a third unnamed side, believed to be Arsenal.

Full story: Metro

Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, says he is being monitored by Chelsea as a possible replacement for the departed Jose Bosingwa.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United are considering a £10m move for 22-year-old Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera from Pachuca.

Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is hoping to sign Steven Fletcher in time for the Wolves striker to play some part in Saturday's visit of Reading.

Full story: Daily Express

Robert Green's career as QPR's number one goalkeeper could be under threat after just one game, as Hoops manager Mark Hughes seems keen on bringing in 32-year-old former Celtic keeper and current free agent Artur Boruc.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are prepared for 23-year-old striker Andy Carroll to spend the season sitting on their bench, rather than sell him for a cut-price fee to a Premier League rival.

Full story: Daily Express

However, potential Carroll suitors Newcastle say they will not budge from their £12m offer made for a player sold by the Magpies to the Reds for £35m in January 2011.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle and Fulham are looking at FC Twente defender Douglas. The Brazil-born 24-year-old plays under former England boss Steve McLaren in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Full story: Daily Star


Former Norwich and Leicester striker Darren Eadie thinks more footballers should sign up for treatment to tackle depression, something he suffered from after retiring from the sport through injury at 28.

Darren Eadie
Ex-Norwich and Leicester striker Darren Eadie says more players should seek treatment for depression

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 30, says Gunners fans need to give the much-changed team time to gel.

Full story: the Sun

Reading boss Brian McDermott may have a better understanding of Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard than many other managers - he saw the star five years ago when scouting for the Royals in France and said: "I thought [even then] he was phenomenal."

Full story: the Guardian


Manchester United's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Anderson suffered the ignominy of having his name misspelled as 'Andesron' on his own shirt during the Red Devils' 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.

Full story: Metro

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