Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Arsene Wenger wants to sign Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for a reported £6m

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 29, next month and the Dutchman could be available for a cut-price £6m.

Full story: Daily Mail

Wenger is also ready to go all out to sign Demba Ba, 27, by triggering a £7.5m buy-out clause in the Newcastle striker's contract.

Full story: the Sun

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge has demanded an £80,000-a-week salary to join Liverpool in January. The 23-year-old reportedly also wants a guarantee that he will be played through the middle rather than out wide.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Italian side Juventus have joined Manchester United in pursuit of £1m-rated Austrian striker Marcel Sabitzer, 18.

Full story: talkSPORT

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has told Manchester United to forget about signing striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, next month.

Full story: the Sun

United, though, are prepared to wait until the summer to sign the Poland international from the German champions.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 28, has alerted Manchester City and Manchester United to his availability after talks to stay at Inter Milan broke down.

Full story: the Guardian

QPR midfielder Esteban Granero, 25, can leave the club for just £5.5m if the Hoops are relegated this season.

Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea have adopted an unofficial policy of not criticising referees in post-match press conferences amid fears of a backlash following the Mark Clattenburg affair.

Full story: the Independent

Interim manager Rafa Benitez has told Chelsea's hierarchy that he does not want Avram Grant to join the club as an adviser.

Full story: the Guardian

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 25, has added to the sense of crisis at Stamford Bridge by claiming that he regularly rows with his team-mates.

Full story: Daily Star

Nani
Nani has been left out of Manchester United's 2013 calendar

Manchester United have added to speculation Nani will be sold in January by leaving the 26-year-old Portuguese out of their 2013 club calendar.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has insisted he will have funds to strengthen his squad in January.

Full story: Express and Star

Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 20, says getting dumped out of the Champions League group stages last season made the side stronger in the European competition this season.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Everton defender Sylvain Distin, 35, who is out of contract at the end of the season, hated his recent spell out of the team but says it has helped convince him he wants to extend his career in the Premier League.

Full story: Sporting Life

AND FINALLY

Arsenal's majority stakeholder Stan Kroenke has splashed out £80m on an American ranch the size of 71,000 Emirates Stadium pitches.

Full story: Daily Mail

More pregnant women in Mexico City go into labour when Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez is on the pitch, while crime goes down according to the capital's police chief Jorge Carlos Martinez.

Full story: Metro

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