Monday's gossip column: Football transfers and rumours

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Arsenal have had a club record offer of £30m for striker Luis Suarez, 26, rejected by Liverpool.

Full story: The Timesexternal-link

David Villa
Barcelona striker David Villa is reported to be close to a move to Tottenham

Barcelona striker David Villa, 31, could sign for Tottenham this week after reaching an agreement in principle with the club.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Everton will announce the £5m signing of Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone on Monday. The 29-year-old, who was also a Newcastle target, has agreed a three-year contract at Goodison Park.

Full story Independentexternal-link

Manchester United and Chelsea have missed out on signing 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski after the Pole agreed to join German rivals Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Fulham manager Martin Jol fears being priced out of a move for Ajax's 27-year-old midfielder Eyong Enoh.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Aston Villa are ready to sell Darren Bent for £5m, with Newcastle, Hull and Fulham all poised to make a move for the 29-year-old striker.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Jack Butland has one senior England cap after starting a friendly against Italy in August 2012

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, 20, could be heading to Spain on loan to boost his England World Cup chances.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Hull City could complete a deal to sign Burnley striker Charlie Austin, 24, in the next 24 hours with the player due for a medical at the KC Stadium on Monday.

Full story: Hull Daily Mailexternal-link

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins expects the record-breaking £12m move for 24-year-old Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony to be completed within the next 24 hours.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Liverpool have agreed to sell 24-year-old midfielder Jay Spearing to Blackburn Rovers in a £1.5m deal.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (from BBC Monitoring)

Paris St-Germain have completed the signing of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 26, who had been coveted by Chelsea.

Full story: La Parisienexternal-link

Italian side Parma have signed Brazilian defender Felipe dal Belo, 29, from Fiorentina.

Full story: Corriere Della Serraexternal-link


Wilfried Zaha
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha is being tipped to break straight into the first team

Former Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, will walk straight into Manchester United's first team, predicts his former manager Ian Holloway.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

A friendly match between Hibernian and Nottingham Forest in Portugal was marred by trouble between rival fans.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link


Manchester United are about to inject some serious pace into their team with the signing of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, 26, who will turn out for his heroes in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match against Sevilla.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson missed Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph after taking a helicopter to begin a cruise around the Scottish Islands.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link