Thursday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Manchester United are ready to submit a joint bid to Everton for Marouane Fellaini, 25, and Leighton Baines, 28, as well as continuing their efforts to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26.
Juventus want Everton to pay £7m for 23-year-old midfielder Luca Marrone after the Toffees tried to take him on loan.
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Manchester United have identified Udinese's Luis Muriel, 22, as the man they want to replace Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.
Barcelona are keen on signing Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 28, as well as Chelsea central defender David Luiz, 26.
Nuremburg are set to reject a £10m bid from Aston Villa for Japanese midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake, 23.
Brazilian Willian, 24, has been transfer-listed - along with all his team-mates - by Anzhi Makhachkala as they look to cut their budget.
Midfielder Willian is expected to be a target for Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Tottenham are close to signing Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, for £11m, according to the French club.
Southampton have been snubbed by 24-year-old Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, 24, after showing interest in the Brazilian.
Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, will be rewarded for his impressive pre-season form on Thursday with a place in the senior England squad.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (from BBC Monitoring)
Italian side Napoli are interested in signing Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, 28, Cagliari's Victor Ibarbo, 23, and Duvan Zapata, 22, of Argentine club Estudiantes.
A new computer simulator has predicted that Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea will see the club crowned Premier League champions this season.
The Macclesfield Town fan who paid £10,000 to play for the club lasted just 10 minutes because of injury.