Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are to make a move for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, 27, after the apparent failure of their pursuit of Liverpool's Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has apologised to his Anfield team-mates for trying to leave the club.

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Chelsea are set to focus on Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, if their own interest in Rooney comes to nothing.

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However, another alternative to Rooney for the Stamford Bridge outfit could be Jackson Martinez, 26, of Porto.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will not allow defender David Luiz to leave the club despite Barcelona tracking the 26-year-old.

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Swansea are set to join Tottenham in pursuit of Ante Rebic, 19, who plays for Croatian side RNK Split.

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Chelsea are still keen on Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, but face competition from Barcelona.

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is increasingly confident of signing midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, from his former club Everton.

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QPR are stepping up their interest in Tottenham's Jermaine Defoe, 30, after ending a possible move for Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, 22.

Pablo Osvaldo
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but plays for Italy

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Harry Redknapp is also still interested in signing West Brom outcast Peter Odemwingie, 32, despite the Nigerian striker appearing to be heading to Napoli.

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Everton have made a move for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, and his club have said they won't stand in his way.

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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is aiming for one or two more signings, despite a summer of big spending.

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Roma's Pablo Osvaldo, 27, has rejected overtures from Southampton in favour of a move to Spurs.

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Chelsea could be back in for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, who could be sold after playing just two games following his £51m move from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

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OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has turned down interest from Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid in the summer to stay at White Hart Lane.

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Jose Mourinho feels that Manchester City and Manchester United had easy runs to the Premier League title in the last two seasons.

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Norwich City's Scotland international midfielder Robert Snodgrass has called for England v Scotland to make a return as an annual fixture following Wednesday night's meeting at Wembley.

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that if Sir Alex Ferguson had been Manchester City manager last season the title would not have left Etihad Stadium.

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AND FINALLY

The brother of Manchester City winger Jesus Navas has joined nearby League Two club Bury. Marco Navas, 30, has signed a one-year contract and the move could help his younger brother, who has suffered from homesickness in the past.

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Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway says he is not a comedian and is no longer going to be funny.

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