Tuesday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Gareth Bale and Real Madrid expect the 24-year-old's world-record £86m move from Tottenham to go through despite the forward being forced to return to London from his weekend trip to Spain.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

However, there are reports that the Bale transfer has been stalled by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy because he is frustrated with the manner of Real's approach.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have been told they have a chance of landing the Wales international, but it will cost £125m to sign him.

Full story: The Sun (subscription only)

Manchester United will make a £20m bid for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, before the champions' game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Striker Karim Benzema, 25, playmaker Mesut Ozil, 24, and winger Angel Di Maria, 25, could all be sold to Premier League clubs by Real. Their sales would fund the Spanish side's moves for Bale and 26-year-old Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Ozil and Di Maria are Arsenal targets, but any deal depends on Bale moving to Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 27, has decided he wants to move to Arsenal.

Yohan Cabaye
Cabaye has not played in either of Newcastle's opening Premier League games

Full story: Evening Chronicle

Newcastle will make an opening offer of £8m to Wigan for midfielder James McCarthy. The 22-year-old is being lined up as a replacement for Arsenal target Cabaye.

Full story: Daily Mail

Roma forward Erik Lamela, 21, will complete his £30m club-record move to Tottenham in the next 24 hours.

Full story: Daily Star

Sunderland have agreed a loan deal for Inter Milan midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic, 25, but fear Everton could scupper the move.

Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa, Cardiff, Newcastle and West Ham are among the clubs tracking Ipswich's 23-year-old defender Aaron Cresswell.

Full story: Daily Star

Cardiff have made a £6m bid for Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason. The 24-year-old scored 28 goals for Dutch side Heerenveen last season.

Full story: The Sun (subscription only)

Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay also wants to sign Barcelona striker Isaac Cuenca, 22, on a season-long loan, but will have to battle it out with several Spanish clubs.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich are close to securing a season-long loan deal for Atalanta winger James Troisi. The 25-year-old Australian began his career at Newcastle, but never made an appearance in the first team.

Full story: Daily Mail

Crystal Palace want to sign QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 30, and Reading winger Jimmy Kebe, 29.

Full story: Daily Mail

GLOBAL GOSSIP (Sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Paris St-Germain have made a £34m offer for Barcelona winger Pedro, 26. The Spaniard is currently in contract negotiations with the Catalans.

Pedro
Pedro has won four La Liga titles with Barcelona since making his debut in 2008

Full story: Le10 Sport (in French)

Manchester United and Barcelona are watching Porto's French centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 22.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Ajax have rejected an offer from Atletico Madrid for Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 24.

Full story: ABC (in Spanish)

Portuguese midfielder Deco, 35, is to retire from professional football for health reasons.

Full story: Publico (in Portuguese)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged England to rest midfielder Jack Wilshere, 21, for the World Cup 2014 qualifier against Moldova.

Full story: the Guardian

Joe Hart could lose his spot as first-choice goalkeeper for Manchester City, but he will be retained in the role by England. The 26-year-old has made several costly errors in the past year.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom fear Hart's rival for the England starting spot, Ben Foster, could be sidelined for some time with an ankle ligament injury. The 30-year-old was forced off in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Everton.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Gonzalo Higuain's Napoli career has literally got off to a rocky start after the 25-year-old Argentina striker slipped on rocks and injured his jaw while relaxing on the island of Capri.

Full story: Metro

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