Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are hoping to sign youngster Toni Sanabria, 17, from Barcelona. The Paraguay forward has a £2.7m buy-out clause in his contract.

Full story: Daily Star

Barcelona could turn to Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires, 26, at the end of the season if they fail to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to Atletico Madrid youngster Koke, 21.

Full story: Daily Express

Barcelona target Ramires
Chelsea's Ramires made his 100th Premier League appearance against Tottenham in September

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has revealed he is willing to let Julio Cesar, 34, leave the club on a free transfer in January, with Manchester City interested in the Brazilian goalkeeper.

Full story: Daily Star

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has identified Portuguese winger Diogo Viana, 23, as a potential January reinforcement.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Dani Osvaldo, 27, is a target for Valencia and Atletico Madrid. The Italy striker has scored only once since joining Southampton in a £14.5m deal from Roma in August.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Lazio's Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, 20, is ready to snub interest from Everton and Fiorentina in January after admitting he could see himself playing for Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal and Liverpool are locked in a battle with several European clubs to sign 25-year-old Olympiakos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou.

Full story: Talksport

Swansea hope to pip Cardiff in the January transfer window to the signature of £8m-rated Blackpool striker Thomas Ince, 21.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso scored 19 goals in 210 games for Liverpool

Chelsea and Manchester United are interesting in securing Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31, on a free transfer in the summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Australia's former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill, 33, is hoping to return to the Premier League on a short-term deal in January from MLS side New York Red Bulls to aid his fitness ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is set to slap a £20m price tag on goalkeeper Tim Krul. Italian Serie A side Juventus are believed to be tracking the 25-year-old, who is under contract at St James' Park until 2017.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Barcelona are believed to be tracking long-term Manchester United target Marco Verratti, 21, with a view to a future move for the midfielder.

Full story: El Mundo (in Spanish)

Meanwhile, Barca vice-president Josep Bartomeu has reportedly said the Catalans are in advanced talks to sign a new goalkeeper, confirming former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, 31, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 21, are on their shortlist of candidates.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini does not regard Liverpool or Tottenham as genuine Premier League title rivals.

Full story: Metro

Ex-Stoke boss Tony Pulis is considering an improved offer from Crystal Palace to become their new manager and could finally take charge of the Premier League's bottom club later this week.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Joachim Low has said Arsenal's Serge Gnabry can still force his way into Germany's World Cup squad after admitting he is keeping an eye on the 18-year-old.

Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green admits to a dark side by revealing that one of the perks of the job is disappointing opposition fans desperate to see their team score.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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