Thursday's gossip column - Fernando, Vidic & Kroos

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Fernando
Brazil-born Fernando is eligible to play for Portugal after becoming a naturalised citizen in December

Juventus are planning to steal Porto midfielder Fernando, 26, from under the noses of Manchester City. The Premier League side infuriated the Porto hierarchy by making an unexpected last-minute approach on deadline day.

Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona's Martin Montoya, a 22-year-old right back, is believed to have turned down an offer to stay at the Nou Camp.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Inter Milan face competition from Juventus and Monaco for the services of Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic, 32, whose contract expires this summer.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out attempting to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after failing with two bids for the 27-year-old in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic joined Man Utd from Spartak Moscow for £7m in 2006

Toni Kroos, the 24-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder who was linked with Manchester United in the January transfer window, has revealed on Facebook that he has not been able to agree a new contract with the European champions.

Full story: Independent

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer fears there could be an exodus from St James' Park after 28-year-old midfielder Cabaye's departure to Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Daily Star

Paris Saint-Germain are planning to follow up their signing of Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye by moving for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 27, in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

Cardiff have signed a pre-contract deal with Real Valladolid striker Javi Guerra, 31, who will join on a free transfer in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Etihad Stadium
Manchester City plan to add more than 14,000 seats at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City have submitted papers to the council to increase their stadium capacity from 47,620 to 62,170.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle will be interviewed for Swansea's vacant manager's job this week.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Hoddle is one of six leading contenders for the Swansea job. Everton assistant Graeme Jones, former Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa, ex-Arsenal forward Dennis Bergkamp, Brighton manager Oscar Garcia and Hull assistant Steve Agnew are also in contention.

Full story: Guardian

Roy Hodgson is giving serious consideration to reintroducing Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson, 26, into his England squad and potentially holding a World Cup place for him in the absence of the injured Theo Walcott.

Full story: Guardian

AND FINALLY

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 32, continued his duel with Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, by sending the Real Madrid star a 'dare to Zlatan' T-shirt.

Full story: Daily Mail

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is the king of photo-bombing, after hijacking snaps with two of his star players.

Full story: Metro

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