Saturday, 26 January 2013

All the latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

All the lastest news and gossip, you can use the links to go to the news paper or media which published the story, this will be a daily round up of what the papers have been saying latest Premier League gossip and transfer news

25th Jan 2013

Manchester City have rejected a bid from AC Milan to sign striker Mario Balotelli on loan. The Italian side have also told City that they will pay no more than €25m (£21.2m) to sign the player on a permanent basis.
Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is poised to commit to Newcastle for the rest of the season after the Argentine defender was told it would cost him £7m to quit.
Tottenham are considering meeting West Ham's £3.5m release clause for Mohamed Diame - beating Arsenal, Everton and Fulham to the midfielder.
Queens Park Rangers' Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar is a surprise target for Real Madrid after they lost Spain international Iker Casillas for a month with a broken hand.
Sunderland are close to signing an unnamed Peru international left-back and hope to bring in at least three more players in the January transfer window.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has identified French defender Kurt Zouma as a summer transfer target. The player could cost £8m from St Etienne.
Wolves are competing with Leeds to sign Aston Villa left-back Stephen Warnock on loan.
Norwich are considering an ambitious move to sign Netherlands striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon.
QPR are closing in on deals for Portuguese defender Rolando from FC Porto, and Yun Suk-Young from Chunnam Dragons.
Arsenal are interested in Barcelona winger Isaac Cuenca with the Spanish club willing to loan him out this month. Cuenca  has not played this season after suffering a knee injury.
Liverpool and Everton are considering bids of £2m for Chesterfield's winger Tendayi Darikwa.
Fulham have enquired about former Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz at Wolfsburg. Wigan and Aston Villa have also been offered the Austrian.
Schalke have rejected another bid to bring forwards Lewis Holtby's move to Tottenham with sporting director Horst Heldt saying Spurs's offer was "not acceptable". The player has already agreed to move to White Hart Lane when his contract expires in the summer.
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing has revealed how his recent run of good form was inspired by being told he could leave by manager Brendan Rodgers.
Midfielder Shaun Derry has accused some of his QPR team-mates of not working hard enough in their relegation battle.
Manchester City's new director football Txiki Begiristain wants to play a new 4-3-3 system next season and wants future signings to be tailored to it.
Swansea coach Alan Curtis insists ball boys have never been told to slow the game down in the wake of the Welsh side's League Cup semi-final victory over Chelsea. The game was marred by the sending-off of Chelsea's Eden Hazard for kicking a ball boy.
The Football Association is considering whether to demand an additional sanction for Hazard or impose just a three-match suspension for his altercation with the ball boy.
Aston Villa full-back Matt Lowton claims he was taught about the importance of gamesmanship when he was a ball boy at Sheffield United by then manager Neil Warnock.

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