Saturday’s gossip column 7 March 2014


Saturday’s gossip column

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Inter Milan are plotting a summer move for Fernando Torres and have the funds to pay the £20m fee Chelsea will demand for the 29-year-old Spain striker.

Full story: Daily Mail(external)

Arsenal are one of three clubs who have made contact with the agent of AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, 29, about a possible summer transfer.

Full story: Daily Express(external)

Liverpool are keeping an eye on 24-year-old Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo with a view to bringing the Spaniard to Anfield.

Full story: Daily Star(external)

Manchester United manager David Moyes insists Robin van Persie, 30, is settled at the club despite claims the Dutch striker might want to leave Old Trafford.

Full story: The Guardian(external)

Swansea will battle South Wales rivals Cardiff for the £4m signature of 24-year-old Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero from Mexican side Monarcas.

Full story: Daily Mirror(external)

Manchester United are hoping to sign France winger Antoine Griezmann, 22, from Real Sociedad this summer.

Full story: Metro(external)


Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe, 31, insists his move to Major League Soccer from Tottenham will benefit his hopes of inclusion in England’s World Cup squad.

Full story: Sky Sports(external)

Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is being lined up to take over as Marseille manager at the end of the season.

Full story: talkSPORT(external)

Morvin Tan, the son of Cardiff owner Vincent, is working for the club in an unofficial capacity including being involved in incoming and outgoing transfers during the January transfer window.

Full story: The Guardian(external)

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner, 21, must prove his form and fitness to boss Paul Lambert if he is to earn himself a new contract when his current deal expires in June.

Full story: Express & Star(external)

West Brom boss Pepe Mel has received no assurances over his future at The Hawthorns and admitted he was not consulted over the dismissal of close ally Dave McDonough as head of technical performance.

Full story: Daily Telegraph(external)


WWE wrestler and ballroom dancer Fandango has become an honorary Everton fan after an initial spat with the Toffees when the club refused requests to play his ‘ChaChaLaLa’ theme tune at Goodison Park.

Full story: Liverpool Echo (external)

Adidas and Nike have both launched a new all-in-one knitted football boot and sock hybrid. Adidas have called theirs the ‘Primeknit F5’ while Nike have gone for ‘Magista’.

Full story: Daily Mail(external)