Premier League Transfer Gossip: Top 6 Rumors of the Day

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalSeptember 23, 2011

Premier League Transfer Gossip: Top 6 Rumors of the Day

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    Transfer gossip never sleeps. Just three weeks after transfer deadline day slammed the summer window shut, we're already knee deep in speculation looking ahead to the January version.

    Today's top Premier League stories include a big-name Brazilian striker, who could be heading for north London for the new year.

    Then there's the tale of the Bolton defender who NEARLY went in the summer. Will he go in the winter? Who can say.

    Here are the top six rumors of the day.

Leandro Damiao to Spurs?

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    According to,Tottenham and Inter Milan are set to battle for the signature of Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.

    The 22-year-old plays for Internacional, but the suggestion is very much that a big-money offer could bring him to Europe.

Gary Cahilll to Arsenal...or Chelsea?

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    Bolton manager Owen Coyle has told Arsenal to expect some competition if they attempt to sign defender Gary Cahill in January.

    The Daily Mirror say Chelsea could be interested in the England international, who was also subject to an offer from Tottenham in the summer window.

Pavlyuchenko Heading Back Home to Russia

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    Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow will reportedly compete for the signature of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko in January. say the bidding for Pavlyuchenko will likely start at £10 million.

Arsenal Want Mario Gotze

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    Football Talk reckon Arsenal will make a huge bid for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze in January.

    The 19-year-old, who's been dubbed "the German Lionel Messi," is apparently their No. 1 target. They quote £35 million as a possible offer.

Gomes to Leave Spurs

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    ESPN Soccernet report Heurelho Gomes will leave Tottenham in January, as he seeks to win a place in the Brazil squad for the 2014 World Cup.

    Brad Friedel is now Spurs' first-choice goalkeeper, with Carlo Cudicini seemingly second in the pecking order and Gomes third.

    I would think he won't be happy. He wants to play at the World Cup [in 2014] with Brazil, so it's going to be a problem. We'll wait until the next window and see where that takes us. - Spurs manager Harry Redknapp

Diego Maradona Dismisses Anelka Gossip

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    Diego Maradona has refuted claims that Al Wasl, the side he manages in the UAE, are interested in signing Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka. Here's what he said...

    I am really surprised to hear this. We don't have anything to do with Anelka.

    Of course, I wish that he would come and play for us at Al Wasl, but knowing the wages he gets at Chelsea, I don't think it is ever going to be possible.

    I also believe he is a pillar of the Chelsea team and I don't think they will allow him to leave. - Maradona