Tuesday's gossip column

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer Harry Redknapp his pick of three players to tempt the Tottenham boss into selling talented attacking midfielder Luka Modric. (CaughtOffside.com) 
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has lined up an £11m bid for Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko - and is on the verge of signing Hull defender Steven Mouyokolo.(Daily Mirror) 
Ipswich are ready to increase their offer in order to land Cardiff striker Michael Chopra for a fee of just over £4m.(Daily Mail) 
Bolton are poised to make a £2.5m move for Real Madrid's young left-back Marcos Alonso.(Daily Mail) 
Birmingham City have entered the race to sign Hamilton midfielder James McArthur and are to revive their interest in Liverpool's Ryan Babel.(Daily Mail) 
West Bromwich Albion are facing competition from Italian club Udinese to sign Sunderland's Hungarian international goalkeeper Marton Fulop.(Daily Mail) 
Tottenham have contacted Juventus with a view to signing striker Vincenzo laquinta, according to his agent.(Footylatest.com) 
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is interested in making a summer move for AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.(CaughtOffside.com) 
Tottenham are lining up a bid for Borussia Dortmund's highly rated centre-back Neven Subotic this summer.(CaughtOffside.com) 
Yaya Toure's agent claims the Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder could be part of a deal to take Arsenal star Cecs Fabregas to the Catalan club.(Daily Mirror) 
Arsenal are interested in Danish international Simon Kjaer and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, both of Serie A side Palermo. (CaughtOffside.com) 
Manchester City have made fresh inquiries about Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko.(Daily Mail) 
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has refused to rule out possible bids for Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Arsenal's Fabregas.(Footylatest.com) 
Rangers have targeted Honduras World Cup striker Georgie Welcome in a summer transfer raid as the hunt for the new Kris Boyd intensifies.(Daily Mail) 
Tottenham manager Redknapp has admitted he does want Joe Cole and wants to sit down with the Chelsea and England midfielder after the World Cup about a possible move to White Hart Lane.(Footylatest.com) 
Everton boss David Moyes is interested in signing Manchester City's ­£4m-rated defender Nedum Onuoha.(Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano hopes Rafa Benitez will attempt to bring him to the San Siro if the Spaniard is confirmed as Inter Milan boss.(CaughtOffside.com) 
Everton boss David Moyes is interested in Wolfsburg playmaker Zvjezdan Misimovic and hopes to lure the Bosnian international from the Bundesliga side this summer.(CaughtOffside.com) 
Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is wanted by several sides in Dubai.(The Guardian) 
Sheffield United are preparing an offer for Stoke goalkeeper Steve Simonsen. (Daily Mail) 
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is prepared to break the bank to land Manchester City winger Martin Petrov. (Daily Star)
West Ham have joined the race to sign Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard. (Daily Express) 
Stoke want to bring in more firepower and are keen on recruiting West Ham striker Carlton Cole. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Co-owner Tom Hicks has scuppered at least two 'perfect fit' offers for Liverpool because of his unreasonable asking price.(Daily Mirror) 

AND FINALLY

Big-spending Manchester City fans are in for something of a winter warmer treat after the club revealed plans to install thermostatically controlled leather seating in the VIP areas and directors' box.(Daily Mail)

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