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Rumours - Real Madrid finally in for Gerrard

Published: 21 Jun 2010 - 10:24:41

The World Cup might be in full flow but that hasn't stopped the transfer gossip flooding in as usual. Stevie Scandal takes you through the latest Premier League rumours.

Today - Mourinho still wants Stevie, Micah Richards to swap blue for red, Arsenal line-up Fabregas replacement and more...

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It's fast becoming the rumour that just won't go away - Steven Gerrard to Real Madrid.

At first it looked as though Jose Mourinho was intent on being reunited with Frank Lampard in Spain, but now he seems to have well and truly switched his attentions to Frank's scouse equivalent.

Gerrard, who Mourinho tried to sign while he was at Chelsea, could be tempted to move from his boyhood club as their financial and managerial problems continue.

However the one issue which could scupper any potential deal is the price, with the Anfield club holding out for £30 million - £10m more than Real want to pay.

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As if Stevie Gee finally leaving Liverpool wasn't shocking enough, just down the road in Manchester an even more surprising deal could be on the cards.

Apparently Sir Alex Ferguson is eyeing a £12m swoop for Manchester City's Micah Richards as a replacement for the ageing Gary Neville.

Richards, who can play at right-back or in central defence, could be keen on a move after seeing his playing time limited over the last campaign.

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In other news, it looks as though Arsene Wenger has finally admitted defeat in the long-running battle for Cesc Fabregas.

The Arsenal boss is looking at Italy and Fiorentina star Riccardo Montolivo to fill the Cesc-shaped hole in the middle of the Gunners' midfield.

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Finally, the fight to sign free agent Martin Petrov is intensifying, as Aston Villa enter the race for the Bulgarian winger's signature.

Petrov has already received offers from Bolton and Blackburn, leaving him with the tricky decision of whether he wants to be in a relegation battle or chasing Europe next season.

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While most football fans are sleeping off hangovers, Stevie Scandal is out trawling exclusive nightclubs and peering through the windows of mock tudor mansions in her stilettos to break the stories that really matter. No footballer is safe from Stevie's undercover operations. If it's scurrilous gossip and sizzling scandal you're after, Stevie's Football Rumours blog is your online China White's.

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