Football transfer gossip (October 1): Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa

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Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie as a ready-made replacement for wantaway forward Carlos Tevez.

Full story: the Independent

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has warned Bolton boss Owen Coyle that he has no chance of re-signing striker Daniel Sturridge on loan. He said: “He can try in January - but he will have no chance.” (The Times)

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul fancies a move to Paris St Germain, the club he supported as a boy.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Montenegro international winger Stevan Jovetic is still being ‘eyed’ by Chelsea despite being at an advance stage in negotiations at current club Fiorentina.

Full story: Metro

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos, the new manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, has revealed the club would like England manager Fabio Capello to take over the reigns after leading England at next summer’s European Championship. Midfield duo Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are also top of their transfer wish list.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have joined AC Milan in the race to sign Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio.

Full story: talkSPORT

Barcelona and Bayern Munich look set to go head to head to sign teenage Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha.

Full story: Daily Star

Valencia are set to hold contract renewal talks with striker Francisco Alcacer in a bid to put an end to Arsenal’s interest in the player.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City could make a shock January move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani as they look for a replacement for Carlos Tevez.

Full story: talkSPORT

But Italian Serie A side AC Milan could scupper City’s plans with a £20m bid of their own.

Full story: Daily Star

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has snubbed any speculation linking midfielder Barry Bannan with a move to Manchester United.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be interested in signing QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt in the January transfer window.

Full story: Caught Offside

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