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Transfer talk: Featuring Richards, Rooney and Rossi

Transfer news relating to Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Southampton and Everton.

It is the 1st of December ... one month away from the Transfer Window re-opening.

So what stories are making the gossip columns this Sunday...?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly lining up a bid for Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi. The former Manchester United starlet is in great form for the Florence side this season - after finally overcoming his injury problems.

Spurs are goal-shy at the moment and the 26-year-old could help alleviate that issue.

However he would cost around £30 million.

Arsenal are reportedly set to make a move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

The star is still hoping to make it into Roy Hodgson’s England team, and despite recently intimating a desire to stay at The Etihad, his lack of first team football may force his hand.

Arsenal see him as a potential Bacary Sagna replacement if the Frenchman does not sign a new deal in North London and also as cover in the centre-back positions should rumours of a Vermaelen exit carry weight.

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is being linked with a move to MLS.

Cole is being tipped to join Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls in January as his status in the Chelsea and England team comes continually under threat.

However it is unlikely he would leave before the World Cup in the summer.

Wayne Rooney is reportedly set to let his contract at Manchester United run down. The England international has 18 months remaining on his current contract - and despite his newfound love for the club, still wants to play hardball on his new deal to ensure the best offer possible.

LA Galaxy pair Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan will not be returning to the Premier League on loan in the winter.

MLS is about to enter its off-season and the pair had been linked with returns to the Premier League.

However their manager Bruce Arena rejects the claims saying they need rest.

Chelsea are set to make a move for Luke Shaw. The Southampton player and Chelsea fan is being linked with a move as the long-term replacement for Ashley Cole.

However he could cost £30 million.

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