Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Inter Milan club president Massimo Moratti says the club have no interest in re-signing Mario Balotelli, 22, from Manchester City in the January transfer window.
Wesley Sneijder has admitted he does not know if he will stay at Inter Milan due to a contract dispute. The 28-year-old Dutch star has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Schalke and Russian side Anzhi.
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Malaga insist that Isco, 20, is on course to sign a long-term deal with the Spanish club despite interest from Manchester United and Manchester City.
Chelsea are lining up a move for Bayern Munich's 28-year-old striker Mario Gomez as owner Roman Abramovich looks to strengthen Rafa Benitez's squad in January.
Benitez is also keen to bring in German forward Andre Schurrle, 22, from Bayer Leverkusen. The German international was also a target for Benitez's predecessor at Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo.
Brazilian full-back Wallace, 18, claims he will move to Chelsea from Fluminense either in January or in next summer's transfer window.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says that Jermain Defoe is not for sale after rumours claimed Harry Redknapp was keen to link up with the 30-year-old striker at QPR.
Daniele De Rossi, 29, will ignore interest from Manchester City and Chelsea and opt for either Paris St-Germain or Real Madrid if he decides to leave Roma.


Harry Redknapp is to give Rob Green, 32, another chance to establish himself as QPR's first-choice goalkeeper following an injury to 33-year-old team-mate Julio Cesar.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Steven Gerrard has not been told to curb his attacking instincts this season, and that the 32-year-old is just as effective as ever.
Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong, 20, can join Ghana's bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after Fifa switched his national eligibility from England.


Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, has threatened to quit playing for Togo if the country's football federation refuses to pay the players the money it owes them.