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    • BBC Thursday's Gossip column - Gossip and Transfers

      Inter Milan have made an official £20m bid for Liverpool's Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano, 26, who is also a target for Barcelona.
      Full story: the Sun

      Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has accused his predecessor Rafael Benitez of reneging on a written promise that he would not try to lure players away from Anfield to his new club Inter Milan - with the Spaniard tracking the Merseyside club's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Chelsea have revived their interest in 18-year-old Brazilian Neymar a week after the teenager signed a five-year deal with Santos.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      Bayern Munich's Argentine utility player Martin Demichelis has turned down a £10m move to Chelsea, saying he wants to join Spanish side Sevilla.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Manchester City still hope to find Robinho a new club in the current transfer window, despite the Brazilian forward rejecting a move to Turkish side Fenerbache. (the Times)

      Fulham are close to agreeing a £2.5m deal for Mexico defender Carlos Salcido, 30, from PSV Eindhoven - with Liverpool set to step up interest in the Cottagers' left-back Paul Konchesky.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Bolton manager Owen Coyle wants to bring Manchester United's England Under-21 midfielder Tom Cleverley to the Reebok.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      West Ham are one of a number of clubs interested in bringing Juventus striker David Trezaguet to the Premier League, with Liverpool, West Brom and Aston Villa all interested in the 32-year-old Frenchman.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      West Ham are expected to complete the signing of Inter Milan winger Victory Obinna, 23, on a free transfer on Thursday.
      Full story: the Sun

      Blackburn are chasing £2m-rated Sweden Under-21 striker Denni Avdic, 21, who plays for Elfsborg.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Stoke are set to sign Portsmouth captain Marc Wilson for £3m, plus striker Dave Kitson, 30, after edging out West Bromwich Albion for the 23-year-old defender's signature.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Wolves will re-sign Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne, 22, on a season-long loan deal for the third time. (Daily Star)

      Birmingham have made final bids of about £9m for Wigan's left-sided Frenchman Charles N'Zogbia, 24, and £2m for Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 19.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Newcastle are eyeing a double loan swoop for Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata and striker Roque Santa Cruz.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Newcastle are close to signing Guinea centre-back Kamil Zayatte, 25, from Hull for £1.6m.
      Full story: the Sun

      Blackpool are ready to improve their £500,000 bid for Sheffield Wednesday striker Marcus Tudgay, 27.
      Full story: Daily Mirror
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      West Ham are set to take Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane on a six-month loan deal in a bid to beat the drop.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      But Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has turned down the opportunity to move to relegation threatened West Ham in a similar deal.
      Full story: talksport

      Out-of-favour forward Adebayor could now become a January target for Liverpool.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      West Ham's current star striker, Frederic Piquionne, has rejected reports that he will leave the Hammers for Aston Villa when the January transfer window opens.
      Full story: Goal.com

      The Hammers meanwhile are on the verge of signing Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Liverpool flop Christian Poulsen is also a target for West Ham who believe they can sign the defensive midfielder for £3m in January.
      Full story: goal.com

      Avram Grant's side are also trying to sign Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a five-month loan deal.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has told Tottenham to forget about signing star striker Andy Carroll in January.
      Full story: the Sun

      And Pardew insists it is time for Newcastle to prove they are a big club and hang on to Carroll - who already has 10 goals this season.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Carroll has become an unlikely target for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
      Full story: imscouting

      Manchester United are also considering making a £20m move for the Magpies forward.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has made Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric his number one target for next season.
      Full story: the Sun

      Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have been alerted to central defender Pepe's contract dispute with Real Madrid.
      Full story: talksport

      Aston Villa are poised to make a £1m offer for Lokomotiv Moscow star Alan Gatagov.
      Full story: talksport

      Manchester City are scouting Espanyol duo Pablo Osvaldo and Victor Ruiz.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      City will now step up their efforts to sign Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko next month, even after the news that Carlos Tevez is set to stay. Full story: Manchester Evening News

      Liverpool want to tie Jay Spearing to a new long-term contract as new recruitment supremo Damien Comolli steps up his youth policy.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Birmingham are bracing themselves for a battle with Liverpool to keep hold of highly rated centre-back Scott Dann.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Everton will battle it out with Liverpool for the £4m signing of Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Liverpool will fund a move for Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips by selling right-back Glen Johnson.
      Full story: Metro

      Or, the Reds will use Johnson as part of a deal to sign Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Tottenham are leading the chase to sign Saint Etienne midfielder Dimitri Payet for £7m.
      Full story: talksport

      Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta is to reject interest from AC Milan and instead perform a U-turn and sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Celtic want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland on loan - and in time for him to make his debut against Rangers in the Old Firm derby on 2 January.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Barcelona are considering a £10m move for Arsenal midfielder Denilson after conceding Cesc Fabregas' price tag could once again spiral beyond their means.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Brazilian midfielder Denilson has refused to rule out leaving Arsenal after also becoming a transfer target for Wolfsburg.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Arsenal could offer Denilson to Ajax in an attempt to sign striker Luis Suarez and defensive midfielder Jan Vertonghen.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Or, midfielder Denilson has used his Twitter account to deny speculation he will leave Arsenal in January.
      Full story: Metro

      Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson concedes his bid to sign David Beckham on loan is doomed to fail.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Wolfsburg manager Steve McClaren is also considering a loan move for Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Beckham.
      Full story: imscouting

      Everton manager David Moyes is close to agreeing terms with LA Galaxy to take forward Landon Donovan on loan in January, despite the continuing interest of Fulham.
      Full story: Metro
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      Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has made his admiration of Newcastle striker Andy Carroll public, but admits the Magpies would be reluctant to sell. However he might find it easier to snare Wolfsburg forward Edin Dzeko whose price has dropped to about £25m.
      Full story: Guardian

      Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to be given at least £50m to spend in January and has again turned his attention to Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Although a possible alternative goalkeeper for Ferguson is Bayer Leverkusen's Rene Adler, who has an escape clause in his contract allowing him to join United if they meet the German club's valuation, thought to be nearly £20m.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Manchester United could also be close to a £13m deal for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Young may alternatively move to Tottenham with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp ready to offer Villa their pick of striker Robbie Keane, and midfielders David Bentley, Nico Kranjcar and Jamie O'Hara as part of a £15m deal.
      Full story: the Sun

      Manchester City and Chelsea target David Luiz will cost either club £35m if they are to prise the defender away from Portuguese club Benfica.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will instead turn his attention to £15m-rated Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Arsenal are also looking at defensive reinforcements with Werder Bremen's Per Mertesacker interesting manager Arsene Wenger.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Premier League rivals West Brom and Wigan are keeping tabs on Leeds midfielder Max Gradel.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      New Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has revealed he is interested in signing LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham in January.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      West Ham manager Avram Grant is hopeful of completing the signing of Aston Villa's Steve Sidwell after hinting the midfielder passed his medical on Wednesday.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Sidwell's Villa team-mate John Carew snubs Birmingham and Fulham to set up a move across the Midlands to West Brom.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Out-of-form Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has emerged as a surprise target for West Ham.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Birmingham have held initial discussions with Tottenham over the possibility of signing striker Robbie Keane on loan.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Wolves and Aston Villa are braced to battle each other for Middlesbrough pair Gary O'Neil and David Wheater.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Leicester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson will launch an audacious bid next month to land goalkeeper Shay ­Given from Manchester City.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      But Eriksson could face competition from Gerard Houllier, who wants to bring the out-of-favour keeper to Villa Park.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Fulham midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise has demanded talks with manager Mark Hughes about his lack of first-team appearances.
      Full story: Daily Mail
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      Manchester City have been in talks with striker Edin Dzeko's agent over the finer details of a £30m transfer from German club Wolfsburg.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Striker Roque Santa Cruz is expected to leave Manchester City for a six-month loan spell at Italian side Lazio as soon as the January transfer window opens, with a view to making the switch permanent.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has told manager Alan Pardew that he is not tempted by a move from St James' Park. Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all harbour an interest in the 21-year-old.
      Full story: the Guardian

      Manchester City are ready to let Wayne Bridge join West Ham - if the price is right. The clubs are trying to thrash out figures on a loan deal, or even a permanent low-fee transfer, for the full-back.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Mario Balotelli's increasing struggles at Manchester City are being underpinned by chronic homesickness and a dislike of life in England - so much so that the striker wants to return to Italy.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Balotelli, who has also struggled to make friends among his City team-mates, is believed to prefer a move to AC Milan, the club he supported as a boy.
      Full story: the Guardian

      Manchester City are ready to make a £7m bid for Bordeaux's former Liverpool midfielder Alou Diarra, once the transfer window opens on 1 January.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Aston Villa are ready to step up their interest in Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Stoke defender Robert Huth plans to reject the chance of a £5m move to Liverpool to stay at the Britannia Stadium.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is ready to battle with old club Fulham for Crystal Palace's 18-year-old striker Wilfried Zaha, who is valued at about £2m.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Liverpool may also attempt to persuade winger Hatem Ben Arfa, currently on loan at Newcastle from Marseille, to opt for a permanent switch to Anfield at the end of the season. The 23-year-old is recovering from a broken leg sustained in October's 2-1 defeat by Manchester City.
      Full story: caughtoffiside.com

      Frederic Piquionne has refused to rule out a move from West Ham in the January transfer window, with Aston Villa rumoured to be interested in the French striker.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Blackburn and Fulham are leading the chase to sign £5m-rated Espanyol striker Pablo Osvaldo, according to the player's agent.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Hull City want to follow up moves for Matty Fryatt and Aaron McLean with a £2m bid for Everton striker James Vaughan.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Cardiff boss Dave Jones has made an audacious bid to sign Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate on loan.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Woodgate is also a loan target of Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray, who is keen on Toulouse striker Soren Larsen.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Stoke will compete with Chelsea for the signature of teenage Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Potters hope the fact his father, Mark Chamberlain, played for the club may sway the 17-year-old.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Celtic want to take Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar on loan after the 26-year-old Croatian fell out of favour with manager Harry Redknapp. (the Times)

      Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson says the club cannot afford to miss out on the chance to sign his fellow Swede, Freddie Ljungberg, who is on trial in Glasgow. (Various)

      Freddie Ljungberg would not be good for Celtic as he is now more suited to being an underwear model than playing football in the twilight of his career, according to the club's former striker, John Hartson. (the Sun)

      Dwayne De Rosario's bitter contract dispute with Toronto could pave the way for a transfer of the Canada midfielder to Celtic during January. (Daily Express)

      Swindon striker Charlie Austin says he could leave the club next week, with Celtic, Hull, QPR and Reading all interested in signing the 21-year-old. (the Sun)

      Celtic target Sergei Pareiko is now available for nothing after the 33-year-old goalkeeper left Tom Tomsk at the end of his contract. (the Sun)

      Kilmarnock are weighing up a January move for Finland goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola, with the 23-year-old having failed to become a regular starter with Slavia Prague. (the Sun)
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      Celtic manager Neil Lennon is eager to bring out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne and midfielder Stephen Ireland to Parkhead on loan.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Sir Alex Ferguson is set to reinforce his Manchester United midfield with a £12m New Year move for Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra.
      Full story: the Sun

      United are also preparing a summer move for CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev, who Ferguson sees as a long-term replacement for current number one Edwin van der Sar.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Fulham hope to make Chris Samba their first signing of the January transfer window but the Blackburn defender wants assurances over Mark Hughes's future first.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      However, the Cottagers may face competition from Arsenal, who are keen on the £8m-rated centre-back.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      The Gunners are also reportedly back in the hunt for Werder Bremen centre-back Per Mertesacker.
      Full story: imscouting.com

      Liverpool have rejected a loan offer from Birmingham City for 24-year-old winger Ryan Babel, who has also attracted interest from West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.
      Full story: Football365

      Juventus are preparing a £27m-offer for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie and the Italian side may also be willing to throw midfielder Felipe Melo into the deal.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Stoke are close to signing on-loan winger Jermaine Pennant, 27, on a permanent contract from Spanish side Real Zaragoza.
      Full story: TalkSPORT

      German side Werder Bremen are interested in Aston Villa's 25-year-old defender Curtis Davies, who is currently on loan with Leicester City.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Villa manager Gerard Houllier has handed a trial to Colorado Rapids' Jamaican striker Omar Cummings.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Villa are also keen to sign striker Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal, who may also be joined out of the Emirates exit by fellow striker Carlos Vela, midfielder Denilson and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Real Madrid centre-back Pepe has received a lucrative offer from Manchester City, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
      Full story: imscouting.com

      Mick McCarthy wants to bring Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane back to Wolves, the club the Republic of Ireland forward first joined in 1997.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      West Ham look set to sign Dieumerci Mbokani on loan from Monaco if they can get a work visa for the Congolese striker.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      The Hammers may also look to sign Manchester United's Michael Owen on loan after the striker admitted he may have to leave Old Trafford to reignite his career.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Valon Behrami has given Roma until 10 January to reach a deal over his transfer from West Ham. The Swiss midfielder is desperate to return to Italian football after an injury-hit spell in the Premier League.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Everton, Newcastle and Blackburn are chasing Barcelona's teenage midfielder Oriol Romeu.
      Full story: imscouting.com

      Hull have been put off a bid for James Vaughan after his club Everton put a £2m price-tag on the striker.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      However, the Tigers are close to sealing a £1.5m-deal for Leicester striker Matty Fryatt after Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson admitted the player is almost certain to leave in January.
      Full story: Daily Mirror
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    • Thursday's Gossip Column - Transfers and Rumours

      Hier die Links zu den vollen Stories.

      Tottenham head a list of six Premier League teams attempting to sign midfielder David Beckham on a two-month loan deal from Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Lassana Diarra will be at the centre of a bidding war in January as Manchester United and Tottenham both prepare bids for the Real Madrid midfielder.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Arsenal and Manchester United are on the trail of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is being chased by a host of La Liga clubs, including Valencia, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Meanwhile, the Gunners are set to sell 20-year-old Norwegian defender Havard Nordtveit to German side Borussia Moenchengladbach in an £800,000 deal.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      However, striker Nicklas Bendtner says he will not be leaving Arsenal in January after vowing to fight for his place. The Dane has previously voiced his frustration over his lack of first-team football.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, who is set to join the Eastlands outfit, can fire his team to the Premier League title if he joins in a £35m deal.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Espanyol defender Victor Ruiz has cooled speculation linking him with Manchester City.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      New Inter Milan boss Leonardo has earmarked a summer move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres as he seeks to freshen up things at the San Siro.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Hatem Ben Arfa will make his loan move from Marseille to Newcastle permanent next week in a £5.1m deal. The midfielder has been out injured since October with a broken leg.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Fulham boss Mark Hughes is lining up a £2m move for Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd.
      Full story: the Sun

      Tottenham's Robbie Keane is prepared to take a pay-cut in order to play regular first-team football, with Birmingham and Wolves leading the chase for the striker.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Italian Serie A side Bari are poised to swoop for Wigan's Argentine striker Mauro Boselli, who has scored only once since arriving for £6m last summer.
      Full story: the Sun

      West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed the club have targeted 15 different players for manager Avram Grant in the January transfer window.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      One of those 15 may be Everton striker Yakubu, who has expressed a desire to leave Merseyside to gain more first-team action.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Manchester City have rejected an offer from West Ham to take left-back Wayne Bridge on loan for the rest of the season.
      Full story: the Sun

      Arsenal are considering a move for Real Madrid centre back Ezequiel Garay as manager Arsene Wenger scours Europe for a top-notch defender.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is lining up promising Le Havre midfielder Gueida Fofana as one of his first January signings.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been linked with a move to Spanish side Villarreal.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Everton striker James Vaughan is ready to sign for promotion-chasing Championship side Cardiff City in a £1m-plus deal.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is looking to force his way out of Stamford Bridge in the hopes of making a move to Liverpool, who have expressed an interest in signing the former Manchester City youngster.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Manchester City will allow Michael Johnson to move to Leeds on loan in a bid to rebuild his wrecked career. The midfielder has been sidelined for two years with a serious knee injury. Full story: talkSPORT

      Newcastle are ready to offer striker Leon Best in exchange for Leeds winger Max Gradel in January.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Bolton are leading the race to sign Sporting Lisbon's Montenegro striker Simon Vukcevic.
      Full story: talkSPORT
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    • Tuesday's Gossip Column - Transfers and Rumours

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      Tottenham are targeting Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, with his club Ajax believed to be looking for a fee of £17m.
      Full story: the Independent

      Blackburn have now claimed they did make a £6.2m bid for AC Milan striker Ronaldinho - 24 hours after rubbishing reports they had tried to land the 30-year-old Brazilian.
      Full story: the Sun

      Newcastle are keen on securing a loan deal for Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge as well as taking on Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Liverpool have identified Hamburg's Dutch international winger Eljero Elia as the man to spark a Reds revival - with Ivory Coast forward Lacina Traore, Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge and Ajax forward Luis Suarez also targets.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Chelsea have been told that over £20m will be needed to tempt Bolton to offload their centre-back Gary Cahill.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      Everton will bid to bring Manchester United striker Michael Owen to Goodison Park.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Chelsea are to make a move for Borussia Dortmund's Serbian international defender Neven Subotic in an attempt to shore up their leaky defence.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is set to hold a transfer summit with his new club's bosses on Tuesday, with Tottenham winger David Bentley on his wanted list.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Everton have joined West Ham in expressing an interest in a loan deal for Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani, who moved to France from Standard Liege for £7m.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Hull are likely to double their offer for Swindon hotshot Charlie Austin to £1.2m.
      Full story: the Sun

      Wolves are to make a £500,000 bid to sign Barnsley winger Adam Hammill.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Juventus have stepped up their attempt to sign Liverpool's Danish defender Daniel Agger.
      Full story: IMscouting.com

      Liverpool fear they will lose out to Napoli in the battle for Utrecht striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
      Full story: talkSport

      Bolton have joined a number of clubs in attempting to land Danish international midfielder Michael Silberbauer, with Arsenal's Carlos Vela another target.
      Full story: talkSport
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    • Wednesday's Gossip Column - Transfers and Rumours

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      Gazzetta dello Sport claims AC Milan forward Ronaldinho has decided to join Brazilian club Gremio. That means Blackburn must look elsewhere for their first signing of the transfer window.
      Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport

      However, Blackburn manager Steve Kean would like to meet Ronaldinho face to face to ascertain whether the player wants to join the club.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Rovers have identified Fulham winger Damien Duff and Manchester City forward Roque Santa Cruz as two players they would like to bring back to Ewood Park.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      But Blackburn's hopes of signing Barcelona prospect Oriol Romeu have been dashed after the 19-year-old midfielder suffered a serious knee injury.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      In addition, Blackburn defender Chris Samba has reiterated his desire to leave after claiming he does not want to be part of the club under new owners, Venky's, who he accused of disrespecting the Rovers players.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Manchester United are considering a move to sign Real Madrid defender Pepe, with the Portuguese international's contract renewal problems continuing.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Tottenham have told David Beckham it is now or never if the midfielder wants to move to White Hart Lane on a nine-week loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy. "It can't go on too long because otherwise it would be a waste of time," said Spurs boss Harry Redknapp. "By the time David comes here, settles in, and then he is only here for five or six weeks - it's a waste isn't it?"
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Tottenham will attempt to persuade Newcastle United to sell their young striker Andy Carroll by offering forward Robbie Keane, winger David Bentley and midfielder Niko Kranjcar or a straight cash offer of about £22m.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Spurs have also joined the race for Southampton's 17-year-old midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      And the north London club are also lining up a bid for £17m-rated Ajax striker Luis Suarez.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Italian club Juventus are planning a big-money summer move for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Liverpool and Tottenham have asked about the availability of FC Utrecht forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who has been compared to Dutch great Marco van Basten.
      Full story: sport.co.uk

      Liverpool are also considering a swoop for 6ft 8in FC Cluj striker Lacina Traore.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      And the Merseysiders have made an inquiry for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor but an immediate deal remains unlikely until City have wrapped up the signing of Wolfsburg front-man Edin Dzeko.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has told winger Daniel Sturridge he will not be allowed to join Liverpool on loan.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Japanese international forward Keisuke Honda has issued a come and get me plea to Liverpool boss Hodgson.
      Full story: sport.co.uk

      Barcelona will continue their pursuit of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and will also bid for his Gunners midfield partner Samir Nasri.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com

      Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering granting Bolton's request to take Gunners reserve striker Carlos Vela on loan.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Bolton boss Owen Coyle has told England centre-half Gary Cahill to stick with him and the club until the summer - then make a big-money move with his blessing.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Birmingham are set to sign Boca Juniors striker Pablo Mouche on loan.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Reading striker Shane Long has rubbished rumours linking him with a switch to West Ham this month.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Italian side Roma's bankers have pulled the plug on the signing of West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami, which has stalled Steve Sidwell's move from Aston Villa to the Hammers.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      French club Monaco are prepared to swap striker Dieumerci Mbokani for Aston Villa's out-of-favour midfielder Stephen Ireland.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Aston Villa are lining up a £1.5m bid for Huddersfield's England Under-21 goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed a suggestion from striker Mauro Boselli's agent that the ineffective Argentine striker is set to go out on loan to either Italy or Spain.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Wigan want Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood to replace Chris Kirkland as their long-term number one.
      Full story: talkSPORT

      Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is planning an £8m raid on former club Wigan for midfielder Charles N'Zogbia.
      Full story: the Sun

      Championship side Leicester City are ready to make an ambitious bid for Everton striker Yakubu to spearhead their push for the play-offs.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Leeds are hoping to secure a loan deal with Newcastle to bring midfielder Alan Smith back to Elland Road.
      Full story: caughtoffside.com
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    • Thursday's Gossip Column - Transfers and Rumours

      Hierdie Links zu den vollen Stories.

      Tottenham and Liverpool are both interested in signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan. The Eastlands side would prefer to send the Togo striker to Anfield rather than risk him finding form with Spurs, a potential rival for a Champions league spot.
      Full story: the Sun

      Malaga have also made an audacious attempt to land Adebayor on loan after Real Madrid cooled their interest in the forward.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, who is unhappy at not being guaranteed first-team football.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami is set to move to Italian side Fiorentina.
      Full story: the Sun

      Tottenham will use the funds from striker Robbie Keane's proposed switch to Birmingham to buy the £500,000 insurance necessary to convince Los Angeles Galaxy to release midfielder David Beckham on loan.
      Full story: the Sun

      Birmingham City may be thwarted in their attempts to sign Tottenham's Keane as Spurs boss Harry Redknapp struggles to persuade Newcastle United to part with striker Andy Carroll.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Liverpool are being linked with Newcastle United winger Wayne Routledge.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      AC Milan are ready to offer forward Alexandre Pato to Manchester City to convince them to part with striker Mario Balotelli.
      Full story: caughtoffside

      Midfielder Lassana Diarra has opened the door to a move to Manchester United after telling Real Madrid he wants to leave.
      Full story: talksport

      Arsenal striker Carlos Vela is wanted on loan by Spanish side Valencia, with a view to a £2m permanent deal in the summer.
      Full story: the Sun

      Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito could move to Blackburn on loan after he was offered to Rovers and West Ham.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      New Inter Milan manager Leonardo has made Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez his number one transfer target.
      Full story: talksport

      West Ham are on the verge of missing out on Steve Sidwell, with fellow relegation battlers Wolves waiting in the wings to snap up the Aston Villa midfielder.
      Full story: talksport

      Blackpool will bid £500,000 for Plymouth striker Bradley Wright-Phillips after Barnsley winger Adam Hammill's wage demands priced him out of a move to Bloomfield Road.
      Full story: the Sun

      Championship leaders QPR are keen to take forward Benni McCarthy on loan from West Ham.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Blackburn manager Steve Kean is ready to let transfer-seeking Chris Samba go to Aston Villa in a multi-million swap deal involving fellow defender James Collins.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Celtic are close to agreeing a £1m deal for Brann Bergen's Norway international striker Erik Huseklepp. (Daily Record)
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    • Ich glaube bei Villa hat noch niemand den Ernst der Lage erkannt. Hodgson ist noch vor dem Man Utd-Match im FA Cup weg.
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    • Friday's Gossip Column - Transfers and Rumours

      Hier die Links zu den vollen Stories.

      Fulham lead the race for the signature of Steve Sidwell after a move to West Ham for the Aston Villa midfielder fell through earlier this week.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Manchester United are tracking Brazil keeper Julio Cesar as boss Sir Alex Ferguson prepares for the retirement of Edwin van der Sar. Inter Milan's 31-year-old shot-stopper said recently: "England is sensational for football because of the atmosphere and fans' passion."
      Full story: the Sun

      Birmingham are looking to beat Blackburn to the signature of Blackpool's star midfielder Charlie Adam.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Sheffield Wednesday are going to make "at least" six new signings in January, their biggest recruitment drive in years.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Manchester City will not let striker Roque Santa Cruz return to Blackburn on loan until they agree to buy him in the summer.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Edin Dzeko's move to Manchester City has not been without its problems after the Wolfsburg striker was left stranded at Heathrow airport because he did not have the correct visa.
      Full story: the Sun

      Aston Villa look set to acquire the services of Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge.
      Full story: Daily Mirror

      Arsenal are weighing up another move for Porto striker Radamel Falcao, a year after an unsuccessful attempt to sign the Colombian, who has scored 18 goals in 24 games this season.
      Full story: the Sun

      With less than 48 hours to go before their FA Cup third-round clash with Chelsea, Ipswich are desperate to find a replacement for Roy Keane and top of the list is former Derby boss Paul Jewell. Newcastle's old manager Chris Hughton is also in the hunt.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      Roy Hodgson's days as Liverpool manager are also over after saying goodbye to the players on the back of the 3-1 defeat by Blackburn on Wednesday. In 20 matches at the helm, Hodgson has seen the Reds win seven times but suffer nine defeats.
      Full story: the Sun

      Speculation mounts regarding Hodgson's replacement but Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has ruled himself out of taking the Anfield hotseat.
      Full story: Daily Star

      Meanwhile, the new American owners at Anfield have been warned key players, such as striker Fernando Torres and keeper Pepe Reina, will leave in the summer if the right boss is not chosen and they don't get reassurances of major investment.
      Full story: the Guardian

      Bolton manager Owen Coyle has emerged as a surprise contender for the Liverpool job.
      Full story: Daily Express

      West Ham boss Avram Grant has been given two games to save his job, the FA Cup tie with Barnsley and Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Birmingham.
      Full story: Guardian

      Chelsea are going to stick with their manager Carlo Ancelotti despite their disappointing recent form which has seen them slump to fifth in the table.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      Fifa has withdrawn an offer to Interpol's Anti-Corruption chief to head their own new integrity unit.
      Full story: Daily Telegraph

      Argentina's friendly against Portugal at the Emirates Stadium on 9 February has been moved to Geneva.
      Full story: Daily Mail

      Replays could be abolished in an attempt to revive interest in the FA Cup.
      Full story: Guardian

      Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan had booked a winter break under the impression that English football stopped at Christmas.
      Full story: Daily Mirror
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    • naja, wir hätten ihn gerne behalten aber reisende soll man schliesslich nicht aufhalten. außerdem hat liverpool damals richtig gut ablöse bezahlt. ich glaub das waren irgendwas bei 3 millionen pfund. und wenn der coach "kopfmäßig" schon bei nem anderen verein ist, macht es keinen sinn auf auf seinen vertrag zu pochen.
      das roy nicht zu liverpool passt haben eigentlich alle gewusst, nur er scheinbar nicht. bei uns war und wäre er immer noch der könig.