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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2007, 11:54 GMT 12:54 UK
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Striker Peter Crouch insists he will not be forced out of Anfield even if he is not in Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez's plans. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United's 17m summer signing Anderson may be heading back to Portugal on loan after struggling to break into the first team. (Sunday Mirror)

Gilberto Silva has told Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger he will quit the club if he doesn't get a regular starting place. (People)

Aston Villa will make a fresh bid in January for Liverpool full-back John Arne Riise, but face competition from Newcastle. (News of the World)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green, and could make an offer of cash plus defender Justin Hoyte. (News of the World)

Tottenham are making Russian left-sided midfielder Andrey Arshavin a transfer target in January. (People)

Javier Mascherano may be prepared to quit Liverpool if the club fail to come up with a bumper new deal. (Record)

Nicolas Anelka admits he is waiting for a "big club" to come in for him in the January transfer window. (Star)

Real Madrid have indicated they would take both Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba if they decided to quit Chelsea (People).

Sunderland boss Roy Keane has won the battle to take back Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Danny Simpson on loan in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Barnsley have put a 3m price tag on captain Brian Howard to deter Premier League clubs. (News of the World)

OTHER GOSSIP

Terry Venables has emerged as a shock contender to return to Loftus Road as the new manager of QPR. (People)

Everton are the target of a takeover bid by a mystery South African businessman. (People)

Gianfranco Zola has rejected an approach to join Chelsea's coaching staff. (Observer)

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan will sack boss Peter Taylor during the two-week international break and replace him with Neil Warnock. (People)

Some foreign owners want to scrap relegation from the Premier League to protect their investment. (Sunday Express)

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley could offer the club to David Sullivan for 220m. (News of the World)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is worried that foreign investment in the Premier League will lead to fewer English managers and hamper the FA's search for Steve McClaren's successor. (Sunday Telegraph)

Seville coach Juande Ramos has employed a teacher to help him improve his English, with an eye to a move to the Premier League next summer. (Sunday Express)

AND FINALLY

So many players at Birmingham have bought big new 4x4s since they were promoted to the Premiership that the white lines in the club's car park have had to be widened. (Sunday Mirror)



SEE ALSO
Saturday's gossip column
06 Oct 07 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
05 Oct 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - October 2007
01 Oct 07 |  Gossip


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