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Saturday's gossip column

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0923 BST: Sunderland have accepted a bid from Stoke City for defender Danny Collins.
Full story: Sky Sports

0937 BST: New Portsmouth recruit Tommy Smith has put in a good word for his former Watford team-mate Mike Williamson, after the defender was also linked with a move to Fratton Park. (Press Association)


Everton's bid to complete a loan deal for Valencia's Argentine midfielder Ever Banega has hit problems because his club cannot find a replacement for the 21-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mail

But Moyes is set to seal a £5m deal for Atletico Madrid's 25-year-old Dutch defender John Heitinga, who arrives hot on the heels of £5.3m signing Sylvain Distin.
Full story: The Sun

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate will swoop for Derby striker Rob Hulse to boost his forward line after Tuncay's departure to Stoke. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have told Zenit St Petersburg they are ready to accept £10m for striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton will ask Tottenham about taking David Bentley after being quoted £15m for the former Blackburn winger last week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton could swoop for Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford for £3m, who would be free to leave Elland Road for nothing in the summer.
Full story: Independent

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has given his blessing for Andriy Shevchenko to leave the club before the close of the transfer window with the Ukrainian striker expected to rejoin his former club Dynamo Kiev.
Full story: Times

Newcastle want Everton striker James Vaughan on loan because Shola Ameobi faces a month on the sidelines with a foot injury. (The Sun)

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is believed to have offered Nyron Nosworthy and Daryl Murphy as part of a deal for Hull defender Michael Turner.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan have launched an audacious bid to take Celtic's Australian striker Scott McDonald on loan for the rest of the season.
Full story: Daily Record

Newcastle will attempt to prevent Kevin Nolan from rejoining Bolton Wanderers after Gary Megson announced his intention to take the midfielder on loan.
Full story: Northern Echo

Sunderland could provide England goalkeeper David James with the escape route out of Portsmouth.
Full story: Independent

Real Madrid could launch a fresh bid for Franck Ribery now Arjen Robben has gone to Bayern Munich while West Ham target Eidur Gudjonhson is being linked with a move to French club Monaco.
Full story: Marca

Wigan have launched a bid to take Celtic striker Scott McDonald on loan and talks have been held between the Glasgow club and agent Willie McKay. (Daily Record)

Everton want to take Scotland right-back Alan Hutton on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray, who said in the summer that Massimo Donati's transfer value was zero, says the midfielder's resurgence in form will lead to the club receiving £1.5m from Bari. (Daily Record)


Arsene Wenger has accused Uefa of a witch-hunt after they charged Eduardo with diving in the Champions League clash with Celtic.
Full story: The Sun

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned midfielders Anderson and Michael Carrick their places in the Manchester United squad are not guaranteed and they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
Full story: The Times

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is the likely choice to boss Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team and is becoming a serious contender to succeed Fabio Capello when he leaves the England job.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fenerbahce's veteran Brazil defender Roberto Carlos has revealed he would like to team up with countryman Ronaldo at Corinthians once his contract at the Turkish club ends.
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Goalkeeper David James will get an England recall at the expense of Paul Robinson. (Daily Star)

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he is surprised no club has yet bid for defender Brede Hangeland, but he is still keen to hang on to his prize asset.
Full story: Metro

Former Falkirk striker Steve Lovell is threatening to sue Eddie May after the present manager said in an interview that the player did not train hard enough to merit a new contract. (The Sun)

Csaba Laszlo asked his players if he should quit as Hearts manager as a result of his row with owner Vladimir Romanov over their search for a new striker. (The Sun)

New Hibernian signing Anthony Stokes, Charlton's Izale MacLeod, Marek Saganowski, now with Aalborg, Craig Beattie, now at Swansea, Plymouth's Steven MacLean and Macedonian international Ilco Naumoski were the strikers targeted by Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo but rejected by the club's owner. (The Sun)

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo also wanted midfielder Liam Miller, now with Preston. (The Sun)


Such is the condition of Ledley King's knees, the only way the Spurs captain can keep fit is by cycling in the gym and having a 20-minute run-out in training the day before a match.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Transfers - August 2009
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Friday's gossip column
28 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
27 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
26 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
26 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier

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