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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1151 BST: Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery has reignited speculation of a move to Real Madrid by claiming the manager of teh Spanish club, Jose Mourinho, admires his ability.
Full story: imscouting.com

1008 BST: Manchester United are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Panathinaikos winger Sotiris Ninis.
Full story: imscouting.com

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are preparing a £16.5m January bid for Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.
Full story: Talk Sport

Liverpool will launch an £18m double swoop for two West Ham players in the new year - striker Carlton Cole and midfielder Valon Behrami.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Liverpool are also planning a January move for 17-year-old Spanish midfielder Inigo Ruiz De Galarreta, who is being monitored by a host of Europe's top clubs after making his debut for Athletic Bilbao in pre-season.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Manchester United, Liverpool and Italian side Juventus will battle it out for the signature of Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Marseille have entered the race to secure the signature of Wigan midfielder Charles N'Zogbia.
Full story: Talk Sport

Tottenham want a £200,000 loan fee for England Under-21 defender Kyle Walker from Hull City before he moves this week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham will bid to sign Crystal Palace's 19-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne when the transfer window reopens.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Ipswich Town are targeting two West Bromwich Albion players for loan moves - left-back Joe Mattock and striker Luke Moore.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd expects to complete a deal to sign Marlon King this week after revealing the move is "inevitable". Former Wigan striker King, 30, who has been looking for a new club since leaving prison in July, has been training with Coventry for the last two weeks.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp, now a pundit with Sky Sports, criticised Reds striker Fernando Torres for his "diabolical" performance in the 0-0 draw with Birmingham on Sunday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren admitted that the "pressure is mounting" after his third straight defeat in charge of the Bundesliga club.
Full story: Daily Mail

Striker Wayne Rooney has pleaded with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to play him against Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Full story: Daily Mail

Rooney's England colleague and former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham - now with Los Angeles Galaxy - has backed his former Old Trafford boss Ferguson's decision to drop the striker for the game at Goodison Park.
Full story: Daily Star

Beckham, who made his playing comeback for as a substitute in LA Galaxy's 3-1 win over Columbus Crew on Saturday, says he will not try to con England boss Fabio Capello over his fitness. The 35-year-old hopes to return to the international fold under the Italian.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes the Football Association should not rule out going foreign again when they choose a successor for England coach Fabio Capello and has called for respect of footballers' private lives.
Full story: Daily Mirror

New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier is the highest-paid manager in the club's history, with the Frenchman's three-year contract worth nearly £8m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Houllier has identified Middlesbrough assistant Gary McAllister - who when the Frenchman was Liverpool boss was part of the Reds squad - as the man he wants to be his number two at Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce says goalkeeper Paul Robinson may come out of international retirement if England boss Capello was to make him his first-choice. Robinson quit the international scene after being selected in the squad to face Hungary in a friendly in August.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke manager Tony Pulis accepts he has taken a gamble by giving Jermaine Pennant another chance in the Premier League but says the former Birmingham winger is worth the risk.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton boss Owen Coyle is ready to appeal against Gary Cahill's red card at Arsenal - and risk an extra ban for his England defender.
Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Scotland manager Craig Levein is to seek permission to ditch the controversial Jabulani ball when his team take on Spain in a Euro 2012 qualifier in October. The ball was heavily criticised for its unpredictability during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
11 Sep 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
12 Sep 10 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
11 Sep 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
11 Sep 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2010
31 Aug 10 |  Football


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