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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester City will demand a 20% sell-on clause if Carlos Tevez is sold for a cut-price fee in January. Officials fear other clubs will be put off by the £40m valuation of the striker and the controversy surrounding his alleged refusal to come off the substitute's bench in a Champions League game against Bayern Munich.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal are the latest club to scout CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev, 21, who Gunners forward Andrey Arshavin says is "the most talented young footballer in Russia".
Full story: Metro

Aston Villa and Everton are among "several Premier League sides" interested in Fiorentina's Adem Ljajic after the midfielder's agent backtracked on suggestions his client will remain in Italy.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool are set to go head-to-head with Premier league rivals Manchester United to sign Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Full story: Inside Futbol

Manchester United are believed to be interested in signing midfielder Claudio Marchisio from Serie A giants Juventus in the January transfer window.
Full story: Caughtoffside

Chelsea's South American scout Jorge Alvial says the club could be ready to make a move to sign Chilean defender Igor Lichnovsky, 17, from Universidad de Chile.
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Ki Sung-Yueng wants to quit Celtic, who rejected an £8m bid from Rubin Kazan for the South Korea midfielder this summer, in January or the summer in search of Champions League football. (Daily Mail)


Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins believes Glenn Hoddle should be a leading contender to succeed Fabio Capello as manager of the national side. Hoddle was previously England manager from 1996-99 but he was sacked over comments he made about disabled people.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa midfielder Jermaine Jenas has been told not to work so hard after being ruled out for three weeks with an Achilles tendon problem. The 28-year-old is on loan at Villa Park from Tottenham, and is yet to feature for Alex McLeish's side after picking up a knock in training.
Full story: the Sun

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner wants to cut his squad's average wage by £10,000-a-week per man.
Full story: Daily Mirror

German defender Per Mertesacker has admitted he is still having "communication problems" at Arsenal and said it is no surprise they have endured such a slow start to the season.
Full story: Metro

Nottingham Forest are believed to want current Derby manager Nigel Clough to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father Brian and become their new boss.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham's Costa Rican forward Bryan Ruiz admits he is struggling to settle into life in the Premier League.
Full story: the Sun

Theo Walcott's agent has conceded he "doesn't know" if the winger will sign an extension to his current deal at Arsenal.
Full story: Metro

Former Fulham, Manchester City and Blackburn boss Mark Hughes says he hopes to one day return to former club Chelsea as manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid winger Pedro Leon has revealed a proposed January transfer to Chelsea was blocked by former Blues manager Jose Mourinho.
Full story: Metro

Atletico Excurionistas goalkeeper Marcos Fascanella has become an internet sensation after the highlights from an Argentinean cup game showed him saving five penalties in a single match. Full story: Metro

Craig Levein intends to remain Scotland coach for the World Cup qualifying campaign even if his side fails to reach the Euro 2012 finals. (the Herald)

Former Celtic defender Rudi Vata hopes to become Albania's national coach with current boss Josip Kuze poised to quit because of ill health. (the Sun)


The English newspapers have been scathing of Wayne Rooney's dismissal as England qualified for Euro 2012 with a 2-2 draw in Montenegro. Rooney will be suspended for the first game of the tournament but his ban could stretch to three games. The Times calls Rooney "An Idiot Abroad" and the Daily Telegraph's front page just says "Idiot". The Guardian is slightly more circumspect asking "Through at what price?" while the Daily Express says "We will Roo this moment". The Daily Mail screams "Roo Fool!" and the Sun calls the striker "Roonatic".

Former Celtic striker Dixie Deans claims in his new autobiography that reggae legend Bob Malrey was a Celtic fan who could name all of the Lisbon Lions side that lifted the European Cup. (Daily Record)

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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
08 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
07 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
07 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
06 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
06 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
05 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
05 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - October 2011
07 Oct 11 |  Football

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