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Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2005, 07:29 GMT
Monday's gossip column
All the latest football gossip from the day's papers.

Teenage striker Theo Walcott is set to snub advances from Chelsea and Arsenal and stay on at Southampton. (The Mirror)

Newcastle striker Alan Shearer will fly to Munich on Monday to have a hernia operation but hopes not to miss a game for the Magpies. (The Sun)

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has asked fans to stop jeering at misfiring striker Peter Crouch. (The Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has denied having a bust-up with striker Hernan Crespo after not selecting him for the trip to Old Trafford. (The Times)

Former Hearts manager George Burley is being lined up by Rangers should they axe Alex McLeish. (The Mirror)

Meanwhile, Graham Rix has not signed a contract as the new Hearts boss despite speculation. (The Daily Telegraph)

Ruud van Nistelrooy is considering taking legal action against Patrick Vieira after the Frenchman called the striker a "cheat and a coward" in his autobiography. (The Daily Telegraph)

Leeds want to sign Bolton winger Fabrice Fernandes in a loan deal. (The Mirror)

Australia coach Guus Hiddink has emerged as a candidate for the Republic of Ireland job. (Daily Mail)

Wigan will seek to add South African midfielder Elrio van Heerden to their squad in January. (Daily Mail)

Roy Keane will not move into his 4m dream home in Cheshire but is selling it to former Man Utd team-mate Nicky Butt. (The Sun)

Hearts have been warned they face a revolt from fans if Graham Rix is announced as their new manager. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Aiden McGeady believes his club's biggest challenge this season will come from Hearts and Hibernian. (Daily Record)



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