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Last Updated: Monday, 28 August 2006, 05:16 GMT 06:16 UK
Monday's gossip column

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TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester United are confident Bayern Munich will accept their 17m offer Owen Hargreaves. (Times)

Tottenham will turn their attention to Fulham's Steed Malbranque after giving up on signing Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing. (Times)

But Tottenham face competition from West Ham, who are poised to seal a 2m deal for Malbranque. (Sun)

William Gallas says Chelsea's threat to freeze him out of the team will not stop him wanting to leave. (Sun)

Jonathan Woodgate arrives at Teesside Airport on Monday, with Middlesbrough and Newcastle battling to sign him on loan from Real Madrid. (Sun)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Juve striker David Trezeguet. (Guardian)

Tottenham still have not given up hope of signing unhappy Wigan defender Pascal Chimbonda. (Mirror)

Manchester City defender Sylvain Distin will see out the final year of his contract at Eastlands. (Mirror)

Manchester United, Blackburn, Bolton, West Ham and Leeds are all tracking 3m-rated IK Start midfielder Kristoffer Haestad. (Mirror)

Kilmarnock boss Jim Jefferies insists he's under no pressure to sell Steven Naismith - now on trial at Arsenal. (Record)

Thomas Gravesen will tell Celtic on Monday afternoon whether he will join them from Real Madrid. (Record)

Nacho Novo will find out on Monday if he has a future at Rangers. (Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Roy Keane will become the best paid manager outside the Premiership when he takes over at Sunderland on a three-year deal worth 6m. (Star)

And Keane will get 15m to spend on new players at the Stadium of Light. (Sun)

Manchester City defender Ben Thatcher is to undergo a course of anger management. (Mail)

England boss Steve McClaren could upset Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson if he risks the fitness of Rio Ferdinand. (Mail)

FUNNIES

Researchers have revealed that the size and shape of a person's lips determines their personality. Ashley Cole's large mouth and full lips suggest he is an expressive and emotional man with expensive tastes. Wayne Rooney's small mouth and thin lips show independence and a strong will. (Star)



SEE ALSO
Sunday's gossip column
27 Aug 06 |  Gossip & Transfers
Transfers - August 2006
01 Aug 06 |  Gossip & Transfers


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