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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 October 2006, 06:17 GMT 07:17 UK
Wednesday's football gossip
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Real Madrid are ready to let David Beckham leave for as little as 5m in the January transfer window (Sun).

Barcelona will renew their interest in Frank Lampard in the summer (Mirror) and could offer Deco to Chelsea as part of the deal (Express).

Bobo Balde says he would rather stay on the bench at Celtic than play for Martin O'Neill at Aston Villa (Record).

Bolton are keen to sign former French international Vikash Dhorasoo, sacked by Paris St Germain for "gross misconduct" (Star).

Michael Ricketts has rejected a chance to rejoin Walsall after leaving Southend (Mail).

Walsall's Portuguese under-17 international Evandro Brandao is to join Manchester United after the clubs came to an agreement (Mail).

OTHER GOSSIP

West Ham chairman Terry Brown accused the team of playing "like a pub team" in their Carling Cup defeat by Chesterfield (Express).

MK Dons boss Martin Allen fears his side will get "absolutely battered" by Tottenham in the Carling Cup (Star).

Tottenham's Didier Zokora faces two weeks out after being struck down by malaria (Star).

Former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson says he will "listen to anything" because he is so desperate to get back into management (Sun).

Everton's David Weir needed to have an airpipe inserted to help him breathe after being knocked unconscious by a clash of heads during their win over Luton (Mirror).

Newcastle president Sir John Hall has admitted fans must be "amazed at some of the money paid out for players who are not good enough to play for us" (Mirror).

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock hopes to be back in management before Christmas and may be willing to work in Scotland (Record).

The FA has been charged with improper conduct over the behaviour of England fans at the game against Croatia (Express).

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says he sees "no reason" why Emile Heskey should not be recalled by England (Independent).

Andy van der Meyde, who has yet to complete 90 minutes since joining Everton over a year ago, faces several weeks out after being injured in training (Independent).

Charlton boss Iain Dowie has denied having two games to save his career after a poor start to the season (Telegraph).

Manchester United's Alan Smith says he has no mental scars as he prepares for his comeback after nine months out with a broken leg and dislocated ankle (Times).

Cardiff's 30,000-seater stadium will be ready by December 2008 (Independent).

Chelsea are to give Didier Drogba a new 100,000-per-week contract (Times).

AND FINALLY...

Fulham's Moritz Volz has revealed he had the name of his hero David Hasselhoff written on his boots to inspire him - and promptly scored his first goal in three years (Express).

Fifa has revealed that 58% of players who were given treatment for injuries at the World Cup turned out not to be injured (Sun).



SEE ALSO
Tuesday's football gossip
24 Oct 06 |  Gossip & Transfers
Transfers - October 2006
03 Oct 06 |  Gossip & Transfers


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