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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 October 2006, 11:07 GMT
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Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert wants to move back to St James' Park from Levante. (The People)

Arsenal are on the trail of Servette striker Julian Esteban. (News of the World)

Real Madrid would be ready to part with David Beckham and then make a move for Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard in the summer. (The People)

Tottenham boss Martin Jol has said that he would consider making a bid for Real's former England captain Beckham. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been given the green light by owner Malcolm Glazer to land Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich and whoever else he needs in January, with 20m available for transfers. (News of the World)

Reading midfielder John Oster is being lined up for a loan move to Wolves. (The People)

Everton, Sheffield United and Charlton are monitoring 2m-rated Belgian international keeper Stijn Stijnen. (News of the World)

Charlton are set to complete a free transfer swoop for Strasbourg's South Africa star Abel M'Phela in January. (The People)

West Brom want to sign Preston striker Danny Dichio. (The People)

Portsmouth are winning the race to sign Crewe striker Luke Varney, who has also been tracked by Newcastle. (News of the World)

Portsmouth have offered former Bolton and Inter Milan midfielder Khalilou Fadiga from Senegal the chance to revive his career at Fratton Park. (The People)

Fulham have made United States defender Oguchi Onyewu, who is at Standard Liege, their top target in the January transfer window. (News of the World)

Aston Villa are lining up a 5m swoop for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane. (Various)

Watford, Leeds and Charlton are targeting Everton keeper Richard Wright, who can leave on a free transfer next summer. (News of the World)

Newcastle are lining up a double transfer swoop for Preston striker David Nugent and Bolton forward Kevin Davies. (News of the World)

Ipswich's Billy Clarke has told Everton, who have been linked to the striker, that he is staying at Portman Road. (News of the World)

Tottenham are weighing up a January swoop for Birmingham defender Matthew Upson. (The People)

Everton and Fulham are on the alert for Celtic star Shaun Maloney. (People)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are ready to make a 1m move for Scunthorpe striker Billy Sharp. (People)

OTHER GOSSIP

Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing believes he has been made a scapegoat for England's recent poor results in the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign. (Various)

Manager Stuart Pearce's future at Manchester City will be decided by the club's next four games. (Various)

Liverpool are a takeover target for an American billionaire, who once owned the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team - George Gillett jnr. (Mail on Sunday)

American striker Brian McBride is close to earning a new contract at Fulham. (News of the World)

Former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric will make a 25m bid to take over Leicester this week. (Various)

Bryan Robson and Gary Megson are going head to head for the vacant managerial post at Sheffield Wednesday. (The People)

Newcastle keeper Shay Given will start training this week and is set to be available to face Manchester City on 11 November after being sidelined since 11 September with a perforated bowel. (Various)

Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg has pledged his future to the club. (News of the World)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says he blew his chances of becoming England manager because he failed his interview. (News of the World)

FA chairman Geoff Thompson is considering stepping down from his post early so a new independent chairman can be brought in sooner. (Observer)

Steven Gerrard's uneasy relationship with Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez could force him out of the club. (Sunday Express)

Alan Curbishley is the frontrunner to become Manchester City manager - if Stuart Pearce fails to halt their alarming slide. (Sunday Mirror)

Terry Butcher has refused to walk away from Sydney FC despite growing calls for his head. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton will offer 15-year-old starlet Jack Rodwell a bumper pro contract to keep away Manchester United and Chelsea. (People)

AND FINALLY...

Ivelin Popov has been ordered to get married by boss Ljupko Petrovic at Bulgarian side Litex Lovech in a bid to calm down the 19-year-old striker. (The People)



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


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