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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 07:13 GMT
Tuesday's football gossip
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Newcastle are lining up a bid for Celtic's Shaun Maloney. (Mirror)

Fulham and Newcastle both watched Leicester's Australian defender Patrick Kisnorbo in action for his country against Ghana last week. (Times)

Agent Willie McKay says Hibernian have priced Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson at 3m each after Rangers made their interest known in writing. (Record)

Former West Brom manager Tony Mowbray is to launch a 5m bid for Hibs' Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown. (Sun)

Newcastle, Wigan and Portsmouth are the latest Premiership clubs to have shown interest in Hibs' Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson. (Express)

Auxerre defender Younes Kaboul would love to play for Rangers. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Hessenthaler is favourite to be the new Brentford manager. (Star)

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan says the Premiership gives itself "too many pats on the back for being the best league in the world". (Record)

Former top referee David Elleray has warned football "will die" if players and managers do not start showing more respect to officials. (Sun)

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan still intends to sue former manager Iain Dowie over his departure from the club despite having been sacked by Charlton, and may also take action against them too. (Mirror)

In January the Football Association will introduce blanket two-year bans for any player who tests positive for any substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency banned list. (Express).

Rafa Benitez says Craig Bellamy's lack of goals since joining Liverpool is down to anxiety caused by his perfectionism. (Telegraph)

Sheffield Wednesday are to appeal against the red cards given to Wade Small and Chris Brunt during their 3-1 defeat by Coventry. (Independent)

The Belgravia Group, which wants to take over Newcastle, is expected to have either made a formal bid or withdrawn altogether by Christmas. (Guardian)

Spectators who threw coins at Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Fulham's Claus Jensen at recent matches are likely to remain undetected as television pictures are inconclusive. (Guardian)

Newcastle's Damien Duff and Craig Moore both face up to six weeks out after picking up injuries against Arsenal. (Mail)

Blackburn's Michael Gray wants football to follow cricket and rugby by having video replay officials in the stands for instant decisions. (Express)

Sir Alex Ferguson says he is "holding his breath" that Gary Neville does not need a calf operation that could out for up to six weeks. (Sun)

Wigan's Leighton Baines faces up to three weeks out with a torn calf muscle. (Star)

West Ham manager Alan Pardew will be given 15m to spend in the January transfer window when planned takeover of the club goes through. (Star)

Reading's Dave Kitson faces six weeks out with a hamstring problem, having already missed most of the season with a knee injury. (Sun)

Arsene Wenger says every time Arsenal lose a game "it is a disaster," whatever tournament they are playing in. (Express)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says they are still missing William Gallas after his move to Arsenal. (Express)

Sectarian singing and missile throwing by Rangers fans during Sunday's match away to Hearts will be in the match delegate's report to the SPL. (Record)

On-loan winger Lee Martin is heading back to Manchester United from Rangers after a recurrence of a knee injury. (Sun)

Hearts midfielder Paul Hartley has criticised the decision to appoint non-English speaking Eduard Malofeev as caretaker head coach. (Mail)

Hearts captain Steven Pressley has criticised the decision to sack managers George Burley and Graham Rix in a new book. (Various)

AND FINALLY...

Ian Wright has helped Macclesfield with their training ahead of their FA Cup tie with Walsall. (Star)

On-loan Falkirk striker Anthony Stokes has donated the sports goods he won as player of the round in the CIS Cup to a local youth team. (Record)

Arsenal fans have launched a campaign to boost sales of former cult hero Perry Groves' autobiography so it outsells that of Ashley Cole, who left Arsenal for Chelsea. (Mail)

As a freeman of the city of Glasgow, Sir Alex Ferguson has the right to exclusive use of a jail cell and the right to hang his washing on Glasgow Green. (Telegraph)

Celtic's Champions League tie with Manchester United will be refereed by Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez, who was in charge of Liverpool's 2005 final win over Milan. (Record)

Reading boss Steve Coppell has banned use of the word "survival", claiming it causes a negative mentality, and wants to talk about the club "retaining its Premiership status". (Times)

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc says Rangers fans who reported him for blessing himself did so because their team is so poor. (Sun)



SEE ALSO
Monday's football gossip
20 Nov 06 |  Gossip & Transfers
Transfers - November 2006
01 Nov 06 |  Gossip & Transfers


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