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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 December 2006, 09:32 GMT
Sunday's football gossip
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...


Aston Villa are set to make a 12m swoop for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe in January. (The People)

Villa are targeting Charlton striker Darren Bent and West Brom winger Zoltan Gera. (News of the World)

Chelsea may offload winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to former club Manchester City in a swap deal that would entail defender Micah Richards moving to Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool forward Peter Crouch could be forced out of Anfield - with Newcastle a possible destination - if the club lands Valencia striker David Villa. (The People)

Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has been promised 7m to spend in January. (News of the World)

Blackburn are interested in West Ham's 40-year-old striker Teddy Sheringham. (News of the World)

Everton boss David Moyes is targeting Bolton striker Kevin Davies, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea want teenage Brazilian striker Alexander Pato, hailed as the new Ronaldo, but may need to put up 10m to prise him from International de Porto Alegre. (News of the World)

Portsmouth goalkeeper Dean Kiely, currently out on loan at Luton, is wanted by West Brom boss Tony Mowbray. (The People)

Bayern Munich's England midfielder Owen Hargreaves will sign for Manchester United within the next two weeks for 12m. (Mail on Sunday)

Tottenham have contacted West Brom about defender Curtis Davies as their concerns grow over skipper Ledley King's thigh injury. (Sunday Express)


Midfielder James Milner is set to give Newcastle a boost by signing a new contract on his 21st birthday on 4 January. (The People)

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, who hopes to make a comeback early in 2007, has revealed how he feared his career was over after he fractured his skull in a collision with Reading's Stephen Hunt in October. (News of the World)

Jose Antonio Reyes says he was coerced into his 16m to Arsenal in 2004 because his former club Seville needed the money. (The People)

Midfielder Robbie Savage has signed a 'golden handcuffs' deal to keep him at Blackburn for the rest of his career. (News of the World)

Sven Goran Eriksson could launch a bid for his former England skipper David Beckham if he takes over as manager of Marsaille in the New Year. (The People).

Fulham boss Chris Coleman will this week open talks with American World Cup striker Brian McBride in a bid to make him stay at Craven Cottage. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has been told that striker Dean Ashton will not be fit to return to action until February. (The People).


Watford's theme for the club's Christmas party following their promotion to the Premiership this year was to go as something to do with the letter P. Defender Chris Powell won the top prize by turning up as England spinner Monty Panesar, while kit manager Bob Oteng went as Powell. (The People)

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