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Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007, 09:00 GMT
Monday's football gossip
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

West Ham have offered Marlon Harewood, Hayden Mullins and 4m for Charlton striker Darren Bent. (The Sun)

Liverpool want to table a bid for Real Madrid captain Raul. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn are planning to hijack Bolton's bid to land Birmingham midfielder David Dunn after Steven Reid suffered a fresh injury setback. (Various)

Everton defender David Weir is set to team up with former boss Walter Smith at Rangers. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham have had a 10m bid for Watford winger Ashley Young accepted. (Daily Mail)

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd admits he will find it hard to turn down a new 8m bid for Young from the Hammers, who are battling with Aston Villa for the winger. (Daily Mirror)

Watford will spark a three-way battle when they accept West Ham's 8m bid for Young, who is also wanted by Villa and Tottenham. (Daily Star)

Everton are ready to enter the bidding for Sheffield Wednesday defender Madjid Bougherra. (Daily Mail)

Hearts look to have won the race to sign Georgia international midfielder Gogita Gogua, who spent last season at Russian side Spartak Nalchik. (Daily Record)

Rangers could have their bid to land Falkirk's Alan Gow hijacked, with Manchester City, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Wigan all monitoring the 24-year-old. (Daily Record)

Portsmouth's Cameroon winger Rodolph Douala may be offered a deal by Nantes. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are preparing to sell striker Milan Baros to Lyon. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane could return to Celtic to get young defender Darren O'Dea on loan. (Daily Record)

Middlesbrough hope to sign West Brom's Zoltan Gera for 3m. (Daily Mail)

Everton midfielder Simon Davies is expected to complete his transfer to Fulham in the next 48 hours. (The Times)

Meanwhile, the Merseyside team are set to bid for the unsettled West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been offered a peace pact to end his conflict with the Blues board - in that he will be allowed to bring in a defender and any discussions about his future will be delayed until the end of the season. (The Sun)

Mourinho's relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has broken down "irreparably". (Daily Mirror)

Mourinho has insisted he can only commit to the Blues a week at a time and he and Abramovich are scarcely on speaking terms after the owner of the club stormed out of a meeting with his manager 10 days ago after a row over the signing of Andriy Shevchenko. (Daily Express)

Mourinho will demand the biggest pay-off in football history if he loses his power struggle with Abramovich, with the full amount of the rest of his contract totalling 25m. (Daily Star)

Chelsea captain John Terry is close to becoming the highest paid player in Premiership history by signing a contract worth 150,000 a week. (Daily Mail)

Former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric, who was one of the founding fathers of the American soccer league in the 1970s, has accused Major League Soccer of wasting its money on David Beckham, who is set to join LA Galaxy in August. (Daily Mirror)

Mandaric hopes to complete his 25m takeover of Leicester this week. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth first-team coach Joe Jordan has been told he can leave the Premiership club if he is offered the Scotland managerial role. (Various)

Wolves midfielder Darren Potter has begged Graeme Souness not to sack manager Mick McCarthy if he completes his 20m takeover.

AND FINALLY...

Six teenage Wigan fans were in tears after their bus left them at Chelsea on Saturday but Leighton Baines and Matt Jackson organised a 400 whip-round for their fares home and one of the Latics players' wives drove the youngsters to the station. (Daily Mirror)

Action-movie great Sylvester Stallone joked he may find a part for US-bound David Beckham in his next picture. "I haven't met him yet, but I might just put him in my next Rambo film and chase him round the jungle for a couple of months," he said.



SEE ALSO
Sunday's football gossip
14 Jan 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - January 2007
01 Jan 07 |  Gossip


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