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Last Updated: Monday, 22 January 2007, 07:29 GMT
Monday's football gossip
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is preparing a 1m bid for Hearts midfielder Paul Hartley (The Sun)

Wycombe striker Jermaine Easter is at the centre of a transfer battle between Manchester City and Blackburn. (Various)

Watford winger Ashley Young will complete a deal to join Aston Villa - in a move worth up to 9.65m. (Various)

Blackburn are targeting Hertha Berlin centre-half Chris Samba to replace Andre Ooijer, who broke a leg against Manchester City on Saturday. (Various)

Blackburn are set to clinch a 1.2m move for Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock within 48 hours. (Various)

Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone is wanted by Torino, Empoli and Siena. (Daily Mail)

Wigan hope to agree a loan move for Ulsan Hyundai's South Korean winger Lee Chun-Soo. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle may offer 9m, plus Titus Bramble, for West Brom defender Curtis Davies. (Daily Mail)

Southampton boss George Burley is resigned to losing teenager Gareth Bale, despite rejected an 8m bid for him last week. (Daily Star)

Fulham boss Chris Coleman will decide within the next 24 hours whether to accept Wigan's 5m offer for midfielder Papa Bouba Diop. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are planning summer signings of Celtic forward Shaun Maloney, Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Kilmarnock striker Stevie Naismith. (Daily Mail)

Celtic have tabled a bid of 130,000 for Hamilton 16-year-old James McCarthy but could face competition for the midfielder's signature from Chelsea. (The Scotsman)

Chelsea are preparing a six-figure bid this week for James McCarthy. (Daily Mail)

Hamilton have rejected a 750,000 offer from Liverpool for James McCarthy. (The Sun)

Hull City boss Phil Brown is keen to snap up Derby midfielder Seth Johnson. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

George Gillett, the owner of the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team, is set to reopen talks with Liverpool and top the bid from Dubai International Capital to take over the club. (Various)

Celtic legend Murdo MacLeod has revealed he was offered the chance to play for Rangers 25 years ago. (Daily Record)

Ex-Newcastle boss Graeme Souness is refusing to accept defeat in his bid to buy Wolves. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock faces a 10-match touchline ban after being sent to the stands in Saturday's fiery match against Reading. (Daily Mirror)

Frank Lampard's agent Steve Kutner has denied that the midfielder is close to signing a new contract at Chelsea. (The Guardian)

Referee Uriah Rennie faces being demoted from the Premiership list after allowing James Milner's goal for Newcastle to stand despite Scott Parker standing in a offside position. (The Guardian)

Alex McLeish is still waiting to hear a Scottish FA response after being interviewed for the national manager's vacancy. (Daily Mail)

AND FINALLY...

Man Utd star Wayne Rooney has revealed he knows all the songs to the hit musical Oliver! by heart. He also loves hit TV shows The Sopranos and Coronation Street. (The Sun)

Hamilton Academical fan Andy Waring proudly led the Accies out as team mascot on Saturday - at the age of 60. (Daily Record)



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


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