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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2007, 07:25 GMT 08:25 UK
Thursday's gossip column
transfers & gossipchelsea rumoursand finally

TRANSFER RUMOURS

West Ham are interested in Cruzeiro's 5m-rated 19-year-old Brazilian striker Kerlon Moura Souza. (Daily Mirror)

Hull defender Sam Collins is poised to join Swindon on loan. (Daily Star)

Bristol City striker Phil Jevons is set to join League One side Crewe on a month's loan. (Daily Star)

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson will step up his attempts to sign Stoke's Andy Wilkinson after losing Ian Evatt until Christmas. (Daily Star)

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba has signed a lucrative deal to join Qatar Sport Club. (Daily Star)

Gretna boss Davie Irons has told striker Kenny Deuchar - on loan at St Johnstone - he still has a future at the club. (Daily Record)

Angolan winger Jose Quitongo has been given three games to prove he is worth a deal at Livingston. (Daily Record)

Birmingham chairman David Gold has declared war on Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner's right-hand man General Charles Krulak, who likened him to a "pig in the mud". (The Sun)

Gold, meanwhile, is considering investing in League One Brighton once he sells the rest of his Blues shares to Carson Yeung. (Daily Mirror)

Ex-Aston Villa and Leicester boss Brian Little is favourite to take over at managerless Port Vale. (Daily Express)

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes is facing a showdown with New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert over the availability of injured captain Ryan Nelsen. (Daily Star)

Southampton boss George Burley is on the brink of quitting after holding crisis talks with some of his squad. (The Sun)

Colchester assistant boss Micky Adams has dismissed reports linking him with the vacancy at Gillingham. (Independent)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed French midfield sensation Lassana Diarra cost just 2m from Chelsea in the summer. (Daily Star)

Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg, 30, says he is in no rush to sign a new deal even though his contract runs out next summer. (The Sun)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce says injury-hit Michael Owen will be out of action for at least a month. (Daily Star)

Scotland will discover their seeding fate for the qualifying stage of the 2010 World Cup on Thursday. (Daily Record)

CHELSEA RUMOURS

Chelsea could sign unsettled Barcelona forward Ronaldinho for just 14m next summer. (The Sun)

Roman Abramovich has put Guus Hiddink on the spot and asked whether he wants to stay as Russia coach or join Chelsea. (Daily Express)

Abramovich and his supposed army of minders were nowhere to be seen as Chelsea thrashed Hull 4-0 in the Carling Cup on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

Roman Abramovich compared Jose Mourinho to a meal at the opening of a new eaterie at Stamford Bridge: "You like it or not, but it doesn't stay on the table for long." (Various)

AND FINALLY

Cheeky Kevin Denny, 31, spurred on Crawley Town to win after he streaked across the pitch. He is now the club's unofficial mascot. (Daily Star)



SEE ALSO
Wednesday's gossip column
26 Sep 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - September 2007
05 Sep 07 |  Gossip


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