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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 November 2007, 07:59 GMT
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manager Mark Hughes is to be offered a huge new deal to keep him at Blackburn. (News of the World)

But Hughes could be in the frame to replace Sam Allardyce at Newcastle if he fails to make a quick impression. (News of the World)

Ronaldinho has snubbed a record-breaking 50m move to Chelsea. (News of the World)

Darren Bent wants to quit Tottenham - just four months after signing for 16.5million. (People)

West Ham have targeted former Liverpool assistant coach Paco Ayesteran to become new technical director at Upton Park. (People)

And West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is poised to bolster his striking options with Inter Milan's Brazilian Adriano in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Bolton manager Gary Megson is ready to raid old club West Brom for Zoltan Gera. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will launch an 8m raid on young Real Betis star Juan de Dios Prados. (People)

Benitez is also hoping to bring Burnley's teenage striking sensation John Cofier, 15, to Anfield. (News of the World).

But to pay for new signings, Benitez is willing to offload the likes of Peter Crouch, Momo Sissoko and John Arne Riise when the transfer window opens. (News of the World).

New Tottenham coach Juande Ramos will raid former club Sevilla for with a 6m bid for central defender Julien Escude (People).

Boss Steve Coppell is plotting a Reading club-record 5m bid for Portsmouth midfielder Matt Taylor. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has his sights on Real Madrid's Pablo Saparia and AEK Athens Sokratis Papa, both 15-year-olds. (People).

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is ready to snap up Paraguay World Cup striker Nelson Cuevas - on a free. (People)

Rangers will make a 1m January bid for Metalist Kharkov's Seweryn Gancarczyk to fill their problem left-back position. (News of the World)

Partick Thistle are lining up a January move for Inverness centre-half Stuart McCaffrey. (Scotland On Sunday)

Nottingham Forest are lining up a January swoop for Clyde striker Dougie Imrie. (News of the World)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is sensationally targeting old rival Rafa Benitez's Liverpool job for his big Premier League comeback. (Daily Star Sunday)

Assistant coach Gus Poyet has been given the job of boosting Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov's confidence. (News of the World)

Rafa Benitez will be handed 25m to boost his Liverpool squad in January. (People)

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been warned not to wear his replica shirt in the Sunderland directors' box next week in case of antagonising home fans. (Sunday Mirror).

England boss Steve McClaren has flown to the USA to check on the fitness of David Beckham in the hope he can play in the next Euro 2008 qualifer. (Mail on Sunday)

Nottingham Forest's Neil Lennon is in line to become Dunfermline manager as pressure mounts on Stephen Kenny. (News of the World)

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller fears losing manager Jimmy Calderwood because of the club's good Uefa Cup run. (News of the World)

Rangers' Champions League tie in Barcelona has been designated a "high-risk" match by Spain's anti-violence commission. (Scotland On Sunday)

Hearts striker Mauricio Pinilla has snubbed a personal appeal from the Chilean president to end his international exile. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has applauded football clubs for their efforts to tackle sectarianism. (Scotland On Sunday)

AND FINALLY

Portsmouth and England keeper David James has revealed he'd love to one day drive in a demolition derby race. (Observer).



SEE ALSO
Saturday's gossip column
03 Nov 07 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
02 Nov 07 |  Gossip
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01 Nov 07 |  Gossip


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