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Last Updated: Sunday, 18 November 2007, 07:33 GMT
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Tottenham coach Juande Ramos is planning a 30m swoop for Valencia's David Villa as he is worried Dimitar Berbatov still wants to quit the club. (News of the World).

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is tracking Scotland and Rangers fullback Alan Hutton, 22, as a possible long-term replacement for Gary Neville.

Dinamo Zagreb's diminutive Croatian playmaker Luka Modric is heading to Chelsea in the summer. (Observer)

Tottenham are ready to offer bitter rivals Arsenal around 7m for unsettled midfielder Abou Diaby. (People)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce wants to take his former Bolton defender Tal Ben-Haim for a knockdown 1m from Chelsea. (People)

Liverpool are interested in Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta and Spanish U21 midfielder Javi Martinez (People).

Manchester United are being sounded out about a possible swap deal which would see Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o trading places with Louis Saha. (People)

West Ham will finally seal the 5m swoop for Derby winger Giles Barnes in the January transfer window. (People)

Sven-Goran Eriksson has slapped a 'not for sale' notice on unsettled striker Rolando Bianchi. (Daily Star Sunday)

Birmingham are locked in a desperate scrap to stop manager Steve Bruce taking his assistant Eric Black with him to Wigan. (Daily Star Sunday).

Tottenham will sign ex-Arsenal hitman Julio Baptista in the January transfer window from Real Madrid. Spurs coach Juande Ramos has lined up a 5m swoop for the Brazil striker, who he managed at Seville. (Daily Star Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce admits he is unhappy after losing Michael Owen for up to six weeks with a thigh injury in England's friendly win over Austria on Friday. (Sunday Express)

Sam Allardyce is planning another raid on his former club Bolton in a bid to take controversial Senegal midfielder El-Hadji Diouf to Tyneside.

David Beckham insists he would sacrifice the chance to win his 100th cap in exchange for England grabbing a Euro 2008 place. (Sunday Express)

Peter Crouch is confident his partnership with Jermain Defoe can help England to victory if the pair are reunited for the final European Championship qualifier with Croatia at Wembley. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is to be handed more than 150m from owner Thaksin Shinawatra for new players. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley insists he would not be interested in the England job if the FA were looking to replace Steve McCLaren. (Observer)

Henk Ten Cate, Chelsea's assistant manager, has denied attempting to entice the Brazilian star Ronaldinho to Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Times)

Alan Shearer has admitted he wants to succeed Steve McClaren as England coach. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Theo Walcott delivered a foul-mouthed tirade when told James Milner would take the 82nd-minute penalty for England U21s against Bulgaria on Friday. (Mail on Sunday)



SEE ALSO
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