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Last Updated: Monday, 31 December 2007, 08:27 GMT
Monday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...


Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov is ready to leave the club in the transfer window for a club that "can match his ambition", although Spurs are not keen to sell. (Various)

France striker Nicolas Anelka is expected to leave Bolton in a 10m switch to Chelsea. (The Times)

Manchester United are lining up a 10m bid for Porto defender Jose Bosingwa, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson viewing him as the long-term successor to Gary Neville at right-back. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career. (The Sun)

Sunderland will make a 1m move for Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage, but Rovers are holding out for an extra 500,000. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are sending highly rated teenager Fran Merida on loan to Real Sociedad until the end of the season. (The Sun)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is ready to do business in the transfer window with African Cup of Nations call-ups set to leave his squad at just 14 strong. (The Independent)

Redknapp is hoping to swap striker David Nugent for Reading's out-of-favour Leroy Lita. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn striker Jason Roberts is poised to leave the club with Middlesbrough, Birmingham and Derby all potential destinations for the 29-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Bolton, Everton and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Barcelona striker Santi Ezquerro. (Daily Mail)

Wayne Routledge and Hossam Ghaly are both expected to leave Spurs before the transfer window closes, while striker Darren Bent is keen on a move to West Ham. (The Independent)

Saudi Arabia striker Yasser Al Qahtani, the Asian player of the year, says he has turned down a 7m move to Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

Leicester have made a 1.25m bid for Derby striker Steve Howard, while moves for Sunderland's Marton Fulop and Graham Kavanagh and Cardiff's Tony Capaldi are also expected. (Daily Mirror, Daily Star)

Cardiff winger Joe Ledley is in demand in the transfer window, with Wolves making a firm bid and Charlton and Reading also ready to pounce. (Daily Mail)

West Brom have told striker John Hartson that he is free to leave the club. (The Sun)

QPR are interested in on-loan Arsenal defender Matt Connolly, with a 1m bid in the offing. (Daily Mail)

Luton goalkeeper Dean Brill, Watford midfielder Gavin Mahon and Wigan defender Fitz Hall are also transfer targets for QPR. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic transfer target Andreas Hinkel says he has agreed terms with the Scottish club and that it is up to his current employers Sevilla to agree a transfer fee. (Daily Express).


Former Motherwell manager Tommy McLean says all of Wednesday's SPL games should be postponed as a mark of respect for Phil O'Donnell. (Daily Record)

Celtic and Rangers discussed postponing their Old Firm derby on Wednesday, following the death of Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell. (Daily Record)

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate says Alan Shearer should come out and say whether he is interested in replacing Sam Allardyce as Newcastle manager. (Various)

Former Derby boss Billy Davies is interested in a return to management, and is keeping an eye on the situation at Sheffield United. (Daily Mail)

Blades manager Bryan Robson is appealing to the club's fans to show patience as he tries to get their season back on track. (Various)

New Fulham manager Roy Hodgson turned down a behind-the-scenes role with Serie A leaders Inter Milan in order to take the job at Craven Cottage. (Various)

Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley says bringing in fresh blood in the January transfer window would boost everyone at the club. (Daily Express).


Some bookmakers are already paying out on bets on Derby getting relegated from the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Former Newcastle boss Sir Bobby Robson says Magpies owner Mike Ashley should stop sitting with the fans at St James' Park and "put a suit on". (The Sun)

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton says he was "faster and had more skill" than Aston Villa star Ashley Young, his team-mate in their school football team. (Daily Star)

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