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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 January 2008, 07:46 GMT
Saturday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Bolton will sign former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse from Marseille if Nicolas Anelka leaves the Reebok Stadium. (Sun)

Manager Gary Megson also insists Greek midfielder Stelios will not be joining Sheffield United, despite having fallen out of favour recently. (Daily Star)

Manchester City and Wigan are both interested in signing former Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek, who is now reserve keeper at Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Danny Mills says he wants his loan move from Manchester City to Derby to become a permanent transfer. (daily Mirror)

Rangers have joined Bolton and Sunderland in the race to sign Portsmouth's Matt Taylor. (Daily Express)

Fulham could make a 2.5m move for Liverpool's Harry Kewell. (Daily Mail).

Manchester City and Aston Villa have made formal inquiries to Newcastle about signing striker Obafemi Martins. (Independent)

Liverpool are watching Zenit St Petersburg's 23-year-old Slovak central defender Martin Skrtel. (Guardian)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has branded speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid "mischievous" and "a lie", and said he expected it at this time of year from Madrid. (Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool rejected cash-strapped Luton's request to forgo their share of the gate receipts for Sunday's FA Cup third round tie. Luton, who are in administration, could go out of business on Monday. (Various)

Didier Drogba is expected to play some part for Chelsea against QPR in the FA Cup as he makes his return from knee surgery. (Sun)

Kia Joorabchian, who tried to buy West Ham last season, is involved in a consortium considering a bid to acquire Southampton (Daily Mirror).

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce says fighting relegation when he was at Bolton was more stressful than his current situation (Daily Express).

Fabio Capello will watch Aston Villa's game with Manchester United two days before he officially takes charge as England coach (Independent).

Manchester City's new loan signing Nery Castillo paid Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk half of the loan fee himself to secure his move to Eastlands (Independent).

AND FINALLY

Havant and Waterlooville's players have been promised an end of season trip to Las Vegas by one of their directors if they beat Swansea in the FA Cup third round (Daily Mirror).

Comedian Frank Carson will be telling jokes in the Chasetown dressing room before their FA Cup tie with Cardiff to prevent the players getting too nervous (Daily Express).

QPR winger Gareth Ainsworth's band Dog Chewed the Handle have an album coming out in the spring (Daily Express).

A QPR fans' group has warned R's fans not to taunt Chelsea fans about their new wealth yet - "save it for when we thrash them in the Premier League," said a spokesman (Times).



SEE ALSO
Transfers - January 2008
02 Jan 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
04 Jan 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
03 Jan 08 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
02 Jan 08 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
01 Jan 08 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
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