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Last Updated: Monday, 7 January 2008, 06:39 GMT
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TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed his desire to quit the club in the summer. (The Times)

Tottenham are to revive their move for Rangers full-back Alan Hutton, with the Scottish club keen for the 8m transfer to go ahead. (The Times)

Spurs are also interested in former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse. But they face competition for the Marseille forward from Premier League rivals West Ham, Manchester City, Blackburn and Bolton. (The Times)

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in Bayern Munich forward Lukas Podoloski. (The Times)

Chelsea and Tottenham are tracking Barcelona and Italy full-back Gianluca Zambrotta. (The Times)

Spurs may also move for Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson, who they bid 1m for two years ago. (The Times)

Norwich want to sign Bulgaria defender Valentin Iliev and have offered his club, CSKA Sofia 700,000. (The Times)

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov says he is not worth his club's 31m valuation and claims the speculation is getting to him. (The Times)

Meanwhile, Spurs right-back Pascal Chimbonda's future at the club is in doubt after he laughed when they asked him to play centre-back. (Daily Mail)

But Tottenham manager Juande Ramos is lining up an 8m move for Chelsea centre-back Tal Ben Haim. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Ramos could soon be losing star striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is the subject of a money-no-object approach from Manchester City. (The Sun)

Derby want to sign Aston Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen. (Mirror)

Portsmouth midfielder Matt Taylor will decide this week whether to move to Sunderland or Bolton, who have both had a 3.5m bid accepted. (Daily Mail)

Bolton boss Gary Megson is lining up Real Madrid's Javier Saviola as a replacement for Nicolas Anelka, who looks set to leave. (various)

Chelsea are favourites to sign Anelka but they value the Frenchman at 11m while Bolton want 18m. (Express)

Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt is open to a move to Sunderland. (Mirror)

Liverpool boss Rafael Bentiez continues to plan for the future, despite speculation he could be sacked. He has his eye on Porto defender Bruno Alves. (Mirror)

Manchester City are ready to offer Rolando Bianchi in a part-exchange deal for Roma's 16m-rated striker Amantino Mancini. (Mirror)

Blackburn defender Bruno Pezzoni is set to quit the club, just after breaking into the first-team, to join German side Cologne. (Mirror)

Reading will spend 700,000 on Czech Republic international midfielder Marek Matejovsky. (Mirror)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish wants to sign Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner and Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras. (Mirror)

Leicester boss Ian Holloway has agreed to sign Hungarian midfielder Gabor Bori for the rest of the season. (Mirror)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is to assess South Korea striker Cho Jae-Jin during a week's trial. (Mirror)

Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock is set to go back to his old club Sheffield Wednesday to sign midfielder Glenn Whelan. (Mirror)

Norwich's out-of-favour midfielder Ian Murray will reject a move to Brighton to join former club Hibernian. (Mirror)

West Brom's former England Under-21 midfielder Richard Chaplow is wanted by Burnley. (Mirror)

Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock has tabled a bid for Aberdeen duo Michael Hart and Chris Clark. (Record)

St Mirren have upped their offer for Inverness midfielder John Rankin. (Express)

Celtic may offer Derek Riordan to Burnley in a bid to sweeten a deal for Kyle Lafferty. (Express)

Dundee United have rejected an offer from Blackpool for striker Noel Hunt. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry is set to meet with the club's owners in the USA and discuss manager Rafael Benitez's future. (various)

Southampton are the 50m targets of an Icelandic consortium. (Mirror)

Sven-Goran Eriksson has urged new England boss Fabio Capello to hand David Beckham his 100th cap against Switzerland. (various)

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is angry that he was forced to hand over the captain's armband to substitute Didier Drogba when the striker came on for the final 30 minutes of Saturday's FA match against QPR. (various)

AND FINALLY

The Football Association has revealed that 70,000 tickets have already been sold for England's friendly against Switzerland at Wembley next month, which is Fabio Capello's first match in charge. (various)



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