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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 15:51 GMT
Wednesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...


Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill reveals there is "a lot" of interest in centre-half Gary Cahill, with Sheffield United leading the chase. (Birmingham Mail - 1438 GMT)

Former Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho is the latest name to be linked with the vacant Newcastle United manager's job. (La Marca - 1401 GMT)

Rangers striker Daniel Cousin insists he is happy at the club despite reported interest from Middlesbrough and Bolton. (Rangers News - 1304 GMT)

Manchester City keeper Andreas Isaksson has admitted he is looking to move on before the transfer window closes. (Expressen - 1256 GMT)

Lens' Jimmy Kebe is hoping Boulogne will relent and allow him to join Reading this month. ( - 1207 GMT)

Racing Santander are in discussions with Liverpool regarding the loan of midfielders Nabil El Zhar and Sebastian Leto. (Diario Montanes - 1052 GMT)

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has insisted that former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben still has a future at the club. (Press Association - 1040 GMT)

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has said he would welcome the arrival of Didier Drogba at the Spanish club. (Press Association - 0957 GMT)


Liverpool are being linked with a January bid for Real Madrid's former Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze. (Eat - 0922 GMT)

Paris St Germain coach Paul Le Guen believes he is very close to bringing wantaway Lyon striker Fred to the French capital. But the Lyon striker Fred is due to meet with Tottenham in the next 48 hours and could still seal a move to North London. (L'Equipe - 0850 GMT)

Keep an eye on our gossip column during the day for updates and breaking rumours throughout the transfer window.


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba wants Spanish giants Barcelona to make an approach for him. (Various)

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is stalling over a new contract. (The Sun)

Manchester United remain hopeful Wes Brown will sign a new deal with the club. (Daily Star)

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is ready to offer Teemu Tainio a route away from Tottenham. (Daily Star)

Middlesbrough finally look to have got the green light to sign Brazilian striker Afonso Alves. (The Star)

Birmingham are close to securing the signature of James McFadden from Everton for 4m. (Daily Mirror)

Richard Dunne could leave Manchester City after contract talks stalled. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are close to a deal for German striker Lukas Podolski. (Various)

Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell will snub a loan move to Sunderland. He could still join Portsmouth or Everton. (The Sun)

Bayern Munich have rejected Celtic's bid to take defender Daniel van Buyten on loan as the German club want a cash transfer. (The Herald)

Incoming Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann has told Daniel van Buyten to stay at the club. (Daily Record)

Celtic striker Maciej Zurawski's hopes of a transfer to LA Galaxy have been dashed by Celtic's 1m price tag. (Daily Mail)

Maciej Zurawski has been told by Poland coach Leo Beenhakker he must play first-team football to have a chance of playing at the Euro 2008 finals. (The Sun)

Blackburn will check with Fifa before signing Senegalese midfielder Amdy Faye. (The Mirror)

Rangers loan signing Amdy Faye has been told he cannot join Blackburn because he has also already played for Charlton this season. (Daily Record)

Jason Roberts is a target for Bolton as they look for a replacement for Nicolas Anelka. (Daily Mirror)

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has joined the race for Portsmouth midfielder Matt Taylor. (Daily Mail)

Wigan are close to signing former Spurs defender Erik Edman from Rennes. (Daily Mail)

AZ Alkmaar defender Gretar Steinsson expects to join Bolton for 3m. (Daily Mail)

Portsmouth are close to agreeing a deal for Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra. (The Guardian)

Martin O'Neill is confident that Martin Laursen will sign a new deal with the club. (The Guardian)

QPR will make a final 1m offer for talented Sheffield Wednesday defender Tommy Spurr. (Daily Star)

Russian striker Andrei Arshavin has been linked with a move to either Arsenal or Tottenham. (The Independent)

Middlesbrough midfielder Fabio Rochemback is being targeted by Monaco. (The Independent)

Midfield duo Ousmane Dabo and Georgios Samaras both look set to leave Manchester City. (The Independent)

Arsenal youngster Armand Traore is wanted on loan by Watford. (Daily Star)

Rangers are considering a move for Sunderland goalkeeper Darren Ward. (Daily Express)

Birmingham are set to sign Argentina youth international Mauro Zarate on loan from Qatari club Al-Sadd. (The Sun)

Birmingham have offered Hibernian a final 2.5m for David Murphy. (Daily Record)

Norwich will allow Ian Murray to join Hibernian or Falkirk if they can find a replacement for the midfielder. (The Sun)

Striker Ross McCormack has assured Motherwell he will not leave until the end of the season if he agrees a move to Middlesbrough. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell has been told he has not done enough to be offered a new contract. (Various)

Aberdeen midfielder Chris Clark is discussing terms with Plymouth after a 200,000 offer was accepted. (Daily Express)


Alan Shearer believes he has the passion to do the Newcastle job. (The Sun)

Newcastle have turned their attentions to Didier Deschamps after first-choice Harry Redknapp turned them down at the weekend. (Various)

Newcastle fans have been warned not to expect the likes of Jose Mourinho joining them at St James' Park. (Daily Mail)

Gerard Houllier's English agent is to hold talks with representatives from Newcastle today. (Daily Express)

Billy Davies says he would prefer a return to club management after deciding against applying for the Scotland job. (The Sun)

Billy Davies would be interested in managing Hearts. (The Sun)

Former Stoke manager Gudjon Thordarson, now with Akranes, is a candidate for the Hearts manager's job. (Daily Express)

Rangers striker Jean-Claude Darcheville has been handed a three-match European ban after his red card against Lyon. (The Sun)

England fans will not be trusted to take part in a minute's silence during next month's friendly with Switzerland to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster. (The Guardian)

Liverpool's owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett could be forced to sell the club over a row about debt. (The Independent)

England need to get real and admit they are inferior to Croatia according to their manager Slaven Bilic. (Daily Star)

AFC Bournemouth are the latest club facing a financial crisis. The club have served a notice of attention to appoint an administrator. (The Sun)


Television presenter Nick Owen will rescue Luton from financial meltdown. (Various)

Arsenal are lining up a new signing Vyacheslav Dmitriev, nicknamed 'The Elephant.' (The Sun)

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