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Last Updated: Friday, 15 February 2008, 07:44 GMT
Friday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea and Tottenham have been put on red alert after Daniel Alves admitted he is desperate to quit Sevilla. (Daily Star)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is planning a 9m summer swoop for Peter Crouch but Liverpool have opened contract talks with the striker to ward off interest. (Daily Mirror)

Everton boss David Moyes will have to come up with 4.5m for Heerenveen midfielder Michael Bradley. (Daily Mirror)

Motherwell striker Ross McCormack is to sign a pre-contract agreement with Wigan in the next 48 hours but it will have an escape clause - if the Latics are relegated. (Various)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed reports linking striker Kanu with a move to Australia. (The Independent)

Manchester City head a list of Premier League clubs chasing 4m-rated Cameroon international Stephane Mbia, who plays for Rennes. (Daily Star)

Stoke will battle with Championship promotion rivals West Brom in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Luke Moore on a loan deal. (Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas' proposed new deal with Arsenal could be worth 33m. (Various)

Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is confident defender Richard Dunne will agree a new deal and not quit Manchester City at the end of the season. (Daily Star)

Reading have held preliminary talks with Nicky Shorey over extending the defender's contract. (The Independent)

Coventry chairman Ray Ranson is ready to name his former Birmingham team-mate Steve Wigley as Iain Dowie's successor. Dowie was sacked as manager on Monday. (The Sun)

But the Sky Blues chairman has also been linked with Wigan number two Eric Black. (Daily Mirror)

Manager Kevin Keegan has warned striker Shola Ameobi he has to take his next chance at Newcastle or leave. (Daily Mirror)

Sheffield Wednesday are on the verge of a 15m takeover by a group of British-based Asian businessmen. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City chairman Milan Mandaric has revealed he spent 11m in his first year in charge at the Walkers Stadium. "It has not been easy," he said. (The Independent)

Sir Trevor Brooking, who is the Football Association's development director, has won his battle for fresh funding for grassroots football, with an extra 6m a year being injected into the amateur game. (The Guardian)

Albion Rovers boss John McCormack believes Hearts' interim manager Stevie Frail should be the club's next head coach. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Baa-rmy Sunderland players had to pretend to be sheep, while a fellow Black Cat took the role of shepherd in a penning exercise in the Lake District aimed at building trust. (The Sun)



SEE ALSO
Transfers - February 2008
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