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Last Updated: Monday, 18 February 2008, 07:33 GMT
Monday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Fulham are set to complete the signing of Rangers forward Daniel Cousin because Fifa will give the Gabon international, who has already played for Lille and Rangers this season, special dispensation. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom have beaten off a host of potential suitors to sign Aston Villa striker Luke Moore on loan, with a view to a permanent 3.5m summer transfer. (Daily Mirror)

Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who is out of contract in the summer, will open talks with Celtic. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has tried to sell the St James' Park club to Dubai Investment Capital, the investment arm of the Dubai government, for 300m. (The Sun, Daily Telegraph)

Manager Rafael Benitez will have to guide Liverpool to the Champions League title this season to stand any chance of avoiding the sack. (Various)

Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards admits the League may have to rethink its controversial plan for clubs to play a 39th game overseas. (Daily Express)

Former Fulham and Real Sociedad boss Chris Coleman is set to return to English football as manager of Coventry City. (Daily Mirror)

Former Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin's job at Lyon could be on the line after he was criticised by chairman Jean-Michel Aulas only days before the Ligue 1 side face Manchester United in the Champions League. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has branded Manchester United's pitch a "disgrace" and says it could hinder Sir Alex Ferguson's side as they bid to retain their Premier League title. (Various)

After balloon-gate helped Sheffield United to get past Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round, one Blades supporter attempted to distract his side's fifth-round opponents Middlesbrough on Sunday by launching a beach ball on to the pitch. It was duly deflated. (The Sun)

Barnsley boss Simon Davey was confident his side would beat Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday after a seagull dumped its load on his head during a pre-match stroll in the city centre. (Various)



SEE ALSO
Transfers - February 2008
13 Feb 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
16 Feb 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
15 Feb 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
14 Feb 08 |  Gossip


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