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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 March 2008, 06:41 GMT
Thursday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

606: DEBATE

AC Milan are set to make a 20m bid for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn are poised to offer former AC Milan midfielder Johann Vogel a short-term contract. (The Sun)

West Brom want to sign on-loan Hearts striker Roman Bednar in a permanent 2m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have joined the list of clubs trailing young Cardiff City midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Daily Mirror)

Coventry City boss Chris Coleman wants to take defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dejan Stefanovic on loan from his old club Fulham. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley still hopes to sign Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell in a 5m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is set to sign Senegal defender Lamine Diatta to bolster his squad. (Daily Express)

Diatta has passed a medical and agreed a deal until the end of the season. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and Newcastle winger James Milner are in line for England call-ups. (The Times)

Dubai International Capital could still reach a deal with George Gillett for his 50% stake in Liverpool. (Various)

Former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce says the current problems at St James' Park are not his fault. (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic boss Gordon Strachan's job is safe even if he fails to win the Scottish Premier League this season, according to Bhoys chief executive Peter Lawwell. (Daily Record)

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc feels he was unfairly booked for clapping Hibernian fans after his side's win at Easter Road on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says he will never quit the Premier League because it is the best in the world. (Various)

Arsenal may have beaten AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday but Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland thinks they will struggle against his side this weekend because of the muddy pitch at the JJB Stadium. (Daily Mirror)

German side Hamburg want Croatia boss Slaven Bilic to be their new manager. (Daily Star)

Chelsea boss Avram Grant predicts his side will be drawn to face Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in four years. (Various)

Uefa president Michel Platini will be at St Johnstone's Scottish Cup quarter-final tie with St Mirren on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher is set to win his first full cap against Croatia on 26 March. (Daily Record)

Micky Adams, Paul Simpson and Chris Casper are competing for the vacant manager's job at Shrewsbury. (Star)

AND FINALLY

Stockport County are selling a million pixels on their website for 1 each in an attempt to raise 1m to buy back Edgeley Park. (Various)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has introduced bingo to his squad - hosting sessions when the team gets together before matches. (The Sun)

Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha Dixon has been on a string of dates with Aston Villa striker John Carew. (The Sun)

West Brom will have to play at least 108 minutes of football to beat Bristol Rovers in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final. Research by Cup sponsors E.ON shows Rovers players effectively run for an extra 18 minutes because of their boggy home pitch, where they have scored four times in the last 10 minutes during their run.



SEE ALSO
Wednesday's gossip column
05 Mar 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - March 2008
03 Mar 08 |  Gossip


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