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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has given a trial to former Deportivo striker Diego Tristan, a free agent after leaving Italian club Livorno. (Various)

Everton will make another move for Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone in the January transfer window. (The Sun)

Chelsea have signed 12-year-old French schoolboy Jeremy Boga - dubbed "the new Zinedine Zidane". After weeks of talks with the boy's parents, Chelsea have reached an agreement for the midfield prodigy to join them when he turns 16. (The Sun)

Middlesbrough have stepped up their effort to sign Belgium midfielder Steven Defour, 20, who captained Standard Liege to last season's title and was Belgian Footballer of the Year. (Daily Star)

Birmingham and Sheffield United are fighting it out for the signature of Spurs midfielder Hossam Ghaly. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has told QPR to stump up 1.7m if they want to make winger Lee Cook's loan move permanent. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Everton are the latest Premier League club to be the target of a multi-million-pound takeover by Indian tycoon Anil Ambani, the sixth richest man in the world. (Daily Mirror)

Former Spurs boss Terry Venables has blamed former striker Dimitar Berbatov for Tottenham's disastrous start to the season. (The Sun)

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has just four games to save his job after Spurs - who have two points from six games - made their worst start to a season in 53 years. (The Sun)

Joe Kinnear started work as Newcastle manager on Monday but his first-team squad were given the day off - even though the former Wimbledon boss had said he intended to drag everyone in and make them watch the DVD of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Blackburn. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Former Football Association chief executive's David Davies has revealed his wife consoled Rio Ferdinand with Battenberg cake while the England defender awaited his fate for missing a routine drugs test in September 2003. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are in an even bigger hole than Derby were this time last season. The Rams had four of their eventual total of 11 points after six games, while Spurs have so far mustered just two. (The Sun)




see also
Monday's gossip column
29 Sep 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
28 Sep 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
27 Sep 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - September 2008
26 Sep 08 |  Football


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