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Friday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Real Madrid are preparing to launch a bid for Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger in January. (Various)

Stoke are lining up a 3m bid for Liverpool's 25-year-old winger Jermaine Pennant. (Various)

Chelsea are trying to sign French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, 18, who has been dubbed the new Zinedine Zidane. (Daily Mirror)

The Blues are also keen on Seville striker Luis Fabiano. (The Times)

Rangers hope to jettison up to six players in the January transfer window in order to cut the wage bill at Ibrox. (Daily Mail)

Birmingham are set to wrap up a loan move for West Ham midfielder Nigel Quashie. (The Sun)

Blues boss Alex McLeish is also hoping to make the loan move of Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie a permanent deal. (Mirror)

Millwall are set to sign Gifton Noel-Williams after he received international clearance following a spell at Spain's Elche. (The Sun)

Walsall will hand veteran striker Geoff Horsfield a trial. (Various)

Dundee manager Alex Rae has been told there is no money available for emergency loan signings at Dens Park. (Daily Mail)


Tottenham will try to replace manager Juande Ramos with Manchester City boss Mark Hughes and have sounded out the Welshman with a 20m five-year deal. Spurs hope Hughes will agree to join them during next week's international break. (The Sun)

Spurs responded to the story with a strong denial on the club website, claiming the article was "completely untrue and without foundation". (1054 BST -
Tottenham statement

Bolton could sue West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair, according to their chairman Phil Gartside. The club will act if Sheffield United win their 30m compensation claim after the Hammers illegally played Tevez two seasons ago. (Various)

Norwich's majority shareholder, Delia Smith, is considering selling up and is in fresh talks with businessman Peter Callum. (The Sun)

Argentina star Lionel Messi will not face Scotland in next month's Hampden friendly due to an agreement struck by his club Barcelona. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies is dismayed to see goalkeeper Alan Combe once again overlooked by Scotland. (Daily Mail)

Inverness captain Grant Munro is close to agreeing a new deal with the Highlanders. (Daily Record)


Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear launched a blistering defence of his short reign at St James' Park when he managed to squeeze in 52 swear words in a five-minute media conference on Thursday. (Various)

see also
Thursday's gossip column
02 Oct 08 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
01 Oct 08 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
30 Sep 08 |  Gossip
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 - October 2008
01 Oct 08 |  Football

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