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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he may be ready to sign a contract extension at Manchester United. (The Sun)

Manchester United defender Gary Neville could also be heading for a new deal at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Striker Dirk Kuyt is hoping he will be rewarded for Liverpool's fine start to the season with a new contract at Anfield. (Daily Star)

Bolton manager Gary Megson will offer 2m for Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic have been linked with a 1.2m January swoop for Portugese side Leixoes' 28-year-old free-scoring Brazilian striker Wesley. (The Scottish Sun)

Former Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage could leave current club Derby for Beirut's top side Al-Ansar. (Daily Mirror)

Leeds will sell young midfielder Fabian Delph to Arsenal as long as they loan the 19-year-old back to them for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Stoke trio Glenn Whelan, Richard Cresswell and Danny Pugh want to quit the club to find first-team football. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn are keen on Egyptian midfielder Hosny Abd-Rabbo but face competition from Strasbourg. (Daily Mirror)

Hull striker Dean Windass has threatened to leave the club after being axed for the trip to Manchester United. (The Sun)

Chelsea are about to hand midfielder John Obi Mikel a new 15m five-year contract. (The Sun)


Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has rejected the chance to become the new manager at Queens Park Rangers. (Daily Express)

Ex-Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned down the opportunity to become manager of SK Brann Bergen in Norway. (Daily Mirror)

New Portsmouth manager Tony Adams is set to name Martin Keown as his assistant at Fratton Park. (Daily Star)

But Adams faces competition from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who wants to bring Keown in as a defensive coach. (Daily Mirror)

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant is being lined up to replace Adams should he fail at Portsmouth. (Daily Mirror)

Ex-Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark is the early favourite to become the new boss at Carlisle. (The Sun)

Carlisle are also said to be keen on Steve Cotterill as they look to replace John Ward. (Daily Mirror)


Ex-Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock, who is now Crystal Palace manager, is considering joining his former Blades players in seeking compensation over the Carlos Tevez saga. An independent tribunal ruled West Ham broke Premier League rules when they played Tevez, who is now at Manchester United, at the end of the 2006/7 season and that the striker then went on to play a key role in keeping the Hammers up as Sheffield United were relegated. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have already booked their hotel for this season's Champions League final in Rome. (Daily Star)

AC Milan will pay for England midfielder David Beckham's bodyguards as part of the deal to secure his loan spell from Los Angeles Galaxy. (The Times)

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see also
Monday's gossip column
03 Nov 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
02 Nov 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - November 2008
03 Nov 08 |  Football

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