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Tuesday's gossip column

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Keep an eye on the gossip column throughout the day for updates and breaking news throughout the day.


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has hinted that his future may not be at Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)

Chelsea boss Luis Felipe Scolari is lining up a 10m bid for Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham have turned down a 12m offer from Tottenham for striker Craig Bellamy. (The Sun)

The Hammers have told Manchester City that they want 20m for Bellamy and midfielder Scott Parker. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are preparing a 4m bid for Wigan and England forward Emile Heskey. (The Sun)

Chelsea are also keen on Heskey, whose Wigan contract ends in the summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Wigan themselves are interested in Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant. (The Times)

Pennant's arrival at the JJB Stadium could signal the departure of midfielder Luis Antonio Valencia to Real Madrid. (The Times)

Tottenham are also keen on out-of-favour Pennant. (Daily Express)

Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes is wanted back by his old club PSV Eindhoven. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth's Jermain Defoe also wants a return to his former club, with Tottenham keen to bring the striker back to White Hart Lane. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are preparing a 8m bid for Newcastle keeper Shay Given. (Daily Express)

But Tottenham also want Given and could offer Gareth Bale as part of the deal. (Daily Express)

Spurs could also move for Manchester United keeper Ben Foster, who is now third choice at Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle will move for Sheffield United's out-of-favour keeper Paddy Kenny if Given leaves. (Various)
Blades put Kenny on transfer list

But Newcastle winger Charles N'Zogbia is being lined up by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. (Daily Telegraph)

Wenger has vowed to defy the credit crunch and spend in January, with Zenit St Petersburg forward Andrei Arshavin still high on his priority list. (Daily Mirror)

Everton manager David Moyes is keen on Fiorentina striker Giampaolo Pazzini. (The Sun)

Fulham face a three-way fight from Marseille, Paris St Germain and Borussia Monchengladbach for Standard Liege defender Oguchi Onyewu. (The Sun)

Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate has recommended former team-mate Stewart Downing to Spurs boss Harry Redknapp. (Daily Mirror)
Southgate rules out Downing sale

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has urged fellow frontman Roque Santa Cruz to resist a January move to Manchester City. (Various)

Manchester City forward Daniel Sturridge is close to signing a new contract at Eastlands. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Florent Malouda is being linked to a move with Bayern Munich. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom have made an offer for Paris St Germain striker Peguy Luyindula. (Daily Mirror)

Bolton manager Gary Megson is lining up West Ham defender Calum Davenport. (The Sun)

Everton have warned Manchester City off midfielder Mikel Arteta and defender Joleon Lescott. (Guardian)

QPR are favourites to win the chase for Aston Villa winger Wayne Routledge. (Daily Mirror)

Cardiff City are hoping to bring former defender Glenn Loovens back on loan from Celtic. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland striker Michael Chopra looks as if he will stay at the Stadium of Light until the end of the season. (The Independent)
Sbragia ends Chopra's loan spell


Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has emerged as a shock contender to replace Paul Jewell at Derby. (Daily Star)

Or, Derby want Paul Ince as their new manager. (Daily Mirror)

Former Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd is among the favourites to replace Jewell. (Daily Mirror)

Droylsden will launch an appeal after they were kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player. (Daily Star)

West Ham stars have been assured that there will be no January 'fire sale' to ease the club's mounting debts. (Various)


Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he fell out of love with football in the summer. (Daily Mirror)
Drogba lost his football passion

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see also
Monday's gossip column
29 Dec 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
28 Dec 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - December 2008
19 Dec 08 |  Football
January football sales
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