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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United have failed to take up the first option to buy striker Carlos Tevez. (Daily Star)

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho made a late bid to bring Chelsea forward Didier Drogba to the club as part of the deal that took Ricardo Quaresma to Stamford Bridge on loan. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has urged striker Roque Santa Cruz to earn a summer move by saving Rovers from relegation. (Daily Star)

Arsenal are set for a storm amid concerns over why Andrei Arshavin's move from Zenit St Petersburg was completed 24 hours after the transfer window closed. (Various)

Manchester City failed with a deadline-day bid for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City also missed out on a loan bid for Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski - as did Portsmouth. (Daily Mail)

Everton were keen to bring Portsmouth winger Glen Little to the club in January. (Daily Mail)

Hull boss Phil Brown says agents are to blame for his failure to land defender Christian Panucci from Roma. (Daily Mirror)

England midfielder David Beckham could have to take a 10m pay cut to join AC Milan permanently from Los Angeles Galaxy. (Daily Star)

OTHER FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is hopeful that manager Arsene Wenger will sign a long-term deal with the club. (The Guardian)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has hinted that next season could be his last at the club. (Daily Express)

AND FINALLY

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is being nicknamed 'Ronopoly' in reference to the board game Monopoly after buying a hotel in Portugal. Ronaldo already owns four houses across the world, including a 4m mansion in Cheshire. (The Sun)



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
03 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
02 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Transfers - February 2009
02 Feb 09 |  Football
SPL ins and outs
21 Jan 09 |  Scottish Premier
January football sales
02 Jan 09 |  Premier League


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