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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani admits their offer for David Beckham is way off what LA Galaxy want - the Americans are believed to value the midfielder at 15m. (Daily Mirror)

Wigan boss Steve Bruce is lining up a summer move for Wolves and England Under-21 winger Michael Kightly. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are winning the race to sign Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies. (Daily Mirror)

Stoke have agreed a 1m fee to make the loan deal of Birmingham right-back Stephen Kelly permanent in May. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are eyeing Swindon right-back Nathan Thompson, who is also being watched by Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is set to offer Doncaster 1.5m to take centre-back Matt Mills on loan to St Andrews until the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Coventry are set to make a summer move for Hearts' 2m-rated winger Andrew Driver after the clubs failed to agree a fee for the 21-year-old during the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Tony Adams was sacked as Portsmouth manager on Sunday after just 15 weeks in charge. (Various)

Avram Grant, Alan Curbishley and Sven Goran Eriksson will be considered by Portsmouth to replace Adams. (Daily Mail)

Grant has been lined up by Portsmouth owner Alexander Gaydamak to take over from Adams at Fratton Park. (Daily Star)

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear will find out on Monday if he is fit enough to stay on at the club - the 62-year-old missed Saturday's 3-2 win at West Brom having been rushed to hospital with pains in his left arm. (Various)

Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey is expected to withdraw from the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Spain with an Achilles injury. (Various)

Ipswich chairman David Sheepshanks has withdrawn from the shortlist from which the next chief executive of the Football Association will be chosen. (Daily Mail).

Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has lost the Celtic dressing room after his behind-the-scenes bust-up with team-mate Aiden McGeady. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has blasted Premier League players for being too pampered, claiming many players from the top flight would not have survived 20 years ago and need to "toughen up". (Daily Star)

England midfielder David Beckham jetted in to London for an early Valentine's Day celebration with wife Victoria. (Daily Star)



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
08 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
07 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
06 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
05 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
04 Feb 09 |  Gossip
Transfers - February 2009
09 Feb 09 |  Football
SPL ins and outs
21 Jan 09 |  Scottish Premier
January football sales
02 Jan 09 |  Premier League


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