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Saturday's gossip column

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BREAKING GOSSIP

Wigan striker Amr Zaki insists he has cleared the air with manager Steve Bruce and is looking forward to playing for the Latics again. (Press Association)

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti says "I exclude the possibility" after being asked whether he will be joining Chelsea next season. (ANSA news agency)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are poised for a £12m summer raid on Paris Saint-Germain for 19-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho. (Sun)
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Spanish side Atletico Madrid are ready to fork out £9m for Chelsea centre-back Alex. (Sun)
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Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is trying to persuade Gareth Barry to stay at the club and out of Liverpool's clutches. (Daily Mirror)

Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is hoping to secure a new contract with Celtic. (Independent)

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Midfielder Julian Gray has moved to end speculation he may quit Fulham in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Hearts midfielder Saulius Mikoliunas' future is in doubt after talks to extend his contract stalled. (Daily Record)
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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has hinted he is ready to commit his future to the Gunners. (Daily Mail)
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OTHER GOSSIP

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti will get £1m for every trophy he wins if he becomes the new Chelsea manager in the summer. (Sun)
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Sir Alex Ferguson reckons he has begun to wind up Liverpool rival Rafael Benitez by hinting Chelsea could become a bigger title threat. (Sun)
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Ferguson has also hinted he wouldn't mind Jose Mourinho taking over at Old Trafford when he retires. (Daily Star)
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And Ferguson has also revealed he will quit as Manchester United boss if he wins two more Champions League titles. (Sun)
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Carlo Ancelotti's move to Chelsea has already been discussed by owner Roman Abramovich. (Daily Star)
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Arsenal are planning to offer boss Arsene Wenger a new contract at the end of the season in a bid to entice him to stay at the club. (Times)
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Steven Gerrard says the memory of his cousin who died in the Hillsborough disaster has inspired him to reach the pinnacle of his profession. (Guardian) Full story

Celtic and Rangers have set up a series of summer glamour ties against Barcelona, Spurs, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Paris St Germain and Egyptian side Al-Ahly. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic hero Tommy Burns is to have a statue unveiled in his memory outside the club's stadium in Glasgow following an all-star tribute match on 31 May. (Daily Record) Full story

Scotland's semi-professional teams face extinction because of government plans to extend minimum wage laws that will force clubs to pay players for attending training sessions. (Daily Record)
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Celtic's Artur Boruc has been handed an international lifeline by Polish international coach Leo Beenhakker which suggests the door is not closed on his career as the national keeper. (The Sun)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has led a delegation to PSV Eindhoven to swap ideas on sharpening up his club's off-field set-up. (Daily Express)

AND FINALLY

Bolton striker Kevin Davies has revealed his young son became really excited when a newspaper report linked him with a possible move to Chelsea under previous boss Big Phil Scolari. (Sun)
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see also
Transfers - April 2009
02 Apr 09 |  Football
Friday's gossip column
10 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
09 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
08 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
07 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
09 Apr 09 |  Scottish Premier


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