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Sunday's gossip column

BREAKING GOSSIP

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Charles Itandje, banned for 14 days for inappropriate behaviour during the Hillsborough memorial service, believes the media has blown the affair out of proportion.

"It is a 30-second video montage that was given senseless proportions. My behaviour should be judged over a one-hour video," Itandje told Sunday's French newspaper Aujourd'hui Sport.

"You know the papers here (in Britain), they do a lot with not much. I even heard I was dancing!"

"What happened will not do much to change my situation at the club since I am already on the transfer list."

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United will launch a £70m bid for AC Milan's Kaka if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves for Real Madrid in the summer. (News of the World)
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But Ronaldo says he will stay at United while Sir Alex Ferguson remains manager. (Sunday Mirror)
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Chelsea have had a £44m bid for David Villa rejected by Valencia and will have to up their offer if they want to sign him. (Observer)
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Joe Cole is to be offered a new four-year, £100,000-a-week deal by Chelsea in the summer. (News of the World)
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Tottenham have set their sights on Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz and plan to sell Roman Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent in the off-season. (News of the World)
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West Ham are stalking FC Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi. (News of the World)
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Argentine midfielder Javier Pastores, 19, has turned down an £8.8m move to Manchester United from his club Huracan because he believes he would not get enough first-team action. (PA)
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Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura will return to Japan at the season after considering one more year in Glasgow. (Sunday Mail)
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St Mirren's Andy Dorman has shot to the top of Rangers manager Walter Smith's summer shopping list, with a £700,000 bid being prepared for when the transfer window opens. (News of the World)
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OTHER GOSSIP

Plans to create a Premier League of two divisions containing 18 teams each and including Celtic and Rangers are being circulated among key figures in the game. (Sunday Mirror)
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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says Alan Shearer will be bitten by the managerial bug and will stay at Newcastle even if they are relegated. (Sunday Express)
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West Ham have two separate groups interested in an £80m takeover of the Icelandic-owned club. (Mail on Sunday
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An unnamed England international is trying to persuade players to break deals with their agents, the Football Association will be told this week. (The People)
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Sam Allardyce had a drink with Liverpool number two Sammy Lee after the two teams played last weekend and did not mention that he had been offended by Rafael Benitez's hand gestures. (Mail on Sunday)
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AND FINALLY

Nicolas Anelka is driving Chelsea's diet staff around the bend by treating himself to burgers and avoiding breakfast. (The People)
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see also
Transfers - April 2009
17 Apr 09 |  Football
Friday's gossip column
17 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
16 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
16 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
14 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
13 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
12 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
11 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
10 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
09 Apr 09 |  Gossip


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