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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce, the man who signed Joey Barton for Newcastle, could be interested in acquiring him for Rovers after the Magpies began moves to terminate the midfielder's contract.
(Full story: The Independent)

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has dropped hints he may leave the club, saying he speaks to AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani regularly and describes the club as "sexy as Beyonce".
(Full story: Daily Mail)

Porto left-back Aly Cissokho claims Tottenham are interested in him.
(Full story: Daily Express)

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez says he will not be put off making big-money signings, despite striker Robbie Keane's short and ill-fated stay at the club this season before returning to Tottenham.
(Full story: The Guardian)

Sunderland have decided against making striker Djibril Cisse's loan move from Marseille into a permanent transfer.
(Full story: Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth have failed in a £500,000 bid for Scotland's young player of the year, Hamilton midfielder James McCarthy.
(Full story: Daily Record)


Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has told his some of his older players that this year represents their best chance of winning the Champions League with this squad.
(Full story: Daily Star)

Everton manager David Moyes says left-back Leighton Baines is sure to feature for England at the 2010 World Cup if he maintains his current form.
(Full story: The Guardian)

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has admitted he does not know how the club will cope financially whether or not they avoid relegation from the Premier League.
(Full story: Daily Star)

West Ham could miss out on a place in Europe next season because of doubts over their ability to satisfy the demands of the Uefa club licence that is required. The Hammers missed the initial deadline for applications, which was 30 April.
(Full story: Daily Telegraph)

Norwich are set to appoint caretaker boss Bryan Gunn as their full-time manager to try to avoid further upheaval after their relegation to League One.
(Full story: Daily Mail)

Celtic captain Stephen McManus may not play again this season because of a knee problem.
(Full story: The Guardian)

Fans in Scotland are to petition the Scottish Parliament for the reintroduction of terracing at Scottish Premier League grounds.
(Full story: Daily Record)


On-loan midfielder David Beckham and his AC Milan team-mates, plus former Arsenal stars Mathieu Flamini and Philippe Senderos were in the crowd to watch Manchester United beat Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday.
(Full story: The Sun)

Manchester United striker Danny Wellbeck insists on buying his underwear from a budget clothing store and when £2,500-worth of designer undies were left in his locker as a gift, he gave them to reserve team players. (Daily Express)

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see also
Transfers - May 2009
24 May 09 |  Football
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
06 May 09 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
05 May 09 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
04 May 09 |  Gossip

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