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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manager Rafael Benitez will try and solve Liverpool's striker crisis by making a £12m move for West Ham's Carlton Cole in January.
Full story: Daily Star

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will take a look at Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses at a behind-closed-doors friendly this week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are also interested in Watford's England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach.
Full story: Daily Star

But Harry Redknapp has been told that he will have to sell players before he can add to his squad in the January transfer window, despite Spurs announcing record pre-tax profits of £33.4m.
Full story: Daily Express

One player that could leave White Hart Lane is out-of-favour striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, with Zenit St Petersburg prepared to pay £10m plus add-ons.
Full story: Daily Mail

The agent of Barcelona's Yaya Toure says the midfielder could leave the Spanish giants in the summer but has ruled out a switch to Manchester City.
Full story: The Sun

Toure's availability will alert both Arsenal and Manchester United, who are ready to battle it out for the £15m-rated 26-year-old next summer.
Full story: Daily Star

Brazilian forward Robinho says he is so unhappy at Manchester City that he does not want to stay at the club beyond the January transfer window, with Barcelona his favoured destination.
Full story: Daily Express

And City accept that Robinho will leave the club in the new year, with Benfica forward Angel Di Maria lined up as a replacement.
Full story: The Guardian

However, Manchester City insist that Robinho is going nowhere.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The speculation surrounding Robinho is exasperating City, with executive chairman Garry Cook claiming that "some people are trying to make mischief when they talk about him leaving".
Full story: The Independent

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson sat next to transfer target Simon Kjaer at an awards ceremony in Denmark on Monday night. Kjaer, a central defender, plays for Italian side Palermo.
Full story: Daily Mirror

United are giving a trial to Austrian goalkeeper Michael Langer, who plays for German club Freiburg.
Full story: Daily Mail

Cardiff have renewed their interest in Hull striker Daniel Cousin. (The Sun)

Cardiff manager Dave Jones has targeted Ipswich midfielder Owen Garvan for a loan switch to be followed by a permanent move. (The Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Lord Coe, non-executive director of the 2018 World Cup bidding team, has held emergency talks with Football Association chairman Lord Triesman amid concerns that England's attempt to stage the finals is faltering.
Full story: The Times

Rock star Sting has backed the bid from the Newcastle United Supporters' Trust to take over the club. Actors Jimmy Nail and Tim Healy have also lent their support.
Full story: The Sun

New Brighton manager Gus Poyet rejected the chance to join Real Madrid as an assistant boss after leaving Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Express

Referee Peter Walton will not officiate in the next round of Premier League games after awarding Liverpool the controversial penalty which gave them a draw with Birmingham on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Reading manager Steve Coppell and ex-Wycombe boss Peter Taylor are on the list of candidates to replace Darren Ferguson at Peterborough.
Full story: Daily Express

And Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is one of the favourites to succeed Ferguson.
Full story: The Times

AND FINALLY

France midfielder Patrice Evra has seemingly developed a curious superstition ahead of Saturday's crunch World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. The Manchester United player has given up drinking Sprite because the green label reminds him of his nation's opponents.
Full story: The Sun



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see also
Transfers - November 2009
30 Nov 09 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
10 Nov 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
10 Nov 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
09 Nov 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
09 Nov 09 |  Scottish Premier


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