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Tuesday's gossip column

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BREAKING GOSSIP

1204 GMT: Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami will not leave West Ham in the winter transfer window, according to club sporting director Gianluca Nani. "I want to reiterate that we have no intention nor do we have the need to sell any of our top players," said Nani in an interview to Italian radio station Radio Tau. (Press Association)

1125 GMT: Vedran Corluka's agent has rubbished speculation linking the Tottenham defender with a move to Italian giants Juventus. Mario Mamic told www.tuttomercatoweb.com: "Juventus? He still has a five-year contract with Tottenham to respect." (Press Association)

1124 GMT: Bayern Munich forward Luca Toni is desperate to return to Serie A to revive his chances of making Italy's World Cup squad. (Press Association)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola insists the club will not be forced to sell striker Carlton Cole in January, despite interest in the £20m-rated player from Manchester United and Liverpool.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea have dropped out of the running to sign Benfica's Ángel Di María after balking at the £36m asking price, leaving the way open for the Argentine winger to join Manchester City next summer.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Birmingham's £4m bid for Standard Liege's Serbian striker Milan Jovanovic has collapsed, leaving Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Everton to battle it out for his signature.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is willing to listen to offers for defender Anton Ferdinand and Spurs are believed to be preparing a £6m bid. (Various)

Manchester City have moved a step closer to signing QPR's Raheem Sterling after the young forward notified Rangers of his desire to leave.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Nottingham Forest are planning a £3m move for Tottenham defender Gareth Bale.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Los Angeles Galaxy and England midfielder David Beckham is struggling to be fit for his new year move to AC Milan after needing three cortisone injections in his right ankle before Sunday's MLS Cup Final defeat to Real Salt Lake.
Full story: The Sun

Beckham is ready to move into club ownership after expressing his wish to buy a Major League Soccer team. He has the right to invest in a future franchise as part of his deal to join Galaxy in 2007.
Full story: Daily Mirror

606: DEBATE

Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel says he will leave the club in January if he is not given more opportunities in the first team by manager Rafael Benitez. "I have tried to talk to the manager but it isn't of any use," admitted Babel."
Full story: The Sun

Real Madrid forward Kaka has revealed that he turned down a move to Chelsea in the summer in order to complete his dream move to the Bernabeu.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton manager Gary Megson has rounded on some of his players, accusing them of trying to destabilise the club. The Trotters are currently in the Premier League relegation zone following three successive defeats. (Various)

Ipswich have dismissed speculation that their manager Roy Keane is on the brink of being sacked. A club spokesman said: "The story in a national newspaper that our manager is about to leave is complete and utter nonsense."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has agreed to sign a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates until 2015.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has revealed that his recent injuries were treated by Serbian healer Marijana Kovacevic with human placenta. Benayoun's team-mate Glen Johnson, Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Chelsea's Frank Lampard have all recently been treated with what was believed to be horse placenta.
Full story: The Sun

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe says that watching Spurs coach Clive Allen in action during his playing days on YouTube helped him claim his five-goal haul during the 9-1 win over Wigan on Sunday.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - November 2009
30 Nov 09 |  Football
Monday's gossip column
23 Nov 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
23 Nov 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
22 Nov 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
22 Nov 09 |  Scottish Premier


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