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Monday's gossip column

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1137 GMT: Russia coach Guus Hiddink has revealed he will not lead another team to the 2010 World Cup finals, adding that he had declined talks with many federations and clubs regarding future employment. (Russian daily Sport Express)


Arsenal have ruled out a January move for Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy. Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Eduardo are all injured and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has said that although he needs a striker, it won't be the former Manchester United star.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wenger could move for Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic with the young Spain international struggling to make the first team at the Nou Camp.
Full story: Daily Star


Tottenham are battling to secure the services of Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia from Swiss side Young Boys of Berne.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish is keen on taking on Fulham left-back Paul Konchesky.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Kris Boyd fears that every goal he scores before the new year will be his last for Rangers because of uncertainty over player futures during the January transfer window. (The Sun)


Stoke City striker James Beattie was involved in a bust-up with manager Tony Pulis at Arsenal over the weekend following an argument about the players' Christmas party. After their 2-0 loss to the Londoners, it is reported the row started in the dressing room at the Emirates Stadium when the team were told they would have to train on Monday and not have the day off.
Full story: Daily Mail

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his apologies after his sending off in Real Madrid's 4-2 win over Almeria. After scoring, then missing a penalty before receiving a second yellow card, he said: "I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn't like to miss or lose."
Full story: Independent

Celtic midfielder Landry N'Guemo is hoping that Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen, the former Rangers manager, allows him to play in January's Old Firm derby before joining his national squad for the African Cup of Nations. (Various)

The African Cup of Nations could be crucial to the 3 January Old Firm derby, with Algeria coach Rabah Saadane wanting Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra to report for their training camp on 27 December. (Daily Mail)


Wayne Rooney has revealed he missed the World Cup draw! England's top striker was busy catching up on some rest following the birth of his son in November. "I laid down on my bed to watch the draw on TV and fell asleep," said the 24-year-old.
Full story: The Sun

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see also
Transfers - November 2009
30 Nov 09 |  Football
Monday's Scottish gossip
07 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
06 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
06 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
05 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
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