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Saturday's gossip - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned supporters not to expect any big-name signings in the near future, despite having £60m at his disposal, because he does not see any value in the transfer market.
Full story: The Times

Real Madrid have offered their 23-year-old Argentine centre back Ezequiel Garay to Manchester United to help solve their defensive injury crisis. However, he would cost around £6m as the Spanish side are reluctant to do a loan deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be keen to sign Ruud van Nistelrooy, 33, if the Real Madrid striker became available in the January transfer window. Liverpool and Arsenal are also reportedly tracking the former Manchester United forward.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Redknapp is also chasing Lazio's Macedonia striker Goran Pandev, 26, who is available for between £3-4m despite being told by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that there is no money for new players.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland, Hull and Blackburn are keeping tabs on Colin Kazim-Richards, 23, after the winger was transfer-listed by Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton have opened talks with striker Louis Saha over a new contract, with his current two-year deal due to expire in the summer. Italian side Roma, French club Bordeaux and Spanish team Atletico Madrid are all interested in the 31-year-old French international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

England manager Fabio Capello plans to take his side on two altitude training camps in Austria before the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure will miss the Carling Cup semi-final against Manchester United as they will be on international duty with Ivory Coast and Togo respectively at the African Cup of Nations.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Professional Footballer' Association chief Gordon Taylor has urged Dean Ashton not to take legal action against Shaun Wright-Phillips and his then employers Chelsea for the challenge in 2006 that he will claim ended his career.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes this season's title will be won by a team with one of the lowest points tallies in Premier League history.
Full story: The Times

Wenger has also baulked at the idea of Cesc Fabregas playing in a friendly for Spanish region Catalonia against Argentina on 22 December. Dutch legend Johan Cruyff wants the Barcelona-born midfielder to play for his region in the exhibition match at Barca's Nou Camp.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has given a vote of confidence to manager Gary Megson. Wanderers are currently 19th in the Premier League having won only three of their 13 games this season and are on a run of five defeats and one draw in the last six.
Full story: The Times

Middlesbrough will demonstrate solidarity with the 1,700 Teessiders who face unemployment because of the Corus steel plant closure. Chairman Steve Gibson has invited 100 workers and their families to the Riverside for Sunday's game against Cardiff.
Full story: The Times

Tomas Rosicky is set to sign a new three-year contract at Arsenal despite his appalling injury record. The Czech midfielder, 29, missed 18 months with a tendon injury and is currently sidelined with a groin injury.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Portsmouth director Sulaiman Al-Fahim has blamed former manager Harry Redknapp and former owner Sacha Gaydamak for the financial trouble at the south coast club.
Full story: The Sun

Former Birmingham owners David Sullivan and David Gold will set West Ham a Christmas Day deadline for their takeover offer.
Full story: The Sun

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has signalled his intentions by starting to plan for a return to the Premier League with United currently seven points clear at the top of the Championship.
Full story: The Sun

League One side Stockport must get out of administration by May, or face being relegated five divisions to the Unibond League. (The Sun)

AND FINALLY

Cardiff's players have paid to fly to Sunday's game at Middlesbrough and stay in a hotel after hard-up chairman Peter Ridsdale said they would have to make the 560-mile round trip by coach, on the same day.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - December 2009
31 Dec 09 |  Football
Saturday's Scottish gossip
12 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Friday's Scottish gossip
11 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Thursday's gossip column
10 Dec 09 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
10 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
09 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's gossip column
09 Dec 09 |  Gossip


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