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Tuesday's gossip - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

Real Sociedad goalkeeper Asier Riesgo hopes he has done enough during a trial spell to earn himself a contract with Tottenham as back-up to Heurelho Gomes, while Carlo Cudicini recovers from injuries sustained in a motorbike accident (Press Association, 1520 GMT).

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are planning a January move for West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green as manager Carlo Ancelotti has lost patience with Petr Cech.
Full story: Daily Express

Tottenham winger David Bentley, who was left out of the squad that played Wolves at the weekend, wants Spurs to let him leave in the January transfer window.
Full story: The Mirror

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will try and exploit the uncertainty at West Ham by making a £6m bid for midfielder Scott Parker.
Full story: The Sun

Barcelona could make a shock £3.5m move for Crystal Palace forward Victor Moses in the new year. The 19-year-old has also attracted the interest of Sunderland, Wigan and Tottenham. (Daily Star)

Arsenal and Manchester United have been warned off signing Standard Liege's £15m midfielder Steven Defour in January, although the player's agent says he would be interested in coming to England.
Full story: The Sun

Real Madrid want to sign Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho and could use striker Ruud van Nistelrooy as bait. (Daily Star)

Manchester United have been linked with moves for AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Cardiff defender Adam Matthews.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is preparing to make a £4m offer for Newcastle forward Andy Carroll.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has told striker Benni McCarthy that he can leave Rovers in the new year. (Daily Telegraph)

And Allardyce has been given permission to sign Chelsea striker Franco di Santo on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Charlton midfielder Therry Racon is wanted by West Brom, Leicester and Nottingham Forest.
Full story: The Sun

Reading midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson wants to leave the club in January.
Full story: The Independent

Coventry manager Chris Coleman is lining up a £1m move for Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGuigan.
Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will drop some of his star players for Wednesday's home game with Portsmouth following the 3-3 draw with Everton at the weekend. Defender Ricardo Carvalho and midfielder Michael Ballack are in the firing line.
Full story: The Sun

David Gold and David Sullivan have pledged a £25m January transfer kitty as part of their £50m takeover of West Ham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

However, the Icelandic bank that controls West Ham is set to reject the bid from the former Birmingham owners.
Full story: The Independent

The city of Liverpool could lose out in the race to host 2018 World Cup matches, with Milton Keynes a possible inclusion in England's final bid to Fifa.
Full story: The Times

Chelsea have turned down Portsmouth's request for more time to pay the £750,000 owed from Glen Johnson's move to Fratton Park.
Full story: The Sun

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of "physical and verbal aggression" towards a journalist after Sunday's 1-1 draw at Atalanta.
Full story: The Times

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is on the verge of making a comeback from two knee operations, but is struggling to overcome the psychological hurdle of playing again for the first team.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits his side need divine intervention to help their title ambitions following another defeat at the weekend. "We've got to get through it and, as I'm doing, pray to God that at the end of season there will be something worthwhile for what we've gone through," he said.
Full story: The Independent



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see also
Transfers - December 2009
31 Dec 09 |  Football
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
15 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's Scottish gossip
14 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's Scottish gossip
13 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's Scottish gossip
12 Dec 09 |  Scottish Premier


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