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Wednesday's gossip - transfers and rumours

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Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has said he wants to extend his current contract with the club by another three years, to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2014. (Press Association, 1545 GMT)


Manchester United are keen on Serbian defender Uros Cosic, who is tipped by his club CSKA Moscow as a potentially bigger talent than Nemanja Vidic.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is planning a January bid for Wigan's £4m-rated defender Maynor Figueroa, who scored a stunning long-range goal against Stoke at the weekend.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal are concerned that defender Mikael Silvestre could leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is considering a move for Chile defender Waldo Ponce, who plays for Velez Sarsfield in Argentina.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa's Spanish defender Carlos Cueller has attracted the interest of Real Madrid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson could make a £750,000 offer for Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert.
Full story: The Sun


A ruling family from the United Arab Emirates want talks with Liverpool's owners to discuss possible investments.
Full story: Daily Mirror

And Liverpool's co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks are closing in on a deal that will see them sell a share in the club to a new investor for around £124m.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jose Mourinho's troubles at Inter Milan have increased the likelihood of the former Chelsea boss returning to England, with Liverpool and Manchester City touted as possible destinations.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's attempt to get compensation from the Dutch Football Federation over the injury picked up by Robin van Persie while on international duty last month has been dismissed by Fifa.
Full story: The Independent

Former Portsmouth manager Tony Adams is set to return to management with French side St Etienne.
Full story: Daily Mail

Coventry boss Chris Coleman has been given until the new year to save his job at the Ricoh Arena.
Full story: The Sun

Nottingham Forest have blocked an approach from another unnamed Championship club to speak to manager Billy Davies. Davies has been linked with the vacant jobs at Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday.
Full story: The Sun

Sheffield United are leading the chase for Peterborough striker Aaron McLean. (The Sun)


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his half-time rant during the game against Liverpool was a risk, and says football management is like "living on a volcano". He said: "I was many times very angry but sometimes you're angry but do not show it. The problem with anger, you can create some damage that you cannot repair."
Full story: Daily Telegraph

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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

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