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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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1952 GMT: Liverpool rule out selling Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard to alleviate the club's debts.

"The suggestion in any way that we would sell players in order to pay down debt or pay money to our owners is preposterous," said Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow.

"Neither is true. Neither is possible. Any proceeds we generate from the sale of players can only go into our player account for the recruitment of new players."
Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

1605 GMT: Racing Santander's young striker Sergio Canales has said he wants his future sorted out soon. The 18-year-old's contract expires in the summer and Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid, are reported to be watching the situation.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

1510 GMT: Fulham have finalised a loan deal for Roma striker Stefano Okaka according to the player's agent.
Full story: Tutto Mercato Web (in Italian)

1451 GMT: Partizan Belgrade midfielder Adem Ljajic is close to signing for Italian side Fiorentina. The 19-year-old's proposed move to Manchester United fell through in December. (AFP)


Liverpool have beaten off their rivals by securing the signature of striker Marouane Chamakh for £25m. Arsenal, Inter Milan and Juventus were all after the Bordeaux man, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keeping a close eye on Stamford Bridge following reports that Joe Cole's contract negotiations at Chelsea are stumbling. The England midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea may be about to lose out to AC Milan in the battle to sign Wolfsburg forward Edin Dzeko but the London club are about to turn their attentions to Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini's father said: "Marouane belongs at a really top club and will only get better."
Full story: Daily Mail

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Tottenham forward Roman Pavlyuchenko looks set to end his White Hart Lane nightmare by joining Zenit St Petersburg, who have tabled a £10.2m bid for the Russia striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have agreed personal terms with Internacional's 20-year-old midfielder Sandro and are set to complete a £6m deal for the Brazilian.
Full story: The Guardian

Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood is being lined up for a move to Leeds United, with boss Simon Grayson looking for a short-term replacement for Jermaine Beckford, who looks set to depart Elland Road.
Full story: The Sun

Tottenham are set to make a shock move to bring former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who is currently at AC Milan, back to north London.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal look to have beaten Everton to the signing of Real America's Bolivian attacking midfielder Samuel Galindo.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Portsmouth have rejected Sunderland's bid of £5m, plus Anton Ferdinand, for French defender Younes Kaboul.
Full story: Daily Mail

Galatasaray have tabled an £800,000 offer for defender Lucas Neill who joined Everton on a free transfer less than four months ago.
Full story: The Times

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has received assurances that he will be able to reinvest some or all of the money raised by the potential sale of forward Ryan Babel.
Full story: The Times

Newcastle United want to sign Bolton defender Danny Shittu - after missing out on Sheffield United's Matthew Kilgallon.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is keen on QPR winger Wayne Routledge.
Full story: Daily Mail

Routledge's arrival could signal the departure of Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson to Sunderland.
Full story: Daily Mail


Kilmarnock want Tommy McLean to take over as interim boss following the departure of Jim Jefferies.
Full story: Daily Record

England manager Fabio Capello is set to give a full international debut to Joe Hart in the friendly against Egypt at Wembley on 3 March. The Manchester City goalkeeper is currently on loan at Birmingham.
Full story: The Times

England's 2018 World Cup bid team will tread cautiously when they set off on a mission to Angola to lobby African football officials after tensions were raised by the instant reaction of figures in the English game to the gun attack on the Togo team that resulted in the death of three people.
Full story: The Times

Liverpool are set to ditch Anfield's heritage and sell naming rights for the new stadium in Stanley Park.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Birmingham City owners David Sullivan and David Gold are closing in on a £50m takeover of West Ham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Under-fire Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has two games to save his job, with growing unrest from the fans and the club's board.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has backed his Gunners team-mate Sol Campbell to win an England recall. Campbell is set to return to Arsenal on a free transfer after leaving Notts County in September after only one game.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
12 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
12 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
11 Jan 10 |  Gossip

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