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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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1254 GMT: Stoke City have confirmed that they are interested in signing Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones.
Full story: The Chronicle

1246 GMT: Inter Milan are poised to exploit Liverpool's current upheaval by making a move for captain Steven Gerrard.
Full story: Daily Mail

1138 GMT: Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has hinted that he may be interested in signing Middlesbrough winger Gary O'Neil.
Full story: Daily Mail

1124 GMT: Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has warned new Bolton counterpart Owen Coyle not to bother making a bid for striker Andy Carroll. Coyle is reported to be considering a £2m offer for the Gateshead-born 21-year-old. (Press Association)

1122 GMT: Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club would like to give Franck Ribery a long-term contract. However, reports in Spain say the Germany winger has already signed a pre-contract deal with Real Madrid. (German newspaper TZ)

1103 GMT: Greek side Larissa are trying to sign Hull City striker Daniel Cousin. (

1056 GMT: Liverpool forward Ryan Babel is attracting the interest of Marseille who are looking for an alternative to Inter Milan winger Mancini. (French newspaper La Provence and radio station RTL)

1028 GMT: West Ham midfielder Luis Jimenez is being tracked by Italian sides Catania, Chievo and Parma. "There is a possibility that Jimenez could leave our club," said West Ham's sporting director Gianluca Nani. (Italian newspaper

1015 GMT: Marseille have given Inter Milan winger Mancini until Sunday to sign a loan deal with the French club. Manchester City and AC Milan are also said to be interested in the 29-year-old. (French newspaper L'Equipe).

0958 GMT: Real Madrid midfielder Guti seems set to leave the club with Italy his preferred destination. Tottenham and Bolton have also been linked with the 33-year-old. (French television station Canal+)

0908 GMT: Midfielder Sandro's proposed move from Internacional to Tottenham looks to be off after the Brazilian club claimed he would not be leaving in January. (Brazilian station Radio Gaucho)


Spanish giants Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace's highly-rated 19-year-old striker Victor Moses.
Full story: Daily Mail

Under pressure Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce wants to sign Middlesbrough's Gary O'Neil to bolster Rovers' midfield.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal and Real Madrid are competing to sign 18-year-old midfielder Sergio Canales from Racing Santander.
Full story: Daily Star

The Gunners are also considering a move for Lazio striker Mauro Zarate - but he will cost £17m.
(The Independent)


Everton are thought to be lining up a bid for out-of-favour Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos.
Full story: Daily Mirror

New Burnley boss Brian Laws is hoping to sign Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon and is prepared to pay £1.5m and break the club's pay structure to land him.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Birmingham are prepared to pay £14m to sign 23-year-old midfielder Aiden McGeady from Celtic, but the Scottish club are not keen to sell.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has set his sights on signing Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas from Mexican side Club America.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton manager Owen Coyle wants to sign Newcastle striker Andy Carroll and will try to tempt the Magpies with a £2m bid.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United are considering an £18m bid for Porto defender Rolando, who has been outstanding in this season's Champions League.
Full story: Daily Mail


Dutch coach Guus Hiddink wants to take over as Liverpool boss if Rafael Benitez is sacked - but would want the blessing of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish would make a superb Liverpool boss, reckons former Blues chief David Gold.
Full story: The Sun

Striker Wayne Rooney will ask for £140,000 a week when a new contract at Manchester United is negotiated in the summer - a figure that could end his Old Trafford career.
Full story: The Sun

West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer is on the verge of retiring after failing to return from a series of injuries.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Paul Hart has left his post as manager of QPR after just five games in charge of the London club.
Full story: The Guardian

Reading are considering rewarding caretaker manager Brian McDermott with a permanent contract after the club's FA Cup victory over Liverpool.
Full story: The Times


Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has followed in the footsteps of David Beckham by modelling underwear for Emporio Armani.
Full story: The Sun

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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Friday's Scottish gossip
15 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Thursday's gossip column
14 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
14 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's gossip column
13 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier

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