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Monday's gossip column

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp could make a new and final move to sign goalkeeper David James - and save some money for Portsmouth, who are in huge debt and currently have a transfer embargo. Stoke ended their interest in James last week.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Netherlands striker Ryan Babel will be swiftly shipped out of Liverpool after a row with manager Rafa Benitez sealed his fate and cost him a week's wages.
Full story: Daily Mirror

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Brazilian Robinho looks to be heading out of Manchester City after suffering the embarrassment of being substituted by manager Roberto Mancini 51 minutes after coming off the bench at Everton.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea want to keep hold of midfielder Joe Cole, who is out of contract at the end of the season. The England star has been linked with a summer move to Tottenham. Blues chairman Bruce Buck said: "I am personally a big fan of Joe Cole and we are in discussions with his agent and hopefully that will be sorted out soon."
Full story: Daily Express

Newcastle could be set to take on Peruvian midfielder Nolberto Solano for a third time after missing out on striker Jermaine Beckford, who has decided to stay with Leeds.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Cash-strapped West Ham have slapped a staggering £15m price tag on England midfielder Scott Parker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are battling with AC Milan over the services of striker Milan Jovanovic, 28, who is out of contract at Standard Liege at the end of the season.
Full story: The Sun

Dundee United have rejected a £75,000 bid from Blackpool for Scotland's 21-year-old centre-half Garry Kenneth.
Full story: Daily Record

Celtic are close to completing a deal to take Switzerland central defender Philippe Senderos from Arsenal on loan while Rangers rejected the player's wage demands. (The Sun)

Celtic and Hearts are on the trail of Hungary Under-21 striker Laszlo Lencse, presently with MTK Budapest and valued at £250,000. (Daily Express)

Slovakian striker Milos Lacny has knocked back Celtic to sign for Sparta Prague from Ruzomberok despite a trial last month in Glasgow. (Daily Record)

Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is hoping to secure Celtic's Lee Naylor during January, while Greek club Kavala are also interested in the left-back. (Daily Express)

Perth Glory midfielder Adriano Pellegrino will arrive in Glasgow next week for a trial with Celtic. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand could make a shock return against neighbours Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final on Tuesday. It would be the England star's first game in three months after struggling with a back problem.
Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has undergone successful keyhole surgery on his right knee. Talking from the Barcelona hospital, the surgeon said: "If there are no problems, Fernando will be OK in six weeks."
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United supporters fighting the Glazer family's ownership of the club are contemplating asking manager Sir Alex Ferguson to make the ultimate sacrifice and resign in protest.
Full story: The Guardian

West Brom will pay tribute to the victims of the Haiti earthquake tragedy by wearing special logos on their shirts in their Championship clash with Newcastle on Monday night.
Full story: The Sun

Expat tycoon Dave King and Rangers director Paul Murray have told the Stock Exchange they were not part of a failed £18m bid to buy the Ibrox club. (The Sun)

Celtic full-back Andreas Hinkel says "strange" refereeing decisions are hampering his side's challenge for the Scottish Premier League title. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Premier League referee Mark Halsey is looking to be back in action within four weeks as he continues his battle with throat cancer. The 48-year-old said: "I didn't realise how popular I was as a ref but I suppose when I come back I won't be so popular!"
Full story: The Sun



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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Sunday's gossip column
17 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
17 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
16 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
16 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier


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