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Thursday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1758 GMT: Carlos Tevez shows no sign of letting up in his feud with Gary Neville as he describes his former Manchester United team-mate as a "boot-licking moron".

"My celebration was directed at Gary Neville," Tevez was quoted as saying in a radio interview with ESPN Argentina. "He acted like a complete sock-sucker [boot-licker] when he said I wasn't worth £25m just to suck up to the manager.

"What's the tarado [moron] talking about me for when I never said anything about him."
Full story: The Guardian

1725 GMT: Manchester City's Brazilian striker Jo has ended his loan stay at Everton and joined Turkish club Galatasaray on a six-month loan deal. (Sky Sports News)

1517 GMT: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is interested in signing midfield duo Fernando Gago from Real Madrid and AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini before the transfer window closes. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

1438 GMT: Everton and Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury. Full story: mtnfootball

1250 GMT: Bangor striker Chris Sharp, the son of Everton and Scotland legend Graeme Sharp, is being tracked by a number of Football League clubs after scoring 15 goals in 21 games this season.
Full story: Sky Sports

1059 GMT: The father, and agent, of 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales has revealed his son is likely to join Real Madrid when his contract with Racing Santander expires this summer. However, Angel Canales also claims Chelsea and Manchester City have made attractive offers to the player.
Full story: AS (in Spanish)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool will take Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones on loan, with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer. This would enable both clubs to carry the impact of the transfer on their balance sheets into the next tax year, which begins in April.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are set to make Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy the first signing of the David Gold/David Sullivan era after lodging a £1.2m bid.
Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea and Manchester City have both made offers to 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales, who is out of contract and free to leave current club Racing Santander this summer.
Full story: www.imscouting.com

Manchester City remain hopeful of signing Rubin Kazan left-back Cristian Ansaldi.
Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic have intimated they are willing to sell winger Aiden McGeady to Birmingham but only if the Midlands club stump up £11m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke have made a £2m bid for Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Full story: Daily Star

However, West Ham have also made enquiries about former Manchester United striker Van Nistelrooy.
Full story: www.imscouting.com

Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben has advised teammate Franck Ribery not to join Real Madrid. Robben spent two years with Madrid before joining Bayern last summer.
Full story: www.imscouting.com

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James' on-off move to Stoke is back on. The clubs have re-opened negotiations after the transfer collapsed on 15 January because the Potters were not prepared to pay the proportion of James's salary that Pompey wanted from them.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Alternatively, Stoke boss Tony Pulis is keen to sign Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant for £2m.
Full story: Daily Star

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has made a move to sign out-of-favour Stoke striker James Beattie.
Full story: Daily Mirror

606: DEBATE

Everton boss David Moyes is ready to sell striker James Vaughan in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Moyes has resurrected a move to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos on loan, six months after they pulled out of a deal to sign the Swiss international. Full story: The Times

Liverpool midfielder Ryan Babel is set to perform a u-turn and agree to a £9m move to Birmingham after initially rejecting a move to St Andrews.
Full story: The Sun

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is eyeing a £1.75m swoop for Sheffield United centre-back Matthew Kilgallon.
Full story: The Sun

Bolton boss Owen Coyle wants to snap up Jamie O'Hara from Tottenham - but the move will require Fifa's permission as the move would mean the midfielder playing for his third club of the season, which is not allowed.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Derby boss Nigel Clough is in talks with Arsenal to sign French striker Gilles Sunu on loan for the rest of the season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Derby are ready to snap up Millwall's highly-rated left winger Dave Martin in a £150,000 swoop.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is ready to make a £4m swoop for Mallorca's highly-rated striker Aritz Aduriz to boost his attack.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hull are considering offering a lifeline to out-of-favour Sunderland striker David Healy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City forward Robinho insists he has not fallen out with manager Roberto Mancini and has vowed to prove his worth at the club. The Brazilian was taken off during the 2-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday after having come on as a substitute.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The agent of Russian national team manager Guus Hiddink says that a number of clubs, including Liverpool, have sounded him out about the availability of his client.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant says the Premier League are going against the spirit of football by refusing to lift the transfer embargo imposed on the south-coast outfit because they have outstanding debts to other English clubs.
Full story: The Sun

Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta hopes to make his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool on 6 February. The Spaniard has been sidelined for a year.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United defender John O'Shea's season appears to be over because of complications to the leg injury he sustained playing for the Republic of Ireland in France two months ago.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set to return for the Carling Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester United next week, after being given compassionate leave since he was caught up in the gun attack on the Togo team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Full story: The Sun

Striker Daniel Cousin says he wants to quit Hull because he cannot stand manager Phil Brown. "The gaffer and I don't have a good relationship. It's difficult to stay. I want to leave," said Cousin.
Full story: The Sun

AND FINALLY

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez claims his ear-cupping celebration after scoring against Manchester United in the Carling Cup was not a dig at Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson for refusing to sign the striker last summer but was a tribute to a popular Argentine children's puppet Topo Gigio.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Wednesday's gossip column
20 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
20 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Tuesday's gossip column
19 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier


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