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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1811 GMT: Bolton boss Owen Coyle dismisses reports of an alleged training ground bust-up between goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and Phil Hughes, brought in from Burnley as goalkeeping coach to work alongside Jaaskelainen's long-time mentor Fred Barber.

"I've been to the training ground every day and I've not seen anything," Coyle told the Press Association.

1049 GMT: Robbie Fowler's playing future in Australia's A-League is in doubt after refusing to adapt to a new formation at his North Queensland Fury club.
Full story: Fox Sports Australia

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United have joined Tottenham in the race for £18m-rated Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko - as they prepare to let winger Zoran Tosic join Cologne.
Full story: Daily Mail

But United face the prospect of losing Wayne Rooney to Real Madrid, who have hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to negotiate a deal for the striker.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester City have had a £2m bid for Victor Moses turned down - and Arsenal may step in for the Crystal Palace forward.
Full story: Daily Star

City have also missed out on Racing Santander midfielder Sergio Canales, who has agreed a £5.5m move to Real Madrid.
Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Robinho is close to leaving Eastlands for Brazilian club Santos - who sold the 25-year-old to Real Madrid in 2005 - in a loan deal until the end of the season.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says that midfielder Joe Cole, who is out of contract at the end of the season, will remain at the club next term.
Full story: The Guardian

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has admitted that Aston Villa's Habib Beye is on his radar after a deal to sign Hamburg defender Guy Demel broke down.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn are keen to sign Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan and are also interested in Stuttgart's Turkish midfielder Yildiray Basturk.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham are set to sign South Africa striker Benni McCarthy from Blackburn Rovers on loan for 18 months to get around work permit issues.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn Rovers winger Morten Gamst Pedersen is in talks with Turkish giants Fenerbahce over a January move.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham have made a bid for FC Basle's £6m-rated Switzerland striker Marco Streller.
Full story: Daily Mail

Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle is a cut-price target for both Bolton and West Ham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray is considering an £8m move for Aston Villa central defender Curtis Davies. (The Sun)

Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies is unlikely to join Celtic as he wants to remain in the Barclays Premier League. (Daily Record)

Celtic have asked former manager Martin O'Neill to approve a five-month loan deal for Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies. (Daily Mail)

Celtic have resisted a fresh attempt by Gordon Strachan to lure Scott McDonald to Middlesbrough, saying their top scorer is not for sale. (Daily Record)

Celtic will pay £1.8m to Brondby for striker Morten Rasmussen. (The Sun)

Denmark coach Morten Olsen suggests that Morten Rasmussen would not be moving to a better quality of football by quitting Brondby for Celtic. (Daily Express)

West Ham have joined Birmingham and Aston Villa in the race to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd. (The Sun)

Paris St Germain are considering a move for Rangers winger DaMarcus Beasley. (Daily Express)

Paris St Germain winger Jerome Rothen has ended his loan spell with Rangers and signed for Turkish club Ankaragucu in preference to Greek outfits Larissa and Kavala. (The Sun)

Hearts and Aberdeen target Steven MacLean could be handed a fresh start by manager Paul Mariner at present club Plymouth. (The Sun)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee remains hopeful of securing Plymouth striker Steven MacLean on loan as a permanent move has not yet materialised. (Daily Record)

Falkirk manager Eddie May says Hibernian are the only club in the running to sign defender Darren Barr, who is also wanted by Aberdeen, Dundee and Hearts, during January. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

New Bolton boss Owen Coyle and keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen have been involved in a training-ground bust-up after former Burnley goalkeeping coach Phil Hughes was appointed at the expense of Jaaskelainen's mentor Fred Barber.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has tipped Everton manager David Moyes to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United once the Scot decides to leave Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Michael Owen has asked Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney for advice on how to get back into Fabio Capello's England squad.
Full story: The Guardian

Stenhousemuir manager John Coughlin has accused the Scottish FA of treating his club with a lack of respect as they only heard of the decision to replay their Scottish Cup tie with Dunfermline through the media. (The Sun)

AND FINALLY

New West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested the team could be renamed "West Ham Olympic" if they move into the London 2012 stadium.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has cranked up the tension with neighbours City yet further ahead of next Wednesday's second-leg Carling Cup tie by insisting the Blues do not have the mental strength to win the tie.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Football Association is sending back thousands of World Cup tickets they failed to sell to their official supporters club. Fans have not taken up 6,000 of the 29,000 tickets allocated by organisers to the FA.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manager Darren Ferguson has refused to let his Preston players watch a DVD of Chelsea's 7-2 drubbing of Sunderland, in the run-up to their clash with Carlo Ancelotti's side in the FA Cup.
Full story: Daily Telegraph



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see also
Transfers - January 2010
27 Jan 10 |  Football
Saturday's Scottish gossip
23 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Friday's gossip column
22 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
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Thursday's gossip column
21 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
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