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1526 GMT: Brazilian international Robinho tells Brazil's Radio Bandeirantes that he has been advised by Man City directors that Sunday's match against Scunthorpe in the FA Cup will probably be his last at the English club. (Associated Press)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has revealed that goalline technology will be discussed at a meeting in March. He told newspaper SonntagsBlick: "If the goal-line technology is ready to be adopted, then I am only in agreement."


Manchester City are preparing a £100m bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. If the 25-year-old moves, he will become the first player to earn £200,000-a-week.
Full story: The People

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will allow defender Nemanja Vidic to join Barcelona for £25m this summer - with Juventus's £12m-rated Giorgio Chiellini his replacement.
Full story: News of the World

Arsenal are set to bid for the £8m-rated Fulham defender Chris Smalling.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

The Gunners have also emerged as the favourites to sign Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph


Chelsea are close to signing Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough in a £5m deal that will see the England Under-21 winger remain at the Riverside until the summer.
Full story: The People

Tottenham have offered striker Robbie Keane to West Ham in a bid to lure forward Carlton Cole to White Hart Lane.
Full story: News of the World

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will attempt to overcome his dismay at missing out on Ruud van Nistelrooy by signing AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar on loan. Everton and West Ham are also interested in the Dutch international.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Wigan are plotting a transfer window move to bring fans' favourite Jason Roberts back to the DW Stadium. Latics boss Roberto Martinez is considering a £1m offer for the Blackburn striker.
Full story: News of the World

Monaco forward Eidur ­Gudjohnsen is set to snub a move to Liverpool in favour of joining West Ham.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United have expressed an interest in Atletico Madrid's Spanish goalkeeper ­David De Gea.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has agreed terms with West Ham and could complete a £2.5m move to Upton Park in time for Tuesday's Premier League game against Portsmouth.
Full story: Sunday Times

German side Bayern Munich are considering a bid for Everton's South African midfielder Steven Pienaar as they prepare for the exit of Franck Ribery in the summer.
Full story: Sunday Times

Manchester City are set for further talks with Real Madrid over the signing of Argentina defensive midfielder Fernando Gago. The Spanish side want around £22m for Gago, but City have bid about £13m.
Full story: IM Scouting

Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon are trying to sign 26-year-old winger Ricardo Quaresma on loan from Inter Milan for the rest of the season.
Full story: IM Scouting

Key Barcelona duo Carles Puyol and Xavi, have told manager Pep Guardiola that Robinho would hurt team spirit in the dressing room if the Brazilian was to come to the club for the rest of the season.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Watford have tabled an offer to land Egyptian goalkeeper Essam Al Hadary, 37, on loan until the end of the season from Ismaily, according to reports from Egypt.
Full story: IM Scouting

Celtic are trying to lure Irish star Kevin Kilbane from Hull City to Glasgow on a permanent deal worth around £400,000.
Full story: News of the World

Wigan's James McCarthy could be set to switch international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Scotland.
Full story: News of the World


Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is close to signing a new five-year deal, worth £23m, at Anfield.
Full story: News of the World

Guus Hiddink is set to quit as Russia manager next week, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all likely to be prepared to offer him a job.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted Carlos Tevez should be banned from Wednesday's Carling Cup semi-final showdown at Old Trafford.
Full story: News of the World

Portsmouth expect their transfer embargo to be lifted on Monday after club sources claim Udinese have agreed to the rescheduling of the balance of around £3.6m still owed for the transfer of Sulley Muntari in 2007.
Full story: The Observer

Striker Nicolas Anelka's future at Chelsea is in doubt after talks over a new £120,000-a-week contract stalled.
Full story: News of the World

Everton look set to shelve plans to move away from current stadium Goodison Park.
Full story: News of the World

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will impose a wage ceiling of £30,000-a-week on any new signings if they are promoted to the Premier League.
Full story: Sunday Express

Blue Square Premier side Salisbury City and Blue Square North duo Northwich Victoria and Farsley Celtic may all be demoted by the Football Conference at the end of this season unless they pay their creditors in full by the second Saturday in May. (Non-League Paper)


Manchester United defender Gary Neville appears to have previous when it comes to spats with Argentines, according to former Red Devils team-mate Juan Sebastian Veron.

Veron revealed: "One Christmas we went out to celebrate and I invited Argentine rugby players Agustin Pichot and Felipe Contepomi, who were playing in England.

"I started to sing 'Let's go Argentina' and then Neville started to sing for England. So I hit him on the head with the microphone and there was a big fight. There was blood everywhere."
Full story: News of the World

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

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