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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

1454 GMT: Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists Nicolas Anelka is 100% committed to the Blues despite reports that talks over a new contract for the France striker have broken down. (AFP)

1450 GMT: Wigan have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea.
Full story: ESPN Soccernet

1442 GMT: Nottingham Forest have confirmed their interest in signing Crystal Palace winger Victor Moses who is also attracting attention from Arsenal. (Press Association)

1347 GMT: Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano has dismissed reports linking Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney with a move to the Bernabeu. (Radio COPE)

Valdono said: "Rooney is English, we all know they find it difficult to adapt to another type of competition other than the Premier League. He is a very interesting player but we have not ever been interested."

1321 GMT: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected suggestions he is poised to make a move for Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (Press Association)

1210 GMT: Zenit St Petersburg are set to launch a £4.3m bid for Blackburn Rovers midfielder Vincenzo Grella.
Full story: IMScouting

1130 GMT: Manchester United and Manchester City will battle it out to sign Italian international goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after the Juventus stopper claimed he was ready to quit the Turin outfit. (Tuttosport)

1125 GMT: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere will be loaned out during January "without any doubt". West Ham, Bolton, Burnley and FC Twente have all been linked with the 18-year-old.
Full story: Arsenal website

1115 GMT: Nottingham Forest are in talks with Aston Villa about extending Nicky Shorey's loan spell at the Championship side. (Press Association)

1106 GMT: Tottenham playmaker Giovani dos Santos is set to join Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

1059 GMT: Fulham have accepted a bid from Manchester United for defender Chris Smalling. (Sky Sports)

1046 GMT: Portsmouth have denied reports linking Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi, with a takeover of the club.
Full story: ESPN Soccernet

1041 GMT: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is certain captain Steven Gerrard will not quit the club in the wake of their troubled season. (Daily Mirror)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has pledged his future to the club after being linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent weeks.
Full story: The Sun

606: DEBATE

But Rooney's team-mate, midfielder Anderson, looks to be heading out of Old Trafford after recent poor performances for United.
Full story: The Sun

United have joined the race for Fulham's £7m-rated defender Chris Smalling, who is also attracting the interest of Arsenal.
Full story: The Independent

Manchester City forward Robinho will have to take a pay cut amounting to £80,000 a week if he wants to join Brazilian club Santos.
Full story: Daily Mail

City, meanwhile, have had a £12m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago turned down, with the Spanish club after at least £17.5m for the Argentine.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal are set to revive their interest in AC Milan's Dutch striker Klass Jan-Huntelaar and may seek to bring him in on loan until the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Star

But Everton are also showing an interest in Huntelaar, who has also played for Real Madrid.
Full story: The Times

Birmingham are set to step up their pursuit of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland are preparing a £10m move for Portsmouth centre-back Younes Kaboul.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is setting up a loan move for Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hull want to sign Egyptian striker Mido, who is still registered with Middlesbrough, so he can team up with countryman Amr Zaki.
Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen looks set to leave the club, with manager Tony Pulis closing in on Portsmouth's David James.
Full story: Daily Express

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is weighing up QPR's £1.75m-rated winger Wayne Routledge.
Full story: The Sun

Strachan is also set to sign Celtic's central defender Stephen McManus.
Full story: The Guardian

Stuttgart's Turkey midfielder Yildiray Basturk is flying in for talks with Blackburn over a potential loan deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

Burnley boss Brian Laws is interested in Celtic left-back Danny Fox.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton are ready to offer Leeds the chance to cash in on striker Jermaine Beckford and are preparing a £2m bid.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Argentine striker Marco Ruben has agreed to join Wigan, according to his Spanish club Villarreal. (Press Association)

Rangers youngster John Fleck has ordered his agent to restart contract negotiations at Ibrox after he hadn't even been told talks had opened. (Daily Record)

Goalkeeper John Ruddy wants to stay on loan at Motherwell because he thinks his Everton career is at an end. (Various)

Celtic are set to bring in French youth international midfielder Loic Damour from Strasbourg. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone are hoping to land Morton midfielder Jim McAlister and are looking at experienced Norwegian international defender Jari Andre Storbaek. (Daily Express)

St Mirren have told full-back Mo Camara and forward Dennis Wyness that they are free to look for other clubs. (Various)

Loan flop Jerome Rothen has left Rangers to join Turkish side Ankaragucu until the end of the season. (Various)

Motherwell striker Lukas Jutkiewicz is begging to play at Falkirk on Wednesday despite having 12 stitches in a leg wound on Saturday. (Various)

Hibs manager John Hughes is confident that versatile defender Ian Murray will sign an extended contract at Easter Road. (Daily Record)

Dundee defender Gary McKenzie is mulling over a pre-contract agreement with MK Dons. (Daily Mail)

Dundee have taken Irish defender Wayne Buchanan on trial after the 27-year-old left Australian side Gold Coast United. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Under-fire Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is a target for Italian club Juventus.
Full story: The Times

The son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, Saadi Gaddafi, is in talks to become Portsmouth's new owner.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sven-Goran Eriksson will walk away from his role as Notts County director of football if the Magpies fail to secure funding to stave off their huge tax bill.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks set to return to action in Wednesday's Carling Cup derby with Manchester United - 19 days after the Togo team bus in Angola was ambushed by gunmen.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is to remain at Australian side North Queensland Fury, despite falling out with manager Ian Ferguson.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Peter Houston is ready to perform a dramatic U-turn and accept the Dundee United manager's job - if asked by chairman Stephen Thompson. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off for violent conduct in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Malaga at the weekend, says he was educated not to dive and cheat in England.
Full story: The Sun

And ex-Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez, now at neighbours Manchester City, has again hit out at his former employers by saying that he is at "the right club, with the right players and the right boss".
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
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Tuesday's Scottish gossip
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