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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Breaking gossip will appear here throughout the day.


Portsmouth's Serbia international Dusko Tosic is expected to join Swansea on an emergency loan after the FA and Premier League finally gave the 25-year-old clearance to play. Tosic's registration had been withheld due to Pompey's administration.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Bromwich Albion want to sign on-loan Auxerre defender Gabriel Tamas on a permanent basis, with the Romanian international available for £800,000.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Former Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has defended his part in Pompey's financial crisis, but amazingly revealed he was paid the same win bonus as the players. Storrie said: "Because I had a big, big role on the football side, they included me in the win/draw bonus. It's about £3,000 a win and £1,500 a draw."
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez says he would not swap Spanish striker Fernando Torres for Manchester United's in-form England forward Wayne Rooney.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is about to sign a deal worth £80,000-a-week that will keep him at Anfield for the next four years.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa are prepared to make James Milner one of their highest earners with a contract extension worth around £65,000-a-week.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will try to convince left-back Wayne Bridge to reconsider his decision not to play for England at the World Cup.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former West Ham star Paolo Di Canio dreams of one day taking over as manager of the London club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe aims to return from his hamstring tear in just 10 days.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tells Owen Hargreaves to forget the 2010 World Cup and concentrate on his club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

World football's governing body Fifa made a £130m profit in 2009 as the game's commercial appeal defied the global financial crisis.
Full story: The Sun

Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands has told Denmark coach Morten Olsen he will not be available to play for his country at the World Cup after the death of his father earlier this year. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Walter Smith will leave first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor on the bench for Sunday's final and continue his policy of playing Neil Alexander in the Co-operative Insurance Cup. (Various)

St Mirren defender Chris Innes has lost his fight to be fit for Sunday's Co-operative Insurance Cup final. (Daily Express)

The Scottish Football League says it is surprised and disappointed that St Mirren fans have only bought 10,000 of the 14,000 tickets available to them for Sunday's Co-operative Insurance Cup final at Hampden. (Daily Mail)

Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen and Kilmarnock defender Tim Clancy will face a Scottish Football Association disciplinary committee after a video review of two separate incidents in last weekend's Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Express)

Manager Tony Mowbray has rubbished former Celtic player Barry Robson's suggestion that winger Aiden McGeady will be the next big name to quit the club. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller believes manager Mark McGhee will turn around the side's fortunes despite their recent dismal form. (The Scotsman)

Former Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo has thrown his name in the hat for the Bristol City job. (The Sun)


Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt has admitted to employing an "orthomanual therapist" to hit him twice a year with a mallet in order to knock out the lumps and bumps he picks up over the season.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Transfers - March 2010
23 Mar 10 |  Football
Friday's gossip column
19 Mar 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
18 Mar 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
18 Mar 10 |  Scottish Premier
Wednesday's gossip column
17 Mar 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
16 Mar 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
16 Mar 10 |  Scottish Premier

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