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Saturday's gossip column

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Liverpool have made a move for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra as they step up their bid to replace Javier Mascherano. Full story:


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is poised to make an approach for Aston Villa's Ashley Young, with the winger willing to review his future following his club's Europa League exit at the hands of Rapid Vienna on Thursday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

But if Redknapp wants to sign Brazil striker Luis Fabiano from Seville, he will have to fork out £25m. (The Sun)

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been told to stop trying to engineer a move from the club and fight for his place in the team.
Full story: Guardian

Liverpool have moved quickly to replace midfielder Javier Mascherano by agreeing a £10.7m package with Porto for the Portugal international Raul Meireles.
Full story: Guardian

Or, Udinese's Swiss international Gokhan Inler is the man Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has identified as the successor to Argentine Mascherano in the Reds midfield. Hodgson will also push through Paul Konchesky's £3m arrival from his old club Fulham and move for PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Anfield club are also reported to be leading race for Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra.
Full story:

Manchester City have lined up a move for Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic - allowing Shay Given to join Fulham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Goalkeeper Richard Wright, who is training with Crystal Palace, is on Blackpool's radar after the Londoners failed in a move for Birmingham's Maik Taylor.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham have dismissed a loan move for Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami from Serie A side Roma.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia turned turned a £9m move to Birmingham because the St Andrews club would not yield to the French player's £50,000-a-week wage demand.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic have had a £60,000 offer for striker Paddy Madden rejected by Irish club Bohemians. (the Sun)

Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba says he hopes to quit Hibernian in a £650,000 return to his former club, Paris St Germain, before Tuesday's shutting of the transfer window. (Various)

Hibernian have targeted Darryl Duffy, who has struggled to secure a regular game with Bristol Rovers, should striker Anthony Stokes be sold to Celtic. (the Sun)

Hibernian, who turned down an initial offer from Celtic of £700,000, want £2m for striker Anthony Stokes. (Daily Express)


England manager Fabio Capello is prepared to axe striker Wayne Rooney from his starting XI for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Bulgaria on Friday.
Full story: The Sun

Capello is also in talks with Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta in the hope of persuading the Spaniard to play for England now that he qualifies through residency.
Full story: The Sun

Dutch legend Ronald Koeman has revealed he is interested in becoming Aston Villa's new manager.
Full story: Express

This season's Scottish Premier League winners could face three qualifying rounds to reach next year's Champions League group stage because of the early exit of Celtic, Dundee United and Motherwell from the Europa League. (Various)

Celtic's Neil Lennon is now the bookmakers' favourite to be the first Scottish Premier League manager to be sacked this season. (the Sun)

Utrecht midfielder Dries Mertens says the arrogance of Celtic's players spurred the Dutch side on to a 4-0 win on Thursday. (Various)


Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has identified the reason for the Latics' dismal away form last season, putting it down to a fashion faux-pas. "We always blame the orange kit for our away performances last season," he said. "We never won a game with that kit." Full story: Daily Mirror

Matthew Kilgallon says he talks to himself in the Middlesbrough dressing room because he cannot understand his Scottish team-mates. Full story: Daily Mirror

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Saturday's Scottish gossip
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Friday's gossip column
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Friday's Scottish gossip
27 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
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Thursday's Scottish gossip
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Wednesday's gossip column
25 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
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Transfers - August 2010
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