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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and speculation

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is targeting a January transfer window move for West Brom winger Chris Brunt, who is valued at about £9m.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Hodgson is also reportedly looking to sign highly-rated Belgium international Steven Defour from Standard Liege.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Arsenal want to snap up Charlton's England youth midfielder Diego Poyet - son of former Tottenham and Chelsea star Gus, the Brighton manager.
Full story: the People

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will resist any bids to send goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey out on loan, having been impressed with the Wales stopper's application since he lost his starting place last season.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham hope to take Bolton's England international central defender Gary Cahill to White Hart Lane in January but Spurs will have to part with £15m to get their man.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Alternatively, Spurs could make a move for Blackburn's £10m-rated defender Phil Jones.
Full story: the People

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to step up his interest in Tottenham midfielders Luka Modric and Tom Huddlestone and is willing to offer the likes of Michael Carrick and Anderson in part exchange.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Manchester City are preparing a £15m bid for Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.
Full story: the People

Meanwhile, out-of-favour City goalkeeper Shay Given could join boyhood heroes Celtic on loan.
Full story: the People

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is to turn Ahmed Elmohamady's loan move from ENPPI into a permanent £3m switch.
(News of the World)

Former Hull striker Dean Windass is set to come out of retirement to play for non-League side Scarborough Athletic - where his brother-in-law Darren France is stand-in assistant manager.
(Non-League Paper)

OTHER GOSSIP

Roy Hodgson says it would be "a sad day for Liverpool" if the club's new owners abandoned the Anfield tradition of loyalty to managers and dismissed him after the team's worst start to a season for 57 years.
Full story: the Observer

Striker Wayne Rooney will sensationally quit Manchester United in January after a series of rows with manager Sir Alex Ferguson has left their relationship beyond repair.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will make his comeback from a month-long absence with a hamstring problem when the Gunners take on Shakhtar Donetsk at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is willing to offer former Gunners and current Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira a coaching role at the Emirates Stadium if he opts to retire from playing at the end of the season.
Full story: the People

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he would consider succeeding his fellow Italian Fabio Capello as the next England boss when Capello steps down after Euro 2012.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

However, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he would be reluctant to accept the job as England manager because of the attention he would subsequently receive from the press.
(News of the World)

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has revealed Ancelotti convinced him not to join former manager Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid last summer, and to instead remain at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: Mail On Sunday

Bolton are ready to offer striker Johan Elmander a new contract but want the Swede to take a pay cut.
Full story: the People

Former Middlesbrough favourite Tony Mowbray is being lined up to replace Gordon Strachan as Boro boss following the club's poor start to the season.
(News of the World)

Managerless Hereford United have targeted Rushden & Diamonds boss Justin Edinburgh to fill their vacancy, with former York manager Martin Foyle also in the running.
(Non-League Paper)

AND FINALLY

Ahead of the 214th Merseyside derby, Everton keeper Tim Howard has claimed the Toffees squad is stronger than that of Liverpool.
Full story: Daily Express



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see also
Saturday's gossip column
16 Oct 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
16 Oct 10 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
15 Oct 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
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Thursday's gossip column
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Thursday's Scottish gossip
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