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Wednesday's gossip column

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WAYNE ROONEY GOSSIP

'A LACK OF RESPECT': Manchester United are already preparing for Wayne Rooney's possible exit in January and have made inquiries about unsettled Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
Full story: the Independent

'BETRAYAL': Ferguson said United have "always been a harbour" for Rooney, helping him with personal problems and with the manager even offering him financial advice.
Full story: the Guardian

'CHELSEA TO OFFER £20m FOR UNITED'S TALISMAN': Chelsea could make a £20m move for Rooney in January. Their offer would be well below Manchester City's expected bid of £35m but they believe Ferguson would be more willing to do business with them (Daily Telegraph).

'STARS HAVE TOO MUCH CLOUT': Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp joked that he would like to take advantage of Rooney's spectacular fall-out with Ferguson and buy the striker.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer and Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff could all be on Manchester United's shopping list if they sell Rooney.
Full story: caughtoffside.com


TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham will be forced to spend £10m if they want to sign Dinamo Zagreb youngster Mateo Kovacic.
Full story: talkSPORT

Spurs are two players away from being serious challengers for the Premier League title, says manager Harry Redknapp.
Full story: Daily Mail

Palermo striker Javier Pastore has tried to silence reports linking him to Manchester City, Arsenal and Barcelona by insisting he is in no rush to leave the Sicilian club.
Full story: Daily Mail

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has dismissed suggestions the club could re-sign Real Madrid playmaker Kaka.
Full story: ESPNsoccernet

Despite setting Chelsea on the road to victory in Russia on Tuesday night after a stunning strike in Moscow, Yuri Zhirkov had to dismiss claims he wants to leave Chelsea after failing to establish himself in the first team.
Full story: ESPNsoccernet

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed that he was on the verge of signing for Bayern Munich before his switch to Real Madrid in 2006.
Full story: Bild.de

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Barcelona striker Nolito - but the Anfield outfit face a battle with some of Europe's top clubs.
Full story: talkSPORT

Everton are interested in re-signing Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan on loan following his successful spell at Goodison Park last season. (Daily Mail)

Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel, who has not yet been offered a new contract by the club, says he may consider a move abroad to revive his career.
Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has urged his players to concentrate on getting the Reds back on the road to recovery before looking at the future under new owner John W Henry.
Full story: Liverpool Echo

But if things do not work out with Hodgson, former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard could take over at Anfield following his departure from Turkish side Galatasary.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has started the difficult task of searching for a new manager to replace Gordon Strachan, with former Celtic manager Tony Mowbray reportedly leading the list.
Full story: Daily Mail

Gary Megson is a shock contender to be Middlesbrough's new boss, having been out of work since being sacked by Bolton last December.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea captain John Terry has conceded that Manchester City can now finally be considered as genuine title contenders.
Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid's 2-0 Champions League win over AC Milan on Tuesday means Jose Mourinho became the first coach in his club's history to remain unbeaten in their first 10 games.
Full story: the Guardian



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see also
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