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1130 GMT: Rio Ferdinand tells his Twitter followers: "I am not 'the next player asking for a bumper new contract' contrary 2 reports 2day. Can the journo tell us where he heard that one?
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Spanish giants Barcelona could come in for Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric after losing patience in their bid to lure Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas to the Nou Camp.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester United look set to make a move for Lille's £12m-rated teenage midfielder Eden Hazard.
Full story: caughtoffside

Manchester United are also being linked with Athletico Madrid's teenage goalkeeper David de Gea, said to be worth £18m. (Full story: News of the World)

Manchester City have vowed to outbid any of their rivals when it comes to signing Spanish striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool next summer.
Full story: The People

Meanwhile, City striker Roque Santa Cruz is on the verge of a sensational move to Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester City.
Full story: The People

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is planning a £9m January transfer window move for Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia.
Full story: The People


Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says he does not fear Kenny Dalglish as a rival for his job and has only praise for the Kop hero's work as club ambassador and scout.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out any transfer activity in the January window and says injured striker Wayne Rooney may have to wait until December before being recalled to Manchester United's first team.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Striker Michael Owen could be sacrificed as Manchester United look to slash their wage bill following Wayne Rooney's pay rise - while Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is eager to take Owen on.
Full story: Daily Star

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish is so keen to keep James McFadden he is set to offer him a contract extension even though the striker is on the long-term injury list.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham are prepared to offer their goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes a contract that would see the Brazilian shot-stopper remain a Spurs player until 2015.
Full story: Sunday Mirror

Ipswich chiefs could be forced to choose between boss Roy Keane and 17-year-old striker Connor Wickham because the manager has fallen out with the teenage starlet.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce says his England Under-21 midfielder Jordan Henderson is the best young player in Britain, and admits he may struggle to keep him at the Stadium of Light.
Full story: The Observer

Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves will make a decision on his injury-ravaged career in the new year. The 29-year-old has been out since 2008 after surgery on both knees.
Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Former FA chief executive and Liverpool fan Brian Barwick is being lined up for a boardroom role by the new owners at Anfield, possibly as acting chief executive. (Full story: News of the World)

The billionaire owners of QPR insist there will be money to spend if Neil Warnock gets the team promoted to the Championship. Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia said: "The dream is to get into the Champions League."
Full story: Sunday Express

Former West Ham, Charlton and Southampton manager Alan Pardew is set to replace George Burley at Crystal Palace "within 10 days". A former Palace player, Pardew scored the winner as they beat Liverpool 4-3 to reach the 1990 FA Cup Final. (Full story: News of the World)


Scores of Tottenham fans may not be able to watch their club entertain Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday after a ticketing error sold seats that were not available.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole may have left Arsenal but he hasn't forgotten the Gunners' kit man Vic Akers, whom he rescued after a parking row at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says his Manchester United-supporting brother keeps urging him to sign for the Red Devils. "Maybe they can swap me for Rooney," he joked. (Full story: Sunday Times)

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Sunday's Scottish gossip
31 Oct 10 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
29 Oct 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
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Thursday's Scottish gossip
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