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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool are lining up a £10m January raid for Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill.
Full story: Daily Star

The Reds want Lille's French defender Adil Rami and could pay £12m for the 24-year-old's services.
Full story: The Sun

David Beckham has turned down the chance to join Everton on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy. The 35-year-old midfielder played with Toffees manager David Moyes at Preston in 1995.
Full story: talkSPORT

But LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, who spent time on loan at Everton last season, wants the club to take him back to Goodison Park in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham are weighing up a January bid for Bolton goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, 28, who is currently on loan at Wigan. He is valued at about £5m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Benfica's Uruguayan wing-back Maxi Pereira, 26, who could cost about £6m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Bolton will vie with Italian giants Juventus in January for the signature of Schalke's out-of-favour 22-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle have moved to head off interest from Tottenham by offering contract rebel Steven Taylor, 24, improved £40,000-plus-a-week terms to stay.
Full story: Daily Star

Everton boss David Moyes is keeping tabs on FC Twente's Austrian striker Marc Janko, 27, though he may cost more than £5m.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are facing a fight to keep hold of defender William Gallas, with Major League Soccer clubs queuing up to make him an offer to play in the United States.
Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United winger Park Ji-Sung has emerged as a shock target for Spanish club Sevilla.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are monitoring 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Zezinho, who only joined Santos in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

City keeper Shay Given's dream of signing for Celtic may have suffered a blow, with Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster, 22, set to stay at Parkhead after his loan spell finishes in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are preparing a bid for Colombia striker Teofilo Gutierrez and are willing to pay £6m for the 25-year-old, who plays for Trabzonspor.
Full story: footylatest.com

Blackpool's bid to keep midfielder David Vaughan is being hit by a contract snag - and their insistence he takes a relegation pay cut.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Serie A side Bari are stepping up their bid to sign Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand for a possible £3m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham have their eyes on Freiburg frontman Demba Cisse and could stump up £5m for the Senegal international to help bolster their attack.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United have joined the race to sign 17-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Anderlecht, though he will cost at least £16.7m.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Middlesbrough insist Jason Steele is not for sale after the England Under-21 goalkeeper was linked with a £4m move to Arsenal.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool and Newcastle are both considering a bid for Aston Villa's unhappy midfielder Stephen Ireland, who only joined from Manchester City in August.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Leicester are considering a £500,000 bid for Everton striker James Vaughan, who was on loan at the Walkers Stadium last season.
(Full story: Daily Star)

Arsenal are closely monitoring Hajduk Split striker Ante Vukuic, 19, currently the leading scorer in the Croatian championship.
Full story: footylatest.com

Spanish side Real Zaragoza have tabled a bid for Arsenal's 21-year-old Mexican striker Carlos Vela.
Full story: imscouting.com

OTHER GOSSIP

England's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup have rapidly improved after a day of lobbying in Zurich from three lions Prince William, David Cameron and David Beckham.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will turn down any move to Chelsea because he wants to work with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stunned the club's board by insisting he will not sign any new players in the January transfer window.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will ease the blow of Jamie Carragher's injury by returning to first-team action at Newcastle on 11 December.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Sweden and Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback is the new favourite to get the Wales job.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Premier League clubs have reduced spending on agents by £3m in the last year, but the figure still tops £67m.
Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been told by manager Gerard Houllier to lay off lifting weights. The 24-year-old was told by previous boss Martin O'Neill to bulk up but Houllier said: "Sometimes players do too much. He's not in the gym now. The fact is, I think he should stop, he's too stocky."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce fears that "mollycoddled" Premier League stars are in danger of losing their hunger to succeed.
Full story: Daily Star



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
30 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
30 Nov 10 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
29 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
29 Nov 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
28 Nov 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
28 Nov 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2010
24 Nov 10 |  Football


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