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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

1519 GMT: West Ham boss Avram Grant wants to bring Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara to Upton Park on loan after working with the player while manager of Portsmouth.
Full story: Daily Mail

1515 GMT: AC Milan attacker Ronaldino could be on the move in January according to his agent. Liverpool have been linked with the 30-year-old.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

1432 GMT: Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez may stay in England with Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool after handing in a transfer request at Eastlands.
Full story: Metro

1429 GMT: Sochaux playmaker Ryad Boudebouz reveals he would consider a move to Liverpool. Damien Comolli, director of football strategy at Anfield, is set to scout the 20-year-old in person.
Full story: Goal.com

1325 GMT: Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci, rumoured to be a target for Arsenal and Tottenham, could be available in January according to his agent.
Full story: Sport.co.uk

1225 GMT: Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse has apparently ruled out a move to Fulham, but would be interested in switching to Arsenal in the summer.
Full story: Goal.com

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko could be on his way to Manchester City. The Bosnia international wrote to a City executive earlier in the season to thank them for their efforts in trying to sign him and is still keen on a move to Eastlands.
Full story: the Guardian

City boss Roberto Mancini may choose to strengthen his front line with Ajax striker Luis Suarez as well.
Full story: IMScouting

Manchester United are considering an approach for Everton left-back Leighton Baines as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.
Full story: Metro

Bayern Munich have been warned off any approach for Baines who is a £10m target for the Bavarian club.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham may attempt to lure former Arsenal forward Jose Antonio Reyes back to north London. The 27-year-old, now at Atletico Madrid, is valued at a minimum of £8.5m.
Full story: IMScouting

Manchester United are set to renew their interest in £9m-rated Valencia winger Joaquin.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham are in a three-way battle with Inter Milan and Valencia to sign £4m striker Luc Castaignos from Feyenoord.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton are lining up a £7m move for Birmingham centre-back Scott Dann.
Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge is being hunted by Galatasaray, Stoke and Bayern Munich. (The Sun)

Liverpool are weighing up a move for West Ham striker Carlton Cole and Tottenham winger David Bentley.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is set for a £2m exit after failing to agree a new contract at St James' Park. Everton, Aston Villa and Wolves are all interested in the 24-year-old.
Full story: Daily Express

Bolton are poised to make a bid of £5m for Celta Vigo midfielder Roberto Trashorras.
Full story: talkSPORT

Southampton centre-back Jose Fonte could be Alan Pardew's first signing as Newcastle manager. Saints striker Rickie Lambert could also form part of a £3m double swoop.
Full story: the Sun

Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is ready to sign forward Bernard Parker from FC Twente.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spain midfielder Joan Capdevilla shuns Liverpool to sign new deal at Villarreal.
Full story: talkSPORT

Real Madrid and Arsenal are considering a swap deal involving full-back Gael Clichy going to Spain in exchange for forward Karim Benzema.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

Wigan have joined the race for Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson. Bolton and Stoke are already tracking the 23-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mail

Burnley hope to tie up a £2m deal for 21-year-old Chelsea defender Jack Cork who has impressed on a season-long loan at Turf Moor.
Full story: the Sun

Hull and Middlesbrough will battle it out for Portsmouth anchorman Michael Brown who is annoyed at being asked to waive an automatic extension clause in his contract at Fratton Park.
Full story: the Sun

Millwall have turned down a £2m bid for striker Steve Morison from Nottingham Forest. (Daily Mirror)

Reading want to sign Leicester forward Matty Fryatt on loan in January. (the Sun)

Derby boss Nigel Clough is lining up a £1m bid for Burnley striker Martin Paterson. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea's players believe that manager Carlo Ancelotti has already decided to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Full story: the Sun

Blackburn's Indian owners may alternatively give the job to caretaker boss Steve Kean on a permanent basis.
Full story: the Times (subscription required)

The Premier League is monitoring developments at Blackburn amid concerns that the involvement of sports rights and player agencies may breach the league's rules. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce could take up a lucrative managerial post in the Middle East after flying out to Dubai in the wake of his sacking at Ewood Park.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Or Allardyce could be tempted back to England with West Ham considering him as a replacement for under-pressure boss Avram Grant.
Full story: the Guardian

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez will have showdown talks with manager Roberto Mancini on Friday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Captain Tevez's transfer request was motivated by promises the playmaker feels the club reneged on when he agreed to stay in the wake of their failure to qualify for the Champions League. Agent Kia Joorabchian has pinned the blame for the dispute on chief executive Garry Cook.
Full story: the Sun

New Wales boss Gary Speed said the door is open for the country's retired stars. Midfielders Ryan Giggs and Simon Davies, as well as defender Danny Gabbidon are three players who have quit international football.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insists Harry Redknapp will not be considered for the England job until after the next World Cup in 2014. The Spurs manager's contract runs until 2013.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard defied doctor's orders to come on as a substitute in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday.
Full story: the Sun

AND FINALLY

Manchester City fans wrote "Once a Blue, Always and Blue" in the dirt on the back of Carlos Tevez's Hummer as they attempt to convince him to stay at Eastlands. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal will open a large training complex in the United States in the hope of tapping the unexploited talent that director Stan Kroenke believes exists over the Atlantic.
Full story: Daily Express

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes that his mind games caused Manchester United's Wayne Rooney to blaze his penalty over the bar in the clubs' clash on Monday.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes paid £600 for a taxi ride back to West Lothian from Celtic's Christmas party in London.
Full story: Daily Record



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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
13 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
14 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
13 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
13 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
11 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
12 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
11 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
11 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
10 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
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