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Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
TRANSFER GOSSIP

Didier Deschamps is top of the list to replace under pressure Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson.
Full story: News of the World

Liverpool have offered Utrecht £8.5m for striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who has hit 11 goals in 17 games for the Dutch side.
Full story: Talksport.co.uk

Reds boss Roy Hodgson has offered Dutch duo Ryan Babel and Dirk Kuyt in exchange for Inter Milan's Italy international right-back Davide Santon.
Full story: IM Scouting

Liverpool are seeking to put together a deal to sign Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko which could include a part-exchange deal with Ryan Babel and Daniel Agger. The Reds face competition from Manchester City to recruit the Bosnia striker who has a £34m release clause in his contract with the German club.
Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says he will only look to bolster his squad if someone "a bit special" becomes available in the January transfer window.
Full story: Sky Sports

Manchester City could turn their attentions towards Benfica's Paraguay international striker Oscar Cardozo after being warned off a move for Porto's Brazilian star Hulk.
Full story: Daily Mail

City are in talks with Bordeaux for France international Alou Diarra, a defensive midfielder with 29 caps for his country.
Full story: IM Scouting.com

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean says he would be interested in signing Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham in the January transfer window as the MLS season comes to an end.
Full story: Talksport.co.uk

But Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for the former England captain because the Frenchman does not have room for the 35-year-old in his squad.
Full story: Sun

Manchester United are eyeing a move for Real Madrid's France international midfielder Lassana Diarra.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Newcastle want England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan from Manchester City in the January transfer window.
Full story: People

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Belgium international winger Eden Hazard for a fee of about £20m from Lille. (Star Sunday)

Stoke City are ready to make a £5m bid for out of favour Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland. (Star Sunday)

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will not be allowed to add to his squad in the January transfer window.
Full story: Mail on Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton says he feels no bitterness towards the club or owner Mike Ashley following his sacking earlier this month.
Full story: Mirror

Steve McClaren has been advised that he is unlikely to remain in charge of Bundesliga club Wolfsburg beyond the end of the season.
Full story: Sunday Times

Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is wanted by Qatar to nurture their young players as the oil and gas-rich country begins its preparations for the 2022 World Cup.
Full story: People

AND FINALLY

Everton's players have been banned from wearing snoods by order of the team's kitman.
Full story: People

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has laid down a colourfully expressed challenge to his players: do they have the cojones, the "balls", to win a 19th championship for the Old Trafford club.
Full story: Sunday Times



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see also
Sunday's Scottish gossip
26 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
24 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
24 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
23 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
23 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
22 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
22 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
21 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
21 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - December 2010
14 Dec 10 |  Football


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