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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Monday's transfer deadline day spending spree hit the front and back pages of Tuesday's papers with the Daily Mirror claiming "as we all feel the pinch, Prem clubs go football crazy" with around £200m of business being conducted.

The Daily Mail went with a similar theme, saying "so much for the credit crunch as records tumble on the craziest day in English transfer history".

And the Guardian highlighted "the day the madness returned to football".

King Kenny lands Carroll King was the Sun's back page headline. The paper also reports former Newcastle legend Alan Shearer's take on Andy Carroll's move from the Magpies to Liverpool. The ex-England striker fears a fans' backlash against owner Mike Ashley.

The Daily Star claims that Carroll "was forced to quit" the Magpies.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT had an interview with Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, who claimed he missed out on signing Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, 25, "by minutes".

And in Scotland, the Daily Record suggests Rangers have signed the most hated man in football after landing Blackburn striker El Hadj Diouf on loan until the end of the season.


Manchester United's 21-year-old winger Gabriel Obertan has handed in a transfer request and wants to return to his native France in the summer, halfway through his four-year contract.
Full story: Daily Mail

Southampton striker Jason Puncheon was heading on loan to Newcastle before Blackpool pounced with a better offer for the 24-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner says the next month will be make or break for the north London club, who are chasing silverware on four fronts.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce says midfielder Sulley Muntari took a pay cut to join the Black Cats on loan from Inter Milan and believes the 26-year-old could sign a permanent deal in the summer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has tweeted his views on new Liverpool striker Andy Carroll's future, saying: "Andy Carrol will be a great player for Liverpool and England #fact."
Full story: Metro

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has been voted the club's greatest player, beating off competition from the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Eric Cantona. The 37-year-old, who made his debut in 1991 and has played more than 600 league games for the Red Devils, was voted for by readers of the club's official magazine and website.
Full story: Daily Mail


Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel will become the oldest player to run out for the club if he faces Manchester United on Tuesday night - but the 39-year-old says he has no plans to retire.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says the Old Trafford dressing room is filled with jokers - but they are always scared into silence the minute manager Sir Alex Ferguson walks through the door.
Full story: Daily Mirror

There was more bad news today for Newcastle fans already reeling from the departure of Andy Carroll to Liverpool. As they turned the page on their official club calendars to February, they were greeted by a photo of their former favourite striker.
Full story: Small World News Service

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see also
Monday's gossip column
31 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
31 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
29 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
30 Jan 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - February 2011
01 Feb 11 |  Football
Transfers - January 2011
31 Jan 11 |  Football

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