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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle has warned Arsenal they will have rival bidders for defender Gary Cahill when the January transfer window opens - with Chelsea also being linked with a move for the England centre-back.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United and Chelsea have been told to drop their interest in Juventus midfielder Milos Krasic.
Full story: talkSPORT

Inter Milan are set to go head-to-head with Tottenham to sign Brazil international Leandro Damiao in the January transfer window.
Full story: talkSPORT

Celtic are leading the chase for Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan, with Rangers and Newcastle United also interested, after the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract. (Daily Mail)

Rookie midfielder Scott Allan has stunned Dundee United by demanding a new contract that would make him the club's third highest earner despite the 19-year-old having played only 242 minutes in the first team. (Daily Record)

Dundee United Peter Houston has branded Scotland Under-21 midfielder Allan a money-grabber for rejecting the club's offer of a new contract. (the Sun)

Allan faces being frozen out of the club's first team until his contract expires in the summer, unless he signs a new contract. (Daily Record)

Falkirk midfielder Craig Sibbald celebrated his side's shock Scottish Communities League Cup win over Rangers by signing a new contract, but the 16-year-old remains a target for top English clubs. (Daily Express)

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is likely to leave the club in January after dropping to third choice.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Russian sides Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow are ready to launch a January transfer battle for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric will have talks over a new contract thought to be worth £80,000, making him the highest paid player at White Hart Lane.
Full story: Goal.com

However, Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles says Modric could still join Chelsea as players hold more power than clubs in the modern game.
Full story: Metro

Owen Hargreaves has blamed Manchester United for his three years of injury problems after making his Manchester City debut.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists Joey Barton's claims that he could have joined the Gunners had it not been for his clash with Gervinho are not true.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has urged England manager Fabio Capello to be "intelligent" in his use of recently fit-again Steven Gerrard.
Full story: Daily Star

QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge could be in the frame for an England call-up before the end of the year.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce believes it will be difficult for striker Asamoah Gyan to return to the Stadium of Light once his loan finishes at United Arab Emirates side Al Ain.
Full story: talkSPORT

Injured Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar is on the brink of a return to full training after missing the start of the season.
Full story: the Sun

Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa says sitting out almost a year with a broken leg has made him a stronger person.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Dundee United manager and chairman Jim McLean says victories for East Fife, Falkirk and Ayr United over top-flight sides in the Scottish Communities League Cup have strengthened the case for an expansion of the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew insists Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll needs a confidence boost if he is to achieve the form he showed at St James' Park.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsene Wenger could offer former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp, currently assistant to Frank de Boer at Ajax, the chance of a backroom role with the Gunners.
Full story: Daily Star

Spurs defender Younes Kaboul believes the team can finish as the top London side in the Premier League this season.
Full story: Daily Star

Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser says only the support of chairman Stewart Milne is keeping the club out of administration as they lose £60,000 at every home game, pushing their debt above £12m. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown says the fans are targeting the wrong guy if they blame chairman Stewart Milne for this week's Scottish Communities League Cup defeat by Second Division side East Fife. (Various)

AND FINALLY

A post-hair transplant Wayne Rooney credits his red hot Manchester United form to his barber's "magical powers".
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
23 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
22 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
22 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
21 Sep 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
21 Sep 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - September 2011
23 Sep 11 |  Football


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