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Thursday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Juventus are not in negotiations with Manchester City about a possible deal for Carlos Tevez, sporting director Beppe Marotta has revealed.
Full story: TalkSport

Arsenal are looking to sign £6.5m-rated Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia in the January transfer window.
Full story: TalkSport

Villarreal have warned off Manchester United from making a bid for highly-rated midfielder Bruno Soriano after the Red Devils sent scouts to watch him in action.
Full story: Metro

QPR are planning to sign Tottenham defender Sebastien Bassong in January, who they almost signed in the summer only for the move to fall apart when Spurs failed to talk Bolton into selling them England centre-back Gary Cahill.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic have had signing talks with James McFadden and the representatives of the Scotland forward, whose contract was not renewed by Birmingham City in the summer after he suffered a cruciate ligament injury. (Daily Record)

Newcastle United are lining up a £5m January transfer offer for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has been handed a new five-year contract to stay at Old Trafford.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is being lined up to be new face of Major League Soccer if David Beckham leaves LA Galaxy.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Beckham has fuelled speculation that he could retire in November after admitting he'd love to take up a Zinedine Zidane-like director of football role at Manchester United.
Full story: Metro

Liverpool owner John Henry has admitted that he knew "virtually nothing" about the club before taking it over a year ago - but "certainly knew about Manchester United."
Full story: The Guardian

QPR manager Neil Warnock says he could do the England job "no problem" but he would change the side's style of play. "Taking 25 passes to get to the halfway line is not exciting," he said.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Arsenal and Celtic striker John Hartson says he is living off a £250 a week allowance as he battles to pay off his gambling debts - which once reached £300,000.
Full story: The Sun

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller claims he turned down a move to Chelsea after helping Germany to the World Cup semi-finals in 2010.
Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin admits he has failed to live up to expectations this season.
Full story: the Sun
Sion owner Christian Constantin is continuing his battle to boot Celtic out of the Europa League and reinstate his own side by claiming he will get the match against Rennes postponed by a French court. (Daily Record)

Talks are at an advanced stage about a England versus Scotland international to be held at Wembley in 2013 as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations. (Daily Mail)

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney has revealed how facing Liverpool used to make him feel sick. Rooney will lead Manchester United's attack at Anfield on Saturday, but recalled how - as a young Everton fan - the thought of losing to Liverpool turned his stomach.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Hamilton Accies goalkeeper Tomas Cerny teased his team-mates by wearing a Czech Republic strip to training after his national side pipped Scotland to a place in the Euro 2012 play-offs. (the Sun) Several female supporters of Polish football team Hutnik Krakow have stripped off and posed for a calendar in order to raise money for the struggling club.
Full story: Metro



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see also
Thursday's Scottish gossip
13 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
12 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
10 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
11 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
09 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
10 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
08 Oct 11 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
09 Oct 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - October 2011
11 Oct 11 |  Football


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