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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Crystal Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne has been targeted by Sir Alex Ferguson as the ideal replacement for Gary Neville, who retired last season. The England Under-21 international impressed during the recent Carling Cup win over Manchester United.
Full story: Daily Mail

After agreeing a deal to sign Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, Shanghai Shenhua are now eying a move for his Blues team-mate Didier Drogba.
Full story: London Evening Standard

Tottenham are poised to make an ambitious January move to take Real Madrid misfit Kaka on loan for the rest of the season. The 29-year-old Brazilian has struggled to find a place in the team under Jose Mourinho and is likely to be sold in the summer, if not sooner.
Full story: Daily Express

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill is considering selling £1.5m-rated Lewis McGugan in an attempt to raise funds for a new striker. Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is still unsure whether he will be dipping into the transfer market in January admitting there are still players at the club who are pushing for starts.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Arsenal are believed to be preparing to make a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Full story: footylatest.com

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy expects the form of Steven Fletcher to catch the eye of several managers before the end of January. The Scottish striker has now scored 16 goals in his last 23 matches.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

Manchester United could make a January move for Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill who is out of contract in the summer.
Full story: Manchester Evening News

Tottenham are ready to spend big to sign Lille striker Moussa Sow. The Senegal international has scored 29 goals in 48 games and is expected to cost around £18m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has denied claims in some newspapers that midfielder Stiliyan Petrov will be sold in January.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

QPR are believed to be leading the race to sign Fulham's Bobby Zamora, who is set to leave the club in January. Sunderland and Aston Villa are also said to be interested in the striker who could cost £10m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool have won the race to sign Wycombe youngster Jordan Ibe. The 16-year-old had also caught the eye of Manchester United and Tottenham after scoring against Sheffield Wednesday in October.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea are now said to have joined the chase for Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote, who is already attracting the attentions of both Manchester United and Tottenham.
Full story: Footie-online

Bolton will turn their attentions to Crawley's highly-rated 24-year-old defender Kyle McFadzean if Cahill is sold in next month's transfer window.
Full story: Daily Star

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has opened contract talks with United States international midfielder Maurice Edu, who has been targeted by Blackburn.
Full story: Daily Record

Celtic have been given first refusal on 23-year-old Senegal international striker Baba Diawara, currently top-scorer in Portugal with Maritimo.
(Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Celtic are considering an appeal against their £13,000 fine for pro-IRA chants by their supporters.
(Daily Record)

Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez has denied having any contact with the Irish Football Association about returning to the international fold to replace Nigel Worthington.
Full story: London Evening Standard

Midfielder Steven Reid is warning his West Brom team-mates to beware the threat of his former side Blackburn Rovers when the two sides meet at Ewood Park on Saturday.
Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Stoke are facing a probe by the FA for their use of towels during Sunday's win over Tottenham Hotspur. Ryan Shotton was wearing a towelling top under his shirt which he used to dry the ball, before launching his long throws.
Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
13 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
12 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
12 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Transfers - November 2011
26 Nov 11 |  Football


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