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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool are trying to gazump Chelsea's move for Bolton centre-back Gary Cahill. The England defender had been expected to join the Blues after a £7m deal was agreed. But there has been a disagreement over personal terms and Liverpool are poised to take advantage.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda is 95% certain to join Queens Park Rangers on loan in January, according to his agent.
Full story: skysports.com

Manchester City are bracing themselves for January bids for promising young striker John Guidetti after Spanish side Espanyol admitted their interest in the young Swede.
(Source: Catalan newspaper SPORT)

Meanwhile, Inter Milan are prepared to battle with city rivals AC Milan to secure the signature of wantaway City forward Carlos Tevez.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the club look set to offer defender Ledley King a new contract.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is battling with old club Southampton for Dutch goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter, who currently plays for FC Volendam.
Full story: the Sun

Former Scunthorpe striker Gary Hooper looks set to reject QPR and Sunderland to stay at Celtic.
Full story: Metro

Neil Warnock's QPR are among the front-runners to sign Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge in January.
Full story: Daily Mail

Blackburn manager Steve Kean has been told there is no bumper transfer 'war chest' available to him in January - as owner's Venky's consider selling some of Rovers' prized assets to finance any squad rebuild.
Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Arsenal and Stoke sent scouts to watch Toulouse full-back Aymen Abdennour play for Tunisia against Catalonia in a friendly on Friday.
Full story: insidefutbol.com

Fulham are closing in on a loan deal for Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac and could bid for his international team-mate Guillaume Hoarau.
Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has told midfielder Josh McEachran he can leave the club on loan next month - with Bolton favourites to sign him.
Full story: talkSPORT

The Blues are also believed to be in pole position to sign midfielder Jack Rodwell from Everton but want the player's £20m price tag reduced.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Norwich are hoping to land both Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on loan in January as they look to avoid relegation.
Full story: Footybunker

Aston Villa are giving a trial to Nigerian defender Chibuzor Okonkwo, who currently plays for Heartland in Nigeria.
Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Former England captain David Beckham is believed to have urged Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to join LA Galaxy.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is on course to return to action next season after successfully undergoing knee surgery, but striker Michael Owen and midfielder Tom Cleverley are still some way off returning from injury.
Full story: manutd.com

Wolves' Scottish striker Steven Fletcher looks set to tell Olympic bosses he will play for Team GB in London 2012.
Full story: the Sun

Nick Barmby has warned Hull's owners he could quit as manager if they sell his best players in January.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool legend Ian Rush insists striker Andy Carroll will be a success at Anfield.
Full story: talkSPORT

Arsene Wenger has dismissed QPR captain Joey Barton's claims that he nearly signed for Arsenal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham's Gareth Bale is the player Barcelona fans want as their star signing next summer. The Spurs playmaker got 57% of votes in a poll of 3000 fans of the Spanish giants.
(Source: El Mundo Deportivo)

AND FINALLY

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero celebrated Christmas with a trip to Disneyland Paris.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aguero's team-mate Mario Balotelli is in the news again after City boss Roberto Mancini revealed the forward has refused to give up a smoking habit thought to involve up to two packets of cigarettes a week.
Full story: Daily Mail



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