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Monday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester City's first signing of the transfer window could be Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi. Manager Roberto Mancini is keen to recruit the 28-year-old Italy international but the deal could depend on whether City can sell unsettled striker Carlos Tevez.
Full story: the Sun

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is pondering an £8m move for giant Blackburn defender Chris Samba.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Another Blackburn player, midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, has emerged as a shock target for Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as the Stamford Bridge boss searches for a physical presence in midfield.
Full story: Metro

Yet another Blackburn player being targeted is winger Junior Hoilett - and Stoke are prepared to offload winger Jermaine Pennant as they step up their attempts to sign Hoilett, who is valued at £8m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa could be set to sign Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane on a similar loan deal to that which Thierry Henry has agreed at Arsenal. The Los Angeles Galaxy striker would need clearance from both his club and Major League Soccer.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United are eyeing a £25m-plus-player offer for Lille attacker Eden Hazard, who is also a target for Arsenal.
Full story: Caughtoffside

Everton are the latest side to be linked with a move for Huddersfield Town's highly rated striker Jordan Rhodes. The youngster, who has scored 21 goals so far this season, has already been the subject of an approach by West Ham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton could turn to League Two side Crawley in their search for Gary Cahill's possible replacement. The Trotters are considering a £1m bid for centre-back Kyle McFadzean to replace Cahill, who is wanted by Chelsea.
Full story: the Sun

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in 17-year-old Crewe forward Nick Powell, a 6ft 1ins England youth international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Japan striker Tadanari Lee, who scored the winning goal in last year's Asian Cup final against Australia in Doha, could be joining Southampton after agreeing terms with the Championship side, according to reports in Japan. Saints must now obtain a work permit for the 26-year-old. (Nikkan Sports newspaper)

Rangers are hopeful that former striker Nacho Novo, who has been training with the club over the Christmas period, will return to Ibrox from Sporting Gijon. (Daily Record)

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson admits he is interested in Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic but does not think his club "is at the top of the list of candidates". (Daily Record)

Honduran club Motagua claim a Rangers representative is trying to finalise negotiations to sign striker Jerry Bengtson and midfielder Jorge Claros. (the Sun)

Rangers operations executive Ali Russell is keen for the club to sign Honduras internationals Jerry Bengtson and Jorge Claros, but manager Ally McCoist has yet to be convinced either would cut it in the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

Young Boys full-back Scott Sutter has his heart set on joining Rangers, the club he supported as a boy in Hertfordshire, on loan despite interest from a German top-flight outfit and two from the English Championship. (the Sun)

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is not interested in allowing Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans join Rangers, despite Ibrox manager Ally McCoist expressing an interest. (Daily Record)

Norwegian midfielder Thomas Bendiksen says he delayed signing a new contract with Rangers because of an offer from Tromso and will choose the club that can offer him more first-team football. (the Sun)


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was fined £250,000 and dropped from the defeat against Blackburn following a night out with his wife Coleen and team-mates Darron Gibson and Jonny Evans.
Full story: Daily Mail/various

Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp, who has scored 10 goals this season, has said he is ready to leave the Keepmoat Stadium but only for the right club.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been banned from returning to the house he is renting by the landlord until he settles a bill - the size of which he disputes - for the damage he has reportedly caused since moving in.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Monday's Scottish gossip
02 Jan 12 |  Scotland
New Year's Day gossip column
31 Dec 11 |  Gossip
New Year's Day Scottish gossip
01 Jan 12 |  Scotland
Saturday's Scottish gossip
31 Dec 11 |  Scotland
Saturday's gossip column
30 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
30 Dec 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
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