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TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

Sol Campbell, whose Portsmouth deal expires next summer, says "the clock is ticking" and it is in the club's hands whether or not he stays (News of the World).

 

Middlesbrough have rejected Sunderland's attempt to re-sign Julio Arca (News of the World).

 

Manchester City could make a move for Real Madrid's Spanish international Guti before the transfer window closes (Express).

 

Manchester United have offered Gabriel Heinze to Lyon, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus but he is only interested in going to Liverpool (Express).

 

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are in a £10m battle for Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (Mail).

 

Newcastle will offer Emre to Barcelona in an attempt to sign Deco (News of the World).

 

Tell us your transfer rumours

 

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OTHER GOSSIP

 

After their loss at Wigan, Sunderland boss Roy Keane has vowed never again to "cross the line between loyalty and stupidity" over team selection (Observer).

 

England boss Steve McClaren is angry because so many players have to play on a Sunday only days before the friendly with Germany (Independent).

 

Tottenham representatives met Sevilla boss Juande Ramos in Spain on Friday (News of the World).

 

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has stumped up £30m of his own money to cut the club's debts (News of the World).

 

New Leicester boss Martin Allen has already had a major bust-up with owner Milan Mandaric after failing to sign Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (News of the World).

 

Reading boss Steve Coppell says the top sides are treated more leniently by referees, with his side already having players sent off against Manchester United and Chelsea this season (Express).

 

Sunderland have registered goalkeeping coach Raimond van der Gouw as an emergency back-up player - at the age of 44 (Express).

 

Former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann could be the London club's new manager if Martin Jol leaves the club (Mail).

 

Renault Formula One boss Flavio Briatore's takeover of QPR should be completed by the end of the week (Sunday Times).

 

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AND FINALLY

 

Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe is thought to be willing to discuss the return of safe standing areas in stadia in the top two divisions (Observer).

 

The father of Manchester City's Micah Richards has only missed one game of his son's career - his debut (News of the World).

 

Fulham had to make a public address announcement on Saturday to find an extra official after fourth official Andy D'Urso was called into action (Express).

 

Kasper Schmeichel got his chance as Manchester City goalkeeper after regular back-up keeper Joe Hart dislocated a finger in training when getting a piggy-back ride (Mail).

 

Blackburn's season ticket sales have gone up 15% since the prices were cut by an average of 25%, funded by television revenue (Sunday Times).

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TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

Newcastle will offer Emre to Barcelona in an attempt to sign Deco (News of the World).

 

 

More News of the World bollocks. If only it were true. :)

 

Barcelona wouldn't take Emre. We'd just have to folk out full stop, because there's no one Barca would want, or who we'd sell that they might want to get Deco. News of the World are worse than Anal.....nah, in fact I take that back! :)

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