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TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has made it clear he would like to bring Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips back to Eastlands. (various)

 

Southampton will be forced to sell England Under-21 midfielder Andrew Surman in January to avoid administration. (Daily Mirror)

 

Wigan are lining up a move for Nottingham Forest's 24-year-old winger Kris Commons. (Daily Mirror)

 

Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar wants a new contract. (various)

 

OTHER GOSSIP

 

Seville manager Juande Ramos will be installed as the new Tottenham boss this week, as a replacement for the sacked Martin Jol. (various)

 

QPR are set to install former Napoli chief Luigi de Canio as their new manager. (The Sun)

 

Reading boss Steve Coppell has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Republic of Ireland manager's position. (The Sun)

 

Coventry boss Iain Dowie will quit to take over at Leicester. (The Sun)

 

Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has vowed not to quit the club before he has talks with prospective new owner Carson Yeung. (Daily Star)

 

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been warned by the club's owners they expect him to win silverware after spending £40m in the summer. (various)

 

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson is in line to become the new Leicester manager to replace Gary Megson, who has left for Bolton. (Daily Mail)

 

Robert Kraft, the owner of top NFL team New England Patriots, wants to buy a Premier League club. (various)

 

Benfica's Brazilian defender Luisao insists the Portuguese side will beat Celtic at Parkhead and end the SPL champions hopes of last 16 qualification. (The Sun)

 

AND FINALLY

Portsmouth's plans for a new stadium by the sea have been sunk by the Royal Navy. The stadium, which would have jutted into the harbour, cuts into a naval exclusion zone. Pompey are now planning to build a new home on top of a rubbish tip near Port Solent. (various)

 

West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson believes a Premier League fixture should be held in the US - in the same way the NFL is coming to the UK. "It would be good for the game," he said. (various)

 

Scotland, manager Alex McLeish has blasted Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi for branding Rangers' Champuions League tactics: "anti-football" and says it's a compliment to the Scottish game.(Various)

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West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson believes a Premier League fixture should be held in the US - in the same way the NFL is coming to the UK. "It would be good for the game," he said. (various)

 

mentalist.

 

 

Aye, the only thing I can see them doing is maybe the communiaty shield.

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