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New Tottenham manager Juande Ramos wants to raid his former club Sevilla to take ex-Spurs striker Fredi Kanoute back to White Hart Lane and he is also keen to bring £23m-rated defender Daniel Alves with him. (News of the World)

 

Portsmouth and Manchester City are both keen to sign £8m-rated Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen. (News of the World)

 

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill wants to turn Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson's loan move into a permanent switch for £10m. (News of the World)

 

Chelsea are planning a £15m raid for Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry. (People)

 

West Ham will make a £9m bid for Everton striker Andy Johnson in the January transfer window. (News of the World)

Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce wants to sign Liverpool striker Peter Crouch in January. (News of the World)

 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a new striker with Bolton's Nicolas Anelka and Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov top of his list. (People)

 

OTHER GOSSIP

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is planning a massive clear-out at White Hart Lane starting with goalkeeper Paul Robinson. (Various)

 

Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido plans to report Tottenham to Fifa and Uefa for 'tapping up' his coach Juande Ramos. (Sunday Express)

 

Leeds chairman Ken Bates is also suspicious that Spurs may have tapped up his assistant manager Gus Poyet to become Ramos' assistant at White Hart Lane. (Sunday Express)

 

Liverpool face being plunged £500m into debt by the club's American owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks. (News of the World)

 

Scotland manager Alex McLeish turned down the chance to manage Bolton, hours before chairman Phil Gartside offered the job to Gary Megson. (People)

 

Former Newcastle and Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has thrown his name into the hat to succeed Steve Staunton as Republic of Ireland manager. (Sunday Express)

 

Meanwhile, former England manager Terry Venables has refused to rule himself out of the running to become the new Republic of Ireland manager. (News of the World)

 

Chelsea defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole are expected to be back in action within the next two weeks. (News of the World)

 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and new Spurs boss Juande Ramos are on a five-man shortlist for the European manager of the year. Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan) Fabio Capello (ex-Real Madrid) and Roberto Mancini (Inter Milan) complete the list. (News of the World)

 

Steve McClaren could remain England manager even if he fails to qualify for Euro 2008. (News of the World)

 

Plymouth boss Ian Holloway is on the shortlist to take the vacant managerial position at Norwich. (News of the World)

 

But former Leicester manager Martin Allen has had a second interview for the post at Carrow Road and could be appointed this week. (People)

 

Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric wants former Everton manager Joe Royle to take over as boss at the Walkers Stadium. (News of the World)

 

Former Coventry boss Gary McAllister, current Sky Blues manager Iain Dowie, and Plymouth coach Ian Holloway are also all contenders for the Leicester job. (People)

 

QPR are set to name former Napoli boss Luigi de Canio as their new manager, replacing caretaker boss Mick Harford. (People)

Newcastle plan to start negotiations over a three-year contract extension for Michael Owen before January to end speculation over his future. (News of the World)

 

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has backed manager Rafael Benitez's rotation policy at Anfield. (People)

 

Gareth Southgate is running out of games to prove himself as Middlesbrough manager, and former Bradford and Wigan manager Paul Jewell is ready to step in. (People)

 

AND FINALLY

 

In a bid to sharpen up, Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has been secretly training with British sprinter Darren Campbell on a tennis court at his house after former Blues boss Jose Mourinho banned it from the training ground.

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Would make sense us going for Crouch given our style of play now. If thats what he's insistant on doing, then we might as well get the right players for the job. Would be the end of Shola if we did like.

 

Crouch is poor in the air though, so wouldn't really work pumping the ball high to him.

 

Although I don't think Crouch is as bad as some make out, I really don't think we should be paying the money Liverpool will want for him.

 

I'd rather go out and spend £15m on Berbatov or Anelka.

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Would make sense us going for Crouch given our style of play now. If thats what he's insistant on doing, then we might as well get the right players for the job. Would be the end of Shola if we did like.

 

Crouch is poor in the air though, so wouldn't really work pumping the ball high to him.

 

Although I don't think Crouch is as bad as some make out, I really don't think we should be paying the money Liverpool will want for him.

 

I'd rather go out and spend £15m on Berbatov or Anelka.

 

 

Exactly. The two midgets Martins and Owen are better in the air and stronger on the ball than Crouch. Berbatov would be great, if only because it would cheer Sima up! :D

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