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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger promised Ashley Cole he could leave for Chelsea even if he did not get William Gallas in return. (Sunday Telegraph)


Ghana's Stephen Appiah wants to join Portsmouth when the transfer window opens in January. (Daily Star Sunday)


Birmingham rejected a £2m bid from Blackburn to re-sign midfielder David Dunn. (Daily Star Sunday)


Nigel Reo-Coker is furious with his club West Ham after they did not tell him about Arsenal's £15m bid to sign him. (Sunday Mirror)


Watford failed with a £2m bid to sign West Ham striker Carlton Cole - but will try again in January. (People)


Andy O'Brien is wanted by Derby and Crystal Palace after being told he can leave Portsmouth. (People)


Real Madrid's Ivan Helguera was one of eight players Bolton tried and failed to sign on deadline day. (People)


Manchester United will move for £5m-rated Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga in January. (Sunday Mirror)






Jonathan Woodgate believes former Real Madrid team-mate David Beckham deserves an England recall. (Sunday Telegraph)


The group behind the takeover bid for West Ham are from the Middle East - not Russia. (Various)


The Hammers have sealed an exclusive deal with Corinthians to sign any player set to leave the club in the next three years following the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from the Brazilian outfit. (The People)


Chelsea have failed in a bid to lure Danny Blind to Stamford Bridge as academy coach. (Daily Star Sunday)


Kevin Keegan will watch Doncaster on television on Sunday before deciding if he will take up their offer to manage them. (Sunday Express)


Doncaster are also offering Keegan a substantial share of the club and a place on the board. (Daily Star Sunday)


Peter Reid is favourite for the Doncaster job. (People)


Former Doncaster boss Dave Penney is the surprise choice to take over from Peter Taylor as England Under-21 coach. (People)


The FA will hold an inquest into England's World Cup failure - but Sven-Goran Eriksson will not be invited. (Sunday Express)


Tottenham are ready to offer Martin Jol a new deal. (Daily Star Sunday)


Alan Shearer has changed his mind and wants to go into management straight away instead of forging a career in television. (Daily Star Sunday)


Brian Kidd is in talks with Sheffield United about joining Neil Warnock's backroom staff. (People)


New Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants ex-Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr to become youth team coach at the Stadium of Light. (Sunday Mirror)


William Gallas, who moved to Arsenal in the same deal that took Ashley Cole from the Gunners to Chelsea, has warned the England defender that Blues boss Jose Mourinho is "fickle with players". (The People)






Wigan chairman Dave Whelan stepped in to spare Andorra's blushes after they flew into Manchester for their match against England without their kit. Whelan sent over a set of strips from his sports store - but Andorra's kit eventually turned up. (Daily Star Sunday)


After scoring twice on his debut, Kanu got lost on his way back from London to Portsmouth and had to ask for directions. (Sunday Mirror)

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