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Author:  Biff [ Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Monday's Footy Gossip

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United may have dismissed talk of Wayne Rooney leaving Old Trafford as "nonsense" but the out-of-form England striker is refusing to negotiate a new deal.
Full story: the Guardian

Rooney and his wife Coleen are open to the possibility of a move away from England, opening the door to offers from Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

However, Manchester City are understood to be prepared to pay whatever it takes to secure Rooney's services. The 24-year-old could earn a staggering £300,000 a week at Eastlands. Full story: Daily Mirror

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is planning to use striker France international striker Karim Benzema to lure Rooney to the Bernabeu in a £50m swap deal.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United and Manchester City are chasing Inter Milan's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who is yet to agree a new contract at the San Siro.
Full story: Transfer Tavern

Liverpool face competition from Manchester United for the signature of Belgian midfielder Steven Defour from Standard Liege.
Full story: Transfer Tavern

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Lille's Ivory Coast international striker Gervinho.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Blackburn are close to signing Frenchman Herold Goulon on a two-year contract. The former Middlesbrough midfielder is a free agent.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal target Ibrahim Afellay says he will remain a PSV Eindhoven player until the end of the season, ruling out a potential move to the Emirates in the January transfer window.
Full story: Imscouting.com

Celtic are lining up a move for Bohemians' Republic of Ireland Under-21 striker Paddy Madden. (Daily Record)

Celtic have again been linked with a January move for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given. (the Scotsman)

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy does not want to send second-choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey out on loan. "I know he is ready and waiting to be called upon if needed," said McCarthy, who has installed Marcus Hahnemann as his number one choice keeper at Molineux.
Full story: eatsleepsport.com


OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool are preparing to replace manager Roy Hodgson with Galatasaray boss Frank Rijkaard.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

England manager Fabio Capello says the team must win their next competitive fixture away to Wales in March to get their Euro 2012 qualification campaign back on track.
Full story: skysports.com

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish claims Arsenal could have finished Saturday's game between the two sides with seven men.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp fears Ledley King's inability to train has finally caught up with the captain, who faces another spell on the sidelines. "He doesn't train, and when you don't train, you pick up injuries," said Redknapp.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Cardiff City midfielder Stephen McPhail has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the Bluebirds.
Full story: Cardiff City website

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has warned potential buyers of the Lancashire outfit that they should understand the challenges of running a club.
Full story: eatsleepsport.com

Some of Chelsea's young stars will get the chance to shine in the Champions League game against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday as injuries take their toll on Carlo Ancelotti's squad.
Full story: Daily Mail

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is ready to walk out on the Championship club following a run of poor results.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hibernian have made official approaches to find out how much it would cost in compensation should they appoint Bohemians' Pat Fenlon or Shamrock Rovers' Michael O'Neill as their new manager. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has two games to save his job after Saturday's defeat by Hearts left his side with only one point from their last six Scottish Premier League games. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen goalkeeper Mark Howard will return to training today despite temporarily losing the sight in one of his eyes after picking up a knock in Saturday's defeat by Hearts. (Daily Express)


AND FINALLY

Columbus Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer scored a late equaliser to earn his side a 2-2 draw away at Toronto in their Major League Soccer game at the weekend.
Full story: Yahoo Sports

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