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Jurgen Klinsmann, a man apparently much admired by Gillett and Hicks, could replace Rafa Benitez at Liverpool this summer. Meanwhile Rafa is asking for a contract extension… (The Sun)
Arsenal ‘keeper Jens Lehmann is so enraged when he watches Manuel Almunia play in HIS position, that he makes fists with his hands to express his frustration. Jens is reported to be, once again, considering his future. (The Sun)
Roman Abramovich has apparently sanctioned a £20m raid for Bolton’s Nic Anelka and Sunderland’s Kenwyne Jones, will those two together be able to fill Drogba’s shoes? (The Sun)
Everton’s David Moyes is after Reading’s Stephen Hunt, and he’s ready to shell out £3m to capture him in January. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham gaffer Alan Curbishley has kissed and made up with Darren Bent after the Spurs striker turned the Hammers down in the summer – now Curbs is risking heartbreak for a second time and will try and nab Bent in January for a cut price £10m transfer fee. (The Sun)
John Collins resigned as Hibs manager and Lawrie Sanchez just got sacked as Fulham boss. No prizes for guessing who is being linked with the Fulham job. (Various)
Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra is so impressed with Sven-Goran Eriksson that he has offered him the Manchester City job for life. (Daily Star).
… Sven Goran Eriksson’s #1 goalie is Joe Hart, which has riled up City’s Swedish ‘keeper Andreas Isaksson for a while now – but now the Swede is ready to ask for a move. (The Guardian)
…And Sven is desperate to bring in some new faces in January, to boost their already high position in the league. Eriksson, who has only just bagged Nery Castillo on loan, said: “He’s the first new signing for January, I expect another player or two to arrive.” (Independent)
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is desperate to get his paws on Blackburn’s Robbie Savage, who is basically an effete, Gucci wearing version of the Keanster himself. (various)
Bolton Boss Gary Megson has dismissed the idea that Nic Anelka is about to swan off to either Man City of Chelsea, the Ginger One said: “There’s been no contact with myself or the chairman in terms of people asking if Nicolas is available or not.He seems settled, he seems fine in himself. The only things we’re having to deal with are outside influences in the press.” (Independent)
Tottenham Manager Juande Ramos claims that any hopes of seeing Ledley King back anytime soon are unrealistic. Ramos said: “He’s gone two weeks without training…He started feeling the knocks in the Fulham reserve game. Footballers get injured but, for us at the moment, they all seem to be defenders.” So expect some hearty rumours about Ramos shelling out money on defenders in the weeks to come! (Independent)
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