Premier League Gossip and Rumours: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City

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A fat slice of transfer tales to clog up your footballing arteries…

• Chelsea fancy a piece of FC Midtjylland’s 19 year old centreback Simon Kjaer. Middlesbrough, seemingly unaware that they have just been voted the UK’s #1 crap town and will be competing for the Dane with the UK’s most laden Russian, have also confidently thrown their hat into the ring. (The Sun) ….

….Chelsea are also after French striker Karim Benzema, and they had scouts in the stands monitoring the Lyon striker during France’s 2-0 over Lithuania. (Various)

• Serial spenders Real Madrid are ready to embark on some retail therapy and want to snap up unhappy Didier Drogba from Chelsea, and relatively happy Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta. (Various)

• Aston Villa’s Martin O’Neill is after Steaua Bucharest’s midfield dynamo Nicolae Dica, and is ready to shell out £2.5m for the scamp. (Mirror)
• Manchester City are after a friend for Elano, and Palermo’s Brazilian striker Amauri fits the bill. (Daily Mail)

• Bolton are frantically scrambling around for a possible replacement for ex-manager Sammy Lee. Psycho workaholic sergeant major Archie Knox is pushing the boys too hard, and Glenn Hoddle and Gary Megson are top of the list of potential managers. (Mirror) …

…Meanwhile Sammy Lee is on his way back to his spiritual homeland, Anfield, where he will fill in the gaping hole left by Pako Ayesteran’s departure. (Setanta)

• Arsene ‘Savior of England’ Wenger, has a stash of young English talent that he is ready to unleash on the world. (Mirror)

• Sunderland’s Niall Quinn has revealed that the lower Sunderland drift down the league table, the lower the players wages are. (BBC)

• There will soon be two Tevez’ clodhopping around Manchester, Fergie is very keen on Carlos’ younger brother (Various)

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