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Liverpool could halt their plans for their brand spanking new £700m Stanley Park stadium because of the ‘funding for it has been hit by the volatile credit markets’ – Liverpool fans shouldn’t start warbling in despair just yet though – have a look at the source – which slightly diminished the reliability of this story. (Mirror)

It is a match made in heaven; a mickey mouse outfit combining with Disney – apparently Derby County are nattering with Walt Disney’s nephew Roy over a £30m investment deal. (Daily Mail)

Man City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is having a think about putting a bid in for Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka but might face a tug of war with Chelsea. (Mirror)

Reading’s left-back Nicky Shorey is reportedly ready to walk out on Reading, which opens the way for Sir Alex Ferguson to snap him up and bring him to Manchester United. (Mirror)

…Stephen “Mike” Hunt could also be on his way out of Reading but will have to do with the slightly less glamorous locale of Roy Keane’s Sunderland. (various)

…And Roy Keane is also interested in Manchester United duo Wes Brown and Jonny Evans as well as a cheeky border raid attempt at bagging Celtic’s Bobo Balde. (Daily Mail)

Norwich and QPR are both having a hearty sniff around Birmingham defender Martin Taylor, and could start bickering over him in January. (Mirror)

…While new Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is after Czech defender Michal Kadlec. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle Gaffer Big Sam Allardyce is having some heated banter with club chairman Chris Mort over the issue of being given some financial backing for the January transfer frenzy. (various)

…But Sam Allardyce might have to make do with 17-year-old Zalaegerszeg defender Tamas Kadar. (Daily Mail)

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has gone the Thaksin Shinawatra route and asked manager Gary Megson to write a yuletide transfer wish list of his favouritest players ever. (The Sun)