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Some Boxing Day transfer guff…

Liverpool have leapt ahead of Celtic and snapped up Ross County youngster Alex Cooper. The 16-year-old winger was bought for an undisclosed 6 figure sum. (The Sun)

Everton head honcho David Moyes won’t think twice about dropping Yakubu if he suffers another stutter in form. (The Sun)
…And according to the Times’ Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague, both Manuel Fernandes AND David Albelda will be coming to Everton in January. (Times)
…Having launched a desultory pre-Christmas, ‘can we borrow your striker?’ loan-bid for Everton’s Scot-God James McFadden, Celtic are now getting serious – they will now offer £3.5m for Super-Fad. (The Sun)

Tottenham’s Robbie Keane will remain number one penalty taker even though he fluffed his last penalty spot attempt against Arsenal.(Daily Mirror)

Arsenal’s Spanish goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is mulling over the idea of shredding his Spanish passport and becoming England’s number one! (Various)

West Ham’s striking sensation Dean Ashton says he isn’t fat, he is just big boned, but that he is on the road to becoming a paragon of fitness.(Daily Express)

Given the fact that Chelsea’s goalkeepers are dropping like injury pronbe flies it should come as no surprise that Avram Grant is sending scouts to reconnoiter on the Iberian Peninsula – and Valencia’s unhappy ‘keeper Santiago Canizares is number one choice. (Daily Mirror)

…And Chelsea are also aiming to nab another Valencia player, they want to splurge £20m on striker David Villa, with Tottenham also monitoring events with interest. (Daily Mirror)

..And with David Villa a potential recruit up front, Andriy Shevchenko could be flogged to FC Moscow. (The Sun)

Gareth Southgate is refusing to loosen his vice-like grip on young midfielder Lee Cattermole, and will not let him join Watford. (The Sun)

Birmingham’s co-owner David Sullivan, in buoyant mood after the Carson Yeung takeover tomfoolery finally ended, is going to open up a huge transfer kitty manager Alex McLeish to use.(Daily Mail)

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