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Saturday’s Big Transfer Rumours

A host of transfer rumours for Saturday…

Tottenham’s Pascal Chimbonda is being stalked by both Manchester City and Newcastle who are eager to snap him up in the January transfer frenzy. (Daily Mirror)

If Big Sam gets booted into touch as Newcastle manager then ex-Spurs gaffer Martin Jol is ready to bring his avuncular ogre-like features to St James’ Park. (The Sun)

Liverpool’s Rafa Benitez has said that no-one will be allowed to leave the club in January and that lanky goalmeister Peter Crouch will have to stay put until summer. (various)

Chelsea boss Avram Grant is going to flash the cash this January after admitting that he has spoken to Roman Abramovich about the possibility of opening up his voluptuous Russian wallet. (various)
…AC Milan are after Chelsea’s Andriy Shevchenko, and are reportedly ready to bid for him in January. (The Sun)
… And Nic Anelka will leave Bolton and move to Chelsea when the transfer window opens up for the princely sum of £10m. (Daily Star)
…While Bolton’s Ivan Campo is eager to return to Spain, with Real Sociedad ready to swoop. (Daily Mirror)

Man City striker Rolando Bianchi wants to leave the Premier League at the end of the season, after failing to adapt to English culture. (various)

Derby boss Paul Jewell wants West Ham boss Alan Curbishley to admit to any interest in Giles Barnes. Jewell claims Derby haven’t had any bids for Giles Barnes, but wants Curbishley to clarify the situation. (The Sun)

Spurs strinking duo Darren Bent and Dimitar Berbatov have declared their desire to stay at Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Reading could lose midfielder Stephen Hunt to Sunderland, with Roy Keane ready to spend £5m on him. (The Sun)
Blackburn forward Benni McCarthy has been told to stay at the club by Mark Hughes. (Various)
…While Wigan boss Steve Bruce wants to tempt Robbie Savage away from Ewood Park. (Daily Mail)

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