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ENGLAND GOSSIP

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson has refused to throw his name in the hat for the England job.

Full story: the Sun

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson will wait for the Football Association to approach him

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ruled out replacing Fabio Capello as England manager because of the media pressure that comes with the job.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed the prospect of managing England on a part-time basis for the European Championships.

Full story: Daily Express

An Italian television programme has presented Capello with a special statuette for enduring a week to forget - the third time he has won the award.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Gareth Barry has been championed for the England captaincy by his Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

Full story: Daily Mirror

TRANSFER GOSSIP

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set to fight it out for Ajax's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen, 24, in the summer.

Full story: Metro

Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck says he believes Liverpool want to sign their 26-year-old Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

Full story: Inside Futbol

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson reckons the longevity of 38-year-old winger Ryan Giggs is down to his yoga regime.

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has cheekily hinted that rival boss Ferguson should be the next England manager.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Papiss Demba Cisse
Demba Ba has backed Papiss Demba Cisse to find the net regularly for Newcastle

Newcastle striker Demba Ba says his new forward partner, and Senegal team-mate, Papiss Cissé can fire Newcastle into the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa keeper Shay Given has told fans to lay off under-fire boss Alex McLeish - and blame the players instead for their recent below-par performances.

Full story: talkSPORT

McLeish and winger Charles N'Zogbia were involved in a dressing room bust-up following the club's defeat by Newcastle.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manager Mick McCarthy has delivered a heartfelt message to Wolves fans - declaring he wants results to improve for them.

Full story: Express and Star

Blackburn striker Yakubu has revealed he rejected interest from QPR in January to help preserve Rovers' Premier League status.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Tottenham have been told to forget about recruiting David Moyes as their next manager - by Everton defender John Heitinga.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Everton boss Moyes has admitted to serious worries over Jack Rodwell's fitness after the midfielder suffered his third hamstring injury in three months.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused the Spanish press of trying to unsettle Robin van Persie after the player was quoted as saying he would be interested in joining Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder has admitted he could have joined the Red Devils during the January transfer window.

Full story: talkSPORT

AND FINALLY

Former England captain David Beckham has been captured on camera showing his sensational skills on the foosball table.

Full story: the Sun

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