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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Blackburn's Junior Hoilett,external-link 21, in a cut-price deal.

Full Story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Olivier Giroud
Liverpool are ready to bid £15m for Olivier Giroud

Arsenal are also interested in the Canadian winger.

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Ipswich are interested in a loan move for Aston Villa's unsettled American keeper Brad Guzan, 27.

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Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal "will do anything possible" to ensure star striker Robin van Persie does not leave the club.

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Liverpool are ready to bid £15m for French international striker Olivier Giroud,external-link 25, who has scored 16 goals in 23 games for Montpellier this season.

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New Leeds boss Neil Warnock is prepared to offer forward Luke Varney, 29, an escape route from troubled Portsmouth.

Full Story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

CHELSEA GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to replace Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge.

Pep Guardiola
Roman Abramovich wants Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to replace Andre Villas-Boas

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The Russian has also targeted a reunion with ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, as rumours persist the 49-year-old is planning a summer exit from Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Chelsea caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo is even more unpopular with the club's players than Villas-Boas.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

The former Porto manager's brief eight-month reign could cost the Stamford Bridge club £27.3m.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Villas-Boas had a training ground row with striker Fernando Torres in the days prior to getting sacked.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Former Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli has questioned Chelsea's appointment of Roberto Di Matteo - but wishes his former Blues team-mate luck.

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OTHER GOSSIP

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has revealed the club have begun a search to land the best players available on free transfers, but insisted money is still available from owner Randy Lerner to spend.

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Fulham manager Martin Jol wants to extend on-loan striker Pavel Pogrebnyak's stay at Craven Cottage after the Russian's hat-trick against Wolves.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has fined Mario Balotelli £250,000 and advised him to get married after he was pictured on a night out in Liverpool in the early hours of Friday morning.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link