Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been put on alert after Russia captain and midfielder Igor Denisov, 28, was relegated to the club's youth team by Zenit St Petersburg for criticising the signings of Hulk and Axel Witsel.

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Former Tottenham defender Ricardo Rocha, 33, is on trial at Ipswich after failing to find a club since being released by Portsmouth in the summer.

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Former Bolton manager Sammy Lee, 53, is a contender for the vacant post at Bury.

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Sergio Ramos
Spanish international Sergio Ramos has won three La Liga titles with Real Madrid

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 26, will not be joining Manchester City any time soon after he settled his row with Real manager Jose Mourinho.

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Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson is considering turning 24-year-old James Vaughan's loan from Norwich into a permanent deal.

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Coventry have taken Derby midfielder James Bailey, 24, on a three-month loan.

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Arsenal midfielder Craig Eastmond, 21, is being lined up for a loan move to Colchester.

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After it was revealed Nemanja Vidic, 30, will miss eight weeks following knee surgery, winger Antonio Valencia, 27, left the club's Carrington training ground on crutches with his right foot in a protective boot.

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The Football Association has moved a significant step closer to changing its rules to allow David Bernstein to stay on as chairman beyond his 70th birthday.

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Roy Hodgson is unlikely to recall defender Rio Ferdinand, 33, to the England set-up despite 31-year-old John Terry's retirement from international football.

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Patrice Evra
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says no player's place is guaranteed

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 31, has admitted none of the players at Old Trafford are safe from getting dropped this season.

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Chelsea are asking police to investigate the theft of six wallets, nine mobile phones and several watches from their training ground.

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Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, 20, is set to return to action after seven months out in the Capital One Cup tie against Coventry.

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Nigeria have recalled Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, 25, for next month's African Cup of Nations match against Liberia.

Full story: Daily Telegraph.

The prospect of Steve Kean, 44, keeping his job as manager at Blackburn is getting "worse by the day", warns director of football Shebby Singh.

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Dinamo Zagreb defender Domagoj Vida, 23, has been fined £80,000 by the club for opening a can of beer on the team coach en route to a game.

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Frickley Athletic have signed an X Factor hopeful who has reached the final 24 of the TV show. Frickley will now be hoping he does not go too far in the competition, with the show running on a Saturday night.

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