Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City want to sign Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, 26, in January, according to the Premier League champions' chief scout Carlo Cancellieri.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor joined Tottenham permanently in August

Unhappy striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, has held crisis talks over his Tottenham future with manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Sunderland have agreed a short-term deal to sign 29-year-old ex-Everton striker James McFadden, who is a free agent, until the new year.

Full story: Northern Echoexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

John Terry, 31, will remain Chelsea's captain despite his four-match ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.

Full story: talkSPORTexternal-link

And Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes the Terry race row started a chain of events that led to him being sacked as Chelsea manager in March.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he is glad that Joe Hart, 25, is "cocky", after the England keeper was criticised by former Manchester United captain and television pundit Roy Keane over the goal he conceded against Poland on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Paul Ince
Paul Ince's last manager's job was at Notts County

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has dismissed claims that the club have made a video compilation of Real Madrid centre-back Pepe's foul play on the field.

Full story: Marcaexternal-link

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill says the Tyne-Wear derby matches rival the Old Firm clashes in Scotland for intensity.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Former Wigan and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard says boredom will be his main problem in retirement, not alcohol.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Former Queens Park Rangers star Rodney Marsh insists it would be "insane" to sack manager Mark Hughes as the club bid to lift themselves of the bottom of the Premier League.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

And Hughes has defended QPR captain Park Ji-Sung, who has come in for criticism over his early-season form.

Full story: Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicleexternal-link

Former Blackburn boss Paul Ince is a surprise contender for the manager's job at Burnley.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Brendan Rodgers has warned that there will be no "quick fix" at Liverpool after a difficult start to the season.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

Swansea defender Angel Rangel, 29, insists that contrary to reports, there has been no disunity among the squad against manager Michael Laudrup.

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Norwich midfielder Elliott Bennett, 23, insists the squad's self-belief will drag them away from the wrong end of the Premier League.

Full story: East Anglian Daily Timesexternal-link

Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz, 30, could return from a groin injury within the next fortnight.

Full story: ESPNexternal-link

Michael Appleton has not ruled himself out of contention for the vacant Burnley post, but admits it would take "one hell of an offer" to make him leave Portsmouth.

Full story: Lancashire Evening Telegraphexternal-link

AND FINALLY

El-Hadji Diouf has made an astonishing attack on former teammate Steven Gerrard, claiming: "nobody can stand him at Liverpool."

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

A women's high school football match in the United States turned violent when one player kneed another in the face as she lay on the floor.

Full story: Metroexternal-link