Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Los Angeles Galaxy will try to reunite Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, and his former England colleague David Beckham, 37, in January.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning moves for 23-year-old Arsenal winger Theo Walcott and Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, 23.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

The Reds are also rumoured to be monitoring 22-year-old Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby, whose father is from Merseyside, though supports Everton.

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Defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets, 24, is looking to leave Barcelona next summer and Chelsea hope to buy him for £25m. Earlier this week, Premier League champions Manchester City rejected reports they were interested in the Spanish international.

Full story: the People

Tottenham Hotspur could make a bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January. The 19-year-old has also been scouted by Spurs' North London rivals Arsenal.

Full story: Sunday Mirror


Chelsea will not offer 31-year-old captain John Terry a new contract when it expires at the end of next season because of the recent controversy caused by his Football Association ban for using racist language and concerns about his long-term fitness.

Full story: the People

The club are also reconsidering their decision to keep Terry as skipper after a number of sponsors complained about the centre-back's behaviour.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday

Blackpool have lost four of their last five games since Holloway denied links to Blackburn
Blackpool have lost four of their last five games since Holloway denied links to Blackburn

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who retired from international football over safety fears, says he will play for Togo in January's Africa Cup of Nations.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland wants the thug who attacked him during the Yorkshire derby with Leeds "jailed for years."

Full story: The Sun

The Scottish Football Association is likely to retain Craig Levein as national coach following preliminary talks about the poor start to the World Cup campaign, but it could yet be forced to sack him if there is an angry reaction from the fans.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Craig Levein could survive as national coach because the Scottish Football Assocation team board and management always viewed third place in World Cup qualifying Group A as the most realistic target.

Full story: Scotland on Sunday

Burnley co-chairman John Banaszkiewicz has revealed the new manager will be picked from a shortlist of "three or four" next week.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to replicate the high-tech oval-shaped locker rooms used by Arsenal and American NFL, NHL and NBA teams.

Full story: Evening Chronicle

Ian Holloway is to be offered the Blackburn manager's job. The 49-year-old Blackpool boss will be promised a large January transfer budget by Rovers owners Venky's to entice him to accept their offer and help the club win promotion back to the Premier League.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Crystal Palace's Dougie Freedman is the new favourite to fill the vacant Bolton manager's position after Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside travelled to London to speak to the 38-year-old on Saturday.

Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Former England Under-21 captain Michael Mancienne, now 24, who left Chelsea for German club Hamburg in 2011, says he hopes to have greater chances of international recognition with John Terry and Rio Ferdinand no longer in the squad.

Full story: Sunday Express

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit has given his support to England Under-21 defender Danny Rose, who was subjected to racial abuse in Serbia last week, and says: "Games must be stopped when this kind of racism ­­towards black players ­occurs."

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi said, after scoring a hat-trick in a 5-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna, that he is ready to miss the birth of his first child to play against Celtic in their Champions League Group G game in Spain on Tuesday.

Full story: The Sun


Dynamo Moscow - who are managed by 44-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday and Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu - have suffered a terrible start to the Russian season and some of their fans have let out their frustration by firing paintballs at players during a training session.

Full story: Metro

Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, 22, has deleted his Twitter account after receiving abuse on the social networking site following his club's 4-2 defeat by Chelsea.

Full story: Evening Standard

Scott Brown apologised to Scotland coach Craig Levein after a female guest complained about the loud music coming from the Celtic midfielder's room at the Celtic Manor Hotel after the 2-1 defeat by Wales.

Full story: The Sun

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