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Rumours on Tuesday 2nd January 2007

last updated Tuesday 02nd January 2007, 9:00 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley may get an extra £5m to spend after the 6-0 mauling by Reading, taking his January transfer kitty to £20m. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth will tempt Birmingham with a £4m deal for Matthew Upson. (Mirror)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham could be scuppered by Real Madrid in the race to sign up Southampton star Gareth Bale. (Mirror)

Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce says Micah Richards will not leave as he is "fantastically happy" there. (Various)

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Premiership basement boys Watford want Fulham striker Collins John to solve their scoring crisis. (Times)

The Hornets are also sniffing around Norwich's Robert Earnshaw, but face competition from Portsmouth. (Times)

Watford's Ashley Young continues to attract suitors and to the list of Arsenal and Liverpool you can now add West Ham and Charlton. (Times)

Falkirk striker Alan Gow has rejected initial advances from Hibs to consider his options as Celtic and Rangers are waiting in the wings. (Daily Record)

Wolves are also interested in Gow who bagged a New Year's Day hat-trick at Dundee United. (Daily Record)

Wolves are looking to land Port Vale goal-machine Leon Constantine with a £250,000 approach. (Mirror)

Clubs are forming an orderly queue to sign Leeds striker David Healy, with Charlton, Wigan and Sheffield United among those interested. (Guardian)

OTHER GOSSIP
Chelsea skipper John Terry will play a behind-closed-doors friendly as he continues his speedy recovery from back surgery. (Sun)

Midfielder Barry Ferguson has told his Rangers team-mates he will never play for the club again. (Daily Record)

Arsenal are set to recall Thierry Henry early from his spell on the sidelines to boost their campaign. (Various)

AND FINALLY...
England centre-back Rio Ferdinand wants to open a 'Cockney pie and mash shop in Manchester'. 'Pals' says the Manchester United defender is deadly serious. (Star)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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