Rumours on Wednesday 3rd January 2007

last updated Wednesday 03rd January 2007, 8:30 AM

All the latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

Fulham have agreed to sign American midfielder Clint Dempsey from Major League Soccer's New England Revolution. (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham boss Chris Coleman is lining up a £1m bid for USA centre back Oguchi Onyewu from Standard Liege. (Daily Mail)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley wants Moritz Volz from Fulham as well. (The Times)

Everton boss David Moyes is ready to make a new bid for Barry Ferguson - three years after missing out on him. (Various)

Ivan Campo will leave Bolton to join Athletic Bilbao next week after the two clubs agreed a £2.5m fee. (The Sun)

Juventus have scrapped plans to sign Javier Mascherano from West Ham. (Daily Star)

Sheffield United are poised to sign Matthew Kilgallon from Leeds for £2m. (Daily Mirror)

Leeds boss Dennis Wise will sign his ex-Chelsea team-mate Tore Andre Flo on a free transfer, in a deal which will net Flo £6,000 a week. (Various)

Alan Thompson is also heading to Leeds as he is set to agree a deal with Celtic bosses to terminate his contract early. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is pondering a shock swoop for West Brom striker John Hartson. (Daily Express)

Curbishley is also keen to sign West Brom midfielder Nigel Quashie. (The Guardian)

Southampton's teenage superstar Gareth Bale is happy to stay at the club, despite interest from a host of clubs. (Daily Express)

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray will sell Nathan Ellington and Zoltan Gera for a combined fee of £5m. (Daily Star)

Derby are to make a £2.5m bid for Southend hot-shot Freddy Eastwood. (The Sun)

Everton are chasing Hibernian contract rebel Scott Brown, but the Scottish club will demand a £2.5m fee. (Daily Mirror)

Alan Gow will leave Falkirk in the summer - with Rangers his most likely destination. (Daily Record)

Bristol City are to sign Grant Holt from League One rivals Nottingham Forest in a £200,000 deal. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is now only receiving a half-salary from the Football Association - which works out at £6,500 per day. (Various)

West Ham midfielder Yossi Benayoun says the club "played like drunks" in their 6-0 defeat in Reading. (Various)

Manchester United will give Henrik Larsson a debut on Sunday in the FA Cup against Aston Villa, as Wayne Rooney will be given a 10-day break. (Various)

Carlos Quieroz may quit as Manchester United assistant boss at the end of the season as he wants to return to management in his own right. (Various)

Milan Mandaric says he will complete a £25m takeover of Leicester during the next two weeks. (Daily Star)

Rangers fans have been divided by the row between boss Paul Le Guen and captain Barry Ferguson. (Daily Record)

Hull will appoint Phil Brown as their boss on a permanent basis on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror)

AND FINALLY...
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Mark Crossley is getting in some early practice to help him with a media career when his playing days are over. The veteran stopper likes to commentate on the action during quiet periods in matches. (Daily Express)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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