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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 January 2008, 12:48 GMT

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea manager Avram Grant is ready to spend £35m to capture Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka and Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov. (Daily Star)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane wants to sign Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage and will also bid £2.5m for Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt. (Daily Star)

Derby are set to sign Argentine forward Emanuel Villa from Mexican side UAG Tecos this weekend. (The Sun)

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is lining up a £2m swoop for Crystal Palace’s 17-year-old winger Sean Scanell. (The Sun)

West Brom want to permanently sign Shrejill Macdonald, who is on loan from Dutch side AGOVV. (The Sun)

Bristol City will pay Turkish side Genclerbirligi £500,000 for Australia international Nick Carle. (The Sun)

Leeds are preparing a new bid for Walsall’s 21-year-old left-back Daniel Fox after having a £250,000 bid for him rejected. (The Sun)

Blackburn have discouraged interest in striker Jason Roberts by slapping a £4m price tag on his head. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, Rovers want South Korea midfielder Yoon Bitgaram. (Mirror)

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to make Liverpool winger Harry Kewell one of his first signings since taking over at Craven Cottage. (Mirror)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane is hoping to secure Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell on a loan deal. (Mirror)

Former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert wants to return to England, and Ipswich are favourites to sign him. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace want to sign Preston winger Simon Whaley and Birmingham midfielder Neil Danns. (Mirror)

Blackpool are close to signing Stephen McPhee after Hull accepted a £250,000 bid for him. (Mirror)

Arsenal are tracking Gillingham striker Luke Freeman, who is the youngest player to have played in the FA Cup at 15 years and 233 days old. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill is keen on signing 25-year-old Porto defender Jose Bosingwa. (Telegraph)

Rangers are stepping up their bid to sign Aston Villa striker Luke Moore. (Sun)

Rangers are chasing Napoli midfielder Sam Della Bona after a recommendation from AC Milan’s Rino Gattuso. (Sun)

Rangers have been linked with Stuttgart left-back Ludovic Magnin. (Sun)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is interested in Rangers full-back Alan Hutton and Hibernian left-back defender David Murphy. (Telegraph)

Blackburn are monitoring South African midfielder Lance Davids, who plays for Swedish side Djugaardens. (Telegraph)

Chelsea manager Avram Grant is interested in Reading’s Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle. (Telegraph)

Derby are set to raid America for 22-year-old Kansas City Wizards striker Eddie Johnson. (Telegraph)

Everton are watching 30-year-old striker Thorstein Helstad, who plays for Norwegian side Brann. (Telegraph)

Manchester City defender Danny Mills, who is currently on loan at Charlton, is wanted on a permanent deal by Hull and Leeds. (Telegraph)

Manchester United could re-sign Henrik Larsson on a loan deal, similar to last season’s transfer. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp could make a move for Liverpool and England forward Peter Crouch. (Telegraph)

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is looking at 24-year-old Macedonian striker Ilco Naumoski, who plays for Austria’s SV Mattersburg. (Telegraph)

Reading will have to pay £5m to sign Coventry’s Michael Mifsud. (Telegraph)

QPR are interested in Sunderland’s Daryl Murphy, Blackburn’s Robbie Savage, Celtic’s Bobo Balde and Reading’s Leroy Lita. (Telegraph)

West Ham are interested in signing Tottenham’s out-of-favour striker Darren Bent. (Telegraph)

Wigan manager Steve Bruce is tracking 24-year-old Ipswich striker Jonathan Walters. (Telegraph)

Celtic could offer Derek Riordan in part-exchange to Burnley for striker Kyle Lafferty. (Star)

Maccabi Tel Aviv have cooled their interest in Celtic striker Maciej Zurawski. (Record)

St Mirren have launched a £40,000 bid for Inverness Caley Thistle midfielder John Rankin. (Star)

Falkirk forward Pedro Moutinho is hoping for a move to a bigger club in January. (Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is being offered to European clubs by his agents, who feel time is running out to secure a deal at Anfield. (various)

West Ham striker Dean Ashton is set for showdown talks with the club after being dropped for recent matches. (Daily Star)

Blackburn are set to offer David Bentley a bumper new deal. (The Sun)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is eager to extend the contract of goalkeeper Maik Taylor. (Mirror)

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos insists striker Dimitar Berbatov will see out the season at White Hart Lane. (Mirror)

Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has insisted he has received no offers from any other clubs for England striker Michael Owen. (Telegraph)

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