In The Press (26/12/08)

Catch up with all the latest gossip from the world of sport.

Real Madrid boss Juande Ramos is chasing Aston Villa's winger Ashley Young and made him his top transfer target. He will apparently make a £25m bid in January. (Daily Star)

Benni McCarthy would like to leave Blackburn in January. He was not impressed at being substituted by new manager Sam Allardyce when on a hat-trick against Stoke last week. (Daily Mail)

Spanish holding midfielder Marcus Senna may sign for Manchester City. The 32-year-old was one of the main players in Spain's Euro 2008 success. (Daily Mail)

Jermaine Pennant will apparently sign for Real Madrid after the Spanish giants offered improved terms to the Liverpool winger. (Various)

Joe Kinnear wants to sign West Ham's defender Matthew Upson in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Robert Green and Craig Bellamy may leave West Ham in January. Some squad players such as Luis Boa Morte, Calum Davenport, Nigel Quashie, Julien Faubert and Danny Gabbidon may also leave. (The Times)

The Hammers have turned down a £6m bid by Tottenham Hotspur for Bellamy and will only consider selling the Wales international for around £15m. (Various)


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