The Offside Daily – Transfer Rumours, Former Newcastle United star runs for FIFA president, Manchester City boss picks up award and World Cup winner to manage Hamilton Academical?


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. David Ginola has put himself forward to run for the FIFA presidency.

2. Harry Redknapp has laughed off claims that he is close to being sacked.

3. Manuel Pellegrini and Charlie Austin have picked up the Manager and Player of the month awards for December.

4. Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver believes a new boss will be in charge by the end of January.

5. Jose Mourinho has contested the FA’s charge against his claim that there is a campaign against Chelsea.

6. World Cup winning Italian Gennaro Gattuso has applied for the vacant managerial position at Hamilton Academical. (BBC Sport)

7. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 4 year old son upstaged him in an interview dressed as Superman. (Youtube)

8. New Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has revealed he started out as a defender. (Manchester Evening News)

9. Saido Berahino has admitted to drink driving and has been banned for 12 months. (BBC Sport)

10. QPR player Shaun Wright-Phillips wound up in a heated discussion with Harry Redknapp where the manager has told him he should leave. (Express)

5 Transfer Rumours that won’t go away:

1. Neil Taylor – Swansea to Crystal Palace – £3m

2. Papiss Cisse – Newcastle to Swansea – Undisclosed

3. Danny Ings – Burnley to Real Sociedad – Undisclosed

4. Jose Enrique – Liverpool to Crystal Palace – £4m

5. Kevin Strootman – Roma to Manchester United – “Stupid” Offer

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.


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