Man City 'open talks' with Kaka. Big figures are being banded around. If they do offer him £500,000 a week, he'll be paraded at Eastlands before Pocketmouse can say 'but he has values that transcend money'
Portsmouth beat Bristol City 2-0 to progress to round 4 of the Eon sponsored FA Challenge cup. Crounch and Kranjcar bag the goals, neither of which I have seen.
Charlton end their 18 match winless streak by beating Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road. To make it worse for the canaries, recent Ipswich loanee Darren Ambrose scores the winner. They set up a tie (and a weekend in Sheffield for me) with Sheffield United, who crush Orient 4-1 at Brisbane Roas. Elsewhere there are wins for Wolves, Millwall , swansea and West Brom, where Jay Simpson open his account for the Baggies.
In the FA Trophy, Lewes and Havant play out a by all accounts thrilling 3-3 draw.
Charles N'Zogbia says he wants to know how much Newcastle value him at so he can leave the club. "The club want to sell some players, so why not me? Lyon, make a move!" said the French midfielder.
Former Brazil international Denilson should tie up a deal with Bolton on Wednesday, says his brother. "They even gave him the key of the closet at the training ground," he said
Tottenham are keen to sign Inter Milan striker Adriano on loan but failed in a bid to swap Heurelho Gomes for AC Milan's reserve goalkeeper Christian Abbiati
Arsenal are considering a double swoop for Fulham pair Jimmy Bullard and Brede Hangeland
Referee Howard Webb apologised to Birmingham after deflecting the ball in the build-up to Wolves' winning goal in the teams' FA Cup tie on Tuesday.
And finally, funniest injury of the season goes to Jay McEvely of Derby, who had his loan spell at Charlton cut short after tripping on a step at the o2 and re-injuring his shoulder. Why was he there you ask? To watch Chris Brown in concert.