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CHRIS CROSSING; Yanks tempt Waddle.

CHRIS WADDLE Christopher Roland Waddle (born 14 December 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former professional footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. Playing career
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 is ready to ask Sheffield Wednesday for a free transfer - if he gets the chance to play in America.

The former England midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and has already decided his future lies away from Hillsborough.

He turned down an pounds 850,000 move to Celtic, while Leeds and Sunderland were both scared off by the asking price.


But Wednesday would waive the fee if he went into coaching - and now the 35-year old wants the same to apply if he moved to the States.

Washington wanted him as player-coach for the new Major League Soccer's April launch and made enquiries about his availability.

All the coaching posts have now been filled, but there could still be room for him to finish his playing days as one of the League's top attractions.

"I know I probably won't get a free transfer if I move to another English club in the summer," he said.

"But if there's an offer from America, it might be different.

"I have been sounded out by the Americans, and it's something that could interest me.

"I'll consider anything that's put to me. Once we get to the end of the season, I'll look at all the options and make my mind up."

Alex Ferguson plans to make it a Happy New Lire with a pounds 5million move for AC Milan star Zvonimir Boban Zvonimir Boban [ˈzʋɔnimir ˈbɔban] (born October 8, 1968) is a Croatian former football midfielder who played most of his professional career for Serie A club AC Milan and was a member of the Croatia . The Manchester United manager, who bought pounds 7million Andy Cole Andrew Alexander "Andy" Cole (born October 15 1971 in Nottingham) is an English footballer, who is one of the highest scoring players in the game's history. He currently plays for Sunderland.  a year ago this week, is ready to spend after flying to Italy on his latest spying mission.

Officially, Ferguson was the guest of FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]

FIFA n abbr (= Fédération Internationale de Football Association) → FIFA f 
 for the World Player of the Year awards Several sports leagues honor their best player with an award called Player of the Year. In the United States, this type of award is usually called a Most Valuable Player award. The awards with the "player of the year" phrasing include these.  in Milan last night.

But on Sunday, together with assistant Brian Kidd Brian Kidd (born 29 May 1949, Collyhurst, Manchester) is an English former professional footballer, who since his retirement has worked as both a coach and manager. He is currently assistant manager at English Football League Championship side Sheffield United. , he watched the Italian giants hammer Sampdoria 3-0.

Boban didn't play for the very reason that could prove to be the United boss's trump card in a possible deal.

The pounds 6million Croatian midfielder is disillusioned dis·il·lu·sion  
tr.v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions
To free or deprive of illusion.

1. The act of disenchanting.

2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted.
 about continually having to sit out matches because Italy still strictly applies the three foreigners' rule.

AC Milan have six imports, which adds to Boban's unrest with a club insider saying: "He's playing well but he's hampered by the rulings.

"Boban wants to be involved in every game but that's not the case at the moment. He is frustrated and would be interested if a club of Manchester United's stature came in."

The BBC's live fourth-round tie on Sunday, January 28, will be Sheffield United or Arsenal against Aston Villa. Sky TV's Monday night tie will be QPR QPR Queens Park Rangers (football club)
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 v. Newcastle or Chelsea.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 9, 1996
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