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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 May, 2005, 00:53 GMT 01:53 UK
The gossip column
All the latest football gossip from Sunday's papers.

Real Madrid want to bring Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand to the Bernabeu for 21m and have sent representatives to Manchester. (News of the World)

New Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer will ask Sir Alex Ferguson to name his own price to stay on at the helm of Old Trafford. (Sunday Express)

Sir Alex Ferguson will not walk away from Manchester United but will stay for another season at least. (The Mail on Sunday, News of the World, The People)

Malcolm Glazer wants to rename Old Trafford the Nike Arena. (Daily Star)

The American tycoon could bring England captain David Beckham back to Old Trafford. (The People)

Newcastle have made a dramatic 20m bid to bring England striker Michael Owen back from Real Madrid. (The Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express, The People)

Claude Makelele has signed a three-year deal which will keep him at Chelsea until the end of his career. (News of the World)

Ashley Cole is set to quit Arsenal and Barcelona lead the chase to sign him. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will offer goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini a new contract this week. (News of the World)

Paul Gascoigne has flown to America to seek help as he tries to accept he will never play professional football again. (News of the World)

Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is in line to take over at Lyon when coach Paul Le Guen steps down this summer. (The Sunday Telegraph)

Bolton boss Sam Allardyce wants to bring unsettled Newcastle striker Patrick Kluivert to the Reebok Stadium. (Sunday Express)

On-loan Southampton striker Henri Camara could be new Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce's first signing. (The People)

Tottenham boss Martin Jol is making a move to sign Real Zaragoza striker David Villa for 5m. (The People)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez will not let striker El Hadji Diouf leave Anfield for less than 3m. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have given boss Jose Mourinho 60m to spend on new players in the summer. (Daily Star)

Everton are on the verge of signing Croatian defender Dario Simic from AC Milan. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid want to snatch Lyon midfielder Michael Essien from under the noses of Chelsea. (The Mail on Sunday)


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The gossip column
11 May 05 |  Football


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