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Last Updated: Friday, 13 July 2007, 07:42 GMT 08:42 UK
Friday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...


Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has snubbed a 21.5m move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson will take on Sunderland's Roy Keane to try and sign 5.5m Man Utd winger Kieran Richardson. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham striker Marlon Harewood will rush through his 3.7m move to Wigan on Friday. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are on the brink of signing Leeds striker David Healy for about 2m. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are mulling over whether to apply for a work permit for their 18-year-old Mexican striker Carlos Vela, who has been on loan at Spanish side Salamanca. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners are also set to sell Jose Antonio Reyes to Real Madrid for a cut-price 6.5m. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce will hold talks with striker Obafemi Martins on Friday to try and stop him leaving - Arsenal are said to be interested. (Various)

Leeds chairman Ken Bates wants to buy Bolton's Slovakian centre-half Lubomir Michalik - in a move that will astound the club's creditors. (Daily Mirror)

Bristol City have signed Wolves winger Michael McIndoe for an undisclosed fee. (The Sun)

Sheffield United hope defender David Sommeil will join French side Valenciennes. (Daily Mirror)

Ipswich have rejected a 600,000 Hull bid for striker Alan Lee. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are poised to lend Scott Sinclair to Cardiff - in order to land teenage sensation Aaron Ramsey. (Daily Mirror)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek is to sign a one-year deal at Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are ready to move for Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner - but have been told to stump up 3m for him. (Daily Mirror)

Charlton boss Alan Pardew is battling with Leicester for Birmingham striker DJ Campbell. (Daily Star)

Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric is planning a triple swoop for Birmingham's Stephen Clemence (750,000) and DJ Campbell (1.75m) and MK Dons striker Izale McLeod (1m). (Daily Express)

Portsmouth are ready to let Cameroon international Rudolphe Douala leave to join French side St Etienne. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham are set to follow up the capture of Chris Baird by bringing in West Ham left-back Paul Konchesky for about 2m. (The Sun)

MK Dons have taken Newport striker Matt Prosser, 20 and Eastwood Town's Lindon Meike, 19, on trial. (Daily Star)

Former Sunderland midfielder Tommy Miller is considering a move to either Ipswich or Preston. (Daily Mirror)

Mansfield have offered Matt Piper, 25, the chance to rebuild his career. (Daily Star)

Burnley's Garreth O'Connor is training with Bournemouth with a view to rejoining his old club on loan. (Daily Telegraph)

Wolves have approached Chelsea to sign 19-year-old defender Michael Mancienne on a long-term loan next season. (Daily Mail)

Rangers new signing Lee McCulloch has told Steven Naismith not to give up on his dream of leaving Kilmarnock for Ibrox. (Daily Record)

Thomas Gravesen's agent has warned Sheffield United they will have to pay top dollar to lure the Dane from Celtic. (Daily Record)

Dundee are set to hand a trial to Portuguese striker Andre Martins. (Daily Record)

Rangers will hand a trial to Australian superkid David D'Apuzzo, 18, next week. (Daily Record)


Stoke are planning to charter a plane to Austria for fans to see their friendly with Real Madrid in Irdning on 27 July after learning the Spanish champions were staying nearby. (Daily Star)

Bolton's Nicky Hunt could face a three-match Premier League ban after being sent off in the Peace Cup in Seoul. (The Sun)

Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker says they can gatecrash the Premier League's top six this season. (The Sun)

Dutch coach Marco van Basten reckons Liverpool have signed the "new Thierry Henry" in Ryal Babel. (Daily Star)

Preston midfielder Paul McKenna faces surgery on a groin problem and could be out until October. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth new boy John Utaka snubbed a last-minute move to Manchester City - despite being offered an extra 20,000-a-week at Eastlands. (The Sun)

Robbie Fowler has asked Cardiff for 48 hours to chew over a move that could cost them a 1.5m-plus wage. (Daily Mail)

England defender Nicky Shorey is still waiting for Reading to offer him a new contract. (Daily Star)

Southampton are the target of a multi-million takeover bid from Dubai Holdings - the Arab group which tried to buy Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes claims David Bentley is already benefiting from his England Under-21 snub in the summer. (Daily Star)

PFA chief Gordon Taylor believes Premier League stars deserve their massive wages. (The Sun)

Chelsea's 17-year-old striker Ben Sahar will not be forced to return to his native Israel for national service. (Daily Mail)

Everton boss David Moyes believes the Premier League's big-spenders are making it difficult for them to sign new players. (The Sun)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp says he is only six games from the sack after spending 22m this summer. (Daily Star)

Colchester defender Wayne Brown has asked to leave the club. (The Times)


Spurs target Kevin-Prince Boateng's favourite television show is kids' programme SpongeBob SquarePants. (The Sun)

Getafe have apologised for any offence cause by the use of Biblical references in their new television advert to attract season ticket-holders for next season - but they have refused to pull the advert.

It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross, Moses in the wilderness and Adam in the Garden of Eden, among others, and all are shown refuting their devotion to God saying they would only sacrifice themselves for their team.

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