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Saturday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Inter Milan are considering a 30m move for Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o. (Italian paper Gazzetta dello Sport, 1015 BST)

Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy at Manchester United and is considering leaving this summer, with Real Madrid "waiting with open arms". (Spanish sports paper Marca, 0845 BST)

Liverpool describe as "fantasy" suggestions that they have had a bid from Inter Milan for Steven Gerrard. (Press Association, 0439 BST)

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has agreed a three-year deal with AC Milan to link up with boss Jose Mourinho, who is likely to replace Carlo Ancelotti next season. (The Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to bid 20m to take striker Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Man Utd are lining up a move for Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano who has scored 33 goals in 38 games for Sevilla this season. (Daily Mail)

606: DEBATE
Ajax forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will be a 16m target for Manchester United if they cannot lure Berbatov from Spurs. (Daily Express)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane will have 50m to spend in the summer and is lining up bids for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan, Celtic's Aiden McGeady and Manchester City captain Richard Dunne. (Daily Star)

West Ham will make a move for Brazilian defender Diego Gaucho, currently with Portuguese club Gil Vicente. (Various)

Aston Villa want Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann to replace Scott Carson, whose loan deal from Liverpool is about to end. (The Sun)

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has rekindled his interest in Hamburg's 15m-rated Belgian centre back Vincent Kompany. (The Mirror)

Wenger has also agreed a 16m deal to land Lyon winger Hatem Ben Arfa, beating Liverpool and Manchester United to his signature. (The Sun)

Defender Peter Ramage, who will leave Newcastle at the end of the season, is close to agreeing a three-year deal with managerless QPR. (The Mirror)

Sheffield United striker Rob Hulse is a 1.5m target for relegated Derby. (The Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will not be at Stamford Bridge to see his side try and win the Premier League title against Bolton on Sunday. (The Sun)

Alternatively, Abramovich has a private jet on standby for the three-and-a-half hour journey from Russia to London and will watch Chelsea on Sunday for the first time in 11 matches. (Daily Star)

Michael Owen faces a 40,000-a-week wage cut after Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and manager Kevin Keegan struck a "fragile truce" on Friday. (Daily Mail)

Frank Lampard has been given a "take it or leave it" offer on a new contract, with Inter Milan joining the queue of clubs keen to take the England midfielder. (The Sun)

Lawrie Sanchez claims that Fulham would have guaranteed their survival by now if he was still in charge. (The Times)

Reading boss Steve Coppell has admitted he may leave the club if they are relegated to the Championship on Sunday. (Daily Star)

Man Utd and Chelsea still have 3,000 tickets available for the Champions League final in Moscow with fans struggling to find affordable flights and accommodation. (Daily Mail)

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore remains convinced that his ideas for a 39th top flight game abroad will still go ahead. (Daily Express)

Liverpool co-owner George Gillett was in London on Friday night for informal talks with Dubai International Capital, the group hoping to buy the club. (The Times)

Former Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren says Rangers will tire in the Uefa CUp final, just like his players did in the 2006 final when they lost 4-0 to Sevilla, due the number of games they have played in recent times. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has urged his players to beat Hibs on Sunday and ensure the title race goes to the final day. (Daily Record)

Falkirk midfielder Russell Latapy, who turns 40 in August, says he is enjoying his football more than ever and has not entertained thoughts of retiring. (Daily Record)

Dundee United defender Lee Wilkie says he hopes his side exploit Rangers' title jitters in today's encounter at Ibrox. (Daily Express)

Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted the SPL for not helping ease Rangers' fixture congestion ahead of the Uefa Cup final. (The Sun)

AND FINALLY

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney and fiancee Coleen McLoughlin have left manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the bench by not inviting him to their wedding in Italy next month. (The Sun)

Four Chelsea players - captain John Terry, Joe Cole, Ashley Cole and Steve Sidwell - have been pictured riding quad bikes along a busy road without helmets. The quartet were riding from their Cobham training ground in Surrey to a pub four miles away on Thursday. (The Sun)

Derby midfielder Robbie Savage has said it would an "amazing fairytale" if Blackburn beat Birmingham on Sunday and send them down. (The Sun)

Rams boss Paul Jewell had Alex McLeish in stitches when he told the Birmingham manager that Derby would try to beat Reading on Sunday. He said: "I just said to Alex, 'The bad news is we're going to try our best'. At that point he collapsed!" (The Sun)

Fulham chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed has promised his players a 5,000 Harrods hamper if they avoid the drop. "I can't wait for my hamper. I'll be the first in the queue," said midfielder Jimmy Bullard. (Daily Telegraph)

Fulham's Dejan Stefanovic says his side "will be lucky to get a point" in their must-win relegation decider against Portsmouth on Sunday. "It is a squad which can just about survive, if they are lucky," he says. "There isn't a lot of quality." (The Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Willo Flood said he would have billed Rangers for 1,000 for his cancelled holiday - if the Ibrox club had been successful in their request to have today's match postponed. (The Herald)




see also
Friday's gossip column
09 May 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
08 May 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - May 2008
09 May 08 |  Gossip


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