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Friday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Valencia president Agustin Morera says the club will listen to "serious" offers for star players David Villa and David Silva. (AS 1948 BST)

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres rules out a move to Chelsea: "I want to say very clearly that Iżm not on the market and it is my desire to continue at Liverpool. ( 1922 BST)

Chelsea have ended their interest in AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti, according to Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani.

"Chelsea will announce their new coach soon but no, I will not tell you if he is Italian," said Galliani. (Press Association 1608 BST)

Manchester United midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to join Real Madrid on a five-year deal. (Marca 1557 BST)

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has revealed Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor is one of the club's top summer transfer targets - along with Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov and Chelsea star Didier Drogba. (Press Association 1426 BST)

Everton are weighing up a move for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone. The 21-year-old is under contract with Spurs until the summer of 2011 but Everton would be confident of getting their man for around £6m. (Liverpool Echo)

Sunderland have joined Fulham in the race to sign Wigan midfielder Paul Scharner, who is mulling over his future at the JJB Stadium. (Clubcall 1138 BST)

Middlesbrough are interested in Wolves's England Under-21 international Michael Kightly. (Evening Gazette 1129 BST)

Liverpool have cooled their interest in Cardiff City's £5m-rated teenager Aaron Ramsey as manager Rafael Benitez wants to concentrate on improving the first team. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon told Spanish newspaper AS it is an "honour" that Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United. (Press Association 0913 BST)

Celtic's Lee Naylor has been linked to a move south of the border with either Portsmouth or Hull after reports he has sold his home in Edinburgh. (Various 1359 BST)

Chelsea plan to interview Frank Rijkaard and Roberto Mancini next week although the Blues have not yet spoken directly to either coach. (The Sun)


Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to join Real Madrid if the Spaniards are prepared to meet Manchester United's valuation. (Various)

Ronaldo's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson appears to have deteriorated as the Portugal winger effectively banned the Manchester United boss from visiting his country's European Championship training camp. (The Times)

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos has set his sights on Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra. (Daily Mirror)

Cardiff manager Dave Jones has told Bluebirds midfielder Aaron Ramsey he should join Manchester United. The Premier League champions are in a three-horse race with Arsenal and Everton for the teenager's signature. (Daily Star)


Everton are lining up a move for £3m-rated Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis who was on the substitutes' bench for England's 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. (The Sun)

Newcastle and West Ham are on alert after Eidur Gudjohnsen was told he can leave Barcelona. (The Sun)

Aston Villa will reluctantly allow England midfielder Gareth Barry to join Liverpool for around £14m. (Various)

Villa manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Newcastle winger James Milner and Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte as he looks to rebuild his squad ahead of the new season. (Daily Mirror)

But Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is hoping to lure Milner to Anfield. The Reds boss wants either Milner or Espanyol star Albert Riera to add more width to his team. (The Sun)

Middlesbrough are leading the race to sign Crewe's £1m-rated striker Nicky Maynard. (Daily Mirror)

Boro manager Gareth Southgate also looks set to sign USA midfielder Michael Bradley from Dutch side Heerenveen for around £3.2m. (The Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea want to offload £7m flop Khalid Boulahrouz to Marseille. (The Sun)

Newcastle are leading the chase for Paris St Germain's £6m-rated midfielder Didier Digard. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have told Sunderland they will not let them sign centre-back Jonny Evans permanently until they have sufficient defensive cover. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland's attempts to sign Reading winger Stephen Hunt might have hit troubled waters as Everton are interested in the Republic of Ireland international. (The Guardian)

Out-of-contract Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell is set to rejoin League Two side Bournemouth. (Daily Record)

Leeds have opened talks with Derby about signing Scotland winger Gary Teale for £400,000. (Daily Star)

Newly promoted Stoke City will make a £1m bid for Ipswich striker Jon Walters. (Daily Mirror)

Derby boss Paul Jewell has doubled his bid for Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde to £1m. (Daily Mail)

Don Cowie is ready to snub Aberdeen and Hibs to sign a new contract with Caley Thistle. (Daily Record)


Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has been caught up in a row between Poland and Germany ahead of Euro 2008 after a newspaper depicted him with his head chopped off. (Various)

MK Dons manager Paul Ince is expected to discuss a move to Blackburn with the club's bosses over the weekend. (Daily Mirror)

But the former Manchester United midfielder's hopes of becoming the new Rovers boss could be hampered by Ince's failure to complete his coaching qualifications. (The Independent)

Ince faces competition from former England boss Steve McClaren who also wants to be the next Blackburn manager. (The Sun)

Celtic will donate the thousands of strips left outside Parkhead in tribute to Tommy Burns to children in Africa. (Daily Record)

Jan Poortvliet could be forced to pay more than £50,000 to take over as manager at Southampton as Saints chairman Rupert Lowe is insisting Poortvliet buys himself out of the remaining year of his contract with Dutch club Helmond Sport. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham have put a move from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium back on their agenda now that Boris Johnson is Mayor of London. (Daily Star)


Eric Cantona was back in Manchester making a feature film. The Frenchman - who was voted United's greatest player in a poll of the club's fans - is playing himself in Looking for Eric. (Daily Mirror)

see also
Chelsea boss - latest gossip
06 Jun 08 |  Chelsea
Thursday's gossip column
05 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
06 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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