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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 02:12 GMT 03:12 UK
Wednesday's gossip column

Andriy Shevchenko will complete his move to Chelsea within 24 hours after the Blues agreed a fee of 35m with AC Milan. (The Sun)

Andriy Shevchenko will undergo a medical at Chelsea on Wednesday after the Blues agreed a fee of 45m with AC Milan. (Daily Mirror)

Football legend Pele says England midfielder Joe Cole is good enough to play for Brazil. (Various)

Glenn Roeder has told Sol Campbell he is too old to join Newcastle. (The Sun)

Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz says he is winning his fitness battle and hopes to face England in the opening Group B World Cup game. (Various)

Inter Milan are the latest club to express an interest in signing Sol Campbell. (Daily Express)

Martin O'Neill has turned down a 2m contract to become new Middlesbrough manager. (Various)

Liverpool face a battle with Barcelona and AC Milan in the race to sign Daniel Alves from Seville. (Various)

Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell says Spurs and England winger Aaron Lennon took a pay cut when he moved south to join the London club. (The Sun)

Tottenham are hoping to secure a 2.5m deal for Portsmouth left-back Matthew Taylor. (Daily Mirror)

Cardiff will use 3m of the money received for Cameron Jerome to secure a 2m deal for Jason Koumas. (The Sun)

Jamie Redknapp is considering teaming up with dad Harry at Portsmouth as first-team coach. (Various)

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to interrupt his summer holiday to look at transfer target Juan Roman Riquelme at the World Cup. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are ready to sell defender Calum Davenport. (Daily Mail)

Ukraine's World Cup players have been promised time alone with their wives if they reach the semi-finals. (Guardian)

Rangers boss Paul le Guen has launched a bid to snap up Brondby striker Johan Elmander. He is currently at Sweden's pre-World Cup squad. (Daily Record)

Another player on the move is John Hartson, who is set to be shipped out by Celtic to West Brom for a cut-price 500,000. (Daily Record).

Celtic are also in the market for Real Madrid midfielder Thomas Gravesen but reportedly face competition from Galatasaray. (Daily Record).


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