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Last Updated: Monday, 25 June 2007, 06:05 GMT 07:05 UK
Monday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Atletico Madrid have told Liverpool they want Peter Crouch in part exchange for Fernando Torres. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are closing in on the club record 25m capture of Torres. (Daily Telegraph)

Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to stun Manchester City fans by making West Ham's Marlon Harewood one of his first signings. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg is believed to be high on Eriksson's wish list. (The Guardian)

Manchester United have accepted a 6m offer from Middlesbrough for their out-of-favour striker Alan Smith. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is aiming to make a late bid to bring Smith to the south coast. (The Sun)

Sunderland have slapped in a 3m bid for Hearts keeper Craig Gordon. (Daily Mirror, Daily Record)

Tottenham's 15m swoop for Darren Bent is being held up because Charlton are holding out for more money. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City have handed a two-year contract to teenage keeper Filip Mentel. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool will only allow Djibril Cisse to leave the club next season if he is offered a permanent deal elsewhere. (Various)

Bolton are to step up their bid to bring Cisse to The Reebok. (The Times)

Bordeaux slapped a 10m price tag on the head of Rangers target Julien Faubert. (Daily Record)

Chelsea's sporting director Frank Arnesen was in the crowd to watch Holland Under-21 star Royston Drenthe at the European Championship. (The Guardian)

OTHER GOSSIP

American sports tycoon Stan Kroenke has requested a meeting with Arsenal's board to discuss the future of the club. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Gunners midfielder Gilles Grimandi is set to become the club's new director of football. (The Guardian)

Czech winger Libor Sionko has slammed Rangers boss Walter Smith for only talking to him once since returning to the club. (Daily Record)

Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal was thrown into further doubt when it emerged that key board members are against the plan to bring back Nicolas Anelka. (Daily Express)

Sven-Goran Eriksson will decide whether to take over as manager of Manchester City in the next 24 hours. (The Sun)

The Premier League has requested more help from the Government to investigate new owners in the wake of Manchester City's likely takeover. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle's new owner Michael Ashley will accept the resignation of the club's board today but offer a role to chairman Freddy Shepherd. (Various)

Paul Ince will leave Macclesfield to take over as MK Dons boss today. (Various)

Property tycoon Daniel Williams, who is interested in buying Blackburn, is thought to have the backing of two companies with combined assets of 3.75bn. (The Times)

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney said he was more nervous in Ricky Hatton's dressing room before his fight on Saturday than when he plays for England and Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)

The skipper of Charlton women's side Casey Stoney has blamed Alan Pardew and his flops for the decision to axe their women's set-up. (The Sun)



SEE ALSO
Sunday's gossip column
24 Jun 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2007
01 Jun 07 |  Gossip


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