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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 05:59 GMT 06:59 UK
Wednesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Parma have made a bid, thought to be 6m, for Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi. (The Guardian)

Liverpool's record 25m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is being held up by the striker's 2.5m pay-off clause. (The Sun)

West Ham striker Carlos Tevez is likely to leave for Inter Milan this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Thaksin Shinawatra has set his sights on bringing Shaun Wright-Phillips back to Manchester City when his takeover is complete. (The Sun)

Preston striker David Nugent could have to wait until Christmas to get his dream move to Everton. (The Sun)

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes is pulling out of a deal for Roma's Shabani Nonda and will offload Francis Jeffers to Ipswich. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge will snub a move from Stamford Bridge as he expects to be number one left-back at the club next season. (Daily Star)

Tottenham will listen to offers for Jermain Defoe once they complete the signing of Charlton's Darren Bent. (Daily Mirror)

Charlton are refusing to budge on their asking price of 17m for Bent. (The Independent)

Birmingham boss Steve Bruce is lining up a double swoop for Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini and Celta Vigo's Daniel de Ridder. (The Sun)

Bruce is close to signing French star Olivier Kapo from Juventus. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is plotting a swoop for West Brom defenders Paul McShane and Paul Robinson. (The Sun, Daily Mail)

Keane is close to agreeing a 1m move for Aberdeen skipper Russell Anderson. (Daily Record)

Dutch star Ryan Babel will snub a move to Arsenal this summer to stay at Ajax, but has admitted he is tempted by a move in the future. (Various)

Fulham are ready to battle with Reading to sign Didier Digard. (Daily Express)

Fulham made a 4.5m offer for West Brom's Diomansy Kamara after Heidar Helguson snubbed a swap deal. (Daily Mirror)

Reading have offered Leroy Lita has been offered a new 20,000-a-week contract to keep him. (Various)

Wigan are ready to sell striker Lee McCulloch to Rangers - as long as they agree to take defender Andy Webster too. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers must fork out 1.5m up front, plus another 500,000 in add-ons if they are to sign Kilmarnock's Steven Naismith. (Daily Record)

The Gers fear their chances of signing Bordeaux's Julien Faubert are no better than 50-50. (Daily Record)

Crystal Palace's move for Benfica defender Jose Fonte is in jeopardy after interest from Steaua Bucharest. (Daily Mail)

Wolves are close to a 500,000 deal for Crystal Palace defender Darren Ward. (Daily Mirror)

Bolton have emerged as favourites to sign Sheffield United's Phil Jagielka. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has admitted he does not know whether Arsene Wenger will stay at the club. (Daily Mirror)

But Wenger's good friend Max Hild, his former boss at Strasbourg, says that he will remain at the north London club for life. (The Sun)

Former Fulham boss Chris Coleman has had talks about becoming the new Real Sociedad coach. (Various)

Hong Kong billionaire Carson Yeung Ka-Shing is closing in on his takeover of Birmingham. (The Sun)

Newcastle's new owner Mike Ashley is ready to invest 50m in transfer cash to trigger the club's revival. (Daily Mirror)

Alan Curbishley's future as West Ham boss could be in doubt despite him leading them to Premiership safety last season. (Daily Star)

Sven-Goran Eriksson has agreed to take the Manchester City job and prove his critics wrong. (Daily Express)

Eriksson has agreed a three-year deal worth 3m a season - making him one of the Premiership's highest paid managers behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

City fans have been rushing to snap up season tickets with the prospect of Eriksson to splash 50m of the new owner's money. (The Sun)

Eriksson will have to wait until next week to be named as Stuart Pearce's successor. (Daily Star)

Thai prosecutors are stepping up their bid to derail Shinawatra's 81.6m takeover bid. (Daily Telegraph)

Officials from the Premier League, FA and Football League have agreed to meet sports minister Richard Caborn for talks over foreign ownership of clubs. (Various)

Chelsea want Portsmouth's technical director Avram Grant in place as their sporting director in time for their pre-season trip to LA. (the Sun)

Everton's plans to move to a new 55,000-seater stadium in Kirkby have been hit by protests from local residents. (Daily Mail)

Bolton's new arrival Bierim Dzemaili has been ruled out until 2008. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are still waiting for almost 1m in compensation over the injury to Dean Ashton while on England duty. (The Guardian)

AND FINALLY

David Beckham is being urged to cut short his holiday to help the LA Galaxy, who have slumped to second bottom of their division. (The Sun)

Sheffield Wednesday's pre-season plans are in doubt because of the flooding at Hillsborough. (Daily Express)

Uefa has admitted English football fans are unfairly targeted by foreign riot cops. (The Sun)



SEE ALSO
Tuesday's gossip column
26 Jun 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2007
01 Jun 07 |  Gossip


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