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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 June 2007, 06:21 GMT 07:21 UK
Thursday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a 13m bid for Newcastle striker Obefemi Martins. (Various)

Chelsea have had a 12m bid for Lyon midfielder Florent Malouda rejected. (Various)

Sven-Goran Eriksson will make Middlesbrough striker Yakubu his first signing. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are ready to make a 15m bid for Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard. (The Times)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants Kieran Richardson from Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has pleaded with Argentine international team-mate Carlos Tevez to join him at Anfield. (Daily Star)

Rangers target Julien Faubert has gone on strike at Bordeaux after the French club refused to sell him. (Daily Record)

West Ham are willing to pay Carlos Tevez 115,000 a week to keep him at the club for another year. (Daily Mail)

Martin O'Neill is to launch a fresh 8m bid for West Ham's Nigel Reo-Coker. (Various)

O'Neill may have to fight off an attempted hijack of the move by prospective Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson. (The Times)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is looking at Bolton's Kevin Nolan as a possible replacement for Nigel Reo-Coker. (The Sun)

Shaun Wright-Phillips will reject a move to Man City if Sven-Goran Eriksson takes over. (Daily Mail)

Andy van der Meyde is likely to be kicked out of Everton after reportedly criticising coach David Moyes on Dutch TV. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland have had a 3m bid for Wigan defender Leighton Baines rejected. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Tottenham are battling to sign Lyn Oslo's Norwegian striker Chinedu Ogbuke. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs are close to securing a deal to sell Reto Ziegler to Sampdoria for 1.4m. (The Times)

Celtic plan to make a 2m swoop for Watford defender Dan Shittu. (Daily Mirror)

Reading's Nicky Shorey will snub Newcastle and West Ham by signing a new contract at the Royals. (Daily Mail)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is interested in signing West Ham's 3m-rated striker Marlon Harewood. (Various)

Bristol City will confirm the signing of Hibernian's Northern Ireland winger Ivan Sproule on Thursday. (Daily Mirror)

Lee McCulloch is tipped to complete a move from Wigan to Rangers for 2.5m. (The Times)

Nigerian international midfielder Oneykachi Okonkwo is being watched by Premier League new boys Birmingham and Derby. (The Sun)

League One Nottingham Forest have slapped a 1.5m price tag on wing wizard Kris Commons. (Daily Star)

Former Brentford striker Lloyd Owusu is keen on a move to Yeovil. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Real Madrid will sack coach Fabio Capello on Thursday because club chiefs blame him for David Beckham's exit. (Daily Mirror)

Prospective Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra has taken his holding in the club to 65% (The Sun)

Barcelona financial director Ferran Soriano claims Thierry Henry first contacted the club over a move back in May after David Dein left the Emirates Stadium. (The Sun)

AND FINALLY

David Beckham and Kate Moss are going to be godparents to the newborn son of ex-Hollyoaks lovely Davinia Taylor. (Various)

Supporters of Atletico Madrid have staged a demonstration in the streets of the Spanish capital to protest about the possible sale of striker Fernando Torres to Liverpool. (Various)



SEE ALSO
Wednesday's gossip column
27 Jun 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2007
01 Jun 07 |  Gossip


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