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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 07:33 GMT 08:33 UK
Wednesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Bayern Munich have told Manchester United that they can buy Owen Hargreaves in the summer if they are prepared to pay 18m. (Various)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is considering a fresh move for Benfica winger Simao Sabrosa. (Daily Mail)

Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd does not have to sell any of his players even if Premiership clubs come in for them his summer. (Various)

Charles N'Zogbia wants to leave Newcastle in the summer after a row with manager Glenn Roeder. (Various)

Tottenham and Liverpool are both interested in signing Yossi Benayoun, who is expected to leave West Ham in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn Rovers maintain there is no clause in Morten Gamst Pedersen's contract that will allow him to leave the club for a fee of 8m. (The Sun)

Sheffield Wednesday have insisted that Frankie Simek will not leave the club for less than 2m, with Charlton, Aston Villa and Portsmouth rumoured to be interested. (Daily Star)

Cardiff skipper Darren Purse is the subject of a 2m battle between Charlton and Sheffield United. (Daily Mirror)

Bolton keeper Ian Walker will quit the club in the summer. (Various)

Everton are keen to sign 6m rated West Brom striker Diomansy Kamara. (Daily Mail)

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has turned down an approach from Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

The agent of Hearts midfielder Julien Brellier claims the management's attitude to his client is driving him out of the club. (Daily Record)

Bulgaria Under-21 defender Pavel Kovachev is set to join Hearts. (Daily Record)

Defender Grant Murray has agreed a new contract with Kilmarnock. (The Sun)

Dutch defender Dyron Daal wants to remain in Scotland even if Aberdeen do not offer him a new contract. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea will offer Jurgen Klinsmann 7m a year in an effort to persuade him to become manager at Stamford Bridge this summer. (The Sun)

Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko wants Jose Mourinho to stay at the club even though he treats his players like robots. (Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has turned down Real Madrid for a third time. (Various)

The row between Newcastle and the Football Association over the medical costs of Michael Owen's injury is worsening, with various transport bills now being disputed. (Daily Mail)

Michael Stewart has been forced to train with Hibernian's youth team following the dressing-room revolt against manager John Collins. (The Sun)

Rangers hope to set-up a player-exchange agreement with David Beckham's future employers, LA Galaxy. (Daily Express)

Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura expects to overcome a knee injury to play the rest of the season. (Daily Express)

Dunfermline urged the Scottish FA to switch their Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibernian from Hampden to Tynecastle. (Daily Mail)

An Israeli court will sit in judgment on the dispute between Bolton's Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim and his former agent, David Abu. (The Guardian)

AND FINALLY...

Reading's Cameroon defender Andre Bikey reckons his fish and chip diet and Mr Bean are the best things about living in England. (The Sun)

AC Milan's Brazilian forward Kaka has come out and said that his team are not scared of Manchester United ahead of their Champions League encounter after Sir Alex Ferguson's men beat Roma 7-1 in their last match. (Various)

Inverness Caley Thistle will not be able to play in the Intertoto Cup next season because the second round of the competition will clash with an Elton John concert at their ground. (Daily Record)



SEE ALSO
Tuesday's gossip column
17 Apr 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - March 2007
01 Mar 07 |  Gossip


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