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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 07:33 GMT 08:33 UK
Tuesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Arsenal defender William Gallas is on Real Madrid's hit-list of summer transfers. (Various)

Middlesbrough hope to sign Portsmouth midfielder Sean Davis in a 3m deal. (Various)

Midfielder Zheng Zhi will ask for a move if Charlton are relegated to the Championship. (The Sun)

Crystal Palace striker Dougie Freedman wants a new two-year deal or he will walk away from the club when his contract expires in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres, who has been linked with a summer move to Liverpool, has the Merseyside club's famous 'You'll never walk alone' slogan on the inside of his captain's armband. (The Sun)

Coventry midfielder Colin Cameron will be released at the end of the season because he does not feature in manager Iain Dowie's future plans. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are planning a 45m bid for Valencia striker David Villa. (Daily Star).

Manchester City and Everton are vying to sign Cardiff striker Michael Chopra for 4m. (Daily Star)

Ex-France star Zinedine Zidane is ready to come out of retirement to join Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool say they have not forgotten about Benfica winger Simao Sabrosa since a bid for the winger was rejected in 2005. (Independent)

Everton are prepared to meet Hibernian's 4m valuation for Scotland midfielder Scott Brown, which could see off the interest from Rangers and Celtic. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

American tycoon Stan Kroenke is set to meet the Arsenal board so the directors can listen to his 500m takeover plan. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea's Didier Drogba says revenge over Liverpool is his side's motive in their Champions League semi-final against the side who knocked them out in 2005. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool's Xabi Alonso, meanwhile, says the Merseysiders are not fazed by the Stamford Bridge crowd. (Various)

Bolton boss Sam Allardyce fears the club's bid to qualify for Europe could be wrecked by an injury crisis. (The Sun)

Hibernian and Dunfermline have sold less than 5000 tickets for their Scottish Cup semi-final. (Daily Record)

Sheffield United defender Chris Armstrong is at the centre of a tug-of-war between Scotland and England. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY...

Brazilian player Cleberson was booked because he kissed a referee. The Cabofriense defender gave match official Ubiraci Damasio a peck on the cheek after a foul was given against him and after being shown a yellow card, Cleberson said: "I did not know it was against the rules." (The Sun)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho broke a Uefa two-game touchline ban two seasons ago by being sneaked into his side's dressing room in a laundry basket. (Various)

Portsmouth keeper David James doubts England boss Steve McClaren saw him break the clean sheet record against Aston Villa on television because: "I think there was a documentary on the Discovery Channel at the same time".

An Italian football supporter who travels 36,000 miles a season to watch his beloved Fulham has been named Fan of the Year by club sponsors Pipex. Luca Turchi, who lives in Bologna, has missed only two home games in five years and said: "I would travel anywhere to see Fulham play."



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


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