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Last Updated: Sunday, 20 May 2007, 10:43 GMT 11:43 UK
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester United are trailing Heerenveen's Brazilian striker Alfonso Alves who has scored 34 goals in 31 games this season. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea have targeted Everton defender Joleon Lescott but will have to find 10m to get their man. (Sunday Mirror)

Milan are planning a 28m swoop for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. (News of the World)

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wants to splash 20m on Carlos Tevez. (Sunday Express)

Spurs are preparing a bid for Manchester United striker Louis Saha. (The People)

Spurs boss Martin Jol hopes to bring in Morten Gamst Pedersen, Leighton Baines, Darren Bent and Nigel Reo-Coker. (Sunday Mirror)

And that means Jermain Defoe, Mido and Hossam Ghaly will be shipped out of White Hart Lane. (Sunday Mirror)

Djibril Cisse has told Liverpool to slash their transfer demands so he can finally leave the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Birmingham boss Steve Bruce is hoping to sign Arsenal centre back Johan Djourou. (Sunday Mirror)

Bruce also wants Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka. (Daily Star Sunday)

Alan Curbishley will axe 12 of his West Ham squad in a 40m summer shake-up, including Nigel Reo-Coker, Marlon Harewood and Bobby Zamora. (Various)

Manchester United have switched their attentions to Porto winger Anderson after Sporting Lisbon demanded 20m for Nani. (Daily Star Sunday)

Charlton will win the race to sign Crewe striker Luke Varney. (People)

Roy Keane wants to make Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen his first signing after leading Sunderland back to the Premiership. (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are in a three-way fight for 15m-rated Manchester City defender Micah Richards. (Daily Star Sunday)

Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim will see his salary rise from 8,000 to 50,000 a week when he signs for Chelsea. (Daily Star Sunday)

Everton are leading the race for Sheffield United's Phil Jagielka, likely to cost 6m. (Independent)

Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell will join Chelsea this week - despite a last-ditch bid from West Ham. (News of the World)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fears Thierry Henry has played his last game for the club. (News of the World)

Real Betis are leading the chase for Liverpool winger Mark Gonzalez. (News of the World)

Manchester United are planning a 12m swoop for Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. (News of the World)

Celtic will table a 5m bid for Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton this week. (News of the World)

Rangers will make a 100,000 move for Coventry full-back David McNamee if they fail to sign Steven Whittaker from Hibernian. (News of the World)

Goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has rejected a transfer to Rangers and will sign a new deal with Aberdeen. (Sunday Mail)

Hibernian aim to sign Dunfermline goalkeeper Dorus De Vries this summer. (Scotland On Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City are on the point of appointing Dutchman Co Adriaanse as their new coach. (Sunday Mirror)

Jose Mourinho insists he wants to stay on at Chelsea after they won their sixth trophy in his three years at the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham are the target of a 250m bid from US consortium. (News of the World)

Multi-millionaire businessman Sheikh Samir Mirdad is heading up a Dubai-based consortium interested in taking over Leeds. (Daily Star Sunday)

AND FINALLY

Carlos Tevez is set to be the subject of a new film in which he may star as himself. "It will have to be four or five hours long because so many things have happened to him," says Javier Mascherano. (Sunday Mirror)

Spanish football's disciplinary committee had to annul 100 yellow cards given in Spain's top two divisions as referees hit back in a row involving David Beckham. Becks recently saw yellow for time-wasting, officially noted as 'unsporting behaviour', but had it rescinded on appeal. But referees demonstrated their anger at that decision by marking down the next 100 bookings as 'unsporting behaviour', meaning the committee had to follow the example they set with Beckham.



SEE ALSO
Saturday's gossip column
19 May 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - May 2007
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