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Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2007, 06:46 GMT 07:46 UK
Friday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester United will offer 27.5m plus 11m-rated Louis Saha for Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov. (Sun)

Liverpool's summer transfer hitlist includes Samuel Eto'o, Carlos Tevez, Daniel Alves and Gabriel Milito. (Sun)

Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia's move to Fulham has fallen through over his wage demands. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland have made a 2m bid for Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, who has a year left on his current contract. (Various)

The Black Cats also want Barcelona's Eidur Gudjohnsen - but face competition from West Ham, Portsmouth and Newcastle. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are planning a 15m bid for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle will bid 5m for Leighton Baines - who believes he must leave Wigan to further his England ambitions. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have engineered an option to sign 20-year-old PSV defender Manuel da Costa before next May. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool will listen to offers for Craig Bellamy - who is wanted by Aston Villa and Blackburn. (Daily Express)

Chelsea have lodged a 10m bid for Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are in talks with Sporting Lisbon about signing 13.5m-rated winger Nani. (Times)

Arsenal have held talks with Atletico Madrid as they try to offload Jose Reyes. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are preparing a 5m bid for Reading defender Nicky Shorey. (Sun)

Watford are poised to sign Arsenal keeper Mart Poom. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers boss Walter Smith is looking to bolster his squad by signing PSV Eindhoven winger DaMarcus Beasley. (Sun)

Jean-Joel Doumbe says he is likely to sign a two-year deal with Celtic as the prospect of Champions League football is a big incentive. (Sun)

Kilmarnock have offered Ivory Coast star Aime Koudou a one-year deal to remain at Rugby park. (Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies says he has not received any offers for striker Steven Naismith - despite speculation linking him with a move to one of the Old Firm clubs. (The Herald)

French midfielder Franck Ribery will join Bayern Munich this summer in a deal believed to be worth 10m. (AFP)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Glazer family are ready to listen to offers for Manchester United less than three years after completing their takeover. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is in the frame for the Man City job. (Sun)

Freddy Shepherd will be ousted as Newcastle chairman in the near future by prospective owner Mike Ashley. (Independent)

Ashley intends to complete his takeover by the start of next season. (Guardian)

Gretna are in talks with Motherwell about offering a joint season ticket next season. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Shrewsbury have had to have a new kit made for Saturday's League Two play-off final after their players threw their shirts and shorts into the crowd following their semi-final win over MK Dons. (Daily Star)



SEE ALSO
Thursday's gossip column
24 May 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - May 2007
15 May 07 |  Gossip


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