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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 May 2007, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
Saturday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...


Juventus are preparing a 17m bid for Chelsea's Frank Lampard. Juve also want Ajax's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarrro. (Express)

The Italians are also keen on Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso and his Anfield team-mate Mohamed Sissoko. (Times)

However, Alonso could be heading to Barcelona as part of a 30m deal with Samuel Eto'o going to Anfield. (Mirror)

Sevilla's Daniel Alves and Zaragoza's Gabriel Milito will sign for Liverpool "within the next few days". (Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports he and Cesc Fabregas are set for summer moves to Real Madrid. (Various)

The Gunners are closing in on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho. The 20-year-old will cost 15m. (Mirror)

Having beaten them to the signing of Gareth Bale, Tottenham are now set to challenge Manchester United in the race for Sporting Lisbon's Nani. (Mirror)

Tottenham are monitoring Michael Owen's return from injury with a view to bringing him to London. (Express)

Reading are back in for Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead after having a 2m offer turned down. Charlton and Portsmouth are also interested. (Times)

And the Royals are set to swoop for Liverpool centre-back Sami Hyypia after his move to Fulham fell through. (Star)

Portsmouth are also in the mix to land the veteran Finnish defender. (Mirror)

Pompey are up for signing anyone and everyone at the minute. They are battling it out with Everton to sign Charlton full-back Luke Young. 2m could seal the deal. (Sun)

And boss Harry Redknapp is confident of landing former Fratton Park favourite Yakubu and his Middlesbrough strike partner Mark Viduka. (Mail)

Pompey are also keen on West Ham's Marlon Harewood and Paris St Germain forward Bonaventure Kalou. (Times)

But Wigan and Aston Villa are also tracking West Ham's Marlon Harewood. (Times)

And West Ham boss Alan Curbishley is still hopeful of signing Viduka - as well as Newcastle midfielder Scott Parker. (Times)

While the Hammers have joined Blackburn and Aston Villa in the race to sign Liverpool's Craig Bellamy. The Reds want 12m for the striker. (Mail)

Nigel Reo-Coker has been told he can leave West Ham - so long as buyers cough up 8m for the midfielder. (Sun)

Matt Taylor is set to leave Portsmouth in a 5m move to Aston Villa. (Mirror)

Lyon want Chelsea's Portuguese right-back Paulo Ferreira. (Times)

Hibs will move for Chelsea reserve keeper Yves Ma Kalambay. (Daily Record)

Sheffield United have told Everton they will have to pay 6m if they want to sign midfielder Phil Jagielka. (Star)

Sunderland are set to offer 5m plus Stern John for Preston striker David Nugent. North End want 8m. (Various)


Sevilla coach Juande Ramos wants to come to England next season and is on Manchester City's wanted list. (Mirror)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is 'keen' on the City job. (Various)

However, the odds have tumbled on former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier taking the City helm after he quit French club Lyon on Friday. (Sun)

Although Houllier's departure from the six-time French champions means he is now free to become Arsenal's director of football. (Mirror)

Micky Adams will take the helm at MK Dons after Martin Allen left the club to join Leicester. (Star)


Watford have secured a new sponsorship deal. They will bear the brand name Beko on their shirts instead of the names of their Turkish parent companies - Arcelik and Koc Holding. (Mirror)

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