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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 May 2007, 08:01 GMT 09:01 UK
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

David Beckham, who is leaving Real Madrid for LA Galaxy this summer, could play for Newcastle on loan next season, joining the Magpies in January after the end of the Major League Soccer season. (The People)

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is wanted by Tottenham manager Martin Jol to inject some experience into his side. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool have tabled a 5m bid for Portsmouth midfielder Matthew Taylor but face competition from Tottenham, Fulham and Aston Villa. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez wants West Ham striker Carlos Tevez and is willing to offload forward Craig Bellamy to raise part of the likely 25m asking price. (The People)

Peterborough are set to sign the first player to have clinched a hat-trick at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium - Gunners teenager Jay Simpson, who scored the goals in the FA Youth Cup. (The People)

Crystal Palace striker Dougie Freedman is wanted by Carlisle. (The People)

Manchester United are keen on Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and are ready to bid 25m for the striker. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea will bid 22m for Valencia's David Villa. (News of the World)

Aston Villa will sign West Ham's Nigel Reo-Coker for 8m. (Mail On Sunday)

West Ham are set to sign Luke Young - 12 months after the Charlton right-back's move was wrecked when he failed a medical. (News of the World)

West Ham have joined Manchester United and Portsmouth in the race to sign Wolves' 2m-rated winger Michael Kightly. (News of the World)

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is keen on signing Valencia midfielder David Silva. (News of the world)

Tottenham want to sign Charlton's Darren Bent and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Nani. (News of the World)

Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka is weighing up whether to join West Ham or Newcastle. (News of the World)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Spurs striker Jermain Defoe and will pay 5m. (News of the World)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keen on discussing a transfer move to Birmingham. (PA Sport)

Newcastle and Everton may make a move for Sheffield United defender Phil Jagielka. (News of the World)

Aston Villa's Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes could be on his way to Fulham. (News of the World)

Newcastle will join the chase for Liverpool winger Boudewijn Zenden, who has been told he can leave Anfield this summer. (Mail on Sunday)

Birmingham are interested in signing West Ham's out-of-favour defender Paul Konchesky. (Daily Star Sunday)

Portsmouth want to sign Ivory Coast international Bonaventure Kalou from Paris St Germain. (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea have moved a step closer to signing Kakha Kaladze after AC Milan said they would not prevent the move. (Daily Star Sunday)

Robbie Fowler may sign for Rangers after being released by Liverpool. (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham and Fulham are fighting it out to sign Egypt international Mohamed Zidan. (Daily star Sunday)

Chelsea and Liverpool are locked in battle for the signature of highly-rated Sheffield United youngster Jacob Mellis. (Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has been urged to join Villarreal this summer by his former France team-mate Robert Pires. (Daily Star Sunday)

Fulham want to sign QPR winger Lee Cook. (Daily Star Sunday)

West Ham and Portsmouth want to sign Watford forward Hameur Bouazza. (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is checking out Rennes's 21-year-old striker Jimmy Briand and has scouts watching him. (Daily Star Sunday)

Bolton boss Sammy Lee is lining up Fulham midfielder Michael Brown as a possible replacement for Kevin Nolan. (Daily Star Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool's Jermaine Pennant was devastated to find that Real Madrid's David Beckham, Tottenham's Aaron Lennon and Blackburn's David Bentley were given the chance to play on the right wing for England by being included in the squad for the matches against Brazil and Estonia. (The People)

Parma coach Claudio Ranieri has accepted the Manchester City managerial job. (The People)

Liverpool's American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have held emergency talks with Rafael Benitez after the manager expressed concern over the direction the club was taking. (Sunday Mirror)

Yeovil's Paul Terry, brother of Chelsea's John, has praised the Blues for helping him recover from an injury that had threatened to rule him out of today's League One Play-off final against Blackpool. (Sunday Mirror)

Manager Sam Allardyce will be given only one season to prove he can bring back the good times to the Magpies, with a European place the target. (Sunday Mirror)

Brazil defender Alex will aim to show that he is been worth the three-year wait by Chelsea. The Blues defender has spent the time on loan while acquiring a work permit. (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o would love to play for Liverpool, not least because of their "fantastic fans". (Sunday Mirror)

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy has issued a come and get me plea to Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. (News of the World).

Mikael Silvestre insists he will not be moving from Manchester United in the summer. (News of the World)

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to quit the club after contract talks collapsed. (News of the World)

West Ham say they want to keep striker Bobby Zamora at the club. (News of the World)

Liverpool's Momo Sissoko wants showdown talks with the club after losing his first-team place. (News of the World)

Arsenal's Thierry Henry has challenged Barcelona to publicly state their interest in him. (News of the World)

Meanwhile, Gunners midfielder Matthieu Flamini is angry at his lack of first-team chances and wants to buy out his contract. (News of the World)

AND FINALLY

Stephen Bywater could be entrusted with a 60m penalty as the Derby keeper is likely to be the club's fifth penalty-taker - if spot-kicks are needed in Monday's Championship Play-off final against West Brom. (Sunday Mirror)

Former Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell will win Michael Ballack's Chelsea starting slot and then become a Chelsea legend, according to former Royals team-mate James Harper. (Sunday Mirror)

Sky Sports' Vinny O'Connor was embarrassed on Thursday during a live link-up with Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez. O'Connor's mobile phone rang and played the Z Cars theme - Everton's tune as they run on to the pitch. (The People)



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


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