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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 05:38 GMT 06:38 UK
Tuesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester City have agreed a 10m deal with Olympiakos for Mexico striker Nery Castillo. (Daily Mirror)

City also want Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz, but face competition from Blackburn, Porto and Galatasaray. (Daily Mirror)

And at least two players from the Thailand national team are set to join Manchester City. (Daily Star)

Kieron Dyer will stay at Newcastle - for now - because of Joey Barton's injury. (The Sun)

West Ham, Manchester City and Tottenham are set to formalise their interest in Kieron Dyer this week. (The Times)

Everton are one of several English clubs chasing Rosenberg striker Daniel Braaten. (Daily Telegraph)

Watford have told Fulham and Portsmouth they will have to pay 5m if they want forward Hameur Bouazza. (The Sun)

Juventus are set to bid 3m for Arsenal defender Phillipe Senderos. (Mirror)

Bolton are in talks about signing Werder Bremen's Sweden winger Christian Wilhelmsson. (Mirror)

Leicester are set to sign MK Dons striker Izale McLeod. (Daily Mirror)

Ex-Charlton midfielder Zheng Zhi says Newcastle and Birmingham want to sign him on loan from Chinese side Shandong Lueng. (Daily Star)

Blackburn striker Jason Roberts has pledged his future to the club and says team-mate Benni McCarthy is also staying at Ewood Park. (Various)

Hull have launched a 600,000 bid for Sunderland striker Stern John. (Star)

Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has turned down offers from Villarreal, PSG, Olympiakos and the MLS to stay at Stamford Bridge. (The Guardian)

Nantes have told Manchester City they want 2.7m for midfielder Emerse Fae, who is also wanted by Reading. (Times)

Wigan and Mallorca both want Toulouse winger Fode Mansare. (The Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool expect Gabriel Heinze to challenge his contract with Manchester United in the High Court within the next fortnight. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal shareholder Danny Fiszman says the Gunners' board are determined to resist any takeover attempt. (Various)

Kanu has agreed a new contract that will keep him at Portsmouth. (The Sun)

Reading defender Nicky Shorey will sign a new contract with the Royals this week. (Daily Star)

Andrei Shevchenko will have a place in a three-pronged Chelsea attack next season alongside Didier Drogba and Claudio Pizarro. (Daily Telegraph)

Steve Naismith's agent says Kilmarnock's refusal to accept a bid for him from Rangers has made the striker ill with worry. (Daily Record)

Rangers trialist Joseph Lapira broke down with a calf injury minutes into his first training session with the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Livingston will offer a contract to former Hibs full-back Craig James this week. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Leighton Baines' 6m move from Wigan to Sunderland is being held up as his wife is due to give birth to their second child. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has promised to be "more mellow" this season. (Guardian)

Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura says special germanium baths to soften his skin have helped his play. (Record)



SEE ALSO
Monday's gossip column
23 Jul 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2007
01 Jul 07 |  Gossip


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