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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 July 2007, 06:48 GMT 07:48 UK
Wednesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Everton boss David Moyes has made a shock bid to hijack Wigan defender Leighton Baines' move to Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)

Wigan boss Chris Hutchings will move for West Brom's Paul Robinson if Baines leaves the club. (Daily Mail)

Martin Petrov's switch to Tottenham from Atletico Madrid has moved closer after he was allowed to fly to London for talks. (The Sun)

Man City are in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Elano over a 7m move. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is to switch his attentions to Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. (Daily Star)

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes is trying to push through a 4.5m deal for Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle are in talks for West Brom defender Curtis Davies, but their 6m offer is still 2m short of the Baggies' valuation. (Daily Mail)

Bolton boss Sammy Lee has talked Swede Christian Wilhelmsson into joining for 2m from Nantes. (Daily Mirror)

Man City want Juventus left-back Giorgio Chiellini and midfielder Manuele Blasi. (Guardian)

Plymouth have put striker Cherno Samba on the transfer list. (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham have joined Newcastle in the race to sign China's captain Zheng Zhi from Shandong Luneng. (Guardian)

Aston Villa and Newcastle will slug it out over Danish defender Brede Hangeland. (Daily Mirror)

Norwich and Watford could battle it out for the services of Leicester striker Matty Fryatt. (Daily Mirror)

French defender Frank Signorino, a 1m-rated left-back, is a target for newly-promoted Birmingham. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham's Michael Brown is set to move to Wigan on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

Luton defender Leon Barnett has finalised a 2m switch to West Brom. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have made a swoop on Real Madrid for 20-year-old midfielder Javi Garcia. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are chasing 17-year-old Spanish full-back sensation Alberto Morgado. (Daily Mirror)

Oldham are lining up a move for veteran former Sheffield United defender Alan Wright. (Daily Star)

Charlton are set to make former Barnet midfielder Dean Sinclair their latest signing. (Daily Mirror)

Dundee United are on the verge of signing Polish keeper Grzegorz Szamotulski on a six-month loan deal from Sturm Graz. (Daily Record)

Hibs and Hearts have both been linked with moves for Rosenborg striker Daniel Braaten. (Daily Record)

Hibs have also renewed interest in Cork City striker Roy O'Donovan. (Daily Record)

Spanish midfielder Ruben Palazuelos has signed a four-year deal with Hearts, according to his agent. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Man Utd assistant Carlos Queiroz says their title win last season was "important for the game as a whole". (Various)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Liverpool's spending spree has put them under massive pressure to win the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth's David James wants to be inspired by David Beckham's international comeback to make his own. (Various)

Steve Bruce reckons Birmingham's signings of Mido and Hossan Ghaly from Spurs will help them beat the drop. (Daily Mirror)

Andy Cole is ready to leave Portsmouth after being dumped for their trip to Hong Kong. (The Sun)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill reckons new signing Marlon Harewood lost a lot of confidence during his last season at West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

Reading have sold all 18,000 available season tickets. (Daily Star)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley has told new signing Craig Bellamy to do his talking on the pitch. (The Sun)

Reading's Nicky Shorey will snub West Ham and Newcastle to sign a new contract with the Royals. (Daily Mirror)

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson tips striker Dong Fangzhou to make an impact at Old Trafford this season. (Daily Star)

Man City striker Bernardo Corradi has blasted former boss Stuart Pearce for lacking leadership. (The Sun)

Striker Chris Iwelumo hopes joining Charlton will boost his chances of winning a Scotland call-up. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

Everton striker James Vaughan was so upset by his dislocated shoulder that he was thinking of giving the game up at the tender age of 19. (Daily Mail)



SEE ALSO
Tuesday's gossip column
24 Jul 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2007
01 Jul 07 |  Gossip


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