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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 July 2007, 11:47 GMT 12:47 UK
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Real Madrid expect to land Chelsea winger Arjen Robben for around 21 million this week. (Various)

Arsenal could be ready to make an 11 million bid for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric. (News of the World)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson wants Nigeria international left-back Taye Taiwo from Marseille. (News of the World)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is trying to sign Abdoulaye Faye from his former club Bolton Wanderers. (People)

Portsmouth midfielder Sean Davis could be in for a return to Fulham as a replacement for Michael Brown, who is poised to join Wigan. (People)

Aston Villa defender Liam Ridgewell is a transfer target for Birmingham, Fulham and Bolton. (News of the World)

Tottenham are ready to splash out 8 million on Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom from French champions Lyon. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a move for former Gunners striker Nicolas Anelka from Bolton. (Various)

But they will need to get their skates on as Valencia are set to trump the Gunners with a 13m bid. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal are poised to sign Chelsea's 22-year-old French midfielder Lassana Diarra this week. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United's Ryan Giggs will be offered another one-year contract at the end of the season and then asked to become an ambassador for the club when he eventually retires. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle will table a 3m offer for Fulham's giant Papa Bouba Diop while there is doubts over landing Norwegian centre-half Brede Hangeland from FC Copenhagen. (People)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane hopes to strike a loan deal with his former club Manchester United for goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. (People)

Chelsea have put a 27m price tag on Germany midfielder Michael Ballack to try and frighten off Real Madrid. (News of the World)

Egyptian midfielder Hossam Ghaly expects to complete his move to Birmingham from Tottenham this week. (News of the World)

Wigan striker Henri Camara could be on his way to either Portsmouth or Bolton. (People)

Rangers are poised to swoop for Argentina full-back Diego Placente - and could land the Celta Vigo player for nothing. (Sunday Mail)

And the Ibrox club are also targeting Lens striker Daniel Cousin for 1.5m after failing to get the towering hitman on loan. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

New Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is hoping to lure Kevin Keegan out of retirement to become the club's director of football. (Various)

And Arsene Wenger is considering hiring former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder as Arsenal's sporting director. (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea have awarded Frank Lampard a pay rise to take him close to John Terry's 130,00-a-week, without the need to sign a new contract. (News of the World)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane says he wants to stay at the club beyond the two years he has left on his contract. (The People)

AND FINALLY

Lee Bowyer says he would welcome former Newcastle team-mate Kieron Dyer joining West Ham - even though the two had an infamous on-field bust-up in 2005.

David Beckham's 12 touches of the ball in his short debut for LA Galaxy were captured by an incredible 19 cameras. (Sunday Express)



SEE ALSO
Saturday's gossip column
28 Jul 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2007
01 Jul 07 |  Gossip


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