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Last Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007, 07:09 GMT 08:09 UK
Monday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Winger Arjen Robben has been told to sign a new Chelsea contract this week or be sold to Real Madrid. (Various)

Real have increased their offer for Robben by 6m to 20m. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have agreed a 7.4m deal for Brazil midfielder Elano and he will complete his move from Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. (Daily Star)

Valencia are ready to pay 13m for Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka, who could be tempted by the lure of Champions League football. (Daily Star)

Newcastle have made a surprise 6m bid for Manchester United striker Alan Smith. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is considering a 7m move for Smith. (Telegraph)

Sheffield United's bid for Everton's James Beattie is likely to collapse over the striker's 40,000 a week wages. (Daily Star)

West Ham have told Carlos Tevez's agent he can have him for 6m - the minimum the Premier League will allow the club to be paid for his registration. But Joorabchian looks set to go ahead with his High Court action. That could wreck Manchester United's chances of signing the striker before the transfer window shuts on 31 August. (The Sun)

Joorabchian has offered only 100,000 to West Ham because he is so confident of winning a court case. (Daily Star)

Reading want to sign Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Glenn Whelan in a 1.4m deal. (Various)

Bolton could move for Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill with uncertainty over Jussi Jaaskelainen's future. (Telegraph)

Arsenal's 8m-rated midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes is set to sign for Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid, where the Spaniard spent last season on loan, are unwilling to pay more than 5m. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane has admitted he is interested in Cork City striker Roy O'Donovan. (Independent)

Everton and Manchester City will battle it out for the signature of Leighton Baines after Wigan indicated their willingness to sell. (Daily Mirror)

But they could face competition from Manchester United, if they sell Gabriel Heinze. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth striker Lomana Lua Lua is being targeted by Sevilla and Espanyol. (Daily Mirror)

Derby are close to securing a 500,000 deal for Portsmouth defender Andy Griffin. (Telegraph)

Celtic have offered Jim O'Brien as part of their bid for Kilmarnock striker Steven Naismith. (Daily Record)

Rangers will sign Hibernian right-back Steven Whittaker for 1.75m this week. (Various)

Lens striker Daniel Cousin says he could be a Rangers player within 48 hours. (Daily Record)

But Rangers value Gabon international Daniel Cousin at less than the 1.5m being demanded by Lens. (Daily Express)

Rangers have decided not to bid for Argentine left-back Diego Placente, who wants to leave Celta Vigo. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce would not welcome the return of Kevin Keegan to St James' Park in the role of director of football. (Various)

Celtic keeper Artur Boruc will miss the start of the season with a shoulder injury. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

A bemused Ronaldinho was given a bizarre gift during his visit to Scotland with Barcelona. One fan offered him an 'Instakilt' - a beach towel which doubles a kilt. (Daily Record)



SEE ALSO
Sunday's gossip column
29 Jul 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2007
01 Jul 07 |  Gossip


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