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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 07:44 GMT 08:44 UK
Tuesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Everton have accepted a 4m offer from Sheffield United for James Beattie. (The Independent)

Bolton will start a bidding war for defender Abdoulaye Faye after deciding to cash in on the contract rebel. (The Sun)

And Newcastle are leading the chase for the versatile giant. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland have rejoined the race to sign Manchester United striker Alan Smith. (The Sun)

But Middlesbrough are close to winning the battle after offering Smith a massive 60,000-a-week contract. (Daily Mirror)

Although Everton are said to be favourites to pip Newcastle to the signing of Smith. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are lining up a 17m move for Barcelona's Eidur Gudjohnsen and Smith. (Daily Express)

The Hammers are also being linked with a 10m double deal for Gudjohnsen and Kieron Dyer. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley also inquired about Middlesbrough's Yakubu. (The Times)

Spurs are set to tie up the signing of 4.5m Hertha Berlin midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng this week. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are in talks about signing Dynamo Zagreb right-back Vedran Corluka. (The Times)

Winger Seol Ki-Hyeon is ready to leave Reading for Fulham in a 1m switch. (Various)

Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is making a 3m bid for Newcastle's Charles N'Zogbia. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told striker Obafemi Martins he can leave if they find a suitable buyer. (The Independent)

PSG defender Boukary Dreme is attracting interest from Magpies boss Sam Allardyce. (The Times)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is considering making a 3m bid for FC Copenhagen defender Brede Hangeland. (The Independent)

Liverpool's Anthony Le Tallec has been offered to Fulham, West Ham and Birmingham. (The Times)

Robert Pires wants Bolton forward Nicolas Anelka to join him at Villarreal in Spain. (The Sun)

Wigan have told Everton they must stump up 6m for left-back Leighton Baines. (The Sun)

The Latics expect to agree a deal for West Brom defender Paul Robinson. (The Times)

Juventus have joined the race for Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona star Deco has told Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho he would like to work with him again. (The Sun)

Serie A side Napoli have expressed an interest in Manchester United's Giuseppi Rossi. (The Independent)

Southampton are poised to swoop for Norwich's Youssef Safri and could offload Jhon Viafara to West Brom. (Daily Mirror)

US teenage star Freddy Adu has signed for Benfica for 1.5m. (Daily Mirror)

Leeds boss Dennis Wise wants Newcastle's Tim Krul on loan. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has joined the race to sign Hibernian right-back Steve Whittaker. (The Independent)

Austria Vienna have boasted that they tricked Rangers into paying an inflated price for striker Filip Sebo. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic have held initial talks to extend midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura's contract with the Scottish champions. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sam Allardyce has held clear-the-air talks with Newcastle chairman Chris Mort over their lack of transfer funds. (The Sun)

Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman has written off the club's title hopes this season. (Various)

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready to smash through the 50m barrier in his summer spending spree. (Daily Star)

Premier League chief Richard Scudamore could be summoned to the High Court to give evidence over the Carlos Tevez saga. (Various)

Chelsea's Brazilian star Alex was barred from entering Britain by immigration officials. (Various)

Holland want Tottenham boss Martin Jol to take over as national boss after Euro 2008. (Daily Express)

Sir Trevor Brooking has warned that failure to qualify for Euro 2008 would severely hinder England's footballing progress. (Various)

LA Galaxy boss Frank Yallop believes Real Madrid's treatment of David Beckham's ankle injury has ruined the start to his American adventure. (Daily Express, Daily Star)

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has played down reports of a major bust-up with striker Andy Cole. (Daily Express)

Chelsea's gruelling pre-season programme has taken its toll, with another six players added to their growing injury list ahead of the Community Shield. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough star James Morrison has turned his back on England coach Steve McClaren by choosing to play for Scotland. (Various)

Austria Vienna have boasted that they tricked Rangers into paying an inflated price for striker Filip Sebo. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic have held initial talks to extend midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura's contract with the Scottish champions. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock claims he and his family were reduced to tears by a foul-mouthed tirade by actor Sean Bean. (The Sun)



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


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