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Last Updated: Friday, 3 August 2007, 06:05 GMT 07:05 UK
Friday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Fulham are set to complete the signing of Watford winger Hameur Bouazza for 4m within 48 hours. (Daily Star)

West Brom defender Curtis Davies has pleaded with the club to let him move to Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is set to sign 4m-rated Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland. (Daily Express)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is closing in on Real Mallorca winger Jonas Guttierrez, who is known as "Spiderman". (Daily Mail)

Fulham are set to sign 21-year-old defender Adrian Leijer from Australian side Melbourne Victory. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are favourites to sign Cork striker Roy O'Donovan. (Telegraph)

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has turned his attention to Nantes striker Luigi Pieroni after missing out on Alan Smith. (Telegraph)

Everton are looking at Elfsborg full-back Daniel Mobaeck, who scored his side's winner in a Champions League qualifier recently. (Telegraph)

Sheffield United have been warned off making an approach for Wigan winger Kevin Kilbane. (Telegraph)

West Ham have made Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen their main target now that Carlos Tevez is set to leave for Manchester United. (Telegraph)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is set to complete a deal for Brazilian defender Claudio Capaca. (The Independent)

Hearts have ande a move for Manchester City goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel, paving the way for Craig Gordon to leave. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic striker Derek Riordan may return to Hibs on loan if the Scottish champions sign Kilmarnock's Steven Naismith. (Scottish Daily Express)

St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson will sign a new 12-month rolling contract next week. (Scottish Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Derby have offered a trial to 19-year-old England youth international Jamie Mullan, who was released by Manchester United in June. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth striker Kanu is set to agree a new one-year contract with the club. (Daily Mirror)

AND FINALLY

Robbie Fowler has decided against moving closer to his new club, Cardiff, and will instead commute to work from his home in Liverpool by luxury helicopter. The 32-year-old will buy a chopper at a cost of 200, 000, build a 5,000 heliport at his home and pay a private pilot 200 per day for the 90-minute flight. (Daily Star)

Tottenham new boy Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed his chosen career path was one of just three options available to those who grow up in the mean streets of Wedding, Berlin. "Here you either become a drug dealer, a gangster or a footballer", he said. ( Daily Star)

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has revealed the secret behind his energetic performances on the pitch - he sleeps 14 hours a day to make sure he is fully rested. (The Sun)

Manchester United's new dressing room at their Carrington HQ is apparently so big that phones are being installed in players' lockers. (The Sun)



SEE ALSO
Thursday's gossip column
02 Aug 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2007
01 Aug 07 |  Gossip


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