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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 August 2007, 10:07 GMT 11:07 UK
Sunday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Mikael Silvestre has told manager Sir Alex Ferguson he wants to leave Manchester United after being left out of the team for the Community Shield. (Sunday Express)

Barcelona are set to launch a new bid to lure Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to the Nou Camp. (News of the World)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane will move for his ex-Manchester United team-mate Andy Cole. (People, News of the World)

Real Madrid will make a 28m double raid for Chelsea stars Michael Ballack and Arjen Robben. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is to make a last-ditch bid for Liverpool keeper Scott Carson. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are ready to splash out 9m for Barcelona's former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen. (Sunday Mirror)

Up to 10 Premier League clubs are chasing the signature of 6ft 4in, 18-year-old Argentine wonderkid Franco Di Santo - described as the new Maradona. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are to use the money from the sale of Michael Ballack and Arjen Robben to buy Sevilla's Brazilian star Dani Alvez. (People)

West Ham will step up their interest in Reading left-back Nicky Shorey. (People)

Arsenal have turned down a 10m bid from Valencia for midfielder Gilberto Silva. (People)

New manager Sam Allardyce might be forced to sell striker Obafemi Martins to ease Newcastle's cash crisis. (News of the World)

Kieron Dyer's move to West Ham fell through because Newcastle were unhappy the Hammers were "boasting" the sale had gone through. (Sunday Express)

Newcastle are now demanding West Ham up their offer to 7m if they want to sign Dyer. (Sunday Express)

Rangers have tabled a 1m offer to Portsmouth for 32-year-old Serb defender Dejan Stefanovic. (People)

Big-spending Fulham are chasing Blackburn's 4m-rated striker Jason Roberts. (Sunday Mirror)

Aston Villa are close to securing the capture of Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton have won the race to sign Wigan left-back Leighton Baines for 4m. (Sunday Express)

But Newcastle are still in the running for Baines, who will miss the start of the season with an injury. (People)

Sunderland are ready to bid 4m for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. (People)

Birmingham have turned their attentions to Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini after scrapping their bid to sign Spurs midfielder Hossam Ghaly. (People)

Manchester City want to make former Everton man Manuel Fernandes their biggest signing yet at 10m. (People)

Bolton and West Ham are considering taking Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano on loan. (People)

Sheffield Wednesday are keen to snap up Sheffield United striker Geoff Horsfield. (People)

Derby will make an offer for Kiki Musampa, who was on loan at Manchester City last season. (People)

OTHER GOSSIP

Albert Luque is hopeful of securing regular first-team football at Newcastle after the arrival of new boss Sam Allardyce. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsene Wenger has told Glenn Roeder he is in the frame for a sporting director role at Arsenal. (Sunday Express)

England will be without David Beckham and Michael Owen when they take on Germany at Wembley. (People)

Sheffield United are considering issuing West Ham and the Premier League with a compensation claim of 50m after they were relegated. (People)

AND FINALLY

Sunderland skipper Dean Whitehead believes boss Roy Keane could still pull on a shirt and play after being amazed by his fitness in training. (Sunday Express)



SEE ALSO
Saturday's gossip column
04 Aug 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2007
01 Aug 07 |  Gossip


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