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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 07:25 GMT 08:25 UK
Tuesday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Gabriel Heinze told Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday he wants to move to Liverpool - Fergie told him that would never happen. (Various)

Real Madrid's 40m bid to sign both Michael Ballack and Arjen Robben has collapsed. (Daily Express)

However, Ballack has told Chelsea he will only join Real if they help pay for his switch to Spain. Real are offering him just 91,000-a-week. (Daily Star)

Antonio Cassano, the Real Madrid forward, has been offered to West Ham and Bolton. (The Times)

Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson will sign Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano from Palermo for 4m. (Independent)

Fulham have agreed a 3.5m deal to sign Watford winger Hameur Bouazza. (Various)

Aston Villa have launched an 8m bid for West Brom defender Curtis Davies. (Daily Star)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane will find out on Tuesday if he has won the race to sign Hearts' keeper Craig Gordon. (The Sun)

Wigan have stepped up their 3m bid for West Brom left-back Paul Robinson after Leighton Baines' exit to Everton. (Daily Star)

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce will step up his 2.5m pursuit of Serbia defender Ivica Dragutinovic from Sevilla. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham hope to add to their Northern Ireland contingent with a 2m move for Burnley's Kyle Lafferty. (Daily Star)

Southampton defender Pele, 29, is close to joining West Brom for 900,000. (The Sun)

West Ham are desperately trying to revive their interest in Newcastle's Kieron Dyer by offering 6m up front. (Daily Star)

Sheffield Wednesday hope to lure striker Geoff Horsfield from city rivals United with a 400,000 bid. (The Sun)

Soulemayne Diawara is expected to complete a move from Charlton to Bordeaux for about 3m. (The Times)

Manchester United have rejected Hull's bid to take striker Frazier Campbell, 19, on loan. (Various)

West Brom are close to finalising deals worth almost 3m for Stoke's Carl Hoefkens and Middlesbrough's James Morrison. (Daily Star)

Blackburn's Francis Jeffers is expected to join Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday in a 600,000 deal. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace will sign West Ham striker Hogan Ephraim, 19, on loan before the first game of the season. (Daily Star)

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has targeted Leeds midfielder Eddie Lewis as his next signing. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea are set to sign Liverpool reserve keeper David Martin, 21, on a season-long loan. (Daily Star)

Bolton have rejected a bid from West Brom for Portuguese striker Ricardo Vaz Te. (Daily Mirror)

Yeovil boss Russell Slade is preparing a 100,000 bid to tempt midfielder Ian Craney away from Swansea. (Daily Star)

French club Strasbourg have stepped up their bid to sign Hearts star Ibrahim Tall. (Daily Record)

Celtic striker Derek Riordan has told the club he is not interested in a move to the Championship as he is convinced he can make the grade at Celtic Park. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell is in line for a shock England recall for the crucial September Euro 2008 qualifiers. (Daily Star)

Reading defender Nicky Shorey says he is not leaving the club despite turning down their 20,000-a-week offer. (The Sun)

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a Premier League and Champions League double this season. (Daily Star)

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba may miss the first two weeks of the season with a knee injury. (The Sun)

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso says the Reds will adopt a more aggressive approach in their hunt for the title. (Various)

Leeds fans have written to every League club pleading with them to back Ken Bates' appeal against their 15-point penalty. (The Sun)

Preston defender Liam Chilvers will sign an improved four-year deal this week. (The Sun)

Rangers boss Walter Smith believes Uefa are one more offensive chant away from having Ibrox Park shut down. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY

David Beckham was jeered by LA Galaxy fans after sitting out yet another game with his troublesome ankle injury. (The Sun)

Lee Cook has given his cash-strapped former club QPR a major boost by handing over his 250,000 signing-on fee at Fulham as a parting gift. (The Sun)



SEE ALSO
Monday's gossip column
06 Aug 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2007
01 Aug 07 |  Gossip


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