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Last Updated: Monday, 27 August 2007, 07:47 GMT 08:47 UK
Monday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will break the bank to sign Barcelona's Brazilian forward Ronaldinho after having two meetings with his brother and agent. (Daily Mail)

Watford are poised to make a 3.5m move for West Brom striker Nathan Ellington. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have been stunned by Manuel Fernandes' decision to join Valencia - just 24 hours after he was a guest at their game with Blackburn. (Various)

Aston Villa have offered 7m for Werder Bremen defender Per Mertesacker. (The Times)

Newcastle have agreed a 2m-plus deal to sign Abdoulaye Faye from Bolton - and will pay him 40,000-a-week. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane will sign Stoke's Danny Higginbotham and Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones, while also offering a contract to Ian Harte. (Daily Star)

Portsmouth are set to sign Bolton's Nicolas Anelka for 9m and Fulham's Papa Bouba Diop for 3m. (Daily Mirror)

Harry Redknapp will try to sell striker David Nugent to Derby or Middlesbrough to fund his new signings. (Daily Mirror)

Ipswich's George O'Callaghan is joining Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday. (The Sun)

Ajax are to sign Newcastle's Spanish striker Albert Luque. (The Times)

MK Dons boss Paul Ince is flying in prolific French striker Mikel Antoine Courier for talks. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham are mulling over a fresh 8m offer for Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are tracking Chelsea defender Glen Johnson. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham have bid 1.3m for Derby County striker Steve Howard. (The Sun)

Clubs including Everton, Fulham, Man City and Derby are scrambling to sign Celtic striker Kenny Miller. (Daily Mirror)

Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson has ruled out selling striker Rob Hulse. (Daily Mail)

Fulham have had a 250,000 bid for Port Vale keeper Joe Anyon, 20, rejected. (Daily Mirror)

St Johnstone boss Owen Coyle is on the verge of concluding a move to bring back former Dundee United midfielder Karim Kerkar to Scotland. (Daily Record)


LA Galaxy are lining up Jurgen Klinsmann as their new coach as Frank Yallop cannot handle the pressure of coaching David Beckham. (Various)

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits he may have to make an emergency signing after being hit by a series of injuries to defenders. (Various)

Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones has been told to return to training after going on strike. (The Sun)

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate hit out at Newcastle fans for their sick taunts to Egyptian striker Mido. (Daily Mirror)

Peter Schmeichel has revealed his son Kasper, of Manchester City, will play for Denmark and not England. (The Times)

Ashley Cole has described England fans who jeered Frank Lampard before kick-off at Wembley last week as "disgraceful". (The Times)

Craig Brewster will be paraded as the new Inverness manager for the second time on Monday. (Daily Record)


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has got rid of his private bowling alley - because his kids were too noisy celebrating strikes. (The Sun)

Sunday's gossip column
26 Aug 07 |  Gossip
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