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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2007, 08:57 GMT 09:57 UK
Thursday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea are trying to sign winger Ricardo Quaresma from manager Jose Mourinho's former club Porto. (The Sun)

An unhappy Dynamo Kiev president, Igor Surkis, wants to give Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko the chance of first-team football by signing him on loan. (The Sun)

Aston Villa have agreed a 9m deal for West Brom defender Curtis Davies with the move initially being on a season-long loan. (Various)

Derby have turned their attentions to Wigan striker Henri Camara after missing out on David Nugent. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland's injury problems will lead them to sign midfielder Thomas Gravesen on loan from Celtic. (The Daily Star)

Sheffield United are planning a double raid on Bolton to land Ivan Campo and Stelios Giannakopoulos. (Various)

Portsmouth will try to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe if they fail to lure Nicolas Anelka from Bolton. (Times)

But the race is on for Defoe as he is also wanted by Chelsea and Aston Villa. (Daily Telegraph)

Pompey are doing all they can to land a striker and have targeted Barcelona's Eidur Gudjohnsen. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United striker Louis Saha may make a return to action in a reserve game against Everton on Thursday.

Shevchenko is doing double training sessions to get back up to full fitness and force his way into Chelsea's team. (Daily Star)

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will buy a stake in QPR but has not ruled out attempting a takeover of Arsenal at a later date. (Times)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney could return sooner than expected as he is already saying he wants to play. (Daily Mail)

Joe Cole had a row with Chelsea boss Mourinho over his lack of first-team football. (Daily Mail)

AND FINALLY

Arsenal want to trademark the word Gooner to use on their club merchandise. (Guardian)



SEE ALSO
Wednesday's gossip column
29 Aug 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - August 2007
01 Aug 07 |  Gossip


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