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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Chelsea's hopes of landing Kaka increased when AC Milan admitted they were ready to sell him for 55m. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal's midfielder Mathieu Flamini has agreed to join Milan and the Gunners are facing a crucial meeting over Alexander Hleb's future. (The Independent)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has promised to deliver big-name players next season after missing out on Sol Campbell, Lassana Diarra and Luka Modric. (Daily Mirror)


Keegan wants to buy defender Richard Dunne from Manchester City. (The Sun)

Sol Campbell has refused to rule out moving from Portsmouth to Villarreal. (The Sun)

Everton boss David Moyes wants Cardiff's 3m-rated star Aaron Ramsey but faces a fight with Arsenal, Chelsea and even Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos has made a shock 4m move for Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs youngster Adel Taarabt is a target of West Brom. (The Sun)

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill will discuss the future of keeper Scott Carson at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)

Derby boss Paul Jewell is hoping to persuade Arsenal to loan the Rams some of their young stars for next season. (Daily Mirror, Daily Express)

Jewell is ready to go back to his old club Wigan to sign Ryan Taylor. (Daily Mirror)

Keigan Parker is quitting Blackpool at the end of his contract, with Nottingham Forest leading the race to sign him. (Daily Mirror)

Gretna keeper Greg Fleming is in talks with Crewe and Oldham about joining on a free. (Daily Mirror)


The FA has launched a probe into the Stamford Bridge mayhem which could see seven Manchester United stars facing charges. (Daily Star)

That figure could rise to eight as Owen Hargreaves also faces action after he hurled a tirade of abuse at fourth official Mike Riley in the tunnel. (The Sun)

Chelsea reacted furiously when it was suggested Patrice Evra was racially abused during the mass brawl. (The Sun)

United star Carlos Tevez said Evra received a "grave insult" from a member of Chelsea's staff. (The Guardian)

Manchester United were forced into a humiliating U-turn over claims that racist remarks sparked the bust-up. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea will stand by their groundsman who fought with Patrice Evra and have said they have no plans to sack the individual. (The Independent)

Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed his embarrassment at Saturday's events at Stamford Bridge by pulling out of Sunday night's PFA awards dinner and preventing Cristiano Ronaldo from attending. (The Times)

Ferguson will personally lead United's investigation into the incident by speaking to everyone that was involved in the fracas. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has goaded Manchester United and Liverpool as he insisted Chelsea are the best team in Europe. (Daily Express)

United star Wayne Rooney has only a 30% chance of facing Barcelona on Tuesday. (The Sun)

But the England striker is set to play through the pain barrier to line-up in the second leg game. (Daily Telegraph)

Ferguson is furious at the appointment of German referee Herbert Fandel for the second leg tie, after his performance in their defeat to Roma last season. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea manager Avram Grant is demanding showdown talks over his future at the club. (Daily Star)

Grant has no idea whether he will be at Chelsea next season - at least according to his wife Tzofit, who is a TV presenter in Israel. She said: "I've learned something important in the last year - not to make plans." (The Sun)

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken enthusiastically about managing at Barcelona and Real Madrid. (The Independent)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants about 400m for the club and assurances the future of the club would be in safe hands before selling. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson held "cordial" talks with chairman Thaksin Shinawatra following recent comments over the Swede's future at the club. (The Independent, Guardian)

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle could be set for a second spell as boss of Southampton if Rupert Lowe returns as chairman. (Daily Mail)

Kevin Blackwell will be confirmed as Sheffield United's permanent manager at a board meeting on Friday. (Daily Mail)

West Ham's Swedish midfielder Freddie Ljungberg faces a fight to be fit for Euro 2008 after breaking a rib. (The Sun)


Theo Walcott's girlfriend Melanie Slade has slammed fellow Wags as desperate wannabes. She also says Walcott calls her "waggy" as an insult. (Daily Mirror)

see also
Sunday's gossip column
27 Apr 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
26 Apr 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
25 Apr 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - April 2008
15 Apr 08 |  Gossip

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