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Sunday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes to be working again "in one month" with a new club. "I don't know where but I'm sure that I will be working," he says. (AFP, 1012 BST)

Barcelona may begin their rebuilding for next season with moves for right-back Daniel Alves and midfielders Christian Poulsen and Seydou Keita, who all play for Sevilla. (AFP, 1000 BST)

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Chelsea are being strongly linked with a move for departing Barcelona midfielder Deco. (News of the World)

Thierry Henry could be tempted to follow David Beckham into Major League Soccer with a 5.2m-a-year offer to join new club Seattle Sounders. (Various)

James McFadden is a wanted man following Birmingham's relegation - with Portsmouth, Sunderland and Celtic chasing the 6m-rated striker. (Sunday Express)

Juande Ramos wants 8m-rated Sevilla defender Adriano Correia added to his Tottenham squad this summer. (News of the World)

John Arne Riise is ready to snub a move to Newcastle for the lure of Champions League football next season with Schalke emerging as favourites to sign him. (News of the World)

Manchester City skipper Richard Dunne has set his heart on a summer move to Tottenham despite efforts by Sven-Goran Eriksson to keep him at Eastlands. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool are close to completing a 13m double swoop for Italian defender Andrea Dossena and Espanyol left winger Albert Riera. (News of the World)

The Reds will also turn their attention to Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing if they fail to land Aston Villa's Gareth Barry. (News of the World)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to raid his homeland, France for three players to make up for the loss of Mathieu Flamini. Wenger has identified Lille midfielder Jean Makoun, St-Etienne right-back Mahamadou Dabo and Marseille's Samir Nasri. (Sunday Telegraph)

Everton want to bid 11m for Valencia winger Joaquin. (News of the World)

Galatasaray's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan is an 11m target for Newcastle. (News of the World)

Tottenham have emerged as favourites to sign Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o after making a 24m bid. And they have also made their interest in West Ham's Dean Ashton clear to the Hammers. (News of the World)

Martin O'Neill is confident he will land Arsenal's Justin Hoyte after failing with a 4.5m bid last year. (News of the World)

Villa have reached agreement with Chelsea for midfielder Steve Sidwell. The fee for the former Reading star is 7m. (News of the World)

Chelsea are poised to ditch Nicolas Anelka and set up the ninth transfer of his career. (Sunday Mirror)

Roy Keane hopes to cash in on Manchester City's summer clearout by landing Stephen Ireland. (News of the World)

Tottenham are weighing up a move for Michael Owen if their bid to land Samuel Eto'o collapses. (The People)

Dundee midfielder Kevin McDonald is a 500,000 target for Norwich, with Celtic and Everton also interested. (News of the World).

Aberdeen are set to sign Southend's former Motherwell striker Richie Foran (Sunday Mail).

Blackburn have cooled their interest in Motherwell captain Paul Quinn since he sustained a broken jaw. (Sunday Mail).

OTHER GOSSIP

Steven Gerrard has pleaded with Liverpool's owners to give Rafa Benitez the cash he needs to turn the Anfield club into serious Premier League title challengers. (News of the World)

Outgoing Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is desperate to succeed Avram Grant as boss of Chelsea this summer. (Various)

Michael Carrick has joined Manchester United's big money elite with a new 14.5m four-year contract. (News of the World)

Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra could be prepared to perform a u-turn and stick with manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. (Sunday Express)

American president George Bush has emerged as a key figure in Tom Hicks's plans to retain his grip on co-ownership of Liverpool. (News of the World)

Derby want former England boss Steve McClaren to take them back into the Premier League. (News of the World)

AND FINALLY

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has ensured his team will be cheered by 1,000 local fans at the Champions League final on Wednesday. (Mail on Sunday)




see also
Friday's gossip column
16 May 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - May 2008
15 May 08 |  Gossip


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