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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford. (Press Association, 2250 BST)

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has refused a request from Manchester United to rule out ever making a move for Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo. (Spanish newspaper Marca)

Patrice Evra has agreed a new four-year contract at Manchester United worth £55,000 a week. (Daily Mail, 1312 BST)

Real Madrid winger Robinho claims he could be used as a makeweight in a deal to take Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabéu. (Portuguese newspaper A Bola)

Barcelona winger Giovani Dos Santos looks set to sign for Tottenham for around £7m later this week according to the Mexican international's father. (Mexican sports paper Record)

Juventus will resume talks with Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso today over a possible move to Italy. The two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the Spaniard with Liverpool holding out for £18m. (Channel 4 Football Italia, 1019 BST)


Chelsea could miss out on one of their top targets, Blackburn boss Mark Hughes, after he was given permission to speak to Manchester City. (Various)


Jose Mourinho will be named Inter Milan manager on Monday and will make Chelsea's Michael Essien his first signing after being told he has £100m to spend. (The Sun)

John Arne Riise will head the summer exodus from Liverpool by joining Roma for £5m. (Daily Express)

Frank Lampard has been offered £130,000 a week to stay at Chelsea in an effort to fend off interest from Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)

Lampard, meanwhile, is believed to be tempted by the prospect of linking up again with former Blues manager Mourinho. (Daily Express)

Ricardo Quaresma, a £15m target for Liverpool, has declared he wants to leave Porto. (Metro)

Blackburn are set to replace £8.5m Liverpool target David Bentley with Wolves' Michael Kightly. (The Sun)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp is ready to raid managerless Chelsea for winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and defender Wayne Bridge. (Various)

Redknapp is also making a surprise move for another Chelsea player, Israeli striker Ben Sahar. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have missed out on the signings of Lazio striker Goran Pandev and Man City's Richard Dunne. (Various)

Spurs do appear to be closing in on the signing of Barcelona's Mexican midfielder Giovani dos Santos for an initial £6m. (The Times)

Premier League new boys Stoke City are hoping to make Rangers attacker Lee McCulloch their first signing of the summer. (Daily Mirror)

German side Werder Bremen are hoping to hijack Celtic's £3m move for Man City striker Georgios Samaras. (Daily Record)

Derby striker Kenny Miller has agreed to take a significant drop in wages in order to move back to Rangers for £1.75m. (Various)

QPR boss Iain Dowie will battle it out with Norwich and Ipswich for Nottingham Forest midfielder Sammy Clingan who is available on a free transfer. (Various)

Forest's Ghanaian international striker Junior Agogo is wanted by Egyptian side FC Zamalek. (The Sun)

Club Bruges are lining up a deal to bring Rangers midfielder Thomas Buffel back to Belgium. (Daily Record)

Goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, who retired in 2003, wants a dramatic return to English football. (The Sun)

Celtic have made moves to sign Croatian defender Jerko Leko from Monaco. (the Sun)

Leeds boss Gary McAllister is lining up a £500,000 bid for frozen-out Celtic striker Derek Riorden. (Daily Star)

Wolves are set to offer Hearts £2m for captain Christophe Berra. (Daily Star)

Werder Bremen could hijack Celtic's £3m move for Manchester City's Greece striker Georgios Samaras. (Daily Record)


Manchester City have overtaken Chelsea in the race to appoint Blackburn boss Mark Hughes as their next manager. (Various)

Blackburn have reluctantly given Hughes permission to speak to City who hope to unveil the former Manchester United and Chelsea striker as their manager this week. (Daily Mail)

However, City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra is lining up Fenerbahce's Brazilian manager Zico as Eriksson's successor. (Various)

Arsene Wenger has been told he has a job for life at Arsenal in a bid to fend off interest from French club Paris St Germain. (Daily Mirror)


Euro 2008 organisers have said that all 1.05m tickets available for the tournament have been sold. (Daily Mirror)

A record £350m will be bet on this summer's European Championships, despite no Home Nations being involved. (Various)

see also
Chelsea boss - latest gossip
02 Jun 08 |  Chelsea
Sunday's gossip column
01 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
02 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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