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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Newcastle are preparing for life after Shay Given if the 32-year-old joins Arsenal. The Magpies are eyeing up Rangers' 26-year-old Scotland international Allan McGregor. (Press Association 1546 BST)

AC Milan have held talks with the representatives of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Sky Italia 1341 BST)

Portsmouth could find out this week if they have been successful in their bid to land Manchester City's Richard Dunne. (The News 1336 BST)

Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski admits he may seek a move after Euro 2008 with Manchester City a possible destination. (Blid 1331 BST)

Everton boss David Moyes is closing in on Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho. (A Bola 1328 BST)

Juventus are ready to bid for Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari. (Tuttosport 1317 BST)

Khalid Boulahrouz's agent believes any club interested in signing the Chelsea defender will need to wait until after Euro 2008. (Press Association 1214 BST)

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed his interest in Paris St Germain midfielder Didier Digard. (Press Association 1031 BST)
Boro target PSG midfielder Digard

Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb has revealed he is "angered" by reports linking him with a move to Bayern Munich. (Press Association 1000 BST)

CHELSEA MANAGER LATEST

Chelsea are set to receive a second snub from AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti, who they want as their new manager. (Daily Mirror)

But Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has hinted that he may be ready to 'live and work in another country', increasing speculation he could be about to join Chelsea. (Daily Mail).

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester City are convinced that Barcelona star Ronaldinho wants to sign for them after recent discussions with his advisors. (The Independent)

Liverpool will clinch the 15m signing of Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry in the next 48 hours. (Various)

606: DEBATE

Ricardo Carvalho has told Chelsea he wants to leave the club to join former Blues manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan. (Various)
Carvalho to hold talks on future

Chelsea will also battle it out with Inter Milan for Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o. (Daily Star)

Bayern Munich have joined the race for Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb. (Daily Mirror)

Didier Drogba's proposed transfer to AC Milan could spark a 100m striker merry-go-round involving the transfers of Karim Benzema, Dimitar Berbatov, Samuel Eto'o, David Villa, Diego Milito and Klaas Jan Huntelaar. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen on Germany midfielder Torsten Frings who would cost around 4m from Werder Bremen. (The Sun)

Anton Ferdinand is set to leave West Ham to join Tottenham in a 6m deal. (The Times)

Meanwhile, Pascal Chimbonda has been told he can leave Tottenham for 2m with Aston Villa, Fulham and Rangers all interested. (Daily Mail)

Kanu will sign a new deal with Portsmouth on his return from Nigeria next month. (The Sun)

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has declared his desire to join Portsmouth. (Daily Telegraph)

Bolton and Wigan are preparing bids for Birmingham midfielder Fabrice Muamba. (Daily Mail)

Fulham are confident of holding on to star midfielder Jimmy Bullard who is a target of Aston Villa and West Ham. (Daily Express)

Wigan will not make Marcus Bent's loan deal from Charlton permanent as he is too similar in style to Emile Heskey. (Daily Star)
Striker Bent returns to Charlton

Stoke and Coventry hope to sign Birmingham keeper Maik Taylor who is currently out of contract. (Daily Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have been told to double their bid to 2m for Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham. (Daily Star)

Derby boss Paul Jewell is hoping to land Stockport striker Liam Dickinson and has bid 250,000. (Daily Star)

Millwall are lining up a move for Yeovil striker Lloyd Owusu. (Daily Star)

A number of German clubs including Hamburg are interested in Celtic's Danish midfielder Thomas Gravesen. (The Sun)

Dundee United have knocked back an offer of 400,000 from Reading for striker Noel Hunt. (The Sun)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is keen on Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun. (The Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Alan Shearer is said to be unsure on whether to start his managerial career at Blackburn Rovers who are said to be keen on the former England striker. (Daily Telegraph)

Sam Allardyce is back in the running to replace Mark Hughes as manager of Blackburn. (The Sun)

Jailed Joe Barton has refused a 30,000-a-week pay cut from Newcastle United leaving his future at the club in doubt. (Daily Mirror)

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Manchester United to offer Real Madrid target Cristiano Ronaldo 150,000-a-week to keep him at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Hearts are lining up former Iceland coach Gudjon Thordarson and Terry Butcher as their new management team. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured meeting a Real Madrid 'official' earlier in the year adding fuel to Manchester United's claims that the player has been 'illegally tapped up.' (The Sun)

Relations between Manchester United and Real Madrid continue to worsen with president Ramon Calderon calling Alex Ferguson "grotesque" for linking the Spanish giants to dictator Franco. (The Sun)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has taken his wedding vows in Italy wearing just beach gear while his wife-to-be Coleen McLoughlin wore a designer dress. (The Sun)




see also
Tuesday's gossip column
10 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Monday's gossip column
09 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
08 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
07 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
10 Jun 08 |  Gossip


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