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Sunday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

SCOLARI'S TRANSFER TARGETS

Big Phil will bid 40m for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. (News of the World)

But the Spanish international has reassured Liverpool fans that he has no desire to leave Liverpool. (Sunday Express)

Ronaldinho would love to sign for Chelsea and be reunited with Scolari, the coach who made him a World Cup winner six years ago (Daily Telegraph)

Scolari will shake-up Chelsea's midfield and attack with moves for Deco, Ricardo Quaresma, Ronaldinho and David Villa, with Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka among those likely to leave. (Sunday Times)

Deco won't be moving to Stamford Bridge as he is seen as too old to justify a likely 12m price tag (Various)

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Rafa Benitez could persuade David Villa to sign for Liverpool, according to the striker's Spanish team-mate Carlos Marchena. (Mail on Sunday)

Ronaldo agreed personal terms on a move to Real Madrid "a long time ago". (The Observer)

But United won't be bullied into offering Ronaldo a bumper new pay deal to persuade him to stay. (Mail on Sunday)

Liverpool will up their bid for Gareth Barry to 15m and could sign the Aston Villa midfielder as early as next week. (The Observer)

And they might have to go as high as 20m for the England international. (News of the World)

Spurs keeper Paul Robinson will not be moving to Middlesbrough as manager Gareth Southgate has decided to give Brad Jones and Ross Turnbull the chance to fight it out for the number one shirt. (The Observer)

Bordeaux and Roma are chasing Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre. (Channel 4 - Football Italia)

Spurs boss Juande Ramos wants two keepers to replace Paul Robinson - Manchester City's Joe Hart and France international Gregory Coupet. (News of the World)

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes hopes to sign Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra for 8m. (News of the World)

606: DEBATE
And Hughes will complete the 18m capture of Brazilian forward Jo this month. (Various)

James Milner has pleaded with Newcastle not to block a "dream" 7m move to Liverpool. (Various)

Coventry have signed Aron Einar Gunnarsson from AZ Alkmaar (The Observer)

Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson is a 2m target for Turkish side Galatasaray. (Various)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Romanian striker Marius Niculae could be heading back to Sporting Lisbon after Euro 2008. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers forward Jean-Claude Darcheville insists he's staying at Ibrox, despite the arrival of Kenny Miller and Andrius Velicka. (Sunday Mail)

Roy Keane is on the verge of offering 10m for Celtic's Aiden McGeady, with Anthony Stokes heading from Sunderland to Glasgow as part of the deal. (Scotland on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sheffield Wednesday hope to secure Alan Shearer as their new manager once a 50m take over has been completed. (News of the World)

Southampton want former World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles as their director of football. (News of the World)

AND FINALLY

Sam Allardyce would not be a popular appointment as manager of Blackburn among some fans, with almost 2,000 signing up to a Facebook petition. (Various)


see also
Saturday's gossip column
14 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
13 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
12 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
13 Jun 08 |  Gossip


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