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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Aston Villa are on the verge of agreeing a 4.5m deal for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell. (Press Association, 2002 BST)

Germany striker Lukas Podolski has revealed Juventus and Tottenham are interested in signing him and that he would be willing to join either club. (AFP, 1815 BST)

Barcelona are ready to hijack AC Milan's attempts to buy Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor. (Italian sports paper La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola says Deco, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o are surplus to requirements for next season. (Spanish sports paper Marca, 1320 BST)


Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to say he is leaving Manchester United after Euro 2008, according to "a close friend". (Daily Mirror)


Manchester City are negotiating with Ronaldinho's sponsors, Nike, over signing the Brazilian. (Daily Express)

Frank Lampard is at the centre of a "tug-of-war" between former manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan and incoming Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. (The Sun)

Liverpool's John Arne Riise is expected to complete a 5m move to Roma this week. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are ready to smash their transfer record with a 10m swoop for Celtic's Aiden McGeady. (The Sun)

Wigan are close to signing Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic on a free transfer from Werder Bremen. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa have made the first move to sign Blackburn's want-away midfielder David Bentley. (Daily Express)

Tottenham are hoping to offload right-back Pascal Chimbonda to Aston Villa and defender Younes Kaboul to Portsmouth. (Daily Mirror)

Hull are planning to hijack centre-back Anthony Gardner's move from Tottenham to Stoke. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal want Spain and Valencia's Raul Albiol, who can play at centre-back or in defensive midfield. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa are set to buy misfit Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell for 5m. (Daily Mail)

Oliver Kapo could be on his way out of Birmingham City, with Wigan and Newcastle both interested in signing the midfielder. (The Times)

Manchester City's Swedish goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson is wanted by Spanish side Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Portsmouth will make an opening bid of 10m for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch this week. (The Independent)

Middlesbrough and Newcastle want to sign Fulham striker Steven Davis, who would prefer to make his loan period at Rangers permanent. (The Times)

Sunderland are monitoring striker Carlton Cole's position at Premier League rivals West Ham. (The Times)

Newcastle have told Liverpool and Aston Villa they want 9m for winger James Milner. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom will bid 4m for Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi after his talks with Stoke stalled. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers will complete the 3m signing of Burnley striker Kyle Lafferty today - beating Old Firm rivals Celtic to the Northern Ireland international's signature. (Various)

Celtic are being linked with moves for Russia striker Roman Pavlychencko and Spurs forward Darren Bent. (Various)

And Celtic could also move for Roma midfielder Matteo Brighi. (Various)

Belgian outfit Germinal Beerschot are offering Rangers' Thomas Buffel an escape route back to his homeland. (Daily Record)

Burnley have made a 500,000 bid for Falkirk captain Darren Barr. (Daily Express)


Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is furious with Manchester United's fixture list for 2008/09 as his side face away trips after all six Champions League group games. (The Sun)

Rangers fans are unhappy with their club's fixture list for the season which will see them play three of their opening four games away from home. (Various)


Uefa will have to spend 157,000 to replace the turf at St Jakob-Park in Basle following last Wednesday's torrential downpour during the Switzerland-Turkey match. (Daily Star)

see also
Monday's gossip column
16 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
15 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
16 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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