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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


PSG have been linked with the captures of France legends Ludovic Giuly, Claude Makelele, Robert Pires and Lillian Thuram. ( 1135 BST)

Real Madrid intend to announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on 7 July. (Marca 0819 BST)


Real Madrid say they will not pay the 80m figure that has been estimated for the Manchester United star. (The Sun)

United's threat to let Ronaldo 'rot' in the stands can't happen as Fifa rules state players can rip up their contracts if they don't play a certain amount of games. (Various)

Ronaldo is dreading returning to Manchester and facing manager Sir Alex Ferguson. (Daily Mirror)

The Portuguese winger has delayed a foot operation to go on holiday, further delaying his return to England. (The Independent)


Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is demanding 50m to secure the transfers of David Villa, Daniel Alves, David Silva and Gareth Barry. (The Mirror)

Jose Mourinho has cut short his summer holiday to personally take charge of Inter Milan's pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. (The Sun)

BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan

AC Milan are ready to call off their pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor after Arsenal rejected the move. (The Star)

Arsenal could move for Valencia midfielder David Silva if as expected Alexander Hleb moves to Barcelona. (The Sun)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has failed with a 9m bid for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch. (Daily Star)

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson is a 4m target for Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs are targeting PSV Eindhoven keeper Heurelho Gomes who would cost around 10m. (Guardian)

Tottenham could also bid 9.6m for Brescia keeper Emiliano Viviano as they look to replace Paul Robinson. (The Times)

Also at White Hart Lane, winger Aaron Lennon may swap Tottenham for Newcastle. (The Guardian )

Spurs manager Juande Ramos will pay 8m for Seville winger Diego Capel. (The Independent)

Fulham could trade midfielder Jimmy Bullard for Middlesbrough defender Luke Young. (The Times)

Boss Roy Hodgson is also keen on bringing Liverpool defender Steve Finnan back to Craven Cottage. (The Times)

Newcastle's Shola Ameobi is expected to move to West Bromwich Albion for 2.5m. (The Times)

Aston Villa are keen on out-of-favour Everton striker Andy Johnson and are ready to table a 7m bid. (Daily Star)

Bolton manager Gary Megson is ready to smash the club's transfer record with the signing of Toulouse striker Johan Elmander. (The Sun)

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun could be on his way out of Anfield, with Portsmouth keen on the Israeli. (The Sun)

Steve Sidwell is demanding a Chelsea pay-off before joining Aston Villa. (Daily Mirror)

Premier League new boys Stoke are lining up a bid of 2m for Morocco striker Bouchaib El-Moubarki. (Daily Mirror)

New Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Ince could raid his old club MK Dons to sign captain Keith Andrews. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa have had a 15m bid for David Bentley rejected by Blackburn Rovers. (Daily Mail)

Poland midfielder Mariusz Lewandowski has given Celtic the green light to fight it out with Everton and Fulham for his signature. (Various)

Burnley are preparing an increased bid for Dundee midfielder Kevin McDonald after failing with a 400,000 offer. (Daily Star)

The Turf Moor club are also stepping up their bid to sign Celtic forward Derek Riordan (Scottish Sun)

Birmingham will swoop for Hibs striker Steven Fletcher if James McFadden moves on. (Daily Record)


New Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has cancelled the clubs pre-season tour of Switzerland preferring instead to take the club on a gruelling training camp. (Daily Mail)

Roberto di Matteo could take his first steps into management having been linked to the vacant post at MK Dons. (Daily Mail)


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is being lined up by Westlife to replace band member Brian McFadden. (The Sun)

see also
Monday's gossip column
23 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
22 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
21 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
23 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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