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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Real Madrid striker Robinho's agent, Vagner Ribeiro, claims to have met Chelsea sporting director Frank Arnesen about the Brazilian moving to Stamford Bridge. (Press Association, 1223 BST)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is to hold talks this week with Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson about a move to the Midlands club. (Express & Star, 1200 BST)

West Ham appear to be leading the chase for Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen's signature. (Clubcall, 1040 BST)

Richard Dunne will be persuaded to sign a new deal with Manchester City by boss Mark Hughes. (Manchester Evening News, 0915 BST)


Manchester United want Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov and are ready to bid 23m, despite Spurs slapping a 30m price tag on the Bulgarian. (Daily Mirror)

Another Tottenham striker could also be on his way as Sunderland will step up their attempts to sign Darren Bent, although Aston Villa and Blackburn are also interested. (Daily Mirror)


Spurs' strikeforce is the flavour of the month as Robbie Keane has told the club he wants to join Liverpool, who want to trade Peter Crouch and 5m for him. (The Sun)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would apparently pay 85m for Fernando Torres if given any encouragement by Liverpool. (Daily Star)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is "confident" he has persuaded Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club and out of Real Madrid's clutches. (Daily Express)

Midfielder Deco's arrival at Chelsea from Barcelona now means Frank Lampard will leave the Blues to join Inter Milan. (Various)

Arsenal have held talks with Werder Bremen's Amaury Bischoff and a deal for the Portugal Under-20 midfielder is close to completion. (Daily Star)

Middlesbrough target Didier Digard has hit out at Paris St Germain for blocking his move to the Riverside. (Various)

Boro are in talks to sign Sparta Rotterdam winger Marvin Emnes for a fee of around 2.6m. (The Times)

Norwich will make a club record 3.5m offer for Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi as a new backer enters the fray at Carrow Road. (Daily Mirror)

Hull City have tabled a 1.75m bid for Plymouth's left winger Peter Halmosi. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham have been knocked back by Czech Republic international Vaclav Sverkos, with the striker's agent saying he wants to move to a Russian side. (Daily Express)

Wigan have refused Derby's advances to sign central defender Titus Bramble. (The Sun)

Leeds and Leicester are vying to sign Blackpool striker Ben Burgess. (The Sun)

Dundee United face competition from Leeds to sign Sunderland striker Roy O'Donovan. (Various)

Roma midfielder Matteo Brighi says he is interested in joining Celtic. (Various)

Rangers manager Walter Smith insists he does not want to sell midfielder Lee McCulloch, despite interest from Stoke City. (Various)

Willo Flood's agent Eamonn Collins says the Cardiff midfielder will return to Tannadice next season for a second loan spell. (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Hamburg say they are willing to sell left-back Timothee Atouba to Celtic. (Daily Mail)

Rangers forward Alan Gow is expected to complete a 300,000 move to Norwich City. (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Celtic midfielder Evander Sno is set to clinch a 1.5m move to Osasuna. (The Sun)


Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas wants to show that the 'beautiful game', which helped Spain win Euro 2008, can also succeed in the fast and furious world of the Premier League. (Various)

Fulham's plans to offload striker Diomansy Kamara will have to be put on hold after he ruptured knee ligaments playing for Senegal. (Daily Mail)


Michael Ballack had a row with German general manager Oliver Bierhoff after the Euro 2008 final loss to Spain. Bierhoff wanted the midfielder to hold up a banner thanking the country's fans for their support but Ballack refused, saying the banners were cheap and nasty. (The Sun)

see also
Monday's gossip column
30 Jun 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2008
01 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
30 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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