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Friday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Palmeiras goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri is set for a move to Liverpool, according to his agent Juninho Parmigiani. (Press Association, 2110 BST)

Newcastle are also understood to have made checks on Norway international and Rosenborg playmaker Per Ciljan Skjelbred. (Press Association, 1430 BST)

Neither Chelsea or Arsenal have made an official approach for Zenit St Petersburg forward Andrei Arshavin, according to the Russian club - Barcelona are the only club in the running at the moment. (BBC Sport, 1250 BST)

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dismisses rumours the club might want to sign Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton. (Setanta Sports, 1200 BST)

Manchester City and Chelsea will lose the chase for Ronaldinho's signature to Italian side AC Milan. (Clubcall, 1150 BST)


Liverpool will not pay the 18m Aston Villa want for Gareth Barry but will include add-on clauses to the 15m bid for the midfielder. (The Sun)

Villa boss Martin O'Neill will use the Barry cash to help fund moves for David Bentley, Steve Sidwell and Anton Ferdinand as well as a keeper. (Daily Star)


Arsenal have been given a 'take-it-or-leave-it' 30m offer by Barcelona for striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Various)

The Gunners are prepared to sell the Togo international and have targeted Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz as his replacement. (Guardian)

The Gunners' hopes of capturing Spain's holding midfielder Marcos Senna have suffered a setback after Villarreal slapped a 25m price tag on him. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid say they will allow Manchester United a clear run at luring Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov if they are allowed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from the Old Trafford outfit. (Various)

Ronaldo has not helped his relationship with the Red Devils by telling Portugal to appoint United assistant Carlos Queiroz as their national team boss. (Daily Mail)

But winger Ronaldo will stay at United and not move to the Bernabeu, according to his big sister Elma Aveiro. (The Sun)

Real Madrid will not give up their chase for Ronaldo and also want Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is preparing to lodge a 10m bid with Reading for midfielder Stephen Hunt and striker Kevin Doyle. (Various)

Everton are keen on France Under-21 international Sebastien Bassong and could get him for 2m from Metz as he has one year left on his contract. (Daily Mirror)

The Goodison Park outfit are also in the hunt to sign Turkey midfielder Mehmet Aurelio as his move to Real Betis appears to have fallen through. (Daily Telegraph)

Hull City's attempts to sign a striker will lead them to former Dutch international Roy Makaay, who is rated at 1.5m and currently at Feyenoord. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan was impressed by Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler at Euro 2008 and wants to sign him from Udinese. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have had a 10m bid for Spartak Moscow striker Roman Pavlyuchenko rejected by the Russian side. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City want an answer from Ronaldinho about whether he wants to move to the club. (Various)

Celtic are lining up a loan deal for Roma left-back Vitorino Gabriel Antunes. (Various)

John Robertson has offered to return to former club Hearts and manage them for free. (Various)

Hungarian coach Laszlo Csaba, currently in charge of Uganda, is a target for managerless Hearts. (Daily Record)

Rangers have withdrawn from the race for unsettled Aston Villa midfielder Shaun Maloney. (Mirror)

Albion Rovers want former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie to take the manager's post at Cliftonhill. (Daily Record)

Walsall want to sign freed Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell. (Daily Expess)

Ipswich want Greece and Nuremburg striker Angelo Charisteas. (The Sun)


Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is prepared to sell the club for 420m to a New York finance company. (The Sun)

Real Mallorca are to pursue compensation after Jonas Gutierrez bought out his contract and moved to Newcastle. (Various)


Manchester council are angry at footballers parking wherever they want, despite being given parking fines, and will be writing to clubs in their area to tell them their players are role models. (Daily Star)

see also
Thursday's gossip column
03 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2008
04 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - June 2008
30 Jun 08 |  Gossip

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