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Sunday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Tottenham have moved to stress that Aaron Lennon - who has been linked in a number deals as a potential makeweight as Spurs look to bring in new players - is not for sale, having only recent signed a long-term contract at the club. (Press Association, 1433 BST)

Ajax striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar claims Manchester United are "very interested" in signing him. "I love clubs with great history like Ajax, I also love Manchester United," he told Dutch reporters. (Press Association, 1419 BST)

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said the Italian club have received a "huge" offer from Chelsea for Brazilian playmaker Kaka. (La Stampa, 1342 BST)

Galliani has also revealed that Ronaldinho has rejected an offer from Manchester City, despite the club offering him double what Milan have tabled. (La Stampa, 1024 BST)

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Arsenal are ready to launch an 18m bid for Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (News of the World)

606: DEBATE
Manchester United chief executive David Gill will tell Real Madrid in person on Monday that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale at any price. (News of the World)

Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Andrei Arshavin after Chelsea ended their interest in the Russian playmaker. (Sunday Telegraph)

Didier Drogba has said he is still desperate to leave Chelsea and he could be replaced at Stamford Bridge by Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o. (The Observer)

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is preparing a 15m bid for Blackburn midfielder David Bentley. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton manager David Moyes is also keen to launch a bid for Bentley, if they lose Mikel Arteta to Atletico Madrid. (The People)

Sunderland want 10m Everton striker Andrew Johnson after failing in an attempt to sign Darren Bent from Tottenham. (The People)

But Black Cats boss Roy Keane has been told he will need to offer 12m for the striker after both they and Wigan had 10m bids rejected by Everton. (News of the World)

Liverpool are willing to offer Irish defender Steve Finnan as well as 15m plus add-ons to secure Gareth Barry from Aston Villa. (News of the World)

The Anfield club are also still interested in Espanyol midfielder Albert Riera despite having a 9.5m bid rejected by the Spanish club. (The People)

New Chelsea signing Deco has pleaded with Frank Lampard to stay at the club so they can form a dangerous midfield partnership. (The People)

Everton have entered the race to sign 10m-rated Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon. (The People)

Newcastle, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are all chasing Reading striker Leroy Lita. (News of the World)

Celtic are hoping to sign Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng with 48 hours. (Sunday Mail)

Aston Villa want 2m more from Celtic as the clubs attempt a swap involving Shaun Maloney and Celtic's Lee Naylor. (News of the World)

Celtic are considering an approach to take left-back Nadir Belhadj on loan from Lens. (Sunday Mail)>

Shakhtar Donetsk left-back Razvan Rat would consider joining Celtic, but Bologna, Lazio, Newcastle and Sunderland are also interested. (News of the World)

Celtic will step up their bid this week to land Spartak Moscow defender Martin Stranzl. (News of the World)

Inverness have ruled out selling striker Marius Niculae to another Scottish Premier League club. (News of the World)

Stoke City are targeting Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are interested in signing Man Utd defender Mikael Silvestre but could be put off by his 60,000-a-week wage demands. (The People)

Further doubt has been cast over Joey Barton's Newcastle future after it emerged Kevin Keegan is planning a 5m bid for Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell. (The People)

West Ham are set to pay 9m for Lazio right-back Valon Behrami of Switzerland. (News of the World)

Portsmouth are lining up a 4m bid for Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher. (The People)

Bolton are prepared to sell Heidar Helguson and Abdoulaye Meite to raise around 4m. (The People)

Sunderland striker Michael Chopra is a 3m target for Wolves. (The People)

Paul Ince has made James McFadden his top target for Blackburn and will offer 5.5m for the Birmingham striker. (News of the World)

Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda could join up with former boss Martin Jol at Hamburg if the German club meet Spurs' 4m valuation of the player. (News of the World)

Kevin Kilbane could be on his way out of Wigan and replaced by 3m-rated Birmingham forward Olivier Kapo. (The People)

Cardiff want unsettled striker Marcus Bent after Wigan pulled out of a permanent deal to sign the 30-year-old. (The People)

Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign Derby midfielder Stephen Pearson and Carlisle striker Joe Garner, both for around 1m. (The People)

OTHER GOSSIP

Eric Cantona is seriously considering Manchester United's long-standing offer to return to Old Trafford as a coach. (Sunday Express)

Cristiano Ronaldo, who will have surgery on his right ankle in the next 48 hours, could be out of action for up to three months. (The People)

A wealthy construction company run by the family of terrorist Osama bin Laden has emerged as a front-runner to buy Newcastle United. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsene Wenger has said Arsenal need to sell every year and buy less expensive players to replace them in order to pay the club's 24m-a-year bill for the Emirates Stadium. (News of the World)

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is resigned to losing assistant coach Carlos Queiroz to Portugal on a deal worth around 1.2m a year. (Sunday Times)

Tottenham have approached MK Dons about using their new stadium if White Lane is revamped. (News of the World)

Sam Allardyce could return to management with Spanish side Real Mallorca if former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd is successful with a takeover bid. (The People)

Blackburn have rejected a 30m bid for the club from property tycoon Nabeel Chowdery and are holding out for 40m. (The People)

AND FINALLY

Sam Allardyce fears Joey Barton could become suicidal if Newcastle sack him. (News of the World)

Manchester United will employ continental-style electric vans to ferry injured players off the pitch next season. (Sunday Express)




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


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