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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Sevilla winger Diego Capel insists he will not be switching clubs this summer after the Primera Liga club rejected a bid from Tottenham last week. (PA Sport 1900 BST)

Holland midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has also ruled out a move to White Hart Lane. (PA Sport 1900 BST)

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Manchester United should be "happy and proud" to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club in what he believes would be "the transfer of the century". (PA Sport 1330 BST)

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso's switch to Juventus could be off as the Italian giants are unwilling to pay 16m for him. (Football 365. 1235)


Inter Milan have made an official 6.5m opening offer for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. (The Sun)

Chelsea are ready to bid 75m for AC Milan's Brazilian playmaker Kaka after their initial "astronomical" bid was turned down. (Daily Express)

Another Brazil superstar, Barcelona's Ronaldinho, has turned down a move to Manchester City, despite the offer of a salary of 200,000 a week. (Various)

Ronaldinho will join AC Milan, says Brazil boss Carlos Dunga. (Daily Mirror)


Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has insisted his club are odds-on favourites to sign Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. (The Sun)

But Calderon has said any deal for the 70m-rated winger is off until he proves his fitness after he undergoes ankle surgery. (The Mirror)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Aston Villa are battling to sign Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn want to sign Fulham midfielder Steve Davis, who was on loan at Rangers last season. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham full-back Pascal Chimbonda will this week seal an 8m switch to Valencia. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool hope to tempt Aston Villa to part with Gareth Barry by adding Steve Finnan to their existing 15m offer for the England midfielder. (Telegraph)

Manchester United and Arsenal are locked in an 18m battle to sign Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (Daily Star)

Newcastle are preparing a 4m bid for Switzerland international midfielder Gokhan Inler. (Telegraph)

Portsmouth have sealed a club record 10m deal for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch. (Various)

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp will now sell striker David Nugent to Hull for 3m. (Various)

Redknapp is also preparing to make moves for Reading full-back Nicky Shorey and Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul. (Various)

Fulham are leading the chase to capture Rosenborg full-back Fredrik Stoor, who is also wanted by Blackburn, Manchester City and Wigan. (Daily Mail)

Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin is stalling on a move to Arsenal, while the futures of Alex Hleb and Emmanuel Adebayor are uncertain. (Various)

Adebayor is wanted by Barcelona and the Spanish giants are set to push on with their pursuit. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood says the club will not sell Adebayor but admits Hleb may leave. (Various)

But if Adebayor does move, the Gunners will try to sign Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz. (Daily Mail)

Hull manager Phil Brown is set to bid 1.4m for QPR midfielder Martin Rowlands. (Various)

Brown also wants Dutch striker Roy Makaay, who is available from Feyenoord for 1,5m, and 3m-rated Wolves midfielder Seyi Olofinjana. (Telegraph)

Bolton's young German midfielder Kevin Wolze plans to sign for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. (Daily Mirror)

Bolton and Middlesbrough want to sign Reading's 3.5m-rated midfielder James Harper. (Daily Mirror)

Wigan boss Steve Bruce has pulled out of the race for Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic after the player said it is too cold for him in England. (Various)

Birmingham are determined to hold on to James McFadden, who is wanted by Blackburn and Celtic. (Daily Star)

Watford say defender Danny Shittu is not for sale, despite interest from Premier League clubs and Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic. (Various)

Romania left-back Razvan Rat is keen to join Celtic this summer from Shaktar Donetsk after visiting Celtic Park twice during Champions League matches. (Daily Mail)

Wolves have switched their attentions away from Christophe Berra to Norwich's Jason Shackell after Hearts turned down a 1.5m offer. (Daily Star)

Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric is ion the verge of completing an 800,000 deal for CSKA Sofia defender Aleksander Tunchev. (Daily Mirror)

Carlisle striker Joe Garner will join Nottingham Forest this week in a 500,000 deal. (Daily Mirror)

Burnley are set to beat off competition from Cardiff to sign Dutch midfielder Remco van der Schaaf. (Daily Mail)

But the Bluebirds are set to lose striker Robbie Fowler, who will join Dubai club Al-Ahli. (The Sun)

Cardiff central defender Glenn Loovens is stalling on new contract talks because he is eyeing a move to the Premiership. (The Western Mail)

Swansea have targeted youngsters Scott Sinclair (Chelsea) and Adam Hammill (Liverpool) on loan deals, while goalkeeper targets include Crewe's Owain Fn Williams and Swindon's Peter Brezovan. (The Western Mail)


Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz is set to take over as Portugal manager. (The Sun)

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to promote from within to replace Queiroz, with Academy boss Brian McClair a leading contender. (Mirror)

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez has been linked with the United assistant's job if Queiroz leaves. (The Western Mail)

Hearts will have to pay about 120,000 compensation to Uganda if they are to lure Hungarian Laszlo Csaba to Tynecastle to be their new manager. (Various)


Newcastle fans have reacted furiously after learning that relatives of Osama Bin Laden are among the front runners to buy their club. The Bin Ladens, who own a Saudi Arabian building firm, are set to bid 300m for the Premier League club. (The Sun)

see also
Sunday's gossip column
06 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2008
07 Jul 08 |  Gossip

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