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Sunday's gossip column

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Cesc Fabregas could join Alexander Hleb at Barcelona, according to the Belarusian. (Barca TV, 1555 BST)

Eidur Gudjohnsen is free to leave Barcelona and the Spanish club will help the former Bolton and Chelsea striker find a new club, with West Ham among a list of suitors. (Barcelona radio station Rac1, 1457 BST)

Cristiano Ronaldo has again fuelled speculation over his future by saying he could still leave Manchester United. When quizzed by ESPN he said: "What do you want me to say? That I'm going or I'm staying? I don't know about the future, only God knows it. I can't say any more." (ESPNsoccernet, 1209 BST)


Chelsea's world record bid to sign AC Milan forward Kaka will cost the Blues anything from 50m to 119m with 10% going to the player himself, but the Serie A side insist he is not for sale. (Various)

If Kaka does move to west London it will spark a 114m chain of transfers with Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor going to AC Milan and Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz moving to the Emirates. (Sunday Times)

Real Madrid forward Robinho could be another Brazilian heading to Chelsea after his agent revealed the club have proposed a firm offer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Juventus are ready to launch a 15m bid for Arsenal's Robin van Persie, who they see as an ideal replacement for Pavel Nedved. (News of the World)

Emmanuel Adebayor will stay at Arsenal if the Gunners offer him 100,000-a-week. (News of the World)

Gareth Barry's proposed move to Liverpool is in doubt as the deal hinges on Xabi Alonso leaving the club, but the Spaniard wants to remain at Anfield. (News of the World)

But the Reds will make one final attempt to sign the England midfielder and will increase their cash offer to 16m. (Sunday Times)

If Liverpool fail in their attempts to sign Barry, Rafael Benitez will turn his attentions to Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. (News of the World)

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has said he is looking at offloading five or six players to finance a bid for Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. (The People)

Manchester United striker Louis Saha is wanted back at Fulham, while Sunderland and Wigan are also interested in the Frenchman. (News of the World)

Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson is stalling over a signing a new contract, which has alerted Everton, Liverpool and Aston Villa. (Sunday Express)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Robert Green from West Ham after it emerged the goalkeeper is less than happy with his current deal at Upton Park. (News of the World)

Sunderland have failed with a 4m bid for Man Utd midfielder Darren Fletcher and may increase their offer to 5m. (News of the World)

Portsmouth, Manchester City and Fulham are chasing Ivory Coast international Aruna Dindane from Racing Lens. (News of the World)

Hull City hope to make Portsmouth's Sean Davis their seventh signing of the summer for around 2.25m. (News of the World)

Premier League duo Everton and Bolton are tracking 18-year-old Tranmere striker Terry Gornell who is yet to make his first-team debut. (News of the world)

Everton have put a move for Celtic's Scott McDonald on hold after rejecting Wigan's 9m offer for Andy Johnson. (News of the World)

Celtic have been told by Bordeaux that 6m-rated striker Fernando Cavenaghi is not for sale. (Sunday Mail)

Inverness striker Marius Niculae is poised to seal a 400,000 transfer to Dinamo Bucharest. (Daily Express)

Motherwell hope to secure Celtic defender John Kennedy on a six-month loan this week. (News of the World)

But Spanish midfielder Angel Robles and German defender Mark le Rande have failed to impress on trial.

Wolves are set to make a move for Celtic central defender Bobo Balde, who has been told he can leave Parkhead as a free agent. (News of the World)

Sheffield United have made a 2.5m bid for Watford striker Darius Henderson, who is seen as an ideal replacement for Derby bound Rob Hulse. (News of the World)


Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has branded Cristiano Ronaldo "a silly little boy" who should be made to do as he is told at Manchester United. Jordan also slammed the state of modern football and said: "Footballers live on an island called 'Footballers World' where everything they do is right and everything that is said about them is wrong." (News of the World)

Dimitar Berbatov has been fined a week's wages by Tottenham manager Juande Ramos for being moody on the club's pre-season jaunt to Spain. (The People)

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has played down claims he had an altercation with a fan during Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Fulham. (News of the World)

Jean-Claude Darcheville says Celtic fans know Rangers would have won the title last season if had not been for a fixture pile-up. (News of the World)

Hearts are in talks with Ugandan coach Jackson Mayanja to become assistant to manager Csaba Laszlo. (Scotland On Sunday)

Motherwell defender Paul Quinn has vowed to win back the captain's armband despite his conviction for assault. (Sunday Mail)

Hamilton manager Billy Reid has been handed a three-year rolling contract and told his job is safe even if the SPL newcomers suffer relegation. (News of the World)

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek has said he would love to return to the club as a coach. (Sunday Express)


Fabio Capello is going head-to-head with ex-England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, now in charge of Mexico, as both countries have targeted the same hotel to stay in for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. (News of the World)

Liverpool's team coach, which escorted the players and staff to and from their Swiss training camp, is emblazoned with the slogan: "Wenger: Always Leading the Way". (News of the World)

see also
Saturday's gossip column
19 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
18 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
17 Jul 08 |  Gossip
Transfers - July 2008
18 Jul 08 |  Gossip

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