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Thursday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Chelsea inform AC Milan that defender Branislav Ivanovic is not for sale, according to the player's agent Vlado Borozan who tells website "Chelsea have made it known to us that he is indispensable". (Press Association 1532 BST)


Manchester City have made a 12m bid for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz. (The Sun)

Tottenham will make Manchester United pay 32m for Dimitar Berbatov after being infuriated by claims that they were on the brink of completing a deal. (Daily Mirror)

Midfielder Gareth Barry is ready to abandon his dream move to Liverpool by playing for Aston Villa in the Uefa Cup. (Various)

Everton are attempting to hijack Newcastle United's proposed loan move for Juventus midfield man Tiago. (Daily Mail)


Aston Villa have made a 9m bid for Newcastle United winger James Milner. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn Rovers have made a surprise move for Fulham left-back Paul Konchesky. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs are plotting to bring Sevilla striker Freddie Kanoute back to White Hart Lane and have stepped up their bid for Zenit St Petersburg's Andrei Arshavin as they prepare for Berbatov's departure. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea will increase their efforts to sign Real Madrid forward Robinho after midfielder Frank Lampard signed a new contract. (The Sun)

Ipswich Town and Norwich City are battling to sign Newcastle United's Shola Ameobi. (The Times)

Rangers could move for Birmingham City's Scotland star James McFadden to appease fans angry at the departure of Carlos Cuellar and their exit from Europe (The Guardian)

Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince wants to strengthen his squad by signing Torino's midfield man Vince Grella. (Daily Mail)

West Brom are in talks with West Ham in a bid to clinch a loan deal for defender James Collins. (Daily Mail)

Everton boss David Moyes is furious after a loan move for CSKA Moscow's Vagner Love collapsed amid claims he was misled by agents. (Daily Mirror.)

Rangers will unveil Valencia youngster Aaron Niguez as their latest signing on Thursday. (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Bobo Balde has outraged club bosses by rejecting a 27,500-a-week contract at Wolves. (Daily Record)

Cardiff defender Glenn Loovens will spark a battle between Rangers and Celtic by asking to leave Cardiff. (Daily Record)

Arsenal are targeting Ipswich youngster Danny Haynes. (Various)

Rangers are one of four clubs chasing Palermo's Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano. The Ibrox club have tabled a 4m bid for the player who has also attracted interest from Newcastle, Fulham and Blackburn. (Daily Express, Daily Star)

Motherwell have made a bid to loan defender Andy Webster from Rangers until January. (Daily Express, Daily Star)

Celtic are in negotiations with Wolfsburg as they bid to bring German international defender Alexander Madlung to Parkhead. (The Herald, Daily Mail)


Newcastle United's summer signing Jonas Gutierrez has yet to receive international clearance and may miss their opening fixture at Manchester United. (Various)


Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has blamed the credit crunch for the lack of big-money signings at Fratton Park.

see also
Wednesday's gossip column
13 Aug 08 |  Gossip
Premier League ins and outs
12 Aug 08 |  Premier League
SPL ins and outs
10 Aug 08 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - August 2008
12 Aug 08 |  Gossip

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