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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Arsenal defender Phillipe Senderos is reportedly set to undergo a medical at AC Milan after signing a one-year loan deal with the Italians. (Sky Sports News, 1732 BST)


Manchester City have launched a 10m bid to re-sign Shaun Wright-Phillips and end the Chelsea player's nightmare. (Daily Express)

Striker Dimitar Berbatov could finally be on his way from Tottenham to Manchester United for a transfer fee of between 25m and 28m. (The Independent)

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is ready to pay around 10m for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao after sending spies to his Argentine club River Plate. (Various )

Tottenham have been told they must pay 23m if they want to prise forward Diego Forlan from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is another player being looked at by Tottenham. (

Espanyol have accepted a 12m offer from Everton for winger Albert Riera - but the player's preferred move is to Liverpool. (The Guardian)

Midfielder Stephane Mbia could yet end up at Everton, if the Merseyside club and Rennes can agree a transfer price between 7m and 10m. (The Guardian)

Portsmouth are bracing themselves for an 8m bid for Nico Kranjcar from Hamburg and Harry Redknapp may be pressurised to sell the midfielder. (Daily Star)

Pompey are also weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta but may face competition from Everton. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are set to abandon their 9m bid for James Milner unless Newcastle are prepared to sell the midfielder - who is demanding a new contract - immediately. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough will resist any offers - thought to be around 14m - from Liverpool for winger Stewart Downing. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are tracking Wolves midfielder Karl Henry after being impressed by his outstanding form for the Championship side. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland are keen to sign Spain left-back Mariano Pernia from Atletico Madrid. The club may be forced to sell because of cash problems. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic are close to signing German international defender Alexander Madlung from Vfl Wolfsburg. (The Herald)

However, Celtic manager Gordon Strachan may wait until January to sign Madlung and instead recruit a defensive midfield player before the close of the transfer window. (Daily Express/Daily Star)

Meanwhile, Strachan's move for West Bromwich Albion left-back Paul Robinson has stalled over wage demands. (Daily Express/Daily Star)

IFK Gothenburg defender Matthias Bjarsmyr claims he is a target for Rangers. (Daily Express/Daily Star)


Manchester United will only sign Dimitar Berbatov if Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy drops his claim that the club made an illegal approach. (Daily Express)

Jimmy Bullard has not been offered a new Fulham contract because manager Roy Hodgson is concerned he does not pull his weight in midfield. (The Times)

Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has confirmed he will appear on midfielder Joey Barton's behalf at the Football Association disciplinary hearing on 5 September. (The Times)


Manager Roy Keane axed Pascal Chimbonda only hours before Sunderland's win at Spurs - because the full-back turned up late for a pre-match walk around the hotel. (The Sun)

see also
Sunday's gossip column
24 Aug 08 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
23 Aug 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
22 Aug 08 |  Gossip
Premier League ins and outs
22 Aug 08 |  Premier League
SPL ins and outs
21 Aug 08 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - August 2008
22 Aug 08 |  Gossip

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