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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


David Dunn could be set for a new deal at Blackburn. Paul Ince says he will talk to the midfielder after the transfer window closes. (PA Sport 1520)

Sunderland have rejected a bid from an unnamed club for defender Danny Higginbotham. Wolves are believed to be the club who have had a 1.5m offer turned down. ( 1515)

Andrei Arshavin's protracted move to Spurs could be back on after Zenit St Petersburg splashed out 24m for Portugal midfielder Danny from rivals Dinamo Moscow. (The Sun 1307)

West Ham have no intention of selling striker Craig Bellamy, thwarting Manchester City's hopes of signing the Wales international. ( 1215)

Sunderland have rejected a bid from an unnamed club for Danny Higginbotham, but look set to let fellow defender Russell Anderson go on loan to Burnley. (Setanta Sports 1126)

Arsenal are likely to miss out on Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler after the Udinese midfielder's agent said a move to the Emirates "would be too early for him". (Metro 1123 BST)


With British record signing Andriy Shevchenko returning to former club AC Milan, Chelsea are also prepared to allow winger Shaun Wright-Phillips to re-join Manchester City for 9m, writing off an incredible 43m on the duo. (The Sun)

However, Everton and Portsmouth are also tracking Wright-Phillips. (Daily Express).

But Chelsea's spending spree is set to continue with Real Madrid's Brazilian striker Robinho joining the club for a fee of between 27m (The Sun) and 31m (Daily Mirror).

Uefa Cup champions Zenit Petersburg are attempting to offload striker Andrei Arshavin to Chelsea after his protracted move to Tottenham collapsed. (Daily Express)

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov could risk "rotting in the reserves" if his proposed 30m move to Manchester United fails to materialise. (Various)

Everton's bid to bring 12m-rated Espanyol winger Albert Riera to Goodison Park could be hijacked by rivals Liverpool, who have shelved plans to sign Aston Villa's Gareth Barry. (Various)


Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez could raise 7m through the sale of winger Jermaine Pennant and centre-back Sami Hyypia to Stoke, while Everton are also looking into Valencia's 6ft 8in Serbia international striker Nikola Zigic. (The Guardian)

Toffees boss Dave Moyes is close to adding Guinea defender Kamil Zayatte to his squad for 2.5m from Swiss club Young Boys. (Daily Mail)

After having a 7m bid for West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand accepted, Sunderland boss Roy Keane is turning his attention to Man City's 1m-rated full-back Michael Ball. (The Sun)

Arsenal centre-back Philippe Senderos is set to complete a year's loan to Italian giants AC Milan. (Various)

West Brom agree a 2.5m deal for Charlton's China international Zheng Zhi. (Daily Mirror)

Baggies manager Tony Mowbray is also lining up a 4m bid for Real Mallorca striker Oscar Trejo. (Telegraph)

Bolton's Switzerland international Blerim Dzemaili is heading for the Reebok Stadium's exit door - without making a single appearance for the club. (Daily Mirror)

Real Betis are ready to step in to take Manchester City flop Nery Castillo on a year's loan. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa have moved a step closer to landing Reading striker Kevin Doyle in a 7.5m deal. (Daily Star)

Rangers will send midfielder Dean Furman on loan to Bradford City so that the South African can gain more first-team experience. (The Sun)

Celtic have ruled out a move for German international defender Alexander Madlung, who is currently with Vfl Wolfsburg. (The Herald)

Hearts striker Calum Elliot is close to agreeing a loan switch to Livingston. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood hopes to make two or three loan signings before the close of the transfer window, one of whom may be trialist Quido Lanzaat. (Various)

Motherwell will give Slovakian international defender Maros Klimpi the chance to win a move to Fir Park from Danish side Midtjylland. (Daily Express/Daily Star)


Everton boss David Moyes is close to signing a new five-year contract. (Daily Mirror)

Goalkeeper Shay Given has urged Newcastle to sort out a new deal for England striker Michael Owen. (The Guardian)

Inter boss Jose Mourinho welcomed Andriy Shevchenko's move back to rivals AC Milan, despite their fractious 16-month relationship at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph)

Blackburn boss Paul Ince is prepared for a hostile reception when he returns to Upton Park for the first time as a manager when his side play West Ham on Saturday. (Various)

Falkirk manager John Hughes says his strained relationship with Scotland's referees may force him to quit his post. (Various)

The proposed Great Britain football team at the London 2012 Olympics may play fixtures at Scotland's national stadium, Hampden Park. (Daily Mail)


Danny Shittu wants plenty of win bonuses with new club Bolton - to pay his enormous mobile phone bills. The former Watford defender said: "I spoke to a lot of clubs, including a few in France and Greece. I'll have a really big phone bill!"

see also
Monday's gossip column
25 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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