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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally


Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov could finally get his wish to join Manchester United, with the Old Trafford club putting together a package that could reach 30m. (Daily Telegraph)

Striker Frazier Campbell could be used as a make-weight in the deal, but Hull City have launched a 7m bid for the 20-year-old. (Various)

Robinho's move to Chelsea is in severe doubt after Real Madrid angrily hit out at the Stamford Bridge club's transfer tactics, despite the 24-year-old reiterating his desire to join the Blues. (Various)
Robinho intent on joining Chelsea

But Real's sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has urged president Ramon Calderon to sell the Brazilian as he believes they can cope without him until the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Newcastle have launched a bid to sign Wigan and England striker Emile Heskey, 30, but any move is dependant on the Latics signing 25-year-old Middlesbrough striker Mido. (Daily Star)

The Magpies have also targeted Wigan's Olivier Kapo, who only arrived at the JJB Stadium in July. (Various)

Kevin Keegan has tabled an 8m bid to bring Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, 28, to St James' Park. (Daily Telegraph)

Jermaine Pennant has been warned by Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez that he will be left in the reserves if he does not join Stoke City for 5m. (Daily Mail)

Everton and Tottenham are locked in a battle to sign 20-year-old Standard Liege midfielder Marouane Fellani for 11.2m. (The Sun)

The Toffees also hope to complete a 3m deal to sign 27-year-old Newcastle striker Alan Smith. (Various)

Tottenham are still tracking Manchester City defender Vedran Corluka and hope to sign the 22-year-old for 8m. (Various)

Swedish striker Henrik Larsson has rejected a move back to the Premier League after being linked with Everton and West Ham, despite his club Helsingborg placing the 36-year-old on the transfer list. (Various)

Reading striker Kevin Doyle, 24, could be on his way to Aston Villa for 7.5m. (Daily Mail)

Arsene Wenger is hoping to bring 24-year-old Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler to Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

Wigan hope sign Portsmouth striker David Nugent, 23, on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a 3m permanent move. (Daily Mirror)

Nugent is also a target of West Brom, who have made a 4m bid for Real Mallorca's 20-year-old Argentine striker Oscar Trejo. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn defender Andre Ooijer, 34, is a target for AZ Alkmaar who want to use the defender in a swap deal with 24-year-old Australian winger Brett Holman. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham hope to bolster their attacking options before the end of tonight's transfer window and are linked with Torino striker David Di Michele, 32, and 21-year-old Palermo striker Edison Cavani. (The Times)

The Hammers have rejected a 5m bid from Sunderland for 24-year-old striker Carlton Cole. (The Independent)

Alan Curbishley also wants to sign Lazio defender Guglielmo Stendardo, 27, on loan. (Daily Mail)

Hull are interested in signing Fulham winger Seol Ki Hyeon, 29. (The Times)

If Hull fail in their bid to sign Campbell from Manchester United, then manager Phil Brown will turn his attentions towards 27-year-old Benfica striker Ariza Makukula. (Daily Mail)

Rangers striker Daniel Cousin is expected to complete a move to Hull today. (Various)

Newcastle are set to take 26-year-old Valencia midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez on a season-long loan. (Various)

Cardiff hope to sign Fulham midfielder Alexei Smertin, 33, on a free transfer. (Various)
Cardiff close in on Smertin deal


Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scoalri let slip in his post match interview that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had enquired about striker Saloman Kalou. (The Times)

Michael Owen's England career could be over after he was left out of Fabio Capello's England squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Andorra and Croatia later this month. (Various)
Bullard called into England squad

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is likely to miss Liverpool's Premier League showdown with Manchester United after pulling a hamstring in the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. (The Guardian)


Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has come in for fierce criticism after he was seen downing a pint during his side's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. (Various)

Young footballers who fail to make the grade are being urged to take up alternative sports such as cycling, rowing and athletics to boost Great Britain's medal hopes at the 2012 Olympics. (Daily Mirror)

see also
Live text - Transfer deadline day
01 Sep 08 |  Football
Sunday's gossip column
31 Aug 08 |  Gossip
Premier League ins and outs
01 Sep 08 |  Premier League
SPL ins and outs
28 Aug 08 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - August 2008
31 Aug 08 |  Gossip

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