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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Bayern Munich say that despite interest from several European clubs, Franck Ribery will still be at the club next season. (Press Association)

Brazilian star Kaka has opened the door to a potential move to the Premier League by admitting his desire to play in England when he leaves current club AC Milan. (Daily Star)

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is a target for Spanish side Villarreal. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham's on-loan striker Fraizer Campbell admits he is unsure if he will remain at Spurs next season or return to Manchester United. (Daily Star)

Sunderland have targeted Spurs striker Darren Bent but only if the Black Cats avoid relegation. (Daily Star)

Everton have made inquiries about Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City will offer contract rebel Daniel Sturridge a take-it-or-leave-it final £40,000 a week offer. (Daily Star)

Or 19-year-old striker Sturridge will be offered a contract worth £30,000 to stay at Eastlands, with Chelsea and Aston Villa keen on the youngster. (Daily Mirror)

Birmingham and Reading will battle it out for Stoke striker Dave Kitson. (Daily Express)

Derby manager Nigel Clough will offload up to 12 players at the end of the season in a massive clear-out at the club. (The Sun)

Dexter Blackstock, who is on-loan at Nottingham Forest, will return to QPR to see out the final year of his contract. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic are on the trail of Rayo Vallecano midfielder Mohamed Diame. The SPL champions watched the Frenchman in their weekend draw with Tenerife. (The Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Manchester City chairman John Wardle is in talks with Oldham about helping out the club financially. (Daily Mirror)

Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney has shelved plans for a salary cap in the Championship. (Daily Mail)

Blackburn have terminated the contract of Swiss international midfielder Johann Vogel. (Daily Mail)

Celtic coach Neil Lennon says keeper Artur Boruc has replaced him as the Scottish Premier League's panto villain following recent public incidents involving the Polish goalie. (The Scotsman)

Aberdeen are casting an eye over former Feyenoord defender Pieter Collen after joining the club on a week-long trial. (Scotsman)

Rangers stars Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley have revealed that they were caught up in the Nashville tornado. (The Sun)

East Stirling boss Jim McInally has told Colin Cramb he will never kick another ball for the club after being sent off against Dumbarton for dissent. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies has handed club skipper James Fowler a new contract at Rugby Park for another two years. (The Sun)

Former Rangers star Andrei Kanchelskis says Barry Ferguson is the man to replace outgoing midfielder Anatoly Tymoschuk at Zenit St Petersburg. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood is keen to retain the services of skipper Scott Severin and Jamie Smith by earning a place in Europe next season. (Daily Express)

AND FINALLY

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen McLoughlin has confirmed that she is expecting the pair's first baby. She also revealed they may adopt a child. (The Sun)

Shy Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed his scariest moment came when he was forced to sing for his team-mates following his £15m move from Bolton. (The Sun)



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see also
Transfers - April 2009
02 Apr 09 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
07 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
07 Apr 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
06 Apr 09 |  Gossip


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