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Tuesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz claims he has told the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, with Liverpool favourites to sign the 27-year-old. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Wolves have lined up a £4m bid for Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne. (Various) Full story

Arsenal are poised to sign teenage Brazilian forward Wellington, who plays for Fluminense, in the summer. (Various) Full story

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola is set to step up his interest in Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have agreed a deal for Rapid Vienna's teenage striker Phillip Prosenik to join them in the summer. (Various)

Sevilla striker Fredi Kanoute has insisted he has no interest in rejoining Tottenham, four years after leaving the Londoners. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Nottingham Forest will make an £800,000 bid for QPR keeper Lee Camp in the summer. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Derby defender Andy Todd is ready to quit the club and sign for Australian side Perth Glory. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Newcastle want Doncaster centre-back Matt Mills. (Daily Star)

West Brom are leading the race to sign £1.5m-rated Swindon striker Simon Cox. (Daily Star)

Leicester are planning a move for MK Dons midfielder Peter Leven. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Bruno Aguiar's agent says the midfielder could quit Hearts in the summer for a move to Celtic or Rangers after contract talks stalled at Tynecastle. (The Herald)

Hibs boss Mixu Paatelainen has made Northern Irish international midfielder Michael O'Connor, currently out of favour at Crewe, his top summer signing target. (Scottish Daily Express)
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Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh claims he is interested in moving to England, and would "give everything" to play for Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal. "A team like Tottenham could interest me, but not Sunderland," he adds. (L'Equipe) Full story (in French)

OTHER GOSSIP

Wigan boss Steve Bruce looks set to give striker Amr Zaki a chance at redemption - after he returned late from international duty recently - by playing him for the reserves on Tuesday night. (Daily Mirror) Full story

Manchester United's Brazilian defenders Fabio and Rafael da Silva have revealed they turned down the chance to join Arsenal two years ago. (Daily Mail) Full story

Blackburn could be about to dump midfielder Tugay after he was dropped by manager Sam Allardyce. (Daily Mirror)

Bradford manager Stuart McCall will quit the club at the end of the season - only three months after signing a two-year deal. (Various) Full story

QPR are interested in trying to tempt former Sunderland manager Roy Keane back into football but it is understood he is reluctant to join the club at this stage of the season. (Daily Mail)

AND FINALLY

Beatles legend John Lennon was a talented footballer who had dreams of playing for Liverpool. The band's original drummer Pete Best has told how Lennon always had a ball at his feet before the group became famous. (Daily Star)
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see also
Transfers - April 2009
17 Apr 09 |  Football
Monday's gossip column
20 Apr 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's gossip column
19 Apr 09 |  Gossip


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