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Monday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Four Premier League clubs have made solid bids to land Wigan's on-loan star Amr Zaki. (FilGoal.com, 1500 BST)

Steve McClaren says he will stay at FC Twente, after reports that he may replace Marco van Basten as Ajax boss. He told AD Sportwereld: "I do not have the intention to leave. It's pure speculation." (Press Association, 1055 BST)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is set to offload some of his star players this summer, with David Bentley top of the list. "We don't have a bottomless pit," said Redknapp. "We need to balance the books, sell one or two."
(Full story: Daily Mirror)

Wigan are keen on signing Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant, who is currently on loan at Portsmouth.
(Full story: Daily Mail)

Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Toulouse striker Andre Gignac, which could mean an early exit from Villa Park for John Carew.
(Full story: Daily Mail)

Ipswich manager Roy Keane may return to his former club Manchester United to secure the services of striker Lee Martin.
(Full story: Daily Mirror)

Blackburn striker Carlos Villanueva, who is on loan from Chilean club Audax Italiano, is set for a move to Dubai team Al Shabab.
(Full story: Daily Mirror)

Anderlecht's highly rated defender Roland Johasz is a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Bolton heading the queue.
(Full story: Daily Mail)

Birmingham City, newly promoted to the Premier League, have joined the race to sign Anderlecht's £7m-rated Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia.
(Full story: Daily Mirror)


OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a switch to Real Madrid after hinting it could be time to move on. Talking about linking up with Florentino Perez, president-elect at the Spanish giants, Wenger said: "The project he has put forward would be interesting for any coach."
(Full story: Various)

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he will take over at Chelsea.
(Full story: The Sun)

Following the bust-up between Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Alvaro Arbeloa during the 2-0 win at West Brom, Carragher has revealed both defenders have "kissed and made up".
(Full story: Daily Star)

Ahead of the Champions League final on 27 May, Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi said: "Manchester United have a great team - I think we just have that little bit more football."
(Full story: The Independent)

Bulgaria legend Hristo Stoichkov has been named coach of Iranian Pro League team Abu Moslem.
(Full story: Guardian)

Gary Caldwell insists Celtic can still hang on to their SPL crown despite falling behind Rangers in the title race again yesterday. (Daily Express)

Referee Stuart Dougal, who has condemned Rangers' Kyle Lafferty for simulating to get an Aberdeen player sent off on Saturday, will inform the Scottish FA he would like to bring forward his retirement by a week after controversies shrouded his last two matches.
(Full story: The Herald)

AND FINALLY

Spare a thought for Steve McClaren. The former England boss saw his side Twente Enshede lose 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in the Dutch Cup final at the weekend. (Various)
(Full story: The Times)



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see also
Transfers - May 2009
24 May 09 |  Football
Sunday's gossip column
17 May 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's gossip column
16 May 09 |  Gossip


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