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Wednesday's gossip column

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2225 BST:Carlos Tevez's advisor Kia Joorabchian tells Argentine radio station Radio Del Plata that his client is "evaluating proposals" from Manchester City, Chelsea and "one other team" - with a decision to be made in the next 10 days.

1935 BST: AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato insists he will not be following his former coach Carlo Ancelotti to Chelsea, according to Studio Sport.

1630 BST: Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi hopes his Argentina team-mate Javier Mascherano will leave Liverpool and join him at the Nou Camp, El Mundo Deportivo reports.

1630 BST: Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa would welcome a move from the Reds to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to Marca.

1612 BST: Bolton are set to bid for 26-year-old Reading and Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle by the end of the week. (PA)

1320 BST: The chances of Franck Ribery joining Manchester United or Chelsea appear to be slim after the Bayern Munich playmaker's agent said the Frenchman wants to play for Real Madrid.

1157 BST: Real Madrid are interested in signing Lyon striker Karim Benzema, according to Marca sports daily. Benzema, who has been heavily linked with Manchester United, could be a fresh target for Real rather than Valencia's David Villa.

0850 BST: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has dismissed speculation linking him to a move to Manchester United. The 28-year-old told AS: "There is nothing at all from Manchester (United) or any other club."


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in signing Atletico Madrid's £45m-rated striker Sergio Aguero after giving up on Valencia forward David Villa.
Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal have offered Emmanuel Adebayor to AC Milan and Inter Milan as the Gunners are eager to offload the striker but will not sell him to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City will make a £15m bid for Everton centre-back Joleon Lescott in the next 48 hours.
Full story: Daily Mirror

City's Brazilian forward Robinho has urged the club to buy Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.
Full story: The Sun

Michael Essien's agent claims the midfielder could leave Chelsea this summer if the likes of "Real Madrid, Barcelona or some other club" make an offer.
Full story: The Sun

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has put Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch top of his wish list as a replacement for striker Roque Santa Cruz.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Aston Villa are set to bid £1m for German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel from Energie Cottbus.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Celtic want to sign £5m-rated Fulham striker Diomansay Kamara. (Daily Mirror)

The Scottish giants are also close to signing Swindon forward Simon Cox for £2.5m. (Daily Star)

Greek club Larissa are keen on signing Celtic striker Jan Vennegor of Hesselink. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts are weighing up a move for out-of-contract Finnish striker Shefki Kuqi, who was last at Crystal Palace. (Daily Mail)

Bolton boss Gary Megson is set to pull out of a move for West Brom left-back Paul Robinson as the £1m asking price is twice the amount he wants to pay. (Various)

Reading face a double bid from Sunderland for winger Stephen Hunt and striker Kevin Doyle.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Sunderland are also closing in on Tottenham striker Darren Bent - but they will need to match the Londoners' £10m valuation. (Daily Star)

Nottingham Forest have made a final bid of £2.5m for Doncaster defender Matt Mills. (Daily Star)

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is in talks over a move from Inter Milan to Paris St Germain.
Full story: The Sun


Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez says the £18.5m the club has paid to sign right-back Glen Johnson from Portsmouth is over the odds.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to include striker Nicklas Bendtner as part of the deal that brought Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen to the Emirates Stadium. (The Sun)

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has pleaded with manager Harry Rednapp not to sell him. (Various)

Burnley midfielder Graham Alexander is set to sign a new one-year deal with the club and at 37 he will be the oldest player in the Premier League. (Various)

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will hold talks with defender Nyron Nosworthy, who fears he is on his way out of the club with no offer of a new deal. (Various)

Stockport County do not have a kit to play in next season after having to auction off their strip to repay debts to manufacturers Diadora. (The Sun)

Former Sunderland managers Malcolm Crosby and Ricky Sbragia are interested in forming a double act at Motherwell. (Daily Mail)

But Motherwell chairman wants the new manager to make club skipper Stephen Craigan his assistant. (Daily Express)

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see also
Transfers - June 2009
30 Jun 09 |  Football
Tuesday's gossip column
23 Jun 09 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
23 Jun 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
22 Jun 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
22 Jun 09 |  Scottish Premier

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