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Tuesday's gossip column

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1640 BST: Maicon's agent has reassured Inter Milan fans that the highly-rated defender will remain at the San Siro next season. The Brazilian full-back has been linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea this summer. (PA Sport)

1356 BST: Southampton's financial problems could see more players join David McGoldrick in leaving the club. McGoldrick joined Nottingham Forest for a reported £1m on Monday, goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is set to join West Ham as his contract expires on Tuesday and midfielder Andrew Surman has been linked with Wolves.
Full story: Southampton Daily Echo

1243 BST: Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says Paolo Maldini, a former player of his at AC Milan, has turned down an offer to become part of his coaching staff at Stamford Bridge. (Radio Deejay)

1145 BST: Arsenal target Felipe Melo has moved to end speculation about his future by signing a one-year contract extension at Fiorentina. (Press Association)

1120 BST: Manchester United and Tottenham look set to miss out on Mirko Vucinic after his agent said the forward will not be leaving Roma. (Press Association)

1022 BST: Inter Milan defender Maicon may have edged closer to a move after the club refused to give in to his demands for a pay increase. The Brazilian has been linked with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea. (Press Association)

0815 BST: Former England midfielder Peter Reid has rejected speculation he will quit as coach of Thailand to take charge of League One club Southampton. (Press Association)


Samuel Eto'o wants a £12.5m signing-on fee to join Manchester City. The Barcelona striker has already been offered wages of £250,000 a week by the Eastlands club.
Full story: The Sun

Or the Cameroon striker is looking for a £15m golden handshake from Barcelona otherwise the move to City is off.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are poised to complete a hat-trick of signings by landing CSKA Moscow forward Yuri Zhirkov, Manchester City forward Daniel Sturridge and Middlesbrough goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have been stunned by Andrey Arshavin's revelation that he would be "really happy" to play for Barcelona if he gets the chance.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso will holds talks with manager Rafael Benitez this week over a possible move to Real Madrid.
Full story: The Sun

Meanwhile, Reds defender Alvaro Arbeloa is set to seal a switch to Real for about £5m. (The Independent)

Aston Villa are ready to pay £5m for Espanyol forward Luis Garcia, who is also wanted by Porto.
Full story: The Sun

Villa are also set to bid £5m for Middlesbrough midfielder Tuncay.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have joined the chase for Groningen's Sweden international striker Marcus Berg but they may need to pay £10m to beat Everton to his signature.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Spurs have told Villarreal they want cash plus Sebastien Eguren and Marcos Senna in exchange for striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. (The Times)

West Ham are trying to hijack Hull's £3.4m move for Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham have offered £2.2m for Almeria striker Kalu Uche. (The Sun)

Birmingham want to sign Tottenham defender Gareth Bale on a season-long loan deal. (Daily Star)

Wolves are set to sign Reading striker Kevin Doyle for a club record fee of £6.5m.
Full story: The Sun

Huddersfield will pay £1m to sign Bristol Rovers striker Rickie Lambert. (The Sun)

Ipswich boss Roy Keane is close to completing a £1m deal for QPR full-back Damien Delaney. Keane also wants to make a double raid on former club Sunderland to sign defender Nyron Nosworthy and winger Carlos Edwards. (Daily Star)

Burnley are fighting it out with Cardiff in the race to sign £2.5m-rated Doncaster defender Mat Mills. (Daily Star)


Carlos Tevez has accused Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson of blowing the chance to win the Champions League final by dropping him. The Argentine striker, whose United contract expires today, said: "He made a mistake to leave me on the bench."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Aston Villa manager David O'Leary says his successor Martin O'Neill has not helped the club progress.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Usually there is little to be pleased about when you miss your flight but Fabio Capello's failure to catch a plane from South Africa meant he was spared being in attendance for England Under-21s' humiliating 4-0 defeat by Germany in the European Championship final in Sweden on Tuesday. (Daily Mirror)

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