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Sunday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are set to pay £45m for AC Milan striker Alaxandre Pato and then loan him back to the Italian club for a year.
Full story: News of the World

The Blues have also offered £40m for Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham are ready to make a new £21m bid for Aston Villa forward Ashley Young.
Full story: News of the World

West Ham are set to sell England defender Matthew Upson as they need to raise £10m to ward off creditors. Manchester City have been linked with Upson. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton manager David Moyes has rejected Besiktas' £8m bid for striker Louis Saha.
Full story: News of the World

Aston Villa are leading the chase for Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, who is also wanted by Tottenham, Manchester City and Everton. (Mail on Sunday)

Blackburn and Everton are locked in a battle to sign Benfica's £3m-rated midfielder Hassan Yebda.
Full story: News of the World

Manchester City are seeking an agreement with Barcelona to get first refusal on forward Lionel Messi should he ever decide to leave the Spanish club. (Sunday People)

Manchester United fear AC Milan will try to hijack their bid to sign 15-year-old Swedish midfielder Linus Sjobeg, who plays for first division side Vasteras.
Full story: News of the World

Hull boss Phil Brown is set to make a move for Portsmouth's £4m-rated striker David Nugent.
Full story: News of the World

Liverpool are monitoring Reading's 20-year-old striker Simon Church, with a view to signing him next year.
Full story: News of the World

OTHER GOSSIP

Everton manager David Moyes is being lined up as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson when the Manchester United manager finally retires.
Full story: Sunday People

Alan Shearer could return as Newcastle manager as early as next week - but only if owner Mike Ashley is willing to accept a £70m offer for the club from Geordie businessman Barry Moat. (Mail on Sunday)

David Beckham has insisted he wants to carry on playing for England even after the 2010 World Cup.
Full story: News of the World

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott says being part of a successful England team at the World Cup next year next year is more important to him than winning trophies with the Gunners this season. (Sunday Express)

England boss Fabio Capello has hinted that Walcott's teenage team-mate at Arsenal Jack Wilshere is a serious contender for a role at the World Cup. (Sunday Times)

Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey will this week sign a new four-year deal to stay with the club.
Full story: News of the World

AND FINALLY

Donna Powell has been appointed first-team coach of Fisher FC. She impressed when she took charge of the team after a prize she won in a raffle gave her the chance to manage them for a game in February. (News of the World)



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see also
Transfers - August 2009
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Saturday's gossip column
08 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
08 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Friday's gossip column
07 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
07 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier


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