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Tuesday's gossip column

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1746 BST: West Ham are on the verge of signing Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti after the president of the Italian club admitted he had received an offer too good to turn down. (Agence France-Presse)

1526 BST: Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko says he may need to leave the club because of a lack of first-team football. The 27-year-old is keen to keep his Russia spot for next year's World Cup. (Russian newspaper Sport Express)

1219 BST: Sunderland defender Paul McShane is having a medical at Hull ahead of a proposed switch to the KC Stadium. (Sky Sources)

1215 BST: Aston Villa have made a bid for Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin. (Sky Sources)

1211 BST: Italian champions Inter Milan are on the verge of signing Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 25, from Real Madrid. (Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport)

1207 BST: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli claims striker Alessandro Diamanti, 26, is on the verge of a move to West Ham. (Press Association)

1109 BST: The plot thickens: Thai boss Peter Reid claims he IS about to join Stoke as assistant manager to Tony Pulis. (Stoke Sentinel)

1025 BST: AC Milan right-back Massimo Oddo, 33, claims West Ham have expressed an interest in acquiring his services. (Press Association)

1007 BST: Tottenham have made a loan offer for Le Havre midfielder Kevin Anin. (French newspaper L'Equipe)

1002 BST: Goalkeeper Charles Itandje wants to leave Liverpool, with Sporting Gijon making a loan offer for the 26-year-old. (French newspaper L'Equipe)

0958 BST: Bolton Wanderers have offered £6.9m for Real Betis' 27-year-old Cameroon midfielder Achille Emana. (Spanish newspaper AS)

0848 BST: Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi says he is confident coach Peter Reid will not quit, despite reports linking Reid with the assistant manager's job at Stoke City. (Bangkok Post)


Brazilian midfielder Anderson has been told he can leave Manchester United after reacting badly to being omitted from the starting line-up for the Community Shield defeat by Chelsea.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal have made a fresh move for St Etienne's Blaise Matuidi, although the French side want £6m for the midfielder.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City have completed the £24m signing of England defender Joleon Lescott from Everton.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea are keeping tabs on Benfica's talented trio - Angel di Maria, who plays in midfield, defender David Luiz and winger Fabio Coentrao.
Full story: The Sun

West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has flown out to Italy to complete the signing of Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Burnley manager Owen Coyle is trying to tempt Tottenham into selling £1m-rated goalkeeper Ben Alnwick.
Full story: The Sun

Everton are preparing a £5m bid for Middlesbrough defender Robert Huth. They may be put off bidding for Bolton's Gary Cahill (£10m) and Stoke's Ryan Shawcross (£12m) as their clubs will hold out for big sums.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has made a £2m move for Le Mans centre-back Gregory Cerdan, 27, as well as making a £3m bid for Almeria's Nigerian striker Kala Uche.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hodgson faces competition from Blackburn for Cerdan - Rovers boss Sam Allardyce will make his move after selling defender Stephen Warnock to Aston Villa.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Valencia's Argentine midfielder Ever Banega.
Full story: The Independent

Bolton boss Gary Megson will step up his chase for Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart has finally signed a player - Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane has joined the south-coast club from French side Lens for £4m.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin has stunned the club by handing in a transfer request, with Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland interested.
Full story: The Sun

Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy is on Ajax's hit-list - the South African started his career with the Dutch giants.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are keen to sign Honduras defender Osman Chavez, 25, for £1.5m after a tip from his fellow countryman Wilson Palacios.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Ex-Fulham winger Hameur Bouazza has quit Turkish club Sivasspor after after only five days. Sheffield United, Plymouth and Preston are keen on him. (Various)

Atletico Madrid want to sign Newcastle's Spanish left-back Jose Enrique in a cut-price £3m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Leeds are set to offer League One rivals Oldham £500,000 for winger Chris Taylor, 22. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace are expected to sign Derby defender Claude Davis and former Millwall winger Ryan Smith. (The Independent)


Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, linked this summer with Barcelona, has pledged his immediate future to the Old Trafford club.
Full story: Daily Star

Ipswich boss Roy Keane has axed several members of his first-team squad and told them they will never play for him again.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle businessman Barry Moat is close to completing his £80m takeover of the Magpies.
Full story: The Sun

Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung will complete his takeover of Birmingham City in the next 48 hours.
Full story: The Sun

Outgoing Birmingham chairman David Gold is deciding whether to try to buy West Ham, which could cost him £150m.
Full story: The Guardian

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, 30, says he is ready to finish his career at Stamford Bridge.
Full story: The Sun

Portsmouth keeper David James has told England boss Fabio Capello he will be fit to play in the World Cup qualifier against Croatia next month, despite a knee injury.
Full story: The Independent


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has paid tribute to a new slimline Andy Reid after the midfielder lost 9kg and 22mm of body fat in the summer. Reid celebrated by scoring twice in the 4-1 Carling Cup win over Norwich on Monday.
Full story: The Sun

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see also
Transfers - August 2009
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Monday's gossip column
24 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
24 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's gossip column
23 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
23 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier

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