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Wednesday's gossip column

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says Roman Pavlyuchenko will not be heading home to Russia despite the striker being linked with a £10m move to Spartak Moscow. (AFP, 2315 BST)

Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves could yet be playing his football in Qatar next season after Qatari outfit Al-Saad resurrected a £7m move. (Press Association, 1831 BST)

Ipswich manager Roy Keane has tabled a joint offer for midfielders Grant Leadbitter and Carlos Edwards from former club Sunderland. (Press Association, 1826 BST)

Spartak Moscow are willing to pay Tottenham £10m to take striker Roman Pavlyuchenko back to Russia. (Press Association, 1617 BST)

Businessman Geoff Sheard has confirmed he is fronting a bid by a mystery American company to buy Newcastle. (Press Association, 1334 BST)

Aston Villa confirm they are in discussions with Blackburn over defender Stephen Warnock. (1307 BST)
Full story: www.avfc.co.uk

Blackburn and Tottenham agree a fee in excess of £2m for Spurs full-back Pascal Chimbonda. (Sky Sports News, 1120 BST)

Watford striker Tommy Smith is having a medical at Portsmouth. (Sky Sports News, 1052 BST)

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has derailed Tottenham's flying start to the season by demanding a transfer from White Hart Lane.
Full story: The Sun

Spurs are in talks with Internacional over £15m-rated Brazil midfielder Sandro, while exploring a loan deal for Le Havre midfielder Kevin Anin and trailing Dinamo Zagreb striker Mario Mandzukic. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is also assessing Honduras defender Osman Chavez. (The Independent)

Everton are set to pip Aston Villa to the £5m signing of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin.
Full story: The Sun

Villa have agreed a £6m fee to sign Manchester City centre-half Richard Dunne.
Full story: Daily Mail

Joleon Lescott only completed his £24m move from Everton to Manchester City after an embarrassing hold-up over payments to agents.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United will launch a deadline-day bid to sign former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben from Real Madrid.
Full story: The Sun

606: DEBATE
David O, BBC Sport

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is making a shock £1.5m move for Tottenham full-back Pascal Chimbonda.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton manager Gary Megson has made a £6m move for Real Betis midfielder Achille Emana.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Bolton striker Ricardo Vaz Te is in talks with Turkish club Gaziantepspor and is also attracting interest from Cologne. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland defender Paul McShane is set to complete a £2m move to Hull, with whom he had a loan spell last season.
Full story: Daily Mirror

A player on his way to Sunderland is Ahmed Al Muhammadi, after Black Cats boss Steve Bruce agreed a season-long loan deal for the ENPPI full-back.
Full story: The Sun

Birmingham are set to sign Spanish midfielder Michel in a £3m deal from Sporting Gijon after owner-in-waiting Carson Yeung pledged to put his own cash in to help City manager Alex McLeish.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti will have a medical at West Ham on Wednesday and is expected to complete a £5.5m move to Upton Park this week. (The Sun)

Sporting Gijon want to take Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Charles Itandje on a season-long loan.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Striker Jon Stead and midfielders Owen Garvan and Alan Quinn have been transfer listed by Ipswich manager Roy Keane.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Watford striker Tommy Smith is on the verge of a £1.8m move to Portsmouth after stalling on a switch to Reading at the 11th hour.
Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR are set to sign young Arsenal striker Jay Simpson on a season-long loan. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsene Wenger believes the impressive form of defender William Gallas proves the Arsenal manager was right to strip his fellow Frenchman of the captaincy last season.
Full story: The Sun

Manchester United striker Michael Owen is set to miss out on a place in England's squad for the forthcoming friendly against Slovenia and the World Cup qualifier against Croatia after failing to impress the coach of his national side Fabio Capello.
Full story: The Sun

United have opened negotiations with Park Ji-Sung over a new four-year contract worth £65,000 a week .
Full story: Daily Telegraph

With Richard Dunne linked with a switch from Manchester City following the arrival of Joleon Lescott, defender Kolo Toure is set to be named the club's new captain.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida, 19, is to be rewarded with a new long-term contract after being promoted to the first-team squad.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Gunners winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier against Croatia on 9 September with a back injury.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Businessman Geoff Sheard has entered the race to take over at Newcastle but the club have yet to receive proof that he has the funds to launch a bid. (The Sun)

AND FINALLY

LA Galaxy and England midfielder David Beckham was pictured drying himself down with a stars and stripes towel after a swim in Malibu. Also sporting a New York Yankees baseball cap and oversized shades, all he needs is a hot dog and a Budweiser to perfect the all-American look.
Full story: The Sun

Chelsea players were jeered after fans who had turned up to watch an open training session were denied the chance to get autographs.
Full story: The Independent



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Transfers - August 2009
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Wednesday's Scottish gossip
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Tuesday's gossip column
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Monday's gossip column
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