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Tuesday's gossip column

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Read all the breaking transfer news and gossip on our transfer deadline day live text commentary.


Tottenham will beat off the late challenge of Everton to land midfielder Niko Kranjcar from Portsmouth.
Full story: The Sun

Everton will sign Johnny Heitinga for £5m on transfer deadline day after the Atletico Madrid defender agreed to compromise on his wage demands.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham winger David Bentley looks set for a move to Manchester City for £10m, in a bid that will see Martin Petrov move in the opposite direction.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Portsmouth have rejected an offer from Tottenham which would see goalkeepers David James and Carlo Cudicini swap clubs.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp and club chairman Daniel Levy are at odds over whether to make a transfer-day bid for James.
Full story: The Times

Pompey manager Paul Hart is hoping to sign striker Benjani from Manchester City.
Full story: The Sun

However, that deal could be scuppered by Sven-Goran Eriksson's Notts County, who are ready to make a club record offer for the 31-year-old.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Hull, Blackburn and Fulham are also in the race to sign Benjani.
Full story: The Independent

Fulham are expected to complete the signing of Swedish striker David Elm for £500,000. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa are poised to land West Ham defender James Collins for £5m.
Full story: The Sun

And the sale of Collins will give West Ham the funds to sign Bordeaux's highly-rated forward Marouane Chamakh.
Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton need Nantes to help pay the wages of striker Ivan Klasnic if they are to complete the loan signing of the 29-year-old Croat.
Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham have warned interested clubs that centre-half Matthew Upson will only leave Upton Park if someone offers £15m. (Daily Express)

Wolves have made an offer for Cardiff winger Joe Ledley, who is rated at £6m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Birmingham hope to complete the loan signing of Real Betis midfielder Achille Emana. (The Sun)

And City manager Alex McLeish is bidding for winger Peter Lovenkrands, who is a free agent after leaving Newcastle at the end of last season. (Daily Mail)

Portsmouth have made a £3m bid for former Wigan striker Amr Zaki and have also been linked with former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Boudewijn Zenden.
Full story: The Independent

Stoke are in negotiations to sign Valencia striker Nikola Zigic and Atletico Madrid defender Luis Perea. (Daily Mail)

Rangers are to sign French winger Jerome Rothen from Paris St Germain on a year-long loan. (Various)

Celtic will make a £1.5m deadline day offer for Sampdoria midfielder Daniele Dessena. (Various)

Scott McDonald's agent, Lou Sticca, has hinted that the Celtic striker may move on in January, if a suitable bid comes in. (Herald)

However, Wigan want McDonald right now and have offered a cash plus striker Marlon King deal for the Australian international. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Hibernian will return with a third bid for Falkirk midfielder Scott Arfield, who the Bairns value at £750,000. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Hamilton Accies are to make an offer for Motherwell left-back Stevie Hammell. (Scottish Daily Express)


Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney says he will not quit Old Trafford like Cristiano Ronaldo did in the summer.
Full story: The Sun

Arsenal are set to lose their appeal against striker Eduardo's two-game ban even though they have submitted a 19-page presentation to Uefa.
Full story: The Sun

Former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd will today be unveiled as the new manager of Colchester. (The Sun)

Celtic defender Darren O'Dea will sign a new three-year deal at the Glasgow club before move to Reading on loan.
Full story: Daily Record


The head of the Croatian Football Association has claimed England are trying to deliberately injure their players, following the injuries to both Luka Modric and Eduardo in the last 18 months.

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see also
Transfer deadline day as it happened
01 Sep 09 |  Football
Transfers - September 2009
29 Sep 09 |  Football
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
01 Sep 09 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
31 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
31 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Sunday's Scottish gossip
30 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier
Saturday's gossip column
29 Aug 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
29 Aug 09 |  Scottish Premier

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