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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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AC Milan director Ariedo Braida says striker Pato will stay at the club next season, despite the Brazilian being linked with a move to Chelsea.
Full story: imscouting


Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to offload Emmanuel Adebayor, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge and Stephen Ireland and will make a £50m bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.
Full story: The Sun

Real Madrid are preparing to launch a £20m move for Manchester United's France defender Patrice Evra, with Arsenal's Gael Clichy, Chelsea's Ashley Cole and Fiorentina's Juan Manuel Vargas the other left-backs on the Spanish side's summer shortlist.
Full story: Daily Mail

Barcelona are ready to make a summer bid for Newcastle defender Steven Taylor, who is valued at about £8m.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Manchester City could make a move for Bayern Munich's 32-year-old striker Luca Toni, who is currently on loan at Italian side Roma.
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Argentina striker Carlos Tevez is on the verge of demanding a transfer from Manchester City, with Liverpool ready to pay £18m.
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Birmingham will make a £5m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster if Manchester City's Joe Hart does not return to them on loan next season. (The Sun)

West Brom have put a £12m price tag on sought-after midfielder Graham Dorrans. West Ham have had a £4m bid rejected, while Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton are also interested in the Scotland international.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City and Aston Villa are competing to sign PSV Eindhoven's Bulgarian international right-back Stanislav Manolev, 24, for £5m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Sunderland are prepared to spend £5m to make defender Alan Hutton's loan switch from Tottenham a permanent one.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United have made a move for Estudiantes striker Mauro Boselli, whose arrival will be made possible by the sale of Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov in the summer.
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Everton have emerged as favourites to beat Fulham to the signature of Wigan defender Paul Scharner, with the Austrian likely to be part of a clear-out at the DW Stadium this summer.
Full story: Daily Mail

Wigan's clear-out will also include defender Mario Melchiot and midfielders Jason Koumas and Olivier Kapo.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to bring Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra back to the club.
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The agent of Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin says the Russian may not be at the club next season.
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Stoke are also planning a squad revamp as manager Tony Pulis tries to restore dressing-room harmony at the club. As many as 10 players, including James Beattie, Tuncay, Liam Lawrence and Dave Kitson, could be moving on.
Full story: The Guardian

Tottenham, Blackburn and Birmingham have all been placed on alert after Notts County agreed to release goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel on a free transfer at the end of the season. (The Sun)

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is considering a loan bid for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, who is having a temporary spell at Celtic. However, Spurs would prefer a permanent £8m deal.
Full story: Daily Mail

McCarthy also wants Hull winger Stephen Hunt for £3m as well as Tigers centre-half Kamil Zayatte.
Full story: Daily Mirror


West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola's spell at Upton Park is almost certainly over after co-owner David Sullivan said the Italian "might resign at the end of the season".
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United have lined up two replacements in case manager Sir Alex Ferguson decides to retire this summer.
Full story: The Sun

Liverpool will not stand in the way of manager Rafael Benitez if he wishes to join Italian side Juventus in the summer.
Full story: The Independent

Portsmouth fear that goalkeeper David James will make his final appearance for Pompey in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on 15 May as the cash-strapped club cannot afford to offer him a new deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Uefa president Michel Platini says tighter financial regulation would have prevented the money problems at Portsmouth and said: "I'm not in favour of the big liberalism of what has happened to the English clubs."
Full story: The Times

Portsmouth are ready to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport as they attempt to play in the Europa League next season.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who has missed the last two matches with a groin strain, says he is fit to return for Sunday's trip to Sunderland.
Full story: The Sun

The agent representing Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen says the Norwegian international wants to stay at the club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City youngster Alex Nimely, 19, will become the latest academy graduate to pledge his future to the club when he signs a new four-year contract.
Full story: Daily Mail

Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns has apologised to the club's fans after being sent off for a headbutt during the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday. He will now miss the relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday. (Daily Express)


Manchester United's new strips for next season have been photographed - with the look reminiscent of what the club used to wear in the 1980s.
Full story: The Sun

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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
27 Apr 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
27 Apr 10 |  Scottish Premier
Monday's gossip column
26 Apr 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
26 Apr 10 |  Scottish Premier
Transfers - April 2010
27 Apr 10 |  Football

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