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Wednesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
BREAKING GOSSIP

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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

TRANSFER GOSSIP

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

606: DEBATE

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.
Full story: imscouting.com

Argentina striker Carlos Tevez is on the verge of demanding a transfer from Manchester City, with Liverpool ready to pay £18m.
Full story: footylatest.com

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.
Full story: footylatest.com

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.
Full story: footylatest.com

The agent of Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin says the Russian may not be at the club next season.
Full story: goal.com

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

OTHER GOSSIP

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)

AND FINALLY

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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