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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

Newspaper gossip


2040: Real Madrid have signed Portuguese central defender Ricardo Carvalho from Jose Mourinho's former employers Chelsea for eight million euros. The 32-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Bernabeu.
Full story: Marca

0943: Barcelona are set to sign German World Cup midfield star Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen on a four-year deal worth around £8.3m. The 21-year-old was a reported target for Chelsea and Manchester United. (Agence France-Presse)

0921: Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has insisted that signing Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is not able to take place "at the moment" because of transfer restrictions. "If we do not sell, we do not buy," he said.
Full story: IM Scouting


Manager Martin O'Neill's departure from Aston Villa could be followed by winger Ashley Young's exit to Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mail

A tug of war is developing over Werder Bremen midfielder Mesut Ozil, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona all battling for Germany's 21-year-old World Cup star. On a potential move to Barca, Ozil said: "It is my dream to play for them."
Full story: the Sun

Liverpool are preparing a £12m bid for West Ham striker Carlton Cole after dropping their interest in Tottenham forward Peter Crouch.
Full story: Daily Mail

One player expected to arrive at Anfield is 30-year-old Christian Poulsen, with the Denmark and Juventus midfielder set to secure a three-year deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The agent for Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli has stressed he is still working hard to reach an agreement with Manchester City. And regarding reports of the Italian's astronomical wage demands, Mino Raiola said: "Newspapers clean glass very well…I use them for my car."
Full story: IM Scouting

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is ready to sign Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones in a record £9m deal.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are considering whether to make a £22m offer for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
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Manchester City keeper Shay Given says he is ready to quit the club if Joe Hart becomes number one at Eastlands.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen is on the verge of a move to Fulham after rejecting the chance to join Birmingham.
Full story: Daily Mail

Dutch side Ajax will not allow 21-year-old striker Miralem Sulejmani to move to West Ham permanently but a loan deal is set to be signed.
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Scottish defender Steven Caldwell, released by Burnley, is keen on linking up with brother Gary at Wigan after training with Roberto Martinez's side. Martinez said: "We will speak to Steven but obviously these things boil down to a few things such as numbers."
Full story: Daily Mirror

Free agent Marlon Harewood's proposed move to Blackpool is in doubt over the former West Ham and Aston Villa striker's wage demands.
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Arsenal are lining up a move for Paris St Germain's young centre-back Mamadou Sakho.
Full story:

Or Arsenal manager has a quartet of centre-backs lined up and is tracking Bolton's Gary Cahill, Fulham's Brede Hangeland, West Ham's Matthew Upson or Everton's Phil Jagielka.
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Stoke winger Liam Lawrence expects to complete his move to Celtic when Aiden McGeady signs for Spartak Moscow this week. Full story: The Sun

Everton are set to offer £13m for Nice forward Loic Remy as West Ham prepare a raid for Toffees striker Yakubu.
Full story: Daily Mail


One of the parties interested in buying Liverpool - the Sahara Group - has pulled out of the bidding process, leaving Chinese businessman Kenny Huang in pole position to take over.
Full story: Daily Mail

Aston Villa players texted images of champagne bottles to each other to celebrate manager Martin O'Neill's exit - under a week before the new Premier League season starts.
Full story: Daily Mirror

United States coach Bob Bradley has emerged as an early favourite to take over from O'Neill at Villa.
Full story: The Sun

And Bradley has added fuel to rumours that he is joining Villa by saying he would one day like to work in Europe.
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Villa chairman Randy Lerner is keen on hiring Everton boss David Moyes.
Full story: Daily Star

Another shock candidate is Mark Hughes, even though the former Manchester City and Wales boss signed a two-year contract with Fulham less than two weeks ago and is yet to take charge of a competitive game for the London club.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Scotland boss Craig Levein said keeper David Marshall will not play for his country again if he turns out for Cardiff City in the Carling Cup. Marshall was allowed to return to Wales for treatment on an injured elbow but Cardiff boss Dave Jones is desperate to patch up his injury-ravaged side on the night Scotland line up against Sweden.
Full story: Daily Record


England manager Fabio Capello expects the Wembley fans to give his World Cup flops a rough ride in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary. The Italian said: "Always I respect the crowd. We win together, we lose together. I am the boss, they have to boo me like they boo the players."
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Monday's gossip column
09 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
09 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Sunday's gossip column
08 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
08 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - August 2010
01 Sep 10 |  Football

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