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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally
TRANSFER GOSSIP

Ajax and Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has emerged as the favourite to succeed Edwin van der Sar as Manchester United's number one for next season, although Sir Alex Ferguson would have to pay £15m to land the 28-year-old.
Full story: Mirror

Striker Nicklas Bendtner's future at Arsenal could be in doubt with the Denmark international set for talks with the club's hierarchy at the end of the season.
Full story: talkSPORT

German giants Bayern Munich are keen on taking Bendtner to the Bundesliga if Arsenal do allow him to leave north London.
Full story: Mirror

Arsenal are interested in signing Stuttgart's Serdar Tascim, according to the defender's agent, while Belgium international defender Jan Vertonghen is another long-term target for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
Full story: Caughtoffside.com

Arsenal have rekindled their interest in signing Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka after failing to capture the England defender last summer.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool and Real Madrid are both chasing £5.5m Arsenal left-back, Gael Clichy, who is out of contract in 12 months.
Full story: goal.com

Tottenham are keeping close tabs on West Ham's England midfielder Scott Parker, who could become available if the Hammers are relegated from the Premier League.
Full story: Metro

Hammers striker Demba Ba is another target for the north Londoners, while Chelsea and Blackburn could be interested in signing the Senegal international.
Full story: Metro

Watford are hoping for a fresh cash injection if former favourite Ashley Young moves from Aston Villa this summer, with the Hertfordshire club using the sell-on fee to fund a move for Peterborough's Craig Mackail-Smith.
Full story: talkSPORT

Villa have opened talks with winger Stewart Downing over a new contract at the club.
Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti could remain at Stamford Bridge for another season if owner Roman Abramovich fails to persuade Dutchman Guus Hiddink to return to west London.
Full story: Telegraph

Ancelotti has said he will not be coaching in Italy next season, seemingly ruling him out of a move to former club Roma, where he played for eight years.
Full story: Daily Mail

Ancelotti will be sacked if Chelsea do not beat Manchester United in their title showdown on Sunday.
Full story: the Sun

Aston Villa could turn to former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez as a replacement for Gerard Houllier if the Frenchman fails to recover from his health problems.
Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will still be his number one next season despite the number of mistakes which have blighted the Brazilian's season.
Full story: Mirror

Redknapp has admitted he would prefer it if Spurs do not qualify for the Europa League so that they can concentrate on finishing in the top four next season.
Full story: the Independent

Arsene Wenger is planning a last-minute plea to England boss Fabio Capello over Jack Wilshere's involvement in the European Under-21 Championship.
Full story: Daily Express

West Ham boss Avram Grant has told chairman David Gold he is not helping the club after the co-owner's admission that the club's England players will be sold if they are relegated.
Full story: Guardian

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says it may be time to drop Charlie Adam after the Scottish midifielder's dramatic loss of form.
Full story: the Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli admits there are times when he doesn't even listen to his own parents.
Full story: Sun



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see also
Friday's gossip column
05 May 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
06 May 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
05 May 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
05 May 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
04 May 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
04 May 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
03 May 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
03 May 11 |  Scotland


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