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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Carlos Tevez wants to leave Manchester City. The forward told Argentine station Radio del Plata he needed a "change of scene". Tevez said returning to play for Boca Juniors in Argentina would be "beautiful" but they are unlikely to be able to match the 27-year-old's wages of £200,000 per week.
Full story: the Sun

Real Madrid are willing to sell Cristiano Ronaldo for £150m after a rift developed between the Portugal star and manager Jose Mourinho.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour is prepared to offer Real £150m for Ronaldo but the bid is likely to be rejected by Madrid chief Florentino Perez. Mansour also has his eyes on Mourinho.
Full story: AS (in Spanish)

City have rejected the speculation over Ronaldo. "There is no substance in these reports whatsoever," a club spokesman said.
Full story: Press Association

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has placed a £60m price tag on captain Cesc Fabregas to ward off interest from Barcelona and Manchester City.
Full story: Daily Star

Brazilian midfielder Denilson is planning to quit Arsenal because he is frustrated after five years in London without a trophy.
Full story: the Sun

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is planning to make a £9m summer bid for England striker Carlton Cole from relegated West Ham as he prepares his side for next season's Europa League.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United appear certain to secure the £16m signing of David de Gea after the Spain Under-21 goalkeeper confirmed he will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Mail

Out-of-favour Spurs defender Sebastien Bassong says he wants to leave Tottenham after experiencing a journey from "heaven to hell" with the club.
Full story: the Guardian

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he wants to bring in some players comparable to 1980s Tyneside legends Paul Gascoigne, Peter Beardsley and Chris Waddle.
Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood insists striker Jermain Defoe has a future at the club but has poured cold water on the idea of signing Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Lille's Ivory Coast international winger Gervinho is reported to be at the centre of a tug of war between Arsenal and Manchester City, despite Tottenham also being interested in signing the 23-year-old.
Full story: Metro

Aston Villa, Fulham, Everton and Marseille are all keen on Leicester's Ivory Coast centre-back Sol Bamba.
Full story: talkSPORT

Sunderland want Aston Villa striker John Carew, who is about to leave Villa Park on a free transfer after a loan spell at Stoke.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Neil Warnock has signalled that he will be Queens Park Rangers manager next season after saying he has been given the board's backing to start making plans for life in the Premier League.
Full story: Guardian

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England Under-21s would be taking a risk with Jack Wilshere's health if they select him for the European Championship next month.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham are monitoring the availability of Alex McLeish, with the Birmingham manager set to consider his future after Sunday's relegation showdown against Spurs.
Full story: Daily Express

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is a contender for the West Ham manager's job - at the age of 30.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Manhcester United striker Wayne Rooney has pleaded with manager Sir Alex Ferguson to pick him for Sunday's final league game against Blackpool so he can sharpen his fitness ahead of the Champions League final on 28 May.
Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier, who was admitted to hospital with heart trouble on 20 April, could make a surprise return to Villa Park for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.
Full story: Daily Star

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has described the Football Association's decision to abstain in the voting for the upcoming presidential election as "a bit strange".
Full story: the Guardian

Fulham face a race against time to tie up a new contract for manager Mark Hughes. The Welshman could leave as a free agent if a deal is not signed by 1 June, with several other clubs watching the situation with interest.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Porto's Europa League-winning coach Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he has a 15m euro (£13m) release clause in his contract.
Full story: Daily Telegraph


St Patrick's Athletic striker Sean Stewart is a late candidate for the "miss of the season" award after failing to score into an open goal in a Leinster Cup tie against Athlone Town.
Full story: Metro

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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
20 May 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
19 May 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
19 May 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
18 May 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
18 May 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
16 May 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
17 May 11 |  Scotland

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