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Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is predicting their Champions League final against Barcelona will be a classic, saying it could be the best final in a decade - and that his side will win it.
Full story: the Sun

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has joined the ever-lengthening list of managers connected with the vacant Chelsea job by refusing to confirm whether he will stay at the Nou Camp beyond the end of the season.
Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes it is time for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to join the legends of the game by putting in a match-winning performance against Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mail

If the game goes to penalties, both keepers will need to improve on their recent records. Barcelona's Victor Valdes and Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar have been beaten nine times out of the last 10 they have faced. (Guardian)


Chelsea have made a fresh move for Santos striker Neymar. The Blues missed out on the 19-year-old Brazilian last summer but have upped their rejected £19m bid to £23m.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester United's 22-year-old striker Javier Hernandez would consider a move to Real Madrid, says his agent.
Full story: Metro

Atletico Madrid keeper David de Gea, 20, should join Manchester United, says team-mate and former United striker Diego Forlan.
Full story: Metro

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to sign Lille striker Gervinho, 24, this summer but faces competition from Liverpool.
Full story: the Guardian

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 23, says he is honoured to be linked with Arsenal but wants to stay and fight for his place at the Spanish club.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, the Gunners have begun their search for a dominant centre-half with an £8m bid for Blackburn's Chris Samba, 27.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Bayern Munich and Germany striker Miroslav Klose. The 32-year-old is second in the all-time scoring charts at World Cup finals.
Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle want to sign West Ham striker Demba Ba, 26, on a free transfer. North-east rivals Sunderland are also interested in the Senegalese forward, who has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave after the Hammers were relegated.
Full story: Daily Mirror


Former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is set to become the new boss of West Ham. (Various)

Midfielder Gareth Bale wants Harry Redknapp to stay at Tottenham amid reported interest from managerless Chelsea.
Full story: The Mirror

Turkey boss Guus Hiddink has admitted he would consider a move back to Stamford Bridge to take over as Chelsea manager.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle are ready to offer defender Jose Enrique a lucrative new deal to keep him at St James' Park.
Full story: The Guardian


Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has conceded that if Sir Alex Ferguson wins a third Champions League title it will be a "fantastic achivement". However, he also points out that former Reds boss Bob Paisley won three European Cups in six attempts, whereas it has taken Ferguson 17 campaigns to win far.
Full story: Daily Mail

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see also
Saturday's Scottish gossip
28 May 11 |  Scotland
Friday's gossip column
27 May 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
27 May 11 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
26 May 11 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
26 May 11 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
25 May 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
25 May 11 |  Scotland
Tuesday's gossip column
23 May 11 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
24 May 11 |  Scotland

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