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Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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BREAKING GOSSIP

0945 BST: Italy striker Carvalho Amauri, 31, has attracted the attention of two un-named English clubs, according to the player's agent. The Brazil-born forward, who has spent the last six months on loan at Parma from Juventus, is also a target of Lazio and Napoli.
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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Cristiano Ronaldo, 26, has dismissed talk of a £150m move from Real Madrid to Manchester City - and a reported £400,000-a-week salary.
Full story: the Sun

Manchester City have entered into negotiations to sign €18m-rated Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, 26, as a possible replacement for fellow countryman Carlos Tevez.
Full story: footylatest.com

Barcelona will make a big push to sign Cesc Fabregas while the Arsenal midfielder is on holiday in the city this week. The Catalan side value the 24-year-old at £35m and are ready to offer the Gunners their choice of players in return.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool may face another battle with Blackpool this week over their valuation of Charlie Adam, 25, with the Seasiders looking for £10m for the Scottish international midfielder.
Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City have opened talks with Udinese over a £27m deal for 22-year-old Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez.
Full story: Daily Mail

Centre-back Younes Kaboul, 25, wants to quit Tottenham and join Marseille in an £8.5m deal.
Full story: the Sun

Didier Drogba, 33, has emerged as a potential pawn in Chelsea's bid to land £30m-rated midfielder Luka Modric, 25, from Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are ready to offer Modric £130,000-a-week to defect to Stamford Bridge.
Full story: the Sun

But Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is ready to battle it out with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to sign Blackburn defender Chris Samba, 27.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal are set to face a transfer fight with Paris St Germain for the signatures of Lille ace Gervinho and St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi, who are both 24.
Full story: Metro

The Gunners are heading the chase for £3.5m-rated left-back Alexander Milosevic, 19, who plays for Swedish side AIK Solna.
Full story: the Sun

Wigan are expecting a scramble for £9m-rated striker Charles N'Zogbia after granting the 25-year-old his wish to leave.
Full story: the Sun

Burnley winger Chris Eagles, 25, wants to join Everton this summer after the Toffees failed to lure the former Manchester United star to Goodison Park during the January transfer window.
Full story: talkSport

Inter Milan have emerged as the latest club to eye up a move for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri, 23, who has been linked with a shock switch to Manchester United.
Full story: talkSport

The Italian club is also looking into signing 28-year-old midfielder Michael Essien from Chelsea, with Wesley Sneijder, 27, moving in the opposite direction.
Full story: Footybunker.com

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil, 22, insists he has no intention of joining Manchester United after his agent revealed Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson had made an enquiry.
Full story: Metro

Sunderland have offered £5m for Birmingham's 24-year-old midfielder Craig Gardner.
Full story: Daily Mail

The Black Cats are also keen on Paris St Germain striker Mevlut Erding. Newcastle are also interested in the 24-year-old Turkish forward, who is valued at £9m.
Full story: the Sun

Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan, 28, is eyeing a Premier League return with Sunderland after rejecting a new contract offer, believed to be in the region of £10,000-a-week.
Fully story: Daily Express

Ipswich striker Connor Wickham, 18, will snub Sunderland in the hope of landing a move to Liverpool.
Full story: the Sun

Leeds winger Elliot Kebbie, 16, has joined European champions Barcelona on trial in the hope of securing a permanent switch to the Catalan side.
Full story: the Sun

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will today step up his double bid for Maccabi Haifa striker Tomer Hemed and Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns by holding talks with owner Craig Whyte. (Daily Express)

Israel striker Tomer Hemed is poised to snub an offer from a Spanish club and fly to Glasgow later this week to complete his switch from Maccabi Haifa to Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Neil Danns' agent says the Crystal Palace midfielder will choose Rangers over Celtic because of Champions League football at Ibrox if he is given the choice after both Old Firm clubs were linked with a summer transfer bid. (the Sun)

St Mirren's Darren McGregor is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, with the defender available for £200,000. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United's Frazer Forster remains Celtic manager Neil Lennon's top summer transfer target after the goalkeeper's loan in Glasgow. (Daily Express)

Sunderland have joined the chase for £4m-rated Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal, with Everton also monitoring his situation closely. (Daily Express)

Mehdi Taouil will today complete his move from Kilmarnock to Hearts - but Zander Diamond's switch to Tynecastle from Aberdeen is off because of fears over an ankle injury. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock caretaker boss Kenny Shiels is set to make Sheffield Wednesday striker Paul Hefferman his first summer signing, while midfielder Mehdi Taouil and goalkeeper Cammy Bell have been offered new contracts. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Fulham are pushing former Newcastle boss Chris Hughton for an answer on whether he wants to become Martin Jol's assistant manager. Hughton has delayed his decision because he is waiting to hear if he has landed the managerial position at Cardiff.
Full story: Daily Mail

However, 52-year-old Hughton has emerged as a front-runner to succeed Alex McLeish as Birmingham manager.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Newly-retired Paul Scholes, 36, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson begged him to continue playing for Manchester United.
Full story: the Sun

Rangers supporters are concerned that new owner Craig Whyte intends to mortgage off the next four years' worth of season-ticket money as security against a loan to fund transfers - the kind of scheme that led to financial problems at Leeds United and Newcastle United. (Daily Record)

Rangers are poised to receive £1.3m should Charlie Adam complete a £9m move from Blackpool to Liverpool. (the Sun)

AND FINALLY

Guus Hiddink, who is set to be confirmed as Chelsea manager this week, wants owner Roman Abramovich to swallow his pride and let sacked Ray Wilkins return to the coaching staff after the former England captain parted company with the club in October.
Full story: Daily Mirror



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see also
Transfers - June 2011
30 Jun 11 |  Football
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
14 Jun 11 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
12 Jun 11 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
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Sunday's gossip column
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