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TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Valencia defender Miguel but have been warned he will cost them £13m. (Daily Telegraph)

 

Six Premiership clubs are interested in Feyenoord's Royston Drenthe - with West Ham and Sunderland the leading chasers. (The Independent)

 

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is ready to offer Manchester United striker Alan Smith regular first team football. (Daily Star)

 

Charlton striker Darren Bent has told Liverpool and Tottenham he will go to the club that gives him the best chance of being an England regular. (Daily Mirror)

 

West Ham have joined the battle to land Preston striker David Nugent after missing out on Bent. (The Sun)

 

The Hammers have been rebuffed after making an enquiry for Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy. (Daily Mail)

 

Derby boss Billy Davies will make West Ham defender Tyrone Mears his first summer signing this week in a £1m swoop. (The Sun)

 

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Seville striker Fredi Kanoute as top scorer Kanu is talks with Kanu. (The Sun)

 

Chelsea are set to hijack Fulham's move for Ulsan Tigers midfielder Lee Chun-Soo, with both clubs under pressure to sign a Korean because of their sponsorship deals with firms from that nation. (The Sun)

 

Celtic midfielder Thomas Gravesen is poised for a shock £3m switch to Sheffield United. (Various)

 

Midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes, who has been on loan at Real Madrid from Arsenal, has begged the Spanish club to let him stay after he helped them lift the title on Sunday. (Daily Mirror)

 

Wigan are ready to sign Helsingborg defender Andreas Granqvist for £750,000 following a loan spell last season. (The Sun)

 

Wigan are lining up Preston keeper Carlo Nash for a permanent switch to the JJB. (Various)

 

Newcastle are poised to complete a £2m move for Czech defender David Rozehnal from PSG. (Daily Mail)

 

Birmingham have had a £3m bid for striker Marlon Harewood rejected by West Ham. (Various)

 

Blues boss Steve Bruce has been told he will have to pay £4.5m for Harewood. (Daily Express)

 

Liverpool owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks have vowed to give manager Rafael Benitez money to splash out in the transfer market following rumours of unrest at the club. (Daily Mirror)

 

Chelsea flop Khalid Boulahrouz has been lined up for a £4m move to Seville. (Various)

 

Billy Sharp is heading for showdown talks with Scunthorpe that could see him quit the club. (Daily Star)

 

Freddy Eastwood has pleaded with Southend to let him complete a £1.5m move to Wolves. (Daily Star)

 

Reading's Stephen Hunt is demanding a new deal only six months after signing a new two-and-a-half year deal. (Various)

 

Millwall are ready to offer a trial to former jailbird Fiston Manuella, who plays for Chelmsford. (Daily Star)

 

Nottingham Forest want to sign Birmingham midfielder Neil Danns for £500,000. (Daily Star)

 

Middlesbrough are ready to hand a return to England to Ian Harte, who plays in Spain for Levante. (Daily Mirror)

 

Birmingham have dropped their interest in Fulham's Zat Knight to chase Oguchi Onyewu from Standard Liege - and they also want Cardiff winger Joe Ledley. (Daily Mail)

 

Manchester City are ready to steal Bolton teenage star Kyle Bartley from under Arsenal's noses. (Daily Mirror)

 

Charlton plan a surprise £500,000 bid for Birmingham midfielder Stephen Clemence. (The Sun)

 

Mark McGhee is set to make former St Johnstone midfielder Simon Mensing his first signing after taking over as Motherwell boss. (Daily Record)

 

 

OTHER GOSSIP

 

 

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra wants former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over as boss of Manchester City if his takeover is successful. (The Guardian)

 

Barcelona want Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to become their new boss, with Frank Rijkaard expected to step down after his side were pipped to the Spanish title by Real Madrid. (The Sun)

 

Arsene Wenger's attempts to bring in Reading's Nicky Hammond as director of football failed when Hammond had a last minute change of heart. (Daily Mail)

 

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill Wood has completed a dramatic U-turn by admitting he is willing to work with billionaire Stan Kroenke. (Daily Express)

 

LA Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas believes midfielder David Beckham, who is leaving Real Madrid to join the Major League Soccer club, will be bigger in the United States than golfer Tiger Woods or former basketball player Michael Jordan. (Daily Mirror)

 

Lalas has described the Premiership as an inferior product whose global success is largely down to American marketing techniques. (The Guardian)

 

Former England striker Les Ferdinand wants Serbia to be kicked out of the Under-21 European Championship for the racist abuse directed at Nedum Onuoha. (Various)

 

American tycoon Daniel Williams is at least three weeks away from making a bid for Blackburn. (The Sun)

 

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer says that Magpies striker Michael Owen will stay at the club. (Various)

 

 

AND FINALLY

 

 

David Beckham missed out on lifting La Liga title with his Real Madrid team-mates in favour of flying off on holiday with his family. (Daily Star)

 

England trio John Terry, Gary Neville and Steven Gerrard all interrupted their honeymoons to send a congratulatory text to Beckham for his title win. (The Sun)

 

Derby boss Billy Davies jokingly threatened to chop off Alan Hansen's legs after the BBC pundit tipped his side to get relegated from the Premiership. (Daily Record)

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Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Valencia defender Miguel but have been warned he will cost them £13m. (Daily Telegraph)

 

 

Couldn't we have had him for around £6m before Euro 2004? Only Freddy said no?

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Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Valencia defender Miguel but have been warned he will cost them £13m. (Daily Telegraph)

 

 

Couldn't we have had him for around £6m before Euro 2004? Only Freddy said we were keeping our powder dry?

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It has been a slow week in the transfer market but hopefully thats because sam is making sure the players he wants are quality and doesnt want to rush into any transfers

 

...and not that nobody wants to sign for us

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