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TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

 

West Ham have offered Barcelona's Eidur Gudjohnsen an £80,000-a-week deal but want an answer from the striker, who wants £100,000, on Tuesday. (Mirror)

 

Tottenham are set to make an offer for West Brom's Curtis Davies. (Guardian)

 

Portsmouth are stepping up their bid to sign £4m-rated Real Mallorca winger Jonas Gutierrez. (Guardian)

 

Derby are pursuing their interest in Finland midfielder Mika Vayrynen. (Telegraph)

 

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to sign a keeper before Wednesday. Jussi Jaaskelainen and Marco Amelia are the targets. (Times)

 

West Ham are to make an official inquiry about Palermo midfielder Mark Bresciano after his move to Manchester City collapsed. (Guardian)

 

Everton have bid £6m for Benfica's 50% share in Manuel Fernandes. A private investor owns the other 50%. (Sun)

 

Everton have not given up hope of signing Middlesbrough striker Yakubu. (Independent)

 

Daniel Alves will not play in Sevilla's Champions League qualifier on Wednesday as he seeks a move to Chelsea. (Sun)

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to pay up to £8m for Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen. (Mirror)

 

Middlesbrough hope to tie up a £6.8m deal for Spurs striker Mido on Tuesday. (Mirror)

 

Tottenham have been alerted that Real Madrid midfielder Guti will be available for £5m if Arjen Robben joins the Spanish giants. (Mirror)

 

West Brom have confirmed their interest in Manchester City striker Ishmael Miller. (Mirror)

 

Sheffield United are set to win the race for Plymouth's £600,000 midfielder David Norris. (Mirror)

 

Leicester are to offer former Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink a deal worth £1m. (Mirror)

 

Derby are considering a move for prolific Watford striker Marlon King. (Mirror)

 

Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce is considering a £4m swoop for Everton skipper Phil Neville. (Express)

 

Sunderland are ready to sell goalkeeper Martin Fulop. (Independent)

 

Everton are set to bid £3m for Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Brunt. (Star)

 

Nottingham Forest are poised to sign Southampton striker David McGoldrick on loan. (Star)

 

Derby are set to hold on to Giles Barnes after slapping a £6m price tag on the midfielder. (Star)

 

 

OTHER GOSSIP

 

 

Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has had a showdown with manager Rafael Benitez after being omitted from the squad for the Premier League opener against Aston Villa. (The Sun)

 

West Ham striker Dean Ashton has told England boss Steve McClaren, who has been rocked by Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney's two-month lay-off, that he can be his country's new number one striker. (Daily Mirror)

 

Everton manager David Moyes says that Goodison Park striker Andy Johnson could be the answer to England's problems up front. (The Sun)

 

Rooney should be fit for England's Euro 2008 qualifer against Russia in Moscow on 17 October. (Various)

 

England and Chelsea defender John Terry is back in training. (Guardian)

 

The League Managers Association says Carlisle's sacking of boss Neil McDonald after one game of the season is "deplorable". (Times)

 

 

AND FINALLY

 

 

Gilberto has revealed he only found he had missed out on the Arsenal captaincy via the club website. "I was surprised," he said. "But I'm not upset." (Various)

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