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Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon told Spanish newspaper AS that it is an "honour" that Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United. (Press Association 0913 BST)

 

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Chelsea plan to interview Frank Rijkaard and Roberto Mancini next week although the Blues have not yet spoken directly to either coach. (The Sun)

 

 

 

TRANSFER RUMOURS

 

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to join Real Madrid if the Spaniards are prepared to meet Manchester United's valuation. (Various)

 

Ronaldo's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson appears to have deteriorated as the Portugal winger effectively banned the Manchester United boss from visiting his country's European Championship training camp. (The Times)

 

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos has set his sights on Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra. (Daily Mirror)

 

Cardiff manager Dave Jones has told Bluebirds midfielder Aaron Ramsey he should join Manchester United. The Premier League champions are in a three-horse race with Arsenal and Everton for the teenager's signature. (Daily Star)

 

 

Everton are lining up a move for £3m-rated Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis who was on the substitutes' bench for England's 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. (The Sun)

 

Newcastle and West Ham are on alert after Eidur Gudjohnsen was told he can leave Barcelona. (The Sun)

 

Aston Villa will reluctantly allow England midfielder Gareth Barry to join Liverpool for around £14m. (Various)

Villa manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Newcastle winger James Milner and Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte as he looks to rebuild his squad ahead of the new season. (Daily Mirror)

 

But Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is hoping to lure Milner to Anfield. The Reds boss wants either Milner or Espanyol star Albert Riera to add more width to his team. (The Sun)

 

Middlesbrough are leading the race to sign Crewe's £1m-rated striker Nicky Maynard. (Daily Mirror)

 

Boro manager Gareth Southgate also looks set to sign USA midfielder Michael Bradley from Dutch side Heerenveen for around £3.2m. (The Daily Telegraph)

 

Chelsea want to offload £7m flop Khalid Boulahrouz to Marseille. (The Sun)

 

Newcastle are leading the chase for Paris St Germain's £6m-rated midfielder Didier Digard. (Daily Mail)

 

Manchester United have told Sunderland they will not let them sign centre-back Jonny Evans permanently until they have sufficient defensive cover. (Daily Mail)

 

Sunderland's attempts to sign Reading winger Stephen Hunt might have hit troubled waters as Everton are interested in the Republic of Ireland international. (The Guardian)

 

Out-of-contract Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell is set to rejoin League Two side Bournemouth. (Daily Record)

 

Leeds have opened talks with Derby about signing Scotland winger Gary Teale for £400,000. (Daily Star)

 

Newly promoted Stoke City will make a £1m bid for Ipswich striker Jon Walters. (Daily Mirror)

 

Derby boss Paul Jewell has doubled his bid for Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde to £1m. (Daily Mail)

 

Don Cowie is ready to snub Aberdeen and Hibs to sign a new contract with Caley Thistle. (Daily Record)

 

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OTHER GOSSIP

 

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has been caught up in a row between Poland and Germany ahead of Euro 2008 after a newspaper depicted him with his head chopped off. (Various)

 

MK Dons manager Paul Ince is expected to discuss a move to Blackburn with the club's bosses over the weekend. (Daily Mirror)

 

But the former Manchester United midfielder's hopes of becoming the new Rovers boss could be hampered by Ince's failure to complete his coaching qualifications. (The Independent)

 

Ince faces competition from former England boss Steve McClaren who also wants to be the next Blackburn manager. (The Sun)

 

Celtic will donate the thousands of strips left outside Parkhead in tribute to Tommy Burns to children in Africa. (Daily Record)

 

Jan Poortvliet could be forced to pay more than £50,000 to take over as manager at Southampton as Saints chairman Rupert Lowe is insisting Poortvliet buys himself out of the remaining year of his contract with Dutch club Helmond Sport. (Daily Mirror)

 

West Ham have put a move from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium back on their agenda now that Boris Johnson is Mayor of London. (Daily Star)

 

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AND FINALLY

 

Eric Cantona was back in Manchester making a feature film. The Frenchman - who was voted United's greatest player in a poll of the club's fans - is playing himself in Looking for Eric. (Daily Mirror)

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Villa manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Newcastle winger James Milner (Daily Mirror)

 

That gossip is hardly restricted to Friday.

 

I almost wish they'd sign him just so I don't have to read it over and over for another 2 years.

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Villa manager Martin O'Neill is targeting Newcastle winger James Milner (Daily Mirror)

 

That gossip is hardly restricted to Friday.

 

I almost wish they'd sign him just so I don't have to read it over and over for another 2 years.

 

 

if the reported 10 mill from yesterday isnt bullshit , ill give james a lift down if he wishes .

i rate the lad , but not at 10million quid .

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Claims being made that Eidur would only consider Wist Am if it was a choice between them or us due to him having friends and family in London... shocker "yawn".

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Claims being made that Eidur would only consider Wist Am if it was a choice between them or us due to him having friends and family in London... shocker "yawn".

 

He'd just be another Alan Smith in our squad anyway, not good enough to be first choice striker and no kind of a midfielder at all.

 

No thanks. :yes

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Claims being made that Eidur would only consider Wist Am if it was a choice between them or us due to him having friends and family in London... shocker "yawn".

 

He'd just be another Alan Smith in our squad anyway, not good enough to be first choice striker and no kind of a midfielder at all.

 

No thanks. :razz:

:yes

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Eidur is a very good player. He'd probably start most games.

 

I'm pretty sure there was something about Milner joining Liverpool for £10m in The Sun.

 

Have you watched him at Barcelona? Lost whatever he had.

 

There might be something to the notion that a return to England would revitalize his career but I can just see him being another foreign flop.

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Toon boss Kevin Keegan wants Gudjohnsen to replace Obafemi Martins, who is surplus to requirements.

 

Oba surplus to requirements?

since fucking when

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Toon boss Kevin Keegan wants Gudjohnsen to replace Obafemi Martins, who is surplus to requirements.

 

Oba surplus to requirements?

since fucking when

 

hes useless

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Toon boss Kevin Keegan wants Gudjohnsen to replace Obafemi Martins, who is surplus to requirements.

 

Oba surplus to requirements?

since fucking when

 

hes useless

 

Keegan, Gudjohnsen, Oba or Ant? :yes

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Toon boss Kevin Keegan wants Gudjohnsen to replace Obafemi Martins, who is surplus to requirements.

 

Oba surplus to requirements?

since fucking when

 

hes useless

 

Keegan, Gudjohnsen, Oba or Ant? :yes

 

oba obviously. how dare you even consider me calling keegan useless

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It looks like keegan has an idea about selling a keeper and one of the front 3 by the looks of all the GK and CF we are being linked with

 

what keepers are we linked with? and id try and cash in on given because even if we dont bring a new keeper in harper and krul are good enough anyway imo

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