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* Real Zaragoza defender Gaby Milito has pleaded for the chance to join Liverpool after they lined up a £10m player-plus-cash deal involving Mark Gonzalez. (Daily Mirror)

* Charlton have admitted that they face a massive fight to hang on to Darren Bent after being relegated to the Championship' date=' with Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham all keen to land the striker. (Various)

* Joseph Yobo will equal Kevin Ratcliffe's 1987 record of playing in every second of Everton's league campaign if the Nigerian defender completes 90 minutes at Chelsea on Sunday. (Daily Star)[/quote']

dang Gaby Milito for 10m plus Mark Gonzalez holy crap!

Charlton can't hang on to him he doesn't deserve to play in the championship.

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* Fulham have allowed striker Vincenzo Montella, whose loan deal from Roma was set to end next week, to return to Italy early. (The Times)

* Fulham want to sign Hearts and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon - at the second time of asking. (Daily Mirror)

* Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed that the Spanish club have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal striker Thierry Henry. (Various)

* Manchester United have inquired about the availability of Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o but have been put off by the £40m transfer fee they were quoted. (The Independent)

* Defender Sylvain Distin, who is out of contract, has revealed that he is ready to leave Manchester City after five years. (Daily Mirror)

* Charlton winger Dennis Rommedahl does not want to play for the club following their relegation to the Championship and has been linked to FC Copenhagen. (The Independent)

* West Ham face losing Carlos Tevez even if they beat the drop on Sunday because Chelsea and Liverpool are targeting the striker. (The Sun)

* Tottenham are lining up a swoops for Auxerre defender Younes Kaboul, Southampton full-back Gareth Bale and Hertha Berlin midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, while also considering a move for Toulouse forward Johan Elmander. (Daily Mirror)

* Arsenal have completed a £2m deal for Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski from Legia Warsaw. (Various)

* The exit of Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has put Steve Sidwell's free transfer from Reading to St James' Park this summer in doubt, although Everton are also chasing the midfielder. (The Times)

* Birmingham have joined West Ham, Bolton and Middlesbrough in the battle to sign Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel. (Daily Mirror)

* Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton, who has been linked to Everton, has attracted the interest of two unnamed clubs from abroad. (Daily Star)

* Tottenham, Everton and Rangers have been linked to Palermo and Italy striker Andrea Caracciolo. (Daily Star)

* England Under-21 keeper Lee Camp will turn his back on a £9,000-a-week pay rise at Derby to join QPR following a loan spell at Loftus Road. (Daily Mail)

* Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, who has been voted the club's player of the season and who is being targeted by Real Zaragoza and AtleticoMadrid, has urged the Toffees to sort out his future. (Various)

* Leeds boss Dennis Wise has told defenders Hayden Foxe and Robbie Elliott, who are out of contract in the summer, to find new clubs. (Daily Mirror)

* Birmingham boss Steve Bruce will be handed a £10m transfer kitty following the club's promotion to the Premiership. (Daily Star)

* Southampton are targeting Anderlecht's Jonathan Legaer, although Lazio are also interested in the winger. (Daily Star)

* Dundee United may sign Polish keeper Lukasz Zaluska, who has been on trial from Korona Kielce for the past week. (Daily Record)

* AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said the club would welcome back Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko to the San Siro. (Various)

* Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reiterated that he may not do big business during the summer transfer market. (The Times)

* Levski Sofia striker Nasko Kurdov is hoping to earn a contract with Tottenham following a trial. (The Times)

* Aberdeen could sign Wolves defender Jackie McNamara and Hibernian midfielder Michael Stewart on freedom of contract. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

* Ex-Fulham boss Chris Coleman has been interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Leicester and is now favourite for the job ahead of Macclesfield's Paul Ince. (Daily Mail)

* Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has written to the Premier League demanding evidence that West Ham striker Carlos Tevez is still eligible to play. (Various)

* Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has questioned whether Newcastle, who are tipped to land former Trotters boss Sam Allardyce as manager, are a bigger club than the Reebok Stadium outfit. (The Sun)

* Allardyce has been reassured he will land the Magpies vacancy, despite ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier being linked to the post. (Daily Star)

* Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has told Michael Owen that he owes the club some loyalty - following reports that the England striker is ready to trigger an escape clause in his contract. (Daily Express)

* Magpies forward Owen will be picked by England boss Steve McClaren for the B international friendly against Albania on 25 May, while Bolton striker Kevin Davies will also earn a call-up. (Various)

* Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who mistakenly thought he had been sent off by referee Graham Poll during Wednesday's draw with Manchester United, said he had "cleansed his soul" with his tirade against the match official. (Various)

* Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will take his squad on a five-day training trip to Spain to help them prepare for the heat of Greece - where they will meet AC Milan in the Champions League final in Athens on May 23. (Various)

* Northern Ireland boss Lawrie Sanchez will be confirmed as the full-time manager of Fulham on Monday. (Daily Express)

* Former Leeds director Simon Morris has launched a £10m bid to buy the club and build a new 50,000-seater stadium. (Various)

* Paul Duffen, a former chief executive of Catalyst, who own 20 per cent of TV betting shop service SIS, is understood to have agreed a £10m deal to take over Hull City. (Daily Mail)

* Dundee are offering their players £20,000-a-man in a bid to clinch promotion back to the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

* Tottenham's hopes of moving to Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped appear slim, with senior Football Association figures indicating they are not interested in striking a deal. (The Guardian)

* Charlton manager Alan Pardew is facing a £400,000 pay cut after failing in his bid to save the club from relegation. (Daily Star)

* The Football Association will embrace the long-awaited Lord Burns reforms on 29 May. (Daily Express)

* Former Wimbledon striker Dean Holdsworth wants to kickstart his managerial career with AFC Wimbledon, who are looking for a new boss following the resignation ofDave Anderson. (Daily Star)

* The publication of Lord Stevens' final bungs inquiry report looks to have been delayed further and may not be released until after the FA Cup final on 19 May. (Daily Telegraph)

* Portsmouth midfielder Gary O'Neill will have to have surgery on an ankle problem after Sunday's final Premiership game of the season, which is against Arsenal. (The Times)

* Former administrator Bryan Jackson would return to Motherwell as director should Tommy Coakley's takeover succeed. (Various)

* Livingston have been banned from signing new players and fined £5,000 for sacking Manny Dorado when he refused to take a pay cut. (The Sun)

* On-loan Liverpool winger Adam Hammill has been released from England Under-19 duty to play for Dunfermline against Inverness this weekend. (The Scotsman)

* Falkirk are poised to enter a partnership with Czech Premier League club Viktoria Plzen. (Various)

AND FINALLY...

* The Chelsea memorabilia collection belonging to the late Scottie Cheshire, a club historian and housemaster at Repton School, was sold for about £300,000 at Southeby's on Wednesday. It included the only programme believed to be in existence from the match at Hull from Chelsea's debut 1905-06 season, which went for £7,000. (Daily Mail)

* The Football Association has confirmed that the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United on 19 May will be at full capacity after 17,000 of its red corporate seats had to be replaced because they turned pink in the sun. (Daily Telegraph)

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Jermain Defoe's equalizer in a 1-1 draw boosts Tottenham's Uefa Cup hopes while ending Blackburn's chances.

Injury-hit striker Malcolm Christie is looking for a new club after Middlesbrough decided to release him.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled midfielder Michael Ballack and defender Ricardo Carvalho out of the FA Cup final against Manchester United.Ballack has undergone surgery on his ankle - but is back in training.Portuguese defender Carvalho damaged the medial ligaments of his right knee against Bolton earlier this month.

Just some more football news.

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* Carlos Tevez has told his West Ham team-mates he will quit the club at the end of the season - with AC Milan and Sevilla leading the chase. (The Sun)

* Though it is still unclear who owns Tevez - with Media Sports Investment allegedly offering him to five different clubs for £31m. (Daily Express)

* Arsenal will challenge Real Madrid in the battle for Barcelona's out-of-favour striker Javier Saviola. (Daily Express)

* Liverpool are tracking Palermo's Brazilian-born striker Amauri. (Daily Mirror)

* Portsmouth will offer Manchester City contract rebel £40,000-a-week to move to Fratton Park. (Daily Mirror)

* Blackburn striker Jason Roberts is a shock £3.5m target for Uefa Cup finalists Sevilla. (Daily Mirror)

* Liverpool will listen to offers in the region of £4m for goalkeeper Scott Carson, who wants to keep playing first-team football. (Independent)

* Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov will be offered a new contract to make sure he stays at White Hart Lane. (Daily Mirror)

* Reading will have to fork out £2.5m for Luton defender Leon Barnett. (The Sun)

* The Royals are also plotting a £3m raid on Arsenal for youngster Fabrice Muamba. (The Sun)

* Martin Albrechtsen says he wants to leave West Brom - though he would reconsider if they are promoted. (Independent)

* Danny tu's Watford future looks uncertain after he said he would like to stay in the Premiership. (Independent)

* Bruno N'Gotty has admitted he may leave Birmingham in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

* Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll is returning to old club Bournemouth to sign James Hayter. (Daily Mirror)

* Rangers have revealed they will not sign Turkish trialist Erol Bulut. (Daily Record)

* Dundee United boss Craig Levein could be set to swoop for Leicester striker Mark de Vries. (Daily Record)

* Hearts top scorer Andrius Velicka says he has no idea if he has a future at Tynecastle. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

* PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman wants to be the next manager of Fulham. (Daily Mirror)

* Manchester United tried to break Premier League rules by inserting a written clause in his contract that Tim Howard could not play against them this season upon signing for Everton. (Guardian, Daily Telegraph)

* Graham Poll has decided to quit refereeing at the end of the season after becoming fed up of getting abuse. (Daily Mirror)

* Luiz Felipe Scolari has emerged as a contended to Sam Allardyce to become the new Newcastle manager. (Daily Mirror)

* Magpies midfielder Nolberto Solano has told Allardyce to ditch his long-ball tactics if he moves to St James' Park. (Daily Star)

* Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has agreed a new two-year contract at Bramall Lane. (The Sun)

* Uefa has told Reading that if they qualify for the Uefa Cup next season and play weakened teams, they will be breaching the competition's rules. (Guardian)

* Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler will not be offered a new deal in the summer. (Daily Star)

* Huddersfield have offered Frank Sinclair a 12-month contract. (Daily Star)

* Inverness are on the verge of signing Romanian legends Gheorghe Hagi and Gica Popescu as scouts. (Daily Record)

* Falkirk defender Kenny Milne is close to clinching a new deal to stay at the club. (Daily Record)

AND FINALLY...

* Chelsea flop Andriy Shevchenko has pleaded with the club to give him more time to show he can cut the mustard in the Premiership. (The Sun)

* Nottingham Forest boss Colin Calderwood believes the play-offs are football's greatest invention - despite the fact that he has lost twice as a manager. (The Sun)

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* Carlos Tevez has told his West Ham team-mates he will quit the club at the end of the season - with AC Milan and Sevilla leading the chase. (The Sun)

I heard that they may sell him for 31 million to Sevilla or Milan but West Ham may not get the money because Teves is actually owned by a company MSI a financial company. West Ham didn't actually pay nothing for the player because MSI gave them to West Ham so they could play in a higher standard of football. So in all due fairness to West Ham they have no right to get the money when they sell the player because he is not West Hams to sell. If he does go to Milan or Sevilla they will have to pay about 8 extra million to buy the player of MSI so he is rightfully there player to play not play sell not sell, so they have to pay an extra 8 million to actually own him. That is the reason he will cost Milan or Sevilla so much.

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* The Royals are also plotting a £3m raid on Arsenal for youngster Fabrice Muamba. (The Sun)

Arsenal are trying to hold on to the player because they believe that one day he could be good enough to play premiership football. Arsenal manager Wenger said he wants 5 million for the player or he is not leaving Arsenal FC. Unless he has changed his mind over this Fabrice Muamba won't be going anywhere for 3 million.

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* The Royals are also plotting a £3m raid on Arsenal for youngster Fabrice Muamba. (The Sun)

Arsenal are trying to hold on to the player because they believe that one day he could be good enough to play premiership football. Arsenal manager Wenger said he wants 5 million for the player or he is not leaving Arsenal FC. Unless he has changed his mind over this Fabrice Muamba won't be going anywhere for 3 million.

Don't know what the fee is but he has joined Birmingham now :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/6647977.stm

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Don't know what the fee is but he has joined Birmingham now :)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/b/birmingham_city/6647977.stm

Wenger said he wasn't going anywhere for 3 million, 4 days ago so maybe Birmingham have made an offer of 5 mil which got accepted or Wenger changed his mind.

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Arsenal will challenge Real Madrid in the battle for Barcelona's out-of-favour striker Javier Saviola.

I heard that Arsenal won't be making any big signings in the summer although in the members area of Arsenal.com he made an interview saying he may look for a striker, at that current time he was undecided about that.

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STEVE SIDWELL has kicked his last ball for Reading after sealing a move to Chelsea.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder, 25, is set for a medical on Monday to confirm a £50,000-a- week deal with Jose Mourinho’s Blues.

Sidwell agreed a Bosman free transfer to Chelsea just a few days ago after snubbing Newcastle.

Royals boss Steve Coppell will leave out Sidwell for tomorrow’s trip to Blackburn.

Coppell said: “I don’t think he’ll be in the squad.

"Realistically he’s going. It’s a great opportunity for him and he’ll push on.”

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BENNI McCARTHY is pining for Champions League football and will beg Blackburn not to block his dream move to Chelsea.

Rovers boss Mark Hughes is adamant his top striker is not for sale at any price.

But McCarthy believes he has repaid Hughes’ faith in him and deserves an opportunity to better himself.

The South African hitman has been the season’s bargain buy at £1.8million from FC Porto.

He has scored 17 goals in the Premiership, just two short of leading marksman Didier Drogba.

So impressive has been his play that long-term admirer, Blues boss Jose Mourinho is planning to put on a Drog and Benni show at Chelsea next season.

And McCarthy is desperate not to lose a last chance at the big time.

He said: “I miss Champions League football.

“When I’m at home in the week watching the Champions League on TV and hear that music it makes me realise that there’s a part of my football make-up that is missing.

“The challenge of being part of the best, playing against the best.

“Champions League football means everything to any footballer with ambitions.

“I’ve enjoyed playing for Blackburn — and the manager and his staff are first-class. The club is really friendly and professional.

“But at 29 years old, if a club like Chelsea comes looking for you then you must seriously consider the opportunity.

“Not necessarily from a financial perspective but from a point of view where you can win trophies and compete against the AC Milans and Barcelonas of this world. I can only talk about things that are certain, not about maybes.

“But a chance to go to Chelsea — or any other Champions League team in England or Spain — would be hard to turn down.

“Blackburn gave me my chance and even though it was not a big transfer fee, I trust that I have already paid them back with my commitment and goals this season.

“If I end up being sold by Blackburn and they make a good profit, fantastic, they deserve it.

“The people at the club and the fans are great.”

The Premiership’s top four are all in the market for new strikers this summer and Manchester United also admire McCarthy.

United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz knows the former Ajax, Celta Vigo and Porto man from his time in Portugal.

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STEVE SIDWELL has kicked his last ball for Reading after sealing a move to Chelsea.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder' date=' 25, is set for a medical on Monday to confirm a £50,000-a- week deal with Jose Mourinho’s Blues.

Sidwell agreed a Bosman free transfer to Chelsea just a few days ago after snubbing Newcastle.

Royals boss Steve Coppell will leave out Sidwell for tomorrow’s trip to Blackburn.

Coppell said: “I don’t think he’ll be in the squad.

"Realistically he’s going. It’s a great opportunity for him and he’ll push on.”[/quote']

Is that really true and if so how do u know this.

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This is the team west ham are against to fight the drop -

Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Brown, O’Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze, Evra, Fletcher, Ronaldo, Scholes, Eagles, Carrick, Giggs, Richardson, Rooney, Smith, Solskjaer, Dong.

That is quite a strong team considering they have already won the league. West Ham are going to find it hard to get points against that. Ronaldo Rooney, all the stars are playing if one of them gets injured badly, they could miss FA cup final.

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