Latest transfers speculations Friday 29.02.08

All the latest football gossip

Friday's gossip column

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is prepared to pay Liverpool 10m to make on-loan goalkeeper Scott Carson's move to the Midlands club a permanent one.

O'Neill is also planning to relaunch a bid to sign American 'keeper Brad Guzan from Chivas USA after failing to sign him in January.

Out-of-contract Senegal captain Lamine Diatta has been offered a one-year deal at Newcastle.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is also planning a 12m bid for St Etienne striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is planning a 10m swoop for Espanyol's Dani Jarque and Carlos Karmeni.

Real Madrid will offer Cristiano Ronaldo 8m a year to lure him away from Manchester United.

Aberdeen midfielder Barry Nicholson is a summer transfer target for Leicester City.

Other gossip other than transfer news..............

Striker Obafemi Martins has said he is close to signing a new five-year contract, worth 26m, at Newcastle.

Owner Roman Abramovich is planning an overhaul at Chelsea after admitting he has made mistakes in the wake of Jose Mourinho's exit as manager.

Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is behind a bid to buy Sheffield Wednesday.

Birmingham defender Martin Taylor has said he will be happy when Arsenal striker Eduardo has fully recovered from his broken leg and is back scoring goals again.

Ajax's Albert Luque has said he never wants to play in England again after an ill-fated spell at Newcastle.

Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has revealed that he didn't know who Kevin Keegan was when the former England boss took over at St James' Park.

Derby midfielder Robbie Savage has splashed out 160,000 on a new Mercedes, custom painted in the club's colours.