Latest transfers speculations Tuesday 25.03.08

All the latest football gossip

Tuesday's gossip column

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in signing Lyon's 17m-rated winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

The Gunners boss is also keen on Barnsley goalkeeper Heinz Muller, who would cost about 2m.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba remains determined to leave the Stamford Bridge club and has told friends he will do so in the summer.

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is preparing a 4m bid for Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

Wigan manager Steve Bruce is interested in signing Derby midfielder David Jones and is ready to bid 1m.

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos has his eye on 8m-rated Udinese defender Andrea Dossena.

Everton boss David Moyes has bid 6m for Standard Liege midfielder Marouane Fellaini, but the Belgian club are holding out for 10m.

Aston Villa are keen on 5m-rated Hull keeper Boaz Myhill, who has just been called up by Wales.

Manchester City striker Emile Mpenza is wanted by Leicester.

Meanwhile, Hull have been told to forget about trying to sign on-loan Manchester United striker Fraizer Campbell permanently.

Celtic are poised to make a 3m offer to Manchester City for on-loan Greek striker Georgios Samaras.

Dundee United manager Craig Levein says he is unable to afford Cardiff's 200,000 asking price for on-loan Willo Flood.

Barnsley are to sign defender Aurelien Collin from Scottish Premier League crisis club Gretna.

Gretna's Aurelien Collin and Michael Buscher will learn on Tuesday if they will be allowed by Fifa to leave the club and sign for another one.

Striker Fabian Yantorno is expected to leave Gretna as the cash-strapped club cannot afford medical treatment on his knee.

Bolton defender Abdoulaye Meite has turned down the chance to join Ipswich on loan, despite the clubs agreeing a deal.

Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher says he is happy to remain at Easter Road next season despite being watched by Real Madrid.

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

As England prepare to face France in Wednesday's friendly, Brazil legend Jairzinho has claimed that English players lack basic skills.

Stuart Pearce has revealed it was he not coach Fabio Capello who gave the team-talk to the England side before they went out to play Switzerland last month. Pearce says it is to avoid any uncertainty that may arise because of Capello's basic grasp of the English language.

However, Capello was able to make himself understood during an impressive training session on Monday when he stopped this players to ask: "Why can't you play like this for your country? Why can you play like this in training but not in a match situation?"

It is widely expected that Capello will hand John Terry the England captain's armband on Wednesday.

Hibernian striker Steven Fletcher will win his Scotland debut on his 21st birthday against Croatia.

Former Rangers striker Dado Prso has been asked to join Croatia's coaching staff for the Euro 2008 championships.

Dubai International Capital is set complete a 400m takeover of Liverpool in the next three weeks, according to a source close to the proposed deal.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants to sell the club - and is ready to accept a knockdown price of 200m, which is 150m less than his original asking price.

Arsenal midfielder Gilberto is ready to quit the club after being left out of the squad for the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday.

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has criticised striker John Utaka after his lacklustre performance in the 2-0- defeat at Tottenham. "He is so laid back, you have to keep at him," said Redknapp.

Blackburn forward Jason Roberts has admitted his future may lie away from the club as he seeks first-team football.

Manchester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will seek advice from his father, Peter, before deciding whether to leave the club.

Arsenal's William Gallas faces a fight to hang on the captaincy amid reports he has upset his team-mates as a well as manager Arsene Wenger.

Gunners goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has hinted he will retire at the end of the season, when his contract expires.

Former Wimbledon hardman Vinnie Jones is set to continue his movie career by playing a vampire in his next role.

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown says he did not deserve any of his 13 yellow cards this season.