Saturday 12th April gossip column


TRANSFER RUMOURS

Manchester United are set to hand Cristiano Ronaldo a massive 40m deal to keep him at the club, making him the highest paid player in England on 150,000 a week.

Barcelona are set to bid for Arsenal's Belarus midfielder Alexander Hleb. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are to offer England midfielder Gareth Barry an improved new contract to ward off interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

And boss Martin O'Neill also wants to sign up Villa young guns Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to long term deals. (The Sun)

Barcelona striker Thierry Henry admits he would love to return to Arsenal in some capacity in the future. (The Sun)

Croatia's Dynamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric, 22, is hoping for a summer move to Liverpool. (Times)

Manchester City's quest to sign Ronaldinho this summer has been boosted after the Brazilian admitted he wants to play in the Premier League. (The Sun)


OTHER GOSSIP
Roy Hodgson admits there is no guarantee he will still be manager of Fulham next season. (The Times)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has told Charles N'Zogbia he has a future at the club, provided he proves his commitment. (Daily Mail)

Harry Redknapp says he is glad he turned down Newcastle to remain as Portsmouth manager. (Various)

Striker Robbie Keane has declared he is ready to commit his long-term future to Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Rangers boss Walter Smith wants to sign on-loan Fulham midfielder Steven Davis on a permanent basis. (Guardian)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is unwilling to let Michael Owen leave for Manchester City (Guardian)

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish believes his 5million Scotland international James McFadden has the potential to prove a bargain signing. (Various)

Inverness have played down fears that Romanian international Marius Niculae will depart the club in the summer after club chairman Alan Savage - who bankrolled much of his wages - resigned from the club. (Various)

Motherwell legend Tommy McLean has tipped Mark McGhee to bring European football to Fir Park. (Daily Mail)


AND FINALLY
After admitting he had a huge gambling problem when he was younger Blackburn's England winger David Bentley has revealed a new way to keep himself occupied - housework and DIY.
Manchester United are set to hand Cristiano Ronaldo a massive 40m deal to keep him at the club, making him the highest paid player in England on 150,000 a week.

Barcelona are set to bid for Arsenal's Belarus midfielder Alexander Hleb. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa are to offer England midfielder Gareth Barry an improved new contract to ward off interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

And boss Martin O'Neill also wants to sign up Villa young guns Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to long term deals. (The Sun)

Barcelona striker Thierry Henry admits he would love to return to Arsenal in some capacity in the future. (The Sun)

Croatia's Dynamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric, 22, is hoping for a summer move to Liverpool. (Times)

Manchester City's quest to sign Ronaldinho this summer has been boosted after the Brazilian admitted he wants to play in the Premier League. (The Sun)


OTHER GOSSIP
Roy Hodgson admits there is no guarantee he will still be manager of Fulham next season. (The Times)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has told Charles N'Zogbia he has a future at the club, provided he proves his commitment. (Daily Mail)

Harry Redknapp says he is glad he turned down Newcastle to remain as Portsmouth manager. (Various)

Striker Robbie Keane has declared he is ready to commit his long-term future to Tottenham. (Daily Express)

Rangers boss Walter Smith wants to sign on-loan Fulham midfielder Steven Davis on a permanent basis. (Guardian)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is unwilling to let Michael Owen leave for Manchester City (Guardian)

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish believes his 5million Scotland international James McFadden has the potential to prove a bargain signing. (Various)

Inverness have played down fears that Romanian international Marius Niculae will depart the club in the summer after club chairman Alan Savage - who bankrolled much of his wages - resigned from the club. (Various)

Motherwell legend Tommy McLean has tipped Mark McGhee to bring European football to Fir Park. (Daily Mail)


AND FINALLY
After admitting he had a huge gambling problem when he was younger Blackburn's England winger David Bentley has revealed a new way to keep himself occupied - housework and DIY.