Latest transfers speculations Friday 18.04.08

All the latest football gossip

Friday's gossip column

Chelsea are confident of signing AC Milan's Brazilian star Kaka for 50m.

AC Milan have agreed a 22m fee to bring Ronaldinho to the San Siro and will pay him 200,000-a-week.

Arsenal want to sign Palermo's Brazilian striker Amauri and will offer him 3.2m-a-year contract.

Dimitar Berbatov's agent has said the Spurs striker wants to play Champions League football and several clubs are interested in him.

Manchester United are ready to spend 90m on wages to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown and Michael Carrick at the club.

Brown will sign a new deal worth between 50,000 and 60,000-a-week, while Ronaldo will pick up 150,000-a-week.

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes admits he will be the first in the queue if Man Utd pair Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes become available.

Portsmouth are prepared to break their transfer record to sign Port striker Lisandro Lopes for 12m.

Everton have been linked with a summer move for Newcastle right back Stephen Carr.

Birmingham are hoping to sign Argentine striker Gaston Sangoy from Cypriot side Apollon Limassol.

Hamilton Academicals' 17-year-old prodigy James McCarthy is a target for Chelsea.

Owen Coyle has warned Celtic off making an approach for Burnley's 3m-rated striker Kyle Lafferty.

Kilmarnock are hopeful of signing Mehdi Taouil, Gavin Skelton and Alan Russell for next season.

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell wants to sign Blackpool's Wes Hoolahan for the Blades.

Kilmarnock are close to signing Gretna midfielder Gavin Skelton and Airdrie United striker Allan Russell.

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

Liverpool could be forced to sell Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel if they fail to pay back a 35.1m loan used to help buy the pair.

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos is prepared to let injury-prone captain Ledley King leave the club.

Defender Jonathan Woodgate is set to be handed the captain's armband at White Hart Lane if King leaves.

Nicky Shorey has refused to sign a new contract with Reading until their Premier League future is assured.

Sven Goran Eriksson insists he will remain in charge of Manchester City next season.

West Ham are prepared to subsidise Freddie Ljungberg's wages, to get him off the club's wage bill.

The Rangers Supporters Trust want next weekend's Old Firm derby to be played behind closed doors after the club's team doctor was struck by a coin on Wednesday.

Birmingham striker Mikael Forssell will snub his usual pre-match meal of raw fish as the chef in the sushi restaurant he visits is an Aston Villa fan.

Footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones has recorded a motivational video for Reading in a bid to help the club avoid relegation.

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has fully embraced the English lifestyle since his arrival at Man Utd and a cup of tea is his beverage of choice when out partying at a nightclub with team-mates.

St Mirren have ended Rangers' hopes of extending the SPL season as their players have already booked a team holiday.