Latest transfers speculations Saturday 19.04.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry's desire to play Champions League football could see him join Liverpool or Chelsea for 14m.

But Barry could commit his future to Villa depending on the club's ambitions and transfer targets.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has stepped up attempts to sign Diego Capel from ex-club Sevilla with Real Madrid also chasing the winger.

Ramos' transfer market plans at White Hart Lane depend on him off-loading some of his current Carling Cup-winning squad.

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson could respond to his job being in jeopardy by telling owner Thaksin Shinawatra he is off to manage Valencia.

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is set to move to AC Milan in the summer as the Bernabeu club target Chelsea's Didier Drogba as a replacement.

Inverness Caley Thistle may be willing to offload Romanian striker Marius Niculae this summer and say they have already received some enquiries about the club's highest earner.

Hamilton Accies starlet James McCarthy says he will decide upon his future at the end of the season, with Chelsea among the clubs interested in signing the 17-year-old.

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

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told midfielder Mathieu Flamini to make up his mind whether he is staying or going and wants to resolve the situation by the end of April.

Wenger is also uncertain whether William Gallas will continue as captain next season with Cesc Fabregas mooted as his replacement.

Reading are battling relegation and boss Steve Coppell is considering recalling striker Leroy Lita from his loan at Charlton.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan believes rival Sunderland manager Roy Keane will one day manager Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho says he will return to football management next season after his sabbatical following his exit as Chelsea boss earlier this season.

Former Manchester United striker and current Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has told Red Devils winger Cristiano Ronaldo to resist the lure of Spain and stay at Old Trafford.

Liverpool co-owner has agreed to sell his 50% stake in the club to DIC, with co-owner Tom Hicks then being squeezed out.

QPR are set to go on a 25m summer spending spree to try to achieve promotion into the Premier League next season.

Hearts interim head coach Stevie Frail does not believe he is the supporters' first choice to become the Tynecastle club's new manager.

However, Hearts chairman Roman Romanov believes Frail deserves a chance as the Edinburgh club's next boss.

But director Sergejus Fedotovas does not believe Frail is the right man to take the helm at Tynecastle.

West Ham have had a nightmare on the injury front this season but Freddie Ljungberg may have found a cure - to eat more greens.