Latest transfers speculations Monday 26.05.08

All the latest football gossip

Monday's gossip column

Chelsea will continue to pursue the players sacked boss Avram Grant wanted to sign this summer - and will pay up to 50m for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Grant also wanted AC Milan midfielder Kaka and Chelsea could offer Didier Drogba, Ricardo Carvalho and cash to secure him.

Arsenal want to seal a 11m deal for Marseille playmaker Samir Nasri before he plays for France in Euro 2008.

Newcastle, Manchester City and Arsenal all want Thierry Henry but new Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola will not let him leave.

Manchester City are to hold talks about signing Barcelona star Giovanni Dos Santos on loan.

Coventry City are closing in on a 1.5m deal for transfer-listed Wolves striker Freddy Eastwood.

Barcelona want to sign Chelsea forward Florent Malouda.

Hull City boss Phil Brown wants to sign former Bolton midfielder Ivan Campo, who he worked with when he was assistant boss at Wanderers.

Watford striker Nathan Ellington is set to join Derby for 2m.

Portsmouth could sign Lyon striker Sidney Govou for 7m and Lazio midfielder Gaby Mudingayi for 8m and are also watching PSG star Amara Diane.

Veteran Rangers defender David Weir will head back to England and could join Burnley after being told he will not be a first-choice at Ibrox next season.

Dynamo Kiev look like beating Celtic in the race for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ognjen Vukojevic.

Rangers hope to make Steven Davis's loan move from Fulham permanent and could offer Daniel Cousin as part of the deal.

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee will seek assurances from Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov about interference on team selection before he considers taking charge at Tynecastle.

Filip Sebo is set to leave Rangers to join Valenciennes after scoring five goals in 11 starts during his time on loan at the French club.

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

The consolation for sacked Chelsea boss Avram Grant is that he will replace Sven-Goran Eriksson as Manchester City manager.

Eriksson is set to become the new coach of Mexico.

Leicester chairman Milan Mandaric will hold talks with former Derby boss Billy Davies about becoming the next manager of the Foxes.

Blackpool boss Simon Grayson is also an option for the Foxes following their relegation to League One.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill, who hopes to triumph in Monday's League Two play-off final, is known affectionately by Dale fans as 'Baldy Mourinho'.