Thursday 05th June gossip column


Sweden keeper Andreas Isaksson insists the arrival of Mark Hughes as manger of the club has not changed his mind about wanting to leave. (Reuters, 1530 BST)

Giovani dos Santos looks set to complete a move to Spurs from Barcelona. Speaking to Spanish media, he said: "Next season I will be playing for Tottenham." (Press Association, 1505 BST)

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid. He told Terra: "I would like to play for Real Madrid but only if it is true they are ready to pay what Manchester United ask of them. However, it does not depend on me." (Press Association, 1500 BST)

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has agreed a deal to move to AC Milan but the asking price from the Gunners could prevent any switch. (Gazzetta dello Sport, 1335 BST)

Out-of-contract Zoltan Gera is close to signing for Fulham and turn down the offer of a new contract from West Brom. (Clubcall)

Central defender Richard Dunne may be prepared to reconsider his future at Manchester City after the arrival of Mark Hughes as manager. (Press Association)

Roma manager Luciano Spalletti has joined fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti in rejecting the chance to manage Chelsea. (Daily Star)

Barcelona are to join Real Madrid in the race to sign Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, with Sandro Rosell using a pledge to sign the winger as his main weapon to be voted the next president at the Nou Camp. (Various)

Real have again suggested that they are ready to abandon their attempts to sign Ronaldo as United do not want to sell him. (The Sun)

But the Spanish club are prepared to pay Ronaldo 300,000-a-week after tax in a 75m deal over five years to lure him to the Bernabeu. (Daily Express)

Liverpool will unveil 7m-rated left-back Andrea Dossena as their second summer signing on Thursday. (Various)

Juventus have agreed terms with Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso but have to agree a fee with the Reds, who want 16m compared to the Italian club's 14.5m offer. (The Sun)

Chelsea midfielders Shaun Wright-Phillips and Steve Sidwell have put any thoughts of a move on hold until the Blues appoint a new manager. (The Sun)

Blues striker Didier Drogba is unlikely to join Inter Milan as new boss Jose Mourinho has not put any strikers on his transfer list for the club. (Daily Mirror)

Alexander Hleb is close to joining Barcelona after Jose Mourinho's arrival as manager of Inter Milan scuppered his hopes of joining the San Siro outfit. (Various)

Sporting Lisbon have put a 23.5m price tag on Portugal midfielder and Arsenal target Miguel Veloso. (The Sun)

Manchester City will sign Brazilian pair Jo, who plays up front for CSKA Moscow, and Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho. (Various)

Man City owner Thaksin Shinawatra also insists defender Micah Richards will not be allowed to leave the club. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa, Everton and Portsmouth are monitoring Steven Taylor's situation at Newcastle as the centre-back has just 13 months left on his deal and has not agreed a new contract. (The Sun)

Villa have targeted keeper Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel with Rovers bracing themselves for key players leaving after Mark Hughes' exit. (Daily Mail)

Toulouse have dropped their 21m asking price for Bolton target and striker Johan Elmander, who has one year left onhis contract with the French club. (Various)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane is set to add seven more players to the eight he has already axed to fund a 50m spending spree. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are set to launch a 4m bid for Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson. (Daily Record)

Burnley are planning a 1.5m double raid to land Hearts winger Andrew Driver and Celtic forward Derek Riordan. (Daily Star)

Celtic will monitor Spartak Moscow's Austrian defender Martin Stranzl at Euro 2008. (Daily Mail)

Rangers will reject a 1.5m bid from Stoke for midfielder Lee McCulloch. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee United have targeted loan deals for Sunderland striker Roy O'Donovan and Crystal Palace goalkeeper Scott Finders. (Daily Star)

Hamilton Accies are preparing a bid for Livingston defender Dave Mackay. (Daily Star)

Leeds have put West Brom's Kevin Phillips top of their transfer list and will have to fight it out with QPR and Stoke for the veteran striker. (Daily Star)

Mark Hughes will have a 40m or 50m transfer kitty - depending on who you believe - at his disposal after taking over as Manchester City boss. (Various)

Hughes has also been told he needs to finish in the top six next season. (Various)

Blackburn Rovers want MK Dons boss Paul Ince to replace Hughes as manager at Ewood Park. (Various)

What would you want - a pay rise or to watch your football team? Well, according to a study, it's the latter but that's only if your team win... (Daily Star)