BREAKING GOSSIP

German striker Lukas Podolski says Tottenham and Juventus are leading the chase to sign him from Bayern Munich. "I have been informed about both clubs' interest," Podolski told Polish newspaper Express. "That is very interesting for me." (Press Association, 1915 BST)

AC Milan star Kaka has ruled out a move to Chelsea and said he will only leave the club if they want to sell him. "I appreciate Chelsea's reported interest. Thank you, but I don't have any desire to leave Milan," he said. (Corriere dello Sport, 1115)

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho will not be joining the club as they can't afford to compete with English, Spanish and German clubs for their signatures. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, 1110)

Aston Villa have agreed a 5.5m fee with Chelsea for midfielder Steve Sidwell. (AFP, 1044 BST)


TRANSFER RUMOURS
Ronaldinho is line for a shock 20m switch to join David Beckham at LA Galaxy. (Daily Star)

Frank Lampard, who has been linked with a move to Inter Milan, will have face-to-face talks with new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari before deciding his future. (Various)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has sanctioned a 24m move for Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor in a bid to beat off competition from AC Milan. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City's bid to sign CSKA Moscow's Brazilian star Jo has been blocked by the Premier League over fears he is owned by MSI, the same company who owned Carlos Tevez's registration. (Various)

Manchester United's owners have again come out and said Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale at any price, despite Real Madrid being prepared to pay up to 70m for the Portuguese star. (The Sun)

But Real Madrid will pay any fines Ronaldo picks up if he stays away from Old Trafford when the United players report back for pre-season training in a bid to lure him to Bernabeu. (Daily Express)

Ronaldo's agent has advised his client against handing in a transfer request in an attempt to push through a transfer to Real Madrid. (The Independent)

Everton are targeting Blackburn winger David Bentley as a replacement for Mikel Arteta if he leaves for Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Dutch midfielder Orlando Engelaar is also a 6m target for Everton boss David Moyes. (Daily Mirror)

Roma are ready to take Louis Saha on loan with a view to signing the Manchester United striker on a permanent deal. (Daily Mail)

Portsmouth are set to launch a 10m bid for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch this week. (Daily Telegraph)

The Fratton Park club are also interested in signing Argentine striker Mauro Zarate who spent the end of last season on-loan at Birmingham. (Various)

Celtic are preparing a bid to take Tottenham's 16m striker Darren Bent on loan next season. (Daily Record)

Spartak Moscow have slapped a 6m price tag on striker Roman Pavlyuchenko to fend off reported interest from Celtic. (Daily Record)

Lyon striker Milan Baros, who was on-loan at Portsmouth last season, is a target for Premier League new boys West Brom. (Daily Mirror)

Hull are planning a 2m swoop for Fenerbahce striker Colin Kazim-Richards. (Various)


OTHER GOSSIP
Tottenham could be getting new owners, with a Middle East syndicate ready to offer upwards of 250m for the north London club. (Daily Mirror)

Former Chelsea assistant manager Henk Ten Cate could make a Premier League return as manager of Blackburn, despite agreeing to take over at Greek side Panathinaikos. (The Guardian)

The Philippines national side have said they will offer Paul Gascoigne a football lifeline by making him their next manager. (Daily Star)


AND FINALLY
When asked if former British number one Tim Henman had any gossip from Wimbledon he revealed that tennis stars from the Czech Republic are a bit smelly. He said: "Well, the Czechs are a bit niffy." (Daily Mirror)

During filming for a new advert Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was spotted next to Rupert's Tower, an ancient building featured on rivals Everton's club badge, much to the delight of Toffees fans. (Daily Star)