Latest transfers speculations Tuesday 24.06.08

All the latest football gossip

Tuesday's gossip column

PSG have been linked with the captures of France legends Ludovic Giuly, Claude Makelele, Robert Pires and Lillian Thuram.
Real Madrid intend to announce the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on 7 July.

Real Madrid say they will not pay the 80m figure that has been estimated for the Manchester United star.

United's threat to let Ronaldo 'rot' in the stands can't happen as Fifa rules state players can rip up their contracts if they don't play a certain amount of games.

Ronaldo is dreading returning to Manchester and facing manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Portuguese winger has delayed a foot operation to go on holiday, further delaying his return to England.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is demanding 50m to secure the transfers of David Villa, Daniel Alves, David Silva and Gareth Barry.

Jose Mourinho has cut short his summer holiday to personally take charge of Inter Milan's pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

AC Milan are ready to call off their pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor after Arsenal rejected the move.

Arsenal could move for Valencia midfielder David Silva if as expected Alexander Hleb moves to Barcelona.

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has failed with a 9m bid for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson is a 4m target for Newcastle.

Spurs are targeting PSV Eindhoven keeper Heurelho Gomes who would cost around 10m.

Tottenham could also bid 9.6m for Brescia keeper Emiliano Viviano as they look to replace Paul Robinson.

Also at White Hart Lane, winger Aaron Lennon may swap Tottenham for Newcastle.

Spurs manager Juande Ramos will pay 8m for Seville winger Diego Capel.

Fulham could trade midfielder Jimmy Bullard for Middlesbrough defender Luke Young.

Boss Roy Hodgson is also keen on bringing Liverpool defender Steve Finnan back to Craven Cottage.

Newcastle's Shola Ameobi is expected to move to West Bromwich Albion for 2.5m.

Aston Villa are keen on out-of-favour Everton striker Andy Johnson and are ready to table a 7m bid.

Bolton manager Gary Megson is ready to smash the club's transfer record with the signing of Toulouse striker Johan Elmander.

Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun could be on his way out of Anfield, with Portsmouth keen on the Israeli.

Steve Sidwell is demanding a Chelsea pay-off before joining Aston Villa.

Premier League new boys Stoke are lining up a bid of 2m for Morocco striker Bouchaib El-Moubarki.

New Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Ince could raid his old club MK Dons to sign captain Keith Andrews.

Aston Villa have had a 15m bid for David Bentley rejected by Blackburn Rovers.

Poland midfielder Mariusz Lewandowski has given Celtic the green light to fight it out with Everton and Fulham for his signature.

Burnley are preparing an increased bid for Dundee midfielder Kevin McDonald after failing with a 400,000 offer.

The Turf Moor club are also stepping up their bid to sign Celtic forward Derek Riordan.

Birmingham will swoop for Hibs striker Steven Fletcher if James McFadden moves on.

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

New Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has cancelled the clubs pre-season tour of Switzerland preferring instead to take the club on a gruelling training camp.

Roberto di Matteo could take his first steps into management having been linked to the vacant post at MK Dons.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is being lined up by Westlife to replace band member Brian McFadden.