Latest transfers speculations Wednesday 25.06.08

All the latest football gossip

Wednesday's gossip column

Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill is reported to be lining up a move for Tottenham’s £5m-rated goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Wesley Sneijder has ruled out a move to Manchester United as part of the deal that brings Ronaldo to Real Madrid, saying he wants to stay at the Bernebeu.

Barcelona have made the capture of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor their top priority.

Tottenham are preparing to bid £20m for Valencia striker David Villa.

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has already seen the personal terms of his Real Madrid contract.

Real Madrid hope to announce the signing of Ronaldo on 7 July.

New Blackburn boss Paul Ince has slammed Ronaldo for 'souring' United's success of last season.

Harry Redknapp says he won't be held to ransom by Liverpool in his pursuit of striker Peter Crouch.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is hoping to sign Switzerland striker Eren Derdiyok from FC Basel for £6m.

Sunderland could launch a bid for Sheffield United's £5m-rated striker James Beattie

Lukas Podolski has asked Bayern Munich if he has a future at the club. Tottenham are said to be interested in the striker.

Middlesbrough have tabled a £3.5m bid for Reading midfielder James Harper.

Arsenal have identified Real Mallorca striker Daniel Guiza as a replacement for Barcelona target Emmanuel Adebayor.

Mallorca themselves are keen on Portsmouth midfielder Pedro Mendes.

Bordeaux have conceded defeat in their attempts to sign Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre.

Tottenham are closing in on PSV Eindhoven keeper Heurelho Gomes.

Chelsea striker Ben Sahar is set to join Portsmouth on loan.

Derby will launch a £500,000 raid on Cardiff for defender Darren Purse.

Highly rated Chelsea midfielder Jimmy Smith could join Sheffield Wednesday on loan.

Wigan forward Antoine Sibierski has been told he can leave the club on a free transfer.

Stoke are closing in on Jamaican midfielder Rudolph Austin who is currently at Portmore United.

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray is closing in on a £5m double deal for Newcastle's Shola Ameobi and Swansea's Ferrie Bodde.

Bolton hope to secure the record signing of Toulouse's Johan Elmander before the end of the week.

Paul Ince has warned interested clubs that striker Roque Santa Cruz is not for sale.

Portsmouth are preparing a bid for Reading defender Nicky Shorey.

Rangers have accepted a £300,000 offer from Norwich for midfielder Alan Gow.

Lazio and Lecce are trying to pinch Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras from under the nose of Celtic.

Rangers are not prepared to meet Fulham's £4m asking price for midfielder Steven Davis.

Malmo have cleared the way for ex-Rangers forward Jonathan Johansson to leave Sweden and join Hibernian.

Darlington and Oldham are interested in Hibs striker Clayton Donaldson.

Huddersfield may win the race for out-of-contract Dundee United midfielder Mark Kerr.

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

Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has not ruled out replacing Luis Felipe Scolari as Portugal's national boss.

The Premier League will have its youngest referee with 25-year-old Stuart Attwell set to take charge of games next season.

Work has finally begun on Liverpool's new stadium in Stanley Park.

Germany keeper Jens Lehmann says he would 'give his life' to reach the final of Euro 2008.