Latest transfers speculations Saturday 28.06.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

Former Bolton midfielder Stelios Giannakopoulos, who is available on a free transfer, is set for talks with Hull City.

Manchester City have signed 15-year-old Napoli striker Marcello Trotta on a four-year contract.

Cardiff have signed Scotland striker Ross McCormack from Motherwell and defender Darren Dennehy from Everton.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of a remarkable U-turn to declare his allegiance to Manchester United as he is unhappy with Real Madrid's public quibbling.

Real will ask Ronaldo to take a pay cut to leave United. The Spanish club are only prepared to offer the winger a 5.5m-a-season deal, leaving him 1.5m out of pocket.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said the club must hold on to the Portugal winger if they are to become the greatest United team of all time.

Inter Milan have reportedly agreed on a deal for England midfielder Frank Lampard, although Chelsea sources maintain they have yet to receive an offer from the Italians.

Lampard has agreed in principle to a four-year deal worth 6m a year, with Chelsea receiving a 7m transfer fee.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has tried to hijack Andrei Arshavin's expected move to Barcelona by asking the Russia midfielder to consider playing for the Blues.

But Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has asked chief executive Peter Kenyon to sign AC Milan's Kaka and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery before the club go on a pre-season tour of Malaysia, China and Moscow.

Despite on Friday declaring his intentions to stay at Arsenal, Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has changed his stance and is now welcoming interest from Barcelona and AC Milan.

Portugal want Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz as their new manager.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has given manager Gary Megson the go-ahead to pursue his interest in strikers Milan Baros and Louis Saha.

Tottenham will need special dispensation to sign Heurelho Gomes because the Brazilian goalkeeper has not played in the required 75% of international matches during the past two years.

Paul Ince wants to make Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini his first signing as Blackburn boss.

Portsmouth's hopes of getting Argentine striker Mauro Zerate on a season loan have been hit by competition from Lazio.

Galatasaray have signed Liverpool goalkeeper Charles Itandje for 2m, scuppering Scott Carson's chance of a quick exit from Anfield.

Arsenal will sign Oguzhan Ozyakup from AZ Alkmaar when the midfielder turns 16 in September.

Stoke City are expected to make their first signing of the summer after offering about 2m for Sunderland goalkeeper Marton Fulop.

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson will head the list of names in Tottenham's summer clear-out, with eight other players expected to exit White Hart Lane - including midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng.

Liverpool are close to signing Danish youngster Nikola Saric, 17, on a three-year deal from Herfolge.

Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is ready to make a move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland.

Harry Redknapp has hinted he wants to continue as Portsmouth boss beyond the three years he still has on his contract.

Serie A side Bologna have made Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura their number one signing target.

Cardiff City are set to win the race for out-of-contract Motherwell forward Ross McCormack.

Dundee United have enquired about the possibility of signing Inverness striker Marius Niculae.

Kilmarnock are chasing Northern Ireland striker Peter Thompson and have offered Linfield 40,000.

Wolves are not giving up on their bid to buy Hearts captain Christophe Berra.

Norwich have given Rangers midfielder Alan Gow 48 hours to accept their offer.

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

Arsenal's board have been warned by former chairman David Dein they risked slipping out of the Champions League positions unless they sold to Alisher Usmanov, the Uzbekistani multi-billionaire who owns 24.9% of the club.

Striker Fernando Torres believes Spain will dominate world football for years to come after breaking their major championship jinx by reaching the Euro 2008 final.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has ordered double training sessions for Chelsea's first-team squad when they report back for pre-season on 7 July.

So distraught were Croatia fans after their quarter-final defeat to Turkey on penalties that one Croatian newspaper brought in a shrink to help fans get over their team's Euro 2008 exit.