Latest transfers speculations Saturday 16.08.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

Dimitar Berbatov has handed Tottenham a transfer request in a bid to force through his dream move to Manchester United.

And Spurs are ready to clinch the signing of Russian star Andrei Arshavin this weekend to allow Berbatov to head to Old Trafford.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos has not yet given up his pursuit of Croatian defender Vedran Corluka from Manchester City.

Arsenal have opened talks with Liverpool on taking Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Emirates.

Everton boss David Moyes wants Manchester City's midfielder Michael Johnson to become his first signing of the summer.

Sunderland have launched another bid to bring Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy to the Stadium of Light for 8.5m.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has turned down Aston Villa's 9m bid for James Milner.

Newcastle have given striker Shola Ameobi permission to speak to Ipswich Town.

Hull boss Phil Brown has not abandoned hope of taking Frazier Campbell on loan from Manchester United.

Birmingham have dismissed speculation linking James McFadden with a move to Rangers.

Fulham midfielder Steven Davis, who had a loan spell at Rangers last season will return to Ibrox in a permanent deal after the two clubs agreed a 3m fee.

Rangers manager Walter Smith is also ready to make a 2.5m move for USA international Maurice Edu, who played with Toronto FC last season.

Meanwhile, Palermo's Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano remains another of Smith's targets.

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

West Ham have not ruled out a sensational return for their old manager Harry Redknapp if the Hammers make a bad start to the season.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has threatened to quit over the club's decision not to buy Gareth Barry.

Chelsea boss Big Phil Scolari accepts he will be axed if he doesn't win the Premier League this season.

Coventry boss Chris Coleman has revealed new signing Clinton Morrison used to clean his boots at Crystal Palace - and he always gave him a good tip.