Latest transfers speculations Sunday 14.09.08

All the latest football gossip

Sunday's gossip column

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will put the club up for sale, with a rich individual from China and a consortium from the north-east having expressed preliminary interest in buying him out.

Ashley is ready to tell fans baying for his blood: Give me 1,000 each and you can run the club yourselves.
Ashley is prepared to open one final round of talks aimed at reaching a compromise agreement that would pave the way for Kevin Keegan's return to St James' Park.

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill wants to sign Wigan striker Emile Heskey for 3m but faces competition from the forward's former club Liverpool.

Wigan boss Steve Bruce will bid 6m for Middlesbrough striker Mido in January. Bruce wants the Egyptian to replace Heskey, who has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave at the end of the season.

Arsenal will go head-to-head with Manchester United for 16m-rated Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso.

Chelsea have reignited their interest in Gareth Barry and are ready to bid for the Aston Villa midfielder in January.

Sunderland will have to smash their record transfer fee and pay 13m to make French striker Djibril Cisse's loan move permanent.

Manchester City have offered their 19-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge a 1.2m-a-year deal in a bid to thwart the attentions of Chelsea.

Blackburn boss Paul Ince is chasing versatile attacker Ugur Yildirim as the Dutchman, who plays for Turkish club Sivasspor, wants to play in England.

Chelsea are ready to make a 2m move for Wolves' 15-year-old attacker Zele Ismail - the hot prospect dubbed the next Theo Walcott.

Celtic's Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura wants to leave the club and return to Japan in the January transfer window.

Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald wants to be sent out on loan after being dropped following just one game under new boss Csaba Laszlo.

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

Former Brentford and MK Dons boss Martin Allen will be appointed new boss of Cheltenham on Monday.

Arsene Wenger has called on football's governing bodies to strengthen their enforcement of transfer regulations in response to the growing influx of foreign money in the English game.

Striker Alessandro Del Piero has hinted he might seek a move to the Premier League when his contract with Juventus expires in 2010.

The Scottish FA and Scottish Premier League are at loggerheads as to when the season should end, with the national body favouring 23 May, and the SPL a week later.

The Scottish FA have been negotiating for the past week with their Portuguese counterparts about a possible friendly match at Hampden on 19 November.

Everton manager David Moyes has stunned the Goodison Park board by missing out on 200,000 in wages. Everton chiefs expect Moyes to sign the record-breaking five-year deal but are struggling to understand why he has left the 60,000-a-week package untouched for nearly seven weeks.