Latest transfers speculations Tuesday 28.10.08

All the latest football gossip

Tuesday's gossip column

Former Arsenal and West Ham star Freddie Ljungberg will sign a two-year deal with Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders worth 5m.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to spend 3m on Greek wonder kid Kyriakos Papadopoulos in January. The 16-year-old defender plays for Olympiakos.

New Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has been warned off poaching any of his stars at former club Portsmouth.

Redknapp will offer Spurs winger Aaron Lennon plus cash to try to lure Pompey striker Jermain Defoe back to White Hart Lane as part of a massive 44m spending spree in January.

Stoke City are lining up a 4m January swoop for unsettled Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood.

QPR are planning a move to take striker Daniel Sturridge on loan from Manchester City.

Newcastle's French winger Charles N'Zogbia is being lined up for a switch to Paris St Germain in the January transfer window.

Out-of-favour Burnley striker Ade Akinibyi could be allowed to leave the club.

Celtic's Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is almost certain to return to his homeland in January for fear playing much longer in Scottish conditions could cut short his J-League career.

Full-back Steven Smith has been told he can leave Rangers as manager Walter Smith tries to trim down his squad.

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

Juande Ramos has lodged a staggering 7.5m claim for compensation in the wake of Tottenham sacking him as their manager on Saturday.

Veteran striker Andrew Cole has walked out on Nottingham Forest and is set to retire from the game.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack must fly to his native Germany to resolve his international future with national team coach Joachim Low.

Club legend Paolo Maldini has defended David Beckham's motivations for wanting to join AC Milan in January.

Former Dundee manager Jocky Scott will be interviewed in the next 48 hours for a return to the post which is vacant after Alex Rae's sacking.

When new Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp managed West Ham and signed Ian Wright from Arsenal, he sang a full rendition of Hammers anthem I'm forever blowing bubbles down the striker's answerphone.

Stiliyan Petrov thinks Aston Villa team-mate John Carew, fined 100,000 by Martin O'Neill for going to a lap-dancing bar, should do whatever he wants so long as he performs on the pitch. "We all motivate ourselves in different ways and maybe that is his way - he should go lap-dancing more often," he said.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti admitted that coach Jose Mourinho had "gone berserk" after the club's disappointing weekend 0-0 draw with ten-man Genoa.