Latest transfers speculations Saturday 05.07.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

England striker Peter Crouch will move to Portsmouth after the south coast club relented over his valuation and had a 10m bid accepted by Liverpool.

Portsmouth expect to complete an 11m deal for Crouch on Monday.

Crouch will join Pompey for 8.75m.

Real Madrid are set to offer Manchester United 70m for Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday.

Manchester United believe they have won the battle to keep Ronaldo at Old Trafford.

Barcelona are the favourites to land Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor for about 30m.

Zenit St Petersburg have told Chelsea and Barcelona they want 20m for Andrei Arshavin, not the 12m the two clubs have offered.

Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins is targeting a move to Arsenal this summer.

Atletico Madrid are poised to move in for Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta.

Manchester City have emerged as favourites to land Turkey's 4m-rated Euro 2008 star Colin Kazam-Richards.

Fulham are expected to launch a 1.5m bid for Sweden defender Fredrik Stoor next week.

Chelsea are set to sell defender Branislav Ivanovic to Juventus.

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is closing in on a 4m deal for Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler.

Everton rejected Fulham's 5m bid for Andy Johnson, who is also attracting Wigan boss Steve Bruce.

Manchester City's hopes of signing Ronaldinho are fading fast as he is 90% certain of joining AC Milan.

Wigan boss Steve Bruce is set to buy Olivier Kapo from his old club Birmingham in a deal worth 3.5m.

Wigan are close to finalising a deal for Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic on a free transfer.

FA Cup hero Kanu is close to agreeing a one-year contract with Portsmouth after going back on his demands for a second year.

Galatasaray are interested in West Ham defender Lucas Neil.

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray expects to find out over the weekend whether veteran striker Kevin Phillips will stay with the club or join Birmingham.

West Brom have made an inquiry about Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock is ready to sign goalkeeper Graham Stack, who has been freed by Reading.

Hull boss Phil Brown is weighing up a move for Manchester City reject Emile Mpenza.

Brown is also keen on Plymouth winger Peter Halmosi and Manchester City midfielder Geovanni.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is trying to push through a 1.5m deal for Ipswich striker Jon Walters.

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

Manchester United have been contacted by several leading European clubs, including Barcelona, to make a stand against Real Madrid and resist selling Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid's players will revolt in protest if the club signs Ronaldo, saying his arrival could have a negative impact on team spirit.