Latest transfers speculations Saturday 12.07.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

AC Milan are poised to sign Barcelona's Ronaldinho on a two-year deal for 12m.

Manchester United have bid 20m for Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov and hope to tie up a deal within a week.

Arsenal have made an 11th-hour bid to hijack Liverpool's protracted move for Aston Villa captain Gareth Barry.

Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford in two weeks to finally decide on his future.

Frank Lampard must stay at Chelsea for another season after owner Roman Abramovich refused to sell to Inter Milan and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

New Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari promised Lampard he would help him make his dream move to Inter Milan.

Newly-promoted West Brom and Hull are locked in a battle to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.

Aston Villa are set to finally sign American keeper Brad Guzan from Chivas.

Sunderland are in talks with Steaua Bucharest's giant Romania defender Dorin Goian and hope to beat Manchester City, Newcastle and Aston Villa to a 2.5m deal.

Russia's Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin is pinning his hopes on a move to Arsenal amid fears he is being priced out of a move by Zenit St Petersburg.

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

Michael Owen will resume talks with Newcastle about a new contract next week.

Liverpool will use funds from the sale of Peter Crouch, Danny Guthrie and the imminent departure of Scott Carson to try and raise funds to buy Spurs striker Robbie Keane.

Portsmouth will press ahead with plans to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea in a 10m deal after signing Peter Crouch.

Pompey midfield man Sean Davis is poised to sign for Premier League new boys Hull City in a 2.25m deal.

Hull also want Spurs defender Ricardo Rocha on a season-long loan.

Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant is in talks with Blackburn about a move to Ewood Park.

West Ham boss Alan Curbishley hopes to clinch a deal for Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami after he bought out his contract with Lazio.

QPR are lining up a shock bid for Real Madrid star Michel Salgado.

Espanyol claim reports that Spurs are about to sign striker Luis Garcia are premature.

Spurs are lining up a move for Ghana striker Eric Bekoe, who will cost around 2m from Asante Kotoko.

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has held talks with AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani about Andriy Shevchenko returning to his former club.

Rangers boss Walter Smiths says they cannot afford Fulham's 4m asking price for Steve Davis as Wigan join Blackburn as rivals for his services.

Chelsea's new signing Deco has left with a less than glowing reference from Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who said it was "great business. In the previous two seaons Deco was one of the players with the lowest level of performance."