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Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby cockney hammer on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:25 am

the mirror


Fulham, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham all in for Eidur Gudjohnsen



Fulham, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham are among a string of clubs that have enquired about Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.

The Icelandic international, 30, is free to move on after Barca last night confirmed they are willing to listen to offers for him.

It is believed the Champions League winners would take as little as £4million but are also prepared to use him as a makeweight to land any prospective targets.

Fulham, Villa and Everton, could offer the former Bolton player firstteam football and the chance to play in Europe. At West Ham he'd link up with old Chelsea pals Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke.



Manchester United are talking to Brazilian club Gremio about a deal for their 18-year-old midfielder Douglas Costa - dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Times

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has hinted he could leave if Alan Shearer does not get the manager's job at St James' Park.
Daily Telegraph

Atletico Madrid, Sunderland and Sevilla are all chasing Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora.
The Sun

West Ham, Aston Villa, Everton and Fulham are all in the running to sign former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen after Barcelona confirmed he can leave for the right price (Daily Mirror).


Wolves are ready to break their club's transfer record with a £6.5m move for Reading forward Kevin Doyle
Full story: Daily Mail

Highly rated Sheffield United youngster Kyle Naughton could be sold to bring in money for several new signings, with Aston Villa and Everton keen on the £5m-rated defender.
Daily Mail

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez's next transfer after he leaves Manchester United will be heavily scrutinised by the Premier League to ensure there is no third-party ownership involved.
The Guardian

Chelsea are having talks with CSKA Moscow about £15m-rated left-back Yuri Zhirkov.
The Times

They are also interested in Inter Milan right-back Maicon after missing out on Glen Johnson, who joined Liverpool. Full story: The Sun

Hull, Wolves and Portsmouth are all challenging Celtic for the signature of Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune, who played under new Celtic boss Tony Mowbray on loan at West Brom last season. (Daily Record)

Falkirk goalkeeper Dani Mallo claims he is on the verge of signing for Hibernian. (Daily Mail)

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo is targeting moves for Aberdeen striker Lee Miller and out-of-contract Motherwell midfielder Stephen Hughes. (Daily Star)

Venezuela midfielder Juan Arango claims Celtic are among the clubs chasing his £3m signature from Mallorca. (Scottish Sun)

St Mirren expect to tie up deals for Falkirk striker Michael Higdon and Dunfermline goalkeeper Paul Gallacher. (Daily Star)



Liverpool may need to treble Javier Mascherano's wages to keep the midfielder at the club after signing defender Glen Johnson from Portsmouth. Mascherano is believed to be unhappy because he is paid less than most of his team-mates.
Daily Mirror

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce says he is "inept" compared to England senior boss Fabio Capello and may need more club management experience before furthering his international coaching career.
The Times

Titus Bramble is poised to be named Wigan's new captain, taking over from Mario Melchiot (The Sun).

Matthew Le Tissier's consortium bidding to buy Southampton have been told they cannot appeal against the club's 10-point penalty for going into administration (The Sun).

Motherwell are widening their managerial search to include former Sunderland boss Malcolm Crosby and ex-Stockport gaffer Jim Gannon. (Daily Star)

However, former Northern Ireland and Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is leading the race to take over at Fir Park. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown needs ankle surgery and is a doubt for the club's Champions League qualifying campaign. (Scottish Sun)

Uefa have delayed Celtic's planned tie up with Hungarian side Upjest, stalling Parkhead reserve coach Willie McStay's takeover as manager in Budapest. (Scottish Sun)



Newcastle have unveiled a new yellow striped two-tone away kit for next season.
The Sun
Gabriel Heinze has opened the door for Spurs to sign him in the summer, while Brazilian striker Nilmar is being tracked by Manchester United.

THE SUN

Glen Johnson hit the jackpot after his 18.5million move to Anfield was completed last night.

Liverpool will have to more than double Javier Mascherano's wages to keep him at Anfield.

Matt Le Tissier must accept Southampton's 10-point deduction - or kiss goodbye £500,000.

Michael Owen has confirmed he will leave Newcastle when his contract expires at the end of the month.

Cristiano Ronaldo last night insisted Sir Alex Ferguson understood his reasons for joining Real Madrid in a world-record £80million transfer.

Manchester City have completed the £40miilion signing of Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz.

Chelsea last night swung their attention to £25million Brazilian Maicon Douglas.

DAILY MIRROR

Andrea Pirlo is ready to follow Carlo Ancelotti out of Milan to Chelsea.

Brazilian striker Nilmar is being tracked by Manchester United as they weigh up a £20million bid.

Portsmouth fear Peter Crouch will become the latest player to quit the club with Blackburn and Sunderland circling.

Charlton want Paul Ince to become their manager.

Gabriel Heinze says he is ready to make a Premier League return with Spurs linked with his signature.

Lyon have now indicated they will accept offers for their highly-prized striker Karim Benzema.

DAILY EXPRESS

David Villa has told Manchester United, Chelsea and other clubs chasing his signature to back off after what he called a "dreadful" week - but admits he has no idea where he will end up next season.

Ben Foster last night gave Manchester United some good news by signing double-your-money long-term contract.

Aston Villa are set to gazump Everton in the battle to sign Sheffield United's £7million-rated starlet Kyle Naughton.

Mark Hughes last night landed Roque Santa Cruz in a £17million deal from Blackburn.

Liverpool last night signalled their intent to overhaul Manchester United by sealing Glen Johnson's arrival from Portsmouth.

DAILY STAR

Manchester City aim to sign Carlos Tevez on July 1 after clinching the first half of their new striker double last night.

Michael Owen has hit back the critics who claim his days as a top striker are over.

Defender Steven Taylor is ready to quit Newcastle unless the club sorts itself out.

Gabriel Heinze has opened the door for Spurs to sign him in the summer.

Chelsea have appealed the bans handed out by UEFA following their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona.

Robin van Persie has handed Arsenal a big boost by agreeing a new deal.

Chelsea are ready to offload Didier Drogba to AC Milan as part of a deal to lure Alexandre Pato to Stamford Bridge.

DAILY MAIL

Real Madrid have made a new bid for Xabi Alonso and expect to sign him in a £30million deal.

Wolves are ready to smash their transfer record with a £6.5million move for Reading's Kevin Doyle.

DAILY RECORD

Celtic could be priced out of a move for Marc-Antoine Fortune after French side Nancy claimed they have accepted three bids of more than £4million from from English clubs.




Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole had his late grandmother's wedding ring resized for him to wear when he got married at the weekend. (The Sun)
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby PrawnSandwich on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:43 am

Cheers CH!
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Cookedskunk on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:44 am

Tah very much CH :thup:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Eric_The_Hammer on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:49 am

cheers CH!


that's a bit boring.
all we read about is Hughes and his nouveau-riche shitty tapping up players.

How come there's nothing going our way?
I guess we'll always be the club for the Di micheles and the Tristans out there.


Headbanger :crest:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Countryboy on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:49 am

Interesting news about Gudjohnssen. Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby North East Iron on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:59 am

Countryboy wrote:Interesting news about Gudjohnssen. Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:



Whats the point i dont think it would get much interest maybe a page or two
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Jameslegend on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:22 pm

Cheers CH :thup:

I can't believe we have been linked with Eidur Gudjohnsen again!! Thats the last 3 summers now isn't it? :lol:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby prince_huggy on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Countryboy wrote:Interesting news about Gudjohnssen. Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:


Who?
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Denby on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:35 pm

Eidur Gud-who?

While I would like him at the club, I feel to get dragged into this rant and rave again is ridiculous.

I much prefer the rumours of Balotelli... as he is much better on FM than Gudjohnson :lol:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Canadianhammer on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:38 pm

Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:[/quote]

I think Countryboy was having a little bit of fun with UTJ :lol:
Seems like the papers are a bit hard up for a story today.
Thanks as always C.H.
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Memorial Ground on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:40 pm

Make some better news CH
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby w4hammer on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:00 pm

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole had his late grandmother's wedding ring resized for him to wear when he got married at the weekend. (The Sun)


jesus, £70 grand a week and he's robbing rings of dead people :shock: :shock:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby SirStoneyOfBow on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:24 pm

w4hammer wrote:jesus, £70 grand a week and he's robbing rings of dead people :shock: :shock:


:lol:

I have a feeling we're one of these clubs who's bid for Fortune. If this Gudjohnsen story is true - with Zola and Clarke there - surely he'll come now!?

Maybe.
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Bishops Finger on Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:20 pm

Countryboy wrote:Interesting news about Gudjohnssen. Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:



.... and I think SWP has been spotted doing yet another medical!! :think:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby Happyhammer93 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Thanks CH. :thup:
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Re: Tuesday's gossip includes west ham

Postby NedN on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:08 pm

Countryboy wrote:Interesting news about Gudjohnssen. Does anyone think it's worth starting a thread about him? :wink:


Bishops Finger wrote:.... and I think SWP has been spotted doing yet another medical!! :think:


what's that you say about the carrick deal?
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