Tuesday's gossip column


Valencia are in talks to sell David Villa to Barcelona but not for less than 50m Euros (£43m).(Marca in Spanish) 


Tottenham want to sign former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira and have opened talks with the Inter Milan player. Spurs could capture the Frenchman on a free transfer and pay-as-you-play deal. (Daily Mail) 
Manchester City are on the brink of signing Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor for £25m and wages of £130,000 per week. (The Sun) 
Or, the fee will be £30m and the Togo striker will pick up wages of £170,000 a week. (Daily Star) 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could use the cash from the sale of Adebayor to sign Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh. (The Sun) 
Chelsea captain John Terry wants the club to make him the highest-paid player at Stamford Bridge if he turns his back on Manchester City. Terry has been offered £250,000 a week by the Eastlands outfit. (Daily Star) 
Arsenal are set to poach 17-year-old Chelsea winger Frank Nouble after he turned down professional forms with the Blues. (Daily Mirror) 
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola wants to sign Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a season-long loan deal. (Daily Star) 
Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has told Reds boss Rafael Benitez that he wants to join Real Madrid - but stopped short of handing in a transfer request. (Daily Star) 
Aston Villa are aiming to complete a £24m double move for Tottenham striker Darren Bent and Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing this week. (Daily Star) 
Villa are also set to bid £7m to land Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph, who is also wanted by Everton. (Daily Mirror) 
Hull are set to make a £10m raid on Cardiff to sign winger Joe Ledley and striker Ross McCormack. (The Sun) 
Sunderland have launched a £5m raid for West Ham centre-back James Collins. (Daily Mail) 
Marseille midfielder Lorik Cana says he will move to Everton and back out of a deal to join Hamburg if the Toffees make a last-minute £6m bid for him. (Daily Mail)
Fulham are on the verge of signing West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening in a deal that will see them hand the Baggies £2.5m, plus winger Hameur Bouazza.(The Sun) 
Tottenham have offered £11m to sign Sheffield United full-backs Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton.(Daily Mirror) 
Sheffield United are keen to capture Manchester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.(Daily Mirror) 
Everton boss David Moyes wants to take Port Vale teenager James Lawrie on trial. (Daily Star)
West Ham winger Julien Faubert is wanted by Bayer Leverkusen. (Daily Mirror) 
Fulham are also weighing up a move for South African midfielder Kagiso Dkigacoi, who currently plays for Golden Arrows. (Daily Star)
Everton have been offered Benfica midfielder Hassan Yebda for £3m. (Daily Mirror) 
Stoke are lining up a £750,000 bid for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana in an attempt to beat Wolves to his signature. (Daily Star) 
Burnley are set to sign right-back Richard Eckersley after he turned down a new deal at Manchester United. (Daily Mirror) 
Leicester are closing in on £1.5m-rated Gillingham striker Simeon Jackson. (The Sun)
Newcastle defender Habib Beye has insisted he must leave the club in order to save his career - Blackburn are believed to be among those interested in signing him. (The Sun) 
Preston are ready to sign Norwich midfielder Darel Russell in a deal that could result in North End winger Simon Whaley going the other way. (Daily Star)
Burnley are set to tie up a deal for Hamilton full-back Brian Easton for an initial fee of about £400,000. (The Sun) 
Yeovil are giving a trial to striker Dean Bowditch, who has been released by Ipswich. (Daily Star)
Striker Lee Hughes is set for talks with Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster after leaving Oldham. (Daily Star) 
Norwich have taken former Sunderland and Leeds striker Michael Bridges and ex-Rangers forward Chris Craig on trial. (Daily Star)
Bristol City are set to sign Derby defender Lewin Nyatanga in a deal worth about £500,000. (Daily Star) 
Stockport have handed former Manchester United midfielder Floribert N'Galula a trial as he looks for a move from Sparta Rotterdam. (Daily Star)


Arabian billionaire Sulaiman Al Fahim is close to completing a takeover at Portsmouth after all the relevant checks were made. (Daily Star)
Stiliyan Petrov is the dressing room favourite to become Aston Villa skipper. Boss Martin O'Neill needs to choose a new captain following the sale of Gareth Barry and the retirement of Martin Laursen. (Daily Mirror)