Thursday's gossip column


Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben, linked with a return to the Premier League, is being tipped to leave Real Madrid and join European giants Bayern Munich (German media) 
Middlesbrough defender Robert Huth is set to join Stoke for £6m. (Sky Sports news)
Inter Milan have agreed to sign Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder in a deal worth about 16m Euros. Sneijder had been linked with Manchester United and Aston Villa. (Spanish media) 
Tottenham's have had their loan offer for Le Havre midfielder Kevin Anin rejected by the French club. (L'Equipe)
Everton have been knocked back in their efforts to replace Joleon Lescott with Benfica's Brazilian central defender Luisao. (Portuguese media) 


Spartak Moscow have made a £10m offer to re-sign Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.(The Mirror) 
Ipswich manager Roy Keane is to raid his former club for four players with Carlos Edwards, Grant Leadbitter, Daryl Murphy and Nyron Nosworthy set to leave Sunderland.(The Mirror) 
Striker Andriy Shevchenko finally looks set to leave Chelsea after he was left out of their Champions League squad.(The Mirror) 
Chelsea are set to re-ignite their interest in Feyenoord forward Jonathan de Guzman.(The Mirror) 
Aston Villa are closing in on a double swoop for Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock and Manchester City centre-back Richard Dunne.(The Mirror) 
Middlesbrough are set to sign striker Danny Webber who was released by Sheffield United in the summer.(The Mirror) 
Bolton have launched a bid to re-sign midfielder Kevin Nolan from Newcastle United.(The Mirror) 
Sunderland are set to launch a £6m bid for Hull defender Michael Turner. (Daily Mail) 
Brazilian side Internacional have rejected a £14m bid from Tottenham for midfielder Sandro.(The Independent) 
Celtic captain Steve McManus has rejected the opportunity to join Ipswich Town on loan. (The Guardian) 
Notts County director of football Sven Goran Eriksson has failed in his bid to tempt Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved out of retirement.(Daily Mail) 
Manchester United are set to sign Empoli's Italian duo Manuel Pucciarelli and Alberto Masacci. (Daily Telegraph) 
Wigan are ready to make a £1m move for Honduras forward Carlos Costly, who currently plays for Polish side GKS Belchatow. (Daily Telegraph)
Birmingham are set to sign Middlesbrough forward Tuncay for £5m. (Daily Mail) 
Stoke are lining up a £5m bid for young Uruguay midfielder Diego Arismendi.(The Mirror) 
The Potters have also made a renewed offer for Cardiff City midfielder Joe Ledley. (The Times) 
Bolton have had a £6.5m offer for midfielder Achille Emana turned down by Real Betis. (The Times)
Fulham are poised to sign Salzburg striker Marc Janko on a season-long loan. (The Mirror) 
Hull are interested in signing Reading defender Liam Rosenior.(The Mirror) 
Reading manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping Watford striker Tommy Smith will snub interest from Portsmouth and instead join the Royals.(The Sun) 
Greek champions Olympiakos are ready to take Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos on loan. (Daily Star)
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes David Beckham should pursue a move to Chelsea to keep alive his dream of playing at next year's World Cup. (Daily Star) 


New Portsmouth owner Sulaiman Al Fahim has vowed to turn the club into a major Premier League force after finally taking control of the south coast outfit.(The Sun) 


Furious Celtic players have called for Eduardo to be banned after the Arsenal striker appeared to dive to win a penalty during the Gunners' 3-1 Champions League victory on Wednesday.(Daily Mail)