Tuesday, June 2

New Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has made AC Milan's Brazilian striker Pato and Portsmouth defender Glen Johnson his top targets. The Blues have bid �30m for Pato and have offered �12m for their former player Johnson.

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New Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has made AC Milan's Brazilian striker Pato and Portsmouth defender Glen Johnson his top targets. The Blues have bid �30m for Pato and have offered �12m for their former player Johnson. (The Sun)

AC Milan have hinted it will be hard for them to reject a substantial offer for their Brazilian playmaker Kaka, which could alert Chelsea and Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Everton manager David Moyes is offering Newcastle striker Michael Owen �50,000 a week to make the switch to Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)


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Manchester City's Brazilian forward Robinho has ruled out a summer switch to his homeland club Santos. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United hope to sign striker Carlos Tevez on a permanent deal on Wednesday - but only on their terms. (Daily Mirror)

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Real Madrid will use rookie striker Negredo as bait in a bid for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso - but they will first have to buy back the forward from Almeria. (The Sun)

Birmingham have tabled a club record �6m bid for Santos Laguna's Ecuador striker Christian Benitez but face competition from several other Premier League clubs. (The Sun)

Fulham look set to beat Portsmouth to the signing of Brazilian left-back Felip Lopes, who plays for Portuguese side Nacional. (The Sun)

Tottenham are keen to sell defender Pascal Chimbonda to Blackburn for about �3m as the Londoners chase Marseille utility man Lorik Cana, who is valued at �5m. (Various)

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to bring goalkeeper Paul Robinson back to the club, a year after he was sold to Blackburn. (Daily Star)

Sunderland will make a �5m bid for Wigan defender Titus Bramble, once Steve Bruce is installed as manager. (Daily Star)

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate wants to hand Manchester United defender Gary Neville a lead role in getting Boro back into the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Hull boss Phil Brown is eager to sign Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan. (Daily Mirror)

Wolves and Birmingham are set to battle for the signature of Bolton defender Danny Shittu. (Daily Mirror)

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is keen on signing Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'Hara. (Daily Star)

CHAMPIONSHIP / FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott is a �2m target for West Brom but Blackburn and Wolves are also interested. (Various)

Bristol City are set to offload striker Peter Styvar to Greek side Skoda Xanthi. (Daily Mirror)

Derby boss Nigel Clough is set to sign Exeter midfielder Dean Moxey in a �275,000 deal. (Daily Star)

Charlton are lining up a double defensive swoop, with Southend's Peter Clarke and Miguel Llera of MK Dons the targets. (Daily Star)

Gillingham are set to open talks with Oldham for midfielder Kevin Maher. (Daily Star)

Leeds United look set to lose midfielder Bradley Johnson to Crystal Palace and forward Robert Snodgrass to Sheffield United. (Daily Mirror)

SCOTLAND / OTHER

Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is to return to Holland, after opening signing talks with with PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente. (Daily Record)

The giant Dutch forward is also wanted by new Ajax manager Martin Jol. (Scottish Sun)

Hamilton have denied claims they will lose keeper Tomas Cerny, with Czech side Sigma Olomouc saying they have not received an agreed fee. (Daily Record)

Hamilton will give Clyde's Neil McGregor a rehabilitation deal before tabling a contract for the defender who has suffered from an ankle injury. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline and Dundee lead the chase to sign Albion Rovers striker Bobby Barr. (Daily Record)

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