Tuesday’s Transfer Rumours Part 1

Part one of todays bulging and mewing burlap sack of rumours…

Liverpool full back John Arne Riise has claimed (via his agent) that he isn’t about to jump the Anfield ship and scuttle over to Newcastle. (Various)

…Meanwhile on the other side of Stanley Park, David Moyes is confident that star defender and goal machine Joleon Lescott will turn his nose up at reported interest from Arsenal and Manchester United and sign a contract extension with the Goodison outfit. (The Sun)

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is getting all hot and bothered over CSKA Moscow’s Brazilian triumvirate Vagner Love, Jo Alves and Daniel Carvalho and wants to bring all three to the Eastlands. (Various)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is monitoring 21-year-old Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko and is pondering a move. (Various)

The seemingly never-ending questions over defender Gery Cahill and his Aston Villa future could be (finally) coming to an end, with Bolton agreeing a fee and Sunderland and Birmingham also showing an interest. (Various)

Spanish team Murcia are after Portsmouth’s bumper-sized midfielder Papa Bouba Diop. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is to snap up a very Keegan-ish player, he will splurge £2m for Derby winger and all round bloody good prospect Giles Barnes. (Daily Mirror)
…However, King Kev has now ruled himself out of the running for Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda. (Various)

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