Manchester United summon Heinze for showdown talks


London : Here’s a sample of some of the gossip and transfer rumours from England’s newspapers Monday about Premier League clubs (with the publication(s) quoted in brackets):

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Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze, who wants to join Liverpool, has been ordered to turn up to training on Monday for showdown talks over his future. (The Sun)

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard escaped a red card after appearing to slap Feyenoord’s Theo Lucius in the face in Sunday’s friendly. (People)

Ajax winger Dennis Rommedahl, whose side lost to Arsenal in a friendly at the weekend, believes the Gunners are too young and weak to win the Premier League this season. (The Sun)

Manager Sam Allardyce has insisted Newcastle will hold out for eight million pounds for midfielder Kieron Dyer or his move to West Ham is off. The Magpies upped the fee from six million pounds at the 11th hour after deciding Dyer was undervalued. (The Times)

Manchester City are set to solve their goalkeeping crisis by signing Marco Amelia in a £5m deal from Livorno, while also landing Australian midfielder Mark Bresciano for £3m from Palermo. (The Independent)

Manchester City have turned down a bid from Middlesbrough for striker Georgios Samaras. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland are targeting Tottenham Hotspur striker Mido. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are confident of snapping up Wigan defender Leighton Baines for six million pounds this week. (Daily Star)

Everton will discover later this week if an 11-million pound bid for Porto midfielder Luis Gonzalez has been successful. (Daily Express)

Portsmouth are ready to sell midfielder Gary O’Neil, with Fulham leading the chase for his signature. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham United striker Dean Ashton, who missed the whole of last season with a broken ankle, has vowed to make fans quickly forget the departure of Carlos Tevez to Manchester United by finding his form from the off.