Every Wednesday The Grapevine on The Sport Review brings you all the very latest football gossip from the media, plus the most memorable quotes of the last seven days.
AC Milan after Gareth Barry?
With his contract being up in 2010, Aston Villa may look to sell Gareth Barry this summer, and Italian giants AC Milan are the latest in a long list of clubs to be linked with the midfielder.
Hangeland Arsenal move looks unlikely
Fulham centre back Brede Hangeland has all but ruled out a move to Arsenal after the 27-year-old was linked with a move to Emirates Stadium. The Norwegian emphasised his desire to stay on and agree a new contract at Fulham.
Babel set for move away from Anfield?
Ryan Babel has reportedly been told that he can leave Liverpool this summer after it emerged that talks between the player’s agent and Rafa Benitez ended with the manager being unable to guarantee the Dutch winger game time.
Stewart Downing set for Boro exit
Middlesbrough Chairman Steve Gibson has told Sky Sports that the player can leave the Riverside should a big club come in for him. The player is currently sidelined with a foot injury.
Owen linked with Villa switch
Michael Owen will leave Newcastle on a free transfer this summer, and has been linked with moves to a number of clubs including Aston Villa.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK:
“In these nine months, the only thing that I’ve accomplished is a good pasta carbonara.”
Maria Sharapova describes her time out of action due to a shoulder injury
“This is an opportunity for us to be put alongside a lot of the great teams of Europe.”
Sir Alex Ferguson speaks about the importance of this year’s Champions League final
“I know his game inside out. It’s not like he changes many things.”
Roger Federer on his arch-rival, Rafael Nadal
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