Sunday's gossip column


Real Madrid are putting together a £100m package to sign Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo. (News of the World) 
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has cast doubt on his future with the Gunners by refusing to rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid. (News of the World) 
The Gunners are reportedly ready to let Fabregas leave as there is growing belief within the club that the Spaniard has started to think he is more important than the club. (Sunday Express) 
Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has made Everton defender Joleon Lescott his number one transfer target. (News of the World) 
Arsenal, along with Everton, Sunderland and Fulham, are watching Genk's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. (Sunday Express) 
Liverpool will try again to sign Aston Villa's Gareth Barry, and are hoping to seal an £8m deal for the midfielder this summer. (News of the World) 
Middlesbrough will let Stewart Downing leave if they are relegated from the Premier League - with Tottenham and Liverpool waiting to make a £15m bid for him. (News of the World) 
Manchester City look to have missed out on Roma goalkeeper Doni after the Brazilian insisted he has no intention of leaving. (The Observer) 
Newcastle believe they will be able to sign Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone for £6m - if they stay in the Premier League. (News of the World) 
Everton's Marouane Fellaini wants the club to sign his former Standard Liege team-mate Milan Jovanovic. (News of the World) 
Meanwhile, Everton look set to hold on to midfielder Joseph Yobo, despite interest in him from Arsenal and Chelsea. (the Observer) 
Aston Villa, Tottenham and Everton are watching Real Murcia's 18-year-old forward Daniel Aquino. (News of the World) 
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is battling his former club Bolton to sign Portsmouth midfielder Sean Davis. (News of the World) 
Newcastle and West Brom are fighting it out for the signature of £1m-rated Swindon striker Simon Cox. (News of the World) 
Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon is ready to demand a transfer if he fails to regain his number one spot from Marton Fulop. (News of the World) 
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is ready to let goalkeeper Joe Hart go out on loan next season. (News of the World) 
Arsenal youngster Mark Randall has hinted he is ready to leave the club rather than spend another year in the reserves. (News of the World) 
Aston Villa are determined to outbid Marseille to capture Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour. (News of the World) 
Scotland keeper Craig Gordon is ready to quit Sunderland if he does not regain his first team slot. (News of the World) 


Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard is set to confound doctors and play again in September - three months ahead of schedule after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery. (News of the World) 
Joe Kinnear will be offered a senior 'upstairs' role at Newcastle if he turns down the club's offer of a two-year contract to remain as manager. (News of the World) 
Meanwhile, Newcastle are facing the biggest battle in their financial history, with the value of club set to be halved from £200m to £100m if they are relegated. (Sunday Express) 
Liverpool are pursuing a record sponsorship deal with Carlsberg which could net them £60m. (News of the World) 
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he regrets not leaving the Stamford Bridge club sooner, claiming it is his biggest mistake as a coach. (News of the World) 
Scottish Football Association president George Peat has hit out at the SPL saying the quality of product on offer is sub-standard. (Sunday Herald) 
Meanwhile, Peat has said the Home Nations will not be making a decision on a British national team for the 2012 Olympics in London by the 31 May deadline set by the world's governing body. (News of the World) 
George Burley has blasted French referee Laurent Duhamel after his performance in Scotland's 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. (Sunday Mail) 
Iceland coach Olafur Johannesson says his entire nation is banking on a win against Scotland at Hampden on Wednesday night to help them through their economic crisis. (Sunday Mail) 
Portsmouth defender Hermann Hreidarsson says Scotland's Darren Fletcher will not get the opportunity to spoil Iceland's World Cup dream when the nations meet midweek. (Sunday Mail) 
Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc has come under fire for his dreadful performance against Northern Ireland for Poland in their World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park. (News of the World) 
The Scottish Cup semi-final between Dunfermline and Falkirk will be played at Hampden, even if the stadium is half-full. (News of the World) 


Manchester United stars have created their own lookalike hall of fame to cheer themselves up after recent defeats. Rio Ferdinand's 'twin' is Star Wars character Jar Jar Binx, Wayne Rooney's is Shrek and Carlos Tevez is compared to The Hulk. (News of the World)