Saturday's gossip column


Arsenal are poised for a £12m summer raid on Paris Saint-Germain for 19-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho. (Sun) 
Spanish side Atletico Madrid are ready to fork out £9m for Chelsea centre-back Alex. (Sun) 
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is trying to persuade Gareth Barry to stay at the club and out of Liverpool's clutches. (Daily Mirror) 
Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is hoping to secure a new contract with Celtic. (Independent) 
Midfielder Julian Gray has moved to end speculation he may quit Fulham in the summer. (Daily Mirror) 
Hearts midfielder Saulius Mikoliunas' future is in doubt after talks to extend his contract stalled. (Daily Record) 
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has hinted he is ready to commit his future to the Gunners. (Daily Mail) 

AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti will get £1m for every trophy he wins if he becomes the new Chelsea manager in the summer. (Sun) 
Sir Alex Ferguson reckons he has begun to wind up Liverpool rival Rafael Benitez by hinting Chelsea could become a bigger title threat. (Sun) 
Ferguson has also hinted he wouldn't mind Jose Mourinho taking over at Old Trafford when he retires. (Daily Star) 
And Ferguson has also revealed he will quit as Manchester United boss if he wins two more Champions League titles. (Sun) 
Carlo Ancelotti's move to Chelsea has already been discussed by owner Roman Abramovich. (Daily Star) 
Arsenal are planning to offer boss Arsene Wenger a new contract at the end of the season in a bid to entice him to stay at the club. (Times) 
Steven Gerrard says the memory of his cousin who died in the Hillsborough disaster has inspired him to reach the pinnacle of his profession. (Guardian) 

Bolton striker Kevin Davies has revealed his young son became really excited when a newspaper report linked him with a possible move to Chelsea under previous boss Big Phil Scolari. (Sun)