Saturday's gossip column


Portsmouth are willing to sell Croatian midfielder Nico Kranjcar to Tottenham this summer in order to ease their cash problems. (Daily Mirror) 
Defender Martin Laursen is set for talks with boss Martin O'Neill to discover whether he still has a future at Aston Villa. (Daily Mail) 
Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro, currently on loan at Werder Bremen, is wanted by Panathinaikos. (Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool goalkeeper Charles Itandje will be off-loaded after his "'inappropriate" conduct at the Hillsborough memorial service. (Daily Mail, various) 
Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin will return to Liverpool after a loan spell with Hertha Berlin expires at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror) 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he passed up the chance to sign Didier Drogba for just £100,000 when the Chelsea striker was still at French second division club Le Mans. (Sun, various) 
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has warned any disgruntled players, including midfielder Tom Huddlestone, they can leave the club if they are unwilling to battle for their places. (Sun) 
Boss Sam Allardyce has admitted he wanted to bring Stoke striker James Beattie back to Blackburn in the January transfer window. (Sun) 
West Ham's new owners have promised not to sell the club for at least three years. (Daily Telegraph) 
Joe Royle has been offered the Oldham manager's job on a permanent basis. (Daily Mail) 
Gareth Southgate has vowed not to resign as Middlesbrough manager, insisting it would set a bad example to his two children. (Times) 
Harry Redknapp believes Newcastle boss Alan Shearer can be an England manager in the the future. (Daily Star) 
Micah Richards has warned any Manchester City players unable to handle the influx of new stars this summer that they are better off leaving the club. (Sun) 
Chelsea have paid axed former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari and his coaching staff £10million for just six months' work. (Daily Mail) 

Stoke winger Matthew Etherington has revealed that since moving to the Potteries he is recognised far more than when he was in London with Tottenham and West ham. "Fans come up to me in Tesco now," he said. (Sun).