Tuesday's gossip column


Tottenham are lining up a bid for Wigan striker Amr Zaki, who missed the defeat by Everton at the weekend after failing to return from international duty with Egypt. (Daily Mirror) 
Spurs are set to offload striker Darren Bent in a summer shake-up. (Daily Mirror) 
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is also tracking Serbian international left-back Ivan Obradovic, who plays for Partizan Belgrade. (Daily Express) 
Portsmouth midfielder Nico Kranjcar is being lined up for a £10m move to Greek side Panathinaikos. (The Sun) 
Pompey are set to offload striker Theofanis Gekas at the end of the season, with Zenit St Petersburg interested. (Daily Mirror) 
Fulham will battle it out with Celtic for Coventry midfielder Aron Gunnarsson. (The Sun) 
Everton are keen on Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies. (The Sun) 
Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up a £1m bid for Bristol Rovers' 26-goal striker Ricky Lambert. (Daily Mirror) 
PSV Eindhoven hope landing Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's former coach Frank Rutten will help persuade the Dutch start to return to Holland. (Daily Star) 
Dundee have targeted Queen of the South's Stephen Dobbie to spearhead their attack next season. (Daily Express) 


Chelsea players are campaigning for the return of former manager Jose Mourinho, who is coach of Inter Milan, if interim Blues boss Guus Hiddink leaves Stamford Bridge in the summer. (Daily Express) 
But Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has identified AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti as the next boss of the Blues if he cannot convince Hiddink to stay. (Daily Mail) 
Newcastle will pay former executive director of football Dennis Wise a £1.5m pay-off to leave the club. (Daily Mail) 
West Ham are set to claim compensation from the Football Association following Carlton Cole's groin injury while on England duty. (Daily Express) 
Manchester United have been accused of turning football into a "cattle market" by Lazio over the deal that brought striker Federico Macheda to Old Trafford as a 16-year-old in 2007. (The Times) 
Rangers' injury woes have worsened with Kirk Broadfoot and Lee McCulloch joining the Ibrox casualty list ahead of Wednesday's meeting with St Mirren. (Daily Star) 
Aberdeen manager Jimmy Caldwerwood has backed his keeper Jamie Langfield to take the Scotland jersey from banned Rangers goalie Allan McGregor. (Daily Star) 
Kilmarnock midfielder Allan Johnston has been told he needs an operation on his hamstring to save his career. (The Herald) 
The SFA have denied rumours that Celtic's Scott Brown was involved in the drinking session which cost Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor their Scotland careers. (Daily Mail) 
Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has appealed to Italian clubs to end his exile in Glasgow. (Daily Mail) 
St Mirren have handed a trial to French youth midfielder Malik Hioume. (Daily Express) 
Clyde are set to plunge into liquidation at the end of the month with mounting debts of almost £300,000. (Daily Express) 
Celtic's Scott Brown is at the centre of another public row after being warned by police over an incident on a train bound from Newcastle to Glasgow with his fellow team-mates. (The Sun) 
Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson could escape his Scotland hell 10,000 miles away in Australia as three clubs down under bid for his signature. (The Sun) 
Former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat says he has no room for Barry Ferguson at Zenit St Petersburg. (Daily Record) 
Former Celtic hero Tommy Burns is to be immortalised with a permanent memorial at the club's stadium in Glasgow. (Daily Record) 
Rangers have missed out on the opportunity to sign Manchester United's hot-shot Federico Macheda on loan next season following his wonder goal against Aston Villa. (Daily Record) 


It has been revealed that Manchester United's teenage sensation Federico Macheda earns 'only' £35,000 a year. (The Sun) 
The 17-year-old Italian was offered a job as a pizza delivery boy by a friend in Sale as a fall-back if his football career failed. (Daily Star)