Monday's gossip column


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is lining up a summer bid to bring Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari back to the Premier League - with Jermaine Jenas heading in the opposite direction. Redknapp's summer targets also include Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing and Charlton wonderkid Jonjo Shelvey. (Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool are ready to sell midfielder Lucas Leiva for about £6m and the Brazilian is willing to leave. (Daily Mirror) 
Sunderland are weighing up whether to make a £2.5m offer for Rangers midfielder Steve Davis. (Daily Mail) 
Manchester City want a £1m loan fee for number two goalkeeper Joe Hart, with Birmingham ready to pay it. (Daily Mirror)
Birmingham are chasing 19-year-old Plymouth winger Ashley Barnes, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror) 
Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies will launch a £2.5m bid for QPR striker Dexter Blackstock and goalkeeper Lee Camp. Davies will also ask to take Tottenham defender Chris Gunter again on a long-term loan. (The Sun) 
Derby boss Nigel Clough will look to offload a number of costly flops this summer, including goalkeeper Roy Carroll and striker Emanuel Villa. (Daily Mirror) 
Swansea want Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and former Hearts winger Saulius Mikoliunas. (Daily Mirror)
Falkirk striker Steve Lovell is considering a summer move to Dundee United after passing a medical at Tannadice. (Daily Express) 
Leeds will fight it out with Leicester for the signature of Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis - if the Elland Road outfit win promotion to the Championship. Davis is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Mail)
Oldham have released veteran goalkeeper Mark Crossley but the 39-year-old has already recieved an offer from an unnamed club. (Daily Mail) 

Bayern Munich will battle with Sunderland to appoint former Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal as boss this summer. (Daily Mail) 
Aston Villa midfielder James Milner insisted Newcastle would not be in relegation trouble if they had kept Sam Allardyce as manager. (Daily Express)
Southampton legend Matthew Le Tissier is involved in one of the consortia aiming to buy the relegated club. (Various) 

Hull midfielder Kevin Kilbane says his home life has been wrecked by the Tigers' battle to beat the drop. (The Sun) 
Scottish Premier League chiefs will hold crisis talks on Thursday to discuss Setanta's appeal to renegotiate their £125m four-year deal. (Daily Record)