Monday's gossip column


Tottenham have joined Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid in the race to sign Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez. (The Sun) 
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has refused to rule out signing the Argentine if the 25-year-old is allowed to leave Old Trafford. (The Times) 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eyeing Zenit St Petersburg striker Pavel Pogrebnyak as a potential replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor. (Daily Mirror) 
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has been priced out of a move for Rangers centre-back Madjid Bougherra but could still make a summer move for Ibrox striker Kris Boyd. (Daily Record) 
McLeish will battle Wigan and Bolton for the signing of Portsmouth midfielder Sean Davis. (Daily Mirror) 
Marseilles striker Djibril Cisse, who has spent the season on loan at Sunderland, has told team-mates he is joining Tottenham in the summer. (Daily Mail) 
Celtic have rubbished reports that they want to sign striker Michael Owen on a pay-as-you-play deal from Newcastle. (Daily Record) 
Rangers will not consider selling Steven Davis, Kris Boyd, Pedro Mendes or Madjid Bougherra if they clinch the title. However, Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor will be moved on for the right price. ( Daily Mail) 
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is ready to sign striker Oli Johnson from cash-strapped Stockport County. (Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn scouts were in Egypt on Sunday night to check on ENNPI right-back Ahmed Al-Muhammadi. (Daily Mail) 
Dundee United are interested in Spanish goalkeeper Alberto Marrama and Slovakian counterpart Dusan Pertis. (Scottish Sun) 
Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley will spark a bidding war after rejecting the offer of a new contract from the club. (The Sun) 
Giles Barnes is being offered to all clubs as Derby look to cash in on the midfielder. (Daily Mirror) 
Swindon manager Danny Wilson has placed West Brom and Leicester on red alert by conceding top scorer Simon Cox is likely to leave the County Ground this summer. (Daily Mirror) 
Ipswich defender Alex Bruce, who was a target for Hull, Wolves and Leeds, has agreed a new two-year contract at Portman Road. (Various) 
Millwall will sign Stevenage Borough striker Steve Morrison in an £85,000 deal this week. (The Sun) 


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at Chelsea striker Didier Drogba after his side's 4-1 defeat by the Blues on Sunday, claiming: "We live in a league now where the divers are rewarded." (The Times) 
Newcastle defender Fabio Coloccini, who claims he was "sold" a different club from the one he is playing for, is set to be dropped for the Magpies' relegation showdown against Middlesbrough on Monday. He said: "I was sold a club that would be challenging in the top half of the table with maybe a good chance of doing well in the cups." (Daily Star) 
Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios will not play again this season after returning to Honduras after the murder of his 16-year-old brother Edwin (The Sun) 
Brazilian midfielder Elano has threatened to quit Manchester City if the club do not open talks over a new contract. (Daily Mail) 
Chesterfield are interested in appointing Andy Richie as their new manager following the departure of Lee Richardson. (Daily Mail) 


Angry Chelsea supporters want to get their own back on Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, who made a number of controversial decisions in the Blues' Champions League semi-final, second leg against Barcelona. They have set up an internet campaign to stop Norway winning the Eurovision song contest. (Daily Star) 
Armed officers in gas masks foiled a samurai sword gang's raid on a jeweller's used by the wives of England footballers in upmarket Wilmslow, Cheshire. The store's celebrity customers include Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney. (The Sun) 
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has become the 16th Premier League victim of burglars who strike while footballers are playing. Thousands of pounds in cash and valuables were taken from his Liverpool home just before the Toffees' match against Tottenham kicked off on Saturday. (The Sun)