Monday's gossip column


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is set to offload some of his star players this summer, with David Bentley top of the list. "We don't have a bottomless pit," said Redknapp. "We need to balance the books, sell one or two." (Daily Mirror) 
Wigan are keen on signing Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant, who is currently on loan at Portsmouth.(Daily Mail) 
Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Toulouse striker Andre Gignac, which could mean an early exit from Villa Park for John Carew. (Daily Mail) 
Ipswich manager Roy Keane may return to his former club Manchester United to secure the services of striker Lee Martin. (Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn striker Carlos Villanueva, who is on loan from Chilean club Audax Italiano, is set for a move to Dubai team Al Shabab. (Daily Mirror) 
Anderlecht's highly rated defender Roland Johasz is a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Bolton heading the queue. (Daily Mail) 
Birmingham City, newly promoted to the Premier League, have joined the race to sign Anderlecht's £7m-rated Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia. (Daily Mirror) 


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a switch to Real Madrid after hinting it could be time to move on. Talking about linking up with Florentino Perez, president-elect at the Spanish giants, Wenger said: "The project he has put forward would be interesting for any coach." (Various) 
AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he will take over at Chelsea. (The Sun) 
Following the bust-up between Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and Alvaro Arbeloa during the 2-0 win at West Brom, Carragher has revealed both defenders have "kissed and made up". (Daily Star) 
Ahead of the Champions League final on 27 May, Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi said: "Manchester United have a great team - I think we just have that little bit more football." (The Independent) 
Bulgaria legend Hristo Stoichkov has been named coach of Iranian Pro League team Abu Moslem. (Guardian) 
Gary Caldwell insists Celtic can still hang on to their SPL crown despite falling behind Rangers in the title race again yesterday. (Daily Express) 
Referee Stuart Dougal, who has condemned Rangers' Kyle Lafferty for simulating to get an Aberdeen player sent off on Saturday, will inform the Scottish FA he would like to bring forward his retirement by a week after controversies shrouded his last two matches.(The Herald) 


Spare a thought for Steve McClaren. The former England boss saw his side Twente Enshede lose 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in the Dutch Cup final at the weekend. (Various)(The Times)