Tuesday's gossip column


Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel. (The Sun) 
Manchester United will move for Wigan's Antonio Valencia if winger Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford. (Daily Mail) 
Liverpool will make a £12m bid for Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing at the end of the season. (Daily Mail) 
Liverpool have been in contact with Carlos Tevez's agent as the forward's future at Manchester United hangs in the balance. (The Sun) 
Everton are close to sealing the signing of 16-year-old Hamburg defender Shkodran Mustafi, who played in the Germany Under-16 side who beat their English counterparts 4-0 last week. (The Guardian) 
Bolton have slapped a £20m price tag on defender Gary Cahill to put off interest from Arsenal. (Daily Mail) 
Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Cardiff's Darren Purse on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror) 
Former Ipswich and Sunderland striker Marcus Stewart will extend his career into a 19th season after signing a one-year deal with Exeter. (Daily Star) 


Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has hit out at former Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra for saying the Red Devils' Champions League win over Arsenal was "11 men against 11 babies". (Daily Telegraph) 
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill says next season's Europa League - the new name for the Uefa Cup - has too many games in the schedule. (The Sun) 
AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti will need reassurances about his status before he would consider taking the Chelsea job, having spoken to the Blues last summer before they appointed Luis Felipe Scolari instead. (The Times) 
The Premier League could force clubs to sell players to balance their books and avoid overspending. (The Times) 
Crystal Palace are to add Craig Short and his brother Christian to the coaching staff next season. The pair played under Eagles boss Neil Warnock at Scarborough. (Daily Mirror) 
Norwich goalkeeper David Marshall says he has struggled to sleep since the club's relegation from the Championship. (Daily Record) 


St Johnstone's former boyband member Chris Millar was made to sing a Robbie Williams medley as a training-ground forfeit. (Daily Record)