Tuesday's gossip column


Inter Milan and AC Milan are set to battle it out over signing Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.(Daily Mail) 
Manchester City are stepping up their bid to take on former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan for £20m from Villarreal.(Daily Mirror) 
Wigan have lined up a deal with Real Madrid to receive £21.5m for Latics winger Antonio Valencia. (Daily Mail) 
Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso could be on his way to Real Madrid for £21m if Florentino Perez returns as club president. (Daily Star) 
Tottenham are targeting Lazio striker Goran Pandev. (Daily Mirror)
Spurs are lining up a bid for Wolfsburg's Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko. (Daily Mail) 
Tottenham are weighing up an £8m offer for Celtic midfielder Scott Brown. (Daily Express)
Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson is poised for a £1m summer move to West Brom. (The Sun) 
Celtic are hoping to sign Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic on loan. (The Sun)
Bruno Aguiar's agent says the midfielder will leave Hearts, with Ajax, Celtic and Rangers showing interest. (Various) 
Swindon Town have told Celtic to double their bid for striker Simon Cox after offering £1.2m for the striker and defender Sean Morrison. (Daily Mail) 
Crystal Palace are ready to move for Derby's Jamaica defender Claude Davis, who has been on loan at Selhurst Park. (Daily Express)
Bolton are keen on signing West Brom full-back Paul Robinson. (The Sun) 
Portsmouth's Sean Davis has turned down a new contract, with Wigan and Wolves set to move in on the midfielder. (Daily Mirror) 
Wolves are set to swoop for Standard Liege centre-half Oguchi Onyewu. (Daily Mirror)


Arsene Wenger's future as Arsenal manager has come under more scrutiny. The Frenchman has been stung by criticism in the recent shareholders' meeting. He is also annoyed by the news that striker Adebayor is set to quit. (Various)(The Sun) 
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti's proposed move to the Chelsea managerial helm has taken a twist, with the London club reluctant to employ the Italian's assistants Mauro Tassotti and Filippo Galli.(The Times) 
Carlos Tevez's exit from Old Trafford looks sealed after the Argentine forward failed to attend Manchester United's player of the year dinner. (The Sun) 
England's World Cup-winning legend Geoff Hurst, attending his country's bid to stage the 2018 World Cup, is a big fan of striker Wayne Rooney. He said: "Winning the World Cup in your own country is huge and I think Rooney can do it." (Various) 
Midfielder Stewart Downing, forward Tuncay, striker Afonso Alves and defender Robert Huth will leave if Middlesbrough are relegated at the weekend. (Daily Mail)
Willie Miller has called for urgent action by the Scottish Football Association. Aberdeen's director of football is unhappy after Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty feigned injury on Saturday which led to the sending off of Aberdeen defender Charlie Mulgrew.(Daily Record) 
Manchester City's Stephen Ireland is set to leave Eastlands with the midfielder upset with contract negotiations stalling. (Various)(The Sun) 
Investors from the United States and the Middle East are lining up a £140m offer for Newcastle United - but it all hangs on the club remaining in the Premier League. (The Guardian) 
Wigan striker Amr Zaki, who is on loan from Zamalek, insists he was the one to pull the plug on a permanent move. (Daily Mirror)
Everton defender Phil Jagielka is to be rewarded for his efforts this season by being given a new contract, despite a bad knee injury. (The Sun) 
England's 2018 World Cup bid may rest on the Premier League accepting Fifa and Uefa regulations stipulating that a side must contain a minimum of six home-grown players and a maximum of five foreigners. (Daily Express)


England midfielder David Beckham, on loan at AC Milan from Los Angeles Galaxy, has warned Chelsea about their potential new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Beckham said of the Milan coach: "While I have never had the hairdryer treatment from him I have seen it from him."(The Sun)