Wednesday's gossip column

Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez could make a dramatic switch to rivals Manchester City after his agent Kia Joorabchian revealed the Argentine striker would join a club not in the Champions League. (Daily Express) 
However, United are looking to see if there are any loopholes in Tevez's contract that will allow them to sign the 25-year-old for free. (The Sun) 
Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce, who is now manager of Wigan, has warned Tevez that he would be mad to leave Old Trafford, with Liverpool also keen on the former West Ham forward. (Daily Mail) 
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is lining up a £15m bid for Valencia forward David Silva. (The Sun) 
Arsenal will renew their interest in Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso but will have to pay about £18m for the Spaniard. (The Guardian) 
Blackburn have inquired about taking Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic on loan next season. (The Sun) 
Everton will hope to sign Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley for £3.5m in the summer. (The Sun) 
Toffees boss David Moyes is also keen on bringing in Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne on a season-long loan next term. (Daily Mirror) 
Aston Villa and Tottenham are keeping tabs on Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer, who has only a year left on his contract. (The Sun) 
Everton, Tottenham, Sunderland and Newcastle are tracking Hamilton teenager James McCarthy after Portsmouth's failed bid for the midfielder. (Scottish Sun) 
Birmingham are lining up a £2.5m offer for Aston Villa midfielder Craig Gardner. (Daily Star)
Derby boss Nigel Clough is preparing a £400,000 bid for Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson. (Daily Star) 


Steve Coppell steps down as Reading manager after the 2-0 defeat by Burnley denied the Royals a place in the Championship play-off final.(BBC)

Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is favourite to replace Quique Flores as the coach of Benfica. (The Sun)

Hull manager Phil Brown has been assured he will still have a job, even if the Premier League club are relegated to the Championship. (Daily Star) 
AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has moved a step closer to becoming Chelsea manager after he was the victim of a bitter attack from Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi. (The Sun) 
Chelsea will target AC Milan stars Andrea Pirlo and Kaka if Ancelotti becomes their new boss. (Daily Telegraph) 
Arsenal assistant manager Pat Rice is considering retiring at the end of the season. (The Times) 


Manchester United stars have warned Cristiano Ronaldo not to repeat his derby-day antics. The Portugal winger reacted angrily to being substituted by throwing his training top to the ground. (The Sun) 
Tom Henning Ovrebo, the Norwegian referee at the centre of Chelsea's Champions League exit, says he will not quit football. (The Guardian)