Monday's gossip column



Manchester City, turned down by Chelsea captain John Terry, will now turn their attentions to a £12m bid for Arsenal defender Kolo Toure. City are also looking at Everton centre-half Joleon Lescott and are prepared to up their bid to £20m.(The Independent) 

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora has rejected a £5m move to Hull, becoming the fourth forward to turn down Tigers boss Phil Brown after Michael Owen, Fraizer Campbell, and Marc-Antoine Fortune all said no to a switch.(Daily Mirror) 
Sunderland and Bordeaux are still negotiating a deal that would result in striker Marouane Chamakh heading to the north-east. (The Times)
Leeds United have put an £8m price tag on teenage midfielder Fabian Delph, a Tottenham target, and would ideally like him back on loan for a month. (Daily Mirror) 
Midfielder Gavin McCann and defenders Danny Shittu and Nicky Hunt may leave Bolton as manager Gary Megson looks to recoup some cash following a signing spree.(Daily Mirror) 
Former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen says he is not guaranteed to return to England this summer if he leaves Barcelona, despite interest from West Ham. (Daily Telegraph) 
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill hopes Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin will fly out to Spain this week to join the Midlands club, who are taking part in the Peace Cup. However, Pompey are holding out for a fee of about £4m after a £2.5m bid by Villa. (Daily Express)
Sam Allardyce is trying to land Zenit St Petersburg striker Pavel Pogrebnyak for Blackburn as a replacement for Roque Santa Cruz, who joined Manchester City in June. (Daily Mail) 
Sunderland, Everton and Aston Villa are all hunting Standard Liege's Milan Jovanovic after the midfielder reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League. (Daily Mail)Daily Mail 
West Brom manager Roberto di Matteo is ready to make a shock move for Rotherham United's highly rated striker Reuben Reid. (Daily Mirror) 
Cardiff City veteran Mark Kennedy says striker Ross McCormack, a Hull City target, is a "fantastic player, a great lad and very popular in the dressing room".(Western Mail) 
Midfielder Steven Pienaar could be on his way out at Everton after rejecting a new contract. He has attracted interest from Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina. (Daily Mail) 


Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will not offer John Terry the £250,000 weekly salary he would have got from Manchester City but the England defender's new Stamford Bridge contract will put him on at least £150,000 a week.(Daily Mail) 


Notts County's players say they have no idea what Sven-Goran Eriksson's precise role will be at the club. The new director of football watched Ian McParland's side beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday but keeper Russell Hoult said: "What Sven does, we don't know."(Daily Mail)