Saturday's gossip column


AC Milan are targeting Real Madrid striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Sevilla's Luis Fabiano.(Reuters)


Manchester City are ready to make Chelsea defender John Terry the highest paid player in the Premier League by offering the England captain weekly wages of £300,000.(The Sun) 
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are ready to move for fellow Blues defender Ashley Cole who has rejected a new deal at Chelsea.(The Sun) 
Chelsea are preparing a big-money offer for Wolfsburg's goal sensation Edin Dzeko. (Daily Mirror)
Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has been offered a deal by Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev.(The Times) 
Liverpool will insist on taking Real Madrid striker Alvaro Negredo in a swap deal before allowing midfielder Xabi Alonso to move to the Bernebau.(Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool are being put off by Udinese's £18m asking price for Swiss midfielder Gokhan Inler. (Daily Mail) 
Tottenham striker Darren Bent has opened talks with Sunderland and is on the verge of a £10m move to the Stadium of Light.(The Sun) 
Sunderland's £9m keeper Craig Gordon says he is ready to stay at the club and fight for his place after falling out of favour last season.\(The Sun) 
The Black Cats are battling it out with Arsenal for the £12m signature of Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.(Daily Mail) 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will not stand in striker Emmanuel Adebayor's way if he wants to quit the Gunners.(The Sun) 
Gunners striker Robin van Persie is set to end speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal by signing a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2014.(The Independent) 
Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo is wanted by Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. (The Telegraph) 
Everton defender Joleon Lescott could be forced into handing in a transfer request if he is to get his £15m move to Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)
Everton are ready to end the stand-off between themselves and Cardiff City and move for £5m-rated midfielder Joe Ledley.(The Sun) 
Portsmouth are set to make a £7m bid for Olympiacos's Argentine midfielder Fernando Belluschi. (Daily Mirror)
Blackburn are set to move for veteran 35-year-old Italian striker Christian Vieri. (Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn have also inquired about Paris St Germain's £2.5m-rated left-winger Jerome Rothen. (The Times) 
Bolton are closing in on West Brom defender Paul Robinson and Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde. (The Sun) 
New Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says he has no plans to sell star midfielder Lee Cattermole, who is being targeted by Liverpool and Tottenham.(The Sun) 
Newcastle have been told they must sell striker Obafemi Martins and defender Babricio Coloccini to help smooth the sale of the club. (The Times) 
Meanwhile, Birmingham City are considering a loan bid for midfielder Joey Barton.(The Times) 
Defender Lucas Neill is ready for a U-turn and could return to Upton Park and sign a new contract at West Ham. (Daily Mail) 
Birmingham are interested in Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere who is available for around £3.5m. (Daily Mail)
Reading are set to launch a £1m bid for Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson. (The Sun) 
Wolves have dismissed speculation linking them with a £1.5m move for Leicester City striker Andrew Keogh. (The Independent) 


Malaysian media mogul Ananda Krishman has been revealed as the billionaire who is hoping to buy Newcastle United.(The Sun) 
Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has vowed he will shout in Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's face if he scores against the Red Devils next season. (Daily Mirror) 
Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee has rejoined the club as an ambassador charged with raising the Hammers' profile at home and abroad. (The Independent) 


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has suffered his first injury before the new season has even begun. Rooney suffered cuts and bruises to his head after slipping on the deck of his luxury yacht in St Tropez. (Daily Mirror)