Sunday's gossip column


Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will drop his wage demands to join Manchester United for £25m.(News of the World) 
Chelsea are prepared to sell captain John Terry to Manchester City for £45m.(News of the World) 
But central defender Terry will only be allowed to leave if he hands in a written transfer request.(News of the World) 
Manchester City are said to be preparing a final £35m bid for England captain Terry.(Mail on Sunday) 
Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Liverpool's Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano.(News of the World) 
Mascherano's departure looks imminent after he fell out with Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez towards the end of last season.(Mail on Sunday) 
New Manchester United striker Michael Owen has revealed how he would have taken a £100,000 pay cut to rejoin old club Liverpool.(News of the World) 
Manchester United winger Nani fears for his future at the club following the arrival of Antonio Valencia. Both Atletico Madrid and Villarreal are interested in the Portuguese 22-year-old.(News of the World) 
New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is set to be handed a transfer kitty of £60m when he officially takes over on Monday.(Daily Star on Sunday) 
Chelsea could use some of that cash to make a move for Real Madrid winger Wesley Sneijder.(News of the World) 
And the Stamford Bridge club could make a last-ditch attempt to sign Argentine forward Carlos Tevez who is on the verge of joining Manchester City.(News of the World) 
Newcastle United are lining up a double swoop for Manchester United striker Fraizer Campbell and Manchester City forward Ched Evans.(News of the World)
Liverpool will have to battle it out with Real Madrid for Valencia midfielder David Silva.(News of the World) 
Real Madrid are set to bid £55m for Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery. Frenchman Ribery is also wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United.(Daily Star on Sunday) 
AC Milan are ready to offer £20m plus former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini for Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor. (Sunday Mirror)
But Adebayor's agent Stephane Courbis has said the 25-year-old will remain at the club, ending speculation of a move to Italian side AC Milan. (The Observer) 
AC Milan are pursuing Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is also a target for Manchester United. (Sunday Times)
Everton manager David Moyes is lining up a move for Manchester United's veteran midfielder Paul Scholes.(Daily Star on Sunday) 
Everton's Australian midfielder Tim Cahill has told friends he fancies a move to Italy or Spain as he is fed up with the rain in England. (Sunday Express)
Fulham are set to battle it out with Sunderland and AC Milan for Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch.(Daily Star on Sunday) 
But Sunderland appear to have won the race for £14m rated England striker Crouch. (The People)
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is keeping tabs on Athletico Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, who has been dubbed Spain's Peter Crouch.(News of the World) 
Birmingham are interested in taking Tottenham left-back Gareth Bale on loan next season. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is lining up a £4m bid for Norway striker Moa Abdellaoue from Valarenga.(News of the World) 
Wigan are battling it out with Sunderland for Reading winger Stephen Hunt.(News of the World) 
Former Arsenal and Portsmouth defender Lauren is wanted by Hull City.(News of the World) 
Hull are also keeping tabs on Fulham striker Bobby Zamora having lost out in the race to sign Fraizer Campbell.(News of the World) 
Bolton manager Gary Megson is preparing a £3m bid for Manchester City's Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes.(News of the World)
Middlesbrough are lining up Preston keeper Wayne Henderson as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Ross Turnbull.(News of the World) 


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is drawing up plans for a European style Super League that would destroy the structure of top flight football in England.(News of the World) 
A billionaire Swiss family are the latest group to be linked to a takeover of troubled south-coast side Southampton.(Mail on Sunday) 
Former Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has been given the go-ahead to return to management after his recent health problems.(Mail on Sunday) 


New Manchester United striker Michael Owen says he was made to feel like a "criminal" at former club Newcastle because of all his injury problems at St James' Park. (Daily Star on Sunday) 
Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez is confident he will not be viewed as a traitor by the Old Trafford faithful if he completes a transfer to the club's cross-city rivals. (The People)