Sunday's gossip column



Liverpool are set to offer £20m for Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.(News of the World) 

Villa have rejected an £18m opening offer for Young from Tottenham, saying they value the player at £30m. (The Sunday Times) 
Arsenal poised to bid £10m for Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh to replace Emmanuel Adebayor.(News of the World) 
Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc says he would like Chamakh's future to be resolved by Thursday. (The Observer) 
Everton have slapped a £30m price tag on centre-back Joleon Lescott, which is double Manchester City's current bid.(News of the World) 
Tottenham are close to capturing Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch after tabling a £12m offer in the last 24 hours, beating off competition from Fulham and Sunderland.(News of the World) 
Spurs will find out on Monday if Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will reject an £18m transfer to Stuttgart in favour of a move to White Hart Lane.(The Mail on Sunday) 
Chelsea and Tottenham are considering making a move for David Beckham, while AC Milan, who had the LA Galaxy midfielder on loan last season, are also interested.(The Mail on Sunday) 
Hull want to take Manchester City striker Benjani on a season-long loan. (News of the World) 
Bolton will try to hijack Portsmouth's bid to sign Hull defender Sam Ricketts. (News of the World) 
Former Newcastle striker Lomana LuaLua may quit Qatar club Al-Arabi to join Stoke. (News of the World) 


Chelsea are set to report Manchester City boss Mark Hughes to the Premier League for 'tapping up' John Terry.(News of the World) 
Manchester City's Middle Eastern owners are ready to spend more than $1bn (£610m) on transfer fees and wages in their first year in control of the club.(The Sunday Times) 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Gunners' fans resentment over Emmanuel Adebayor's dalliance with AC Milan and Barcelona last summer drove the Togo striker to join Manchester City.(The Mail on Sunday) 
David Beckham has tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season - because of their new boss Carlo Ancelotti. (News of the World) 
Steve McMahon has been told to find another £30m if he wants to take control at Newcastle. The former Liverpool player's Profitable Group made a £70m bid for the club on Friday. (News of the World) 


Carlos Tevez has bought former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo's old home for £4m. The Argentine striker, who has just joined Manchester City, will be neighbours with another former team-mate at Old Trafford, Rio Ferdinand. (News of the World)