Tuesday's gossip column


Tottenham and Manchester City will offer England midfielder David Beckham a chance to return to the Premier League from the United States when Los Angeles Galaxy's Major League Soccer season finishes in October.(The Sun) 
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Elano, 28, could move on a season-long loan to German club Cologne or Inter Milan after being told not to join the club's pre-season tour of South Africa.(The Independent) 
And City are still confident they can complete a deal for Chelsea defender John Terry, with the Eastlands outfit ready to up their offer to £40m for the 28-year-old. (Daily Star) 
Everton defender Joleon Lescott will plead with manager David Moyes to allow him to speak to Manchester City over a move, with City expected to make an improved £18m offer for the England international. (The Times) 
Everton are on the verge of signing Sweden international midfielder Rasmus Elm, 21, from Kalmar. (Daily Mirror)
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas in a £10m deal.(The Sun) 
And 26-year-old Jenas is also a target for Inter Milan who will use some of the £40m they expect to receive from Barcelona for striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.(The Guardian) 
Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is a £3m target for Championship side Middlesbrough. Boro would also consider taking the 25-year-old as part of a a swap deal for Turkish striker Tuncay Sanli, who they value at £5m.(Daily Mirror) 
Tottenham look likely to miss out on Real Madrid's Dutch striker Klaas Jan-Huntelaar who is set for £18m move to Stuttgart. (Daily Mirror) 
Bordeaux's Morocco international striker Marauane Chamakh, 25, has given up hope of signing for Arsenal but will still consider a switch to the Premier League with Sunderland, Blackburn, Tottenham and Fulham all interested.(Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena is being targeted by Italian side Napoli. (The Times)
Bolton manager Gary Megson has made a £2m bid for Hull midfielder Sam Ricketts, 27. Full story: (Daily Star) 
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will end his interest in Wigan midfielder Lee Cattermole after failing with a £6m bid. (Daily Star)
And Sunderland expect to find out on Tuesday whether they have been successful in their £12m bid to sign Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch. (The Telegraph) 
Portsmouth want Espanyol's former Liverpool defender Steve Finnan, 33, to replace Glen Johnson. (Daily Mirror)
Birmingham have lined up a £4m offer for Reading's 27-year-old winger Stephen Hunt. (Daily Star) 
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson wants former Reading striker Leroy Lita. The 24-year-old is a free agent. (Daily Star)
Glasgow Rangers Algerian international defender Madjid Bougherra has snubbed a £4m move to Bordeaux and will only leave the Scottish side for a team in the English Premier League. (Daily Record) 


League Two side Notts County are lining up a move for former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson after the club was taken over by a Middle Eastern consortium. (The Sun) 
Frank Lampard has backed his new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to be as successful at the club as former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. "I don't think Ancelotti will have any issue with stepping out of Mourinho's shadow whatsoever," he said. (Daily Mirror) 
Portsmouth's £60m takeover by United Arab Emirates businessman Sulaiman Al Fahim should be completed on Tuesday - preventing Pompey from becoming the first Premier League club to go into administration. (Daily Mirror)


Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Cristiano Ronaldo's love for the club could result in the winger returning to the club in the future. "He may come back, you never know... He loved United," said Ferguson. (The Sun) 
Meanwhile, Ferguson has claimed Argentine striker Carlos Tevez was "not worth" the £25m Manchester City paid for him. (The Guardian)