Monday's gossip column


Hull striker Daniel Cousin could be on his way to Burnley after the player's agent claimed an approach for a loan deal had been made. (Press Association) 
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Robinho joining the European champions. (Press Association)


Tottenham, Sunderland and Stoke are locked in a three-way battle to sign Portsmouth goalkeeper David James before the transfer deadline. (Daily Mirror) 
Spurs will offer £8m to capture both James and Pompey midfielder Niko Kranjcar. (Daily Mail) 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still hopefully of concluding deals to bring Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh and Inter Milan's former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira to the Emirates. (Daily Mirror) 
West Ham and Wolves are both in talks to sign Valencia's 6ft 7in Serbian striker Nikola Zigic. (The Sun) 
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to sign either Matthew Upson or James Collins from West Ham before Tuesday's deadline. (Daily Mail) 
Stoke are keen on bringing Manchester City winger Martin Petrov to the Britannia Stadium, but could face competition for his signature from Tottenham. (Daily Star) 
Everton are weighing up a move for Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood. (The Sun) 
Sunderland are in talks with Hull over a £9m swap deal for defender Michael Turner. The transfer could see Frazier Campbell move in the opposite direction. (Daily Mirror) 
Portsmouth are hoping to sign Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey. (The Sun) 
Everton's £6m-move for Atletico Madrid defender Johnny Heitinga is in danger of collapsing over the player's large wage demands. (Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn have turned down a bid from Olympiakos for Norwegian winger Morten Gamst Pedersen. (The Sun) 
Newcastle's Andy Carroll could be set for a surprise exit from St James' Park with Bolton and Wolves keen on the young striker. (Daily Mirror) 
Bolton are hoping to complete the loan signing of Nantes' Crotian forward Ivan Klasnic on Monday. (The Sun) 
Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy on loan. (Daily Mirror) 
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is battling to rush through a loan deal for Rapid Vienna striker Stefan Maierhofer. (Daily Mirror) 
Derby defender Jordan Stewart is in talks with Sheffield United over a possible move to Bramall Lane. (Daily Mirror) 


Chelsea defender John Terry will become the highest-paid player in the country after agreeing a new £8m-a-year deal with the London club. (The Sun) 
Former Portsmouth boss Tony Adams has emerged as the top target to fill the hot seat at Championship side Barnsley. (The Sun) 
Everton manager David Moyes has vowed to axe some of his Goodison flops following their poor start to the season. (The Sun) 
The FA are to clamp down on footballers who goad rival supporters following a number of incidents this week of players criticised for celebrating in front of opposition fans. (The Sun) 
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says he would love to coach Great Britain's 2012 Olympic team. (Daily Mirror) 


Arsenal's Arsene Wenger wasn't the only manager sent to the stands over the weekend. Former England boss Steve McClaren, now with FC Twente in Holland, suffered the same fate in his side's 1-1 draw with Feyenoord on Sunday. (Daily Star)
Tranmere manager John Barnes (on photo) and his number two Jason McAteer have been nicknamed "Dumb and Dumber" by their own players. (The Sun)