Saturday's gossip column


Carlo Ancelotti insists Andriy Shevchenko has a future at Stamford Bridge, despite the fact that the Ukrainian has played just one game in the last 15 months for Chelsea. (Press Association)
Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who has been linked with Manchester United, Aston Villa and Arsenal during the summer, is resisting pressure from Real Madrid to accept a move away from the Spanish giants. (Reuters) 


Everton have given up the fight to keep England defender Joleon Lescott and agreed to sell him to Manchester City for £22m. (Daily Mail) 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could still make a last-ditch bid to bring former skipper Patrick Vieira back to the club from Inter Milan before the transfer deadline. (Daily Mirror) 
Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is poised to sign Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock for around £8m. (Daily Mirror)
Livorno say that West Ham United’s offer for striker Alessandro Diamanti is considerably short of their £8 million valuation. (Times) 
Fulham are considering a move for Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos and Newcastle defender Stephen Taylor. (Times) 
Everton boss David Moyes is chasing Spartak Moscow winger Vladimir Bystrov (Daily Mail) 
Celtic boss Tony Mowbray does not expect Aiden McGeady to leave Parkhead after the Republic of Ireland Winger was linked to Tottenham. (Press and Journal) 
Gianfranco Zola has set up a meeting with Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh on Monday to try and persuade the Moroccan to join West Ham. (Daily Mirror) 
Bolton boss Gary Megson is weighing up a move for former Valencia striker Miguel Angel Angulo. (Daily Mirror) 
Nottingham Forest are lining up a £1m bid for Charlton's Nicky Baily. (Daily Mirror) 
Defender David Wheater has given a declaration of loyality to Middlesbrough, insisting he could not picture himself playing for anyone else. (Daily Star) 


Sir Alex Ferguson has backed misfiring strikers Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov to start finding the net for Manchester United. (Sun) 
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes says he is unfazed by other clubs' criticisms of his massive summer spending spree.(The Sun) 
Arsene Wenger has blasted the decision to press Theo Walcott into action for the both the senior and under-21 England teams this summer as "selfish". (Daily Mirror) 
Gianfranco Zola insists he has no intention of quitting West Ham after denying he is under pressure to sell players. (Metro) 
Alex McLeish's job looks to be safe Birmingham City prepare for takeover talks with Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung. (The Scotsman) 


Blackburn striker Jason Roberts never takes his Premier League wages for granted after revealing his first pay packet as an unknown non-league player: "That would be £15-a-week with Hayes." (Daily Mirror)