Sunday's gossip column


Everton boss David Moyes is hoping he will given more funds by the club to strengthen his squad before the close of the transfer window on Tuesday. (Sky Sports) 
West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola has confirmed Aston Villa have shown an interest in signing James Collins. (Football 365) 


Barcelona remain determined to sign Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, with the European champions' president Joan Laporta saying that his club "love" the Spanish international. (News of the World) 
The Gunners are set to make one final attempt to sign Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh. (Sunday Mirror) 
Arsenal are lining up a move for FK Bubamara's 15-year-old Serbian forward Veljko Batrovic, dubbed the new Lionel Messi. (News of the World) 
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will make a last-ditch bid to bring Portsmouth keeper David James to White Hart Lane for £2m before the transfer deadline. (News of the World) 
Notts County director of football Sven Goran Eriksson wants to bring former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg and Italian striker Christian Vieri to Meadow Lane. (News of the World) 
Notts County are also interested in recruiting striker Kanu whose one-month contract with Portsmouth is due to expire soon. (Sunday Mirror) 
Manchester United have failed in a bid to sign midfielder Stephen Ireland from rivals Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror) 
Hull are set to move again for striker Fraizer Campbell, who rejected them in favour of a summer move to Sunderland but may well be available as part of a deal that sees Tigers' defender Michael Turner move to Wearside. (People) 
Burnley are interested in signing out-of-favour Hull striker Daniel Cousin. (The People)
Blackburn are set to land Manchester City striker Benjani in £2m deal. (Sunday Mirror) 
Everton have told Newcastle they must pay £3m if they want to sign striker James Vaughan. (People) 
Much-coveted Newcastle defender Steven Taylor says he wants to stay with the Championship club. (Sunday Mirror) 
Portsmouth are keen to bring in Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson and Aston Villa defender Nicky Shorey on loan. (People) 
Portsmouth are also set to sign Manchester City's Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim as replacement for Sylvain Distin, who has joined Everton. (Sunday Mirror) 
Eider Gudjohnsen has rejected an offer from Manchester City and three other Premier League clubs and is set to sign for French side Monaco. (Sunday Mirror) 
Everton manager David Moyes is keen to sign Tottenham midfielder David Bentley for £10m. (Sunday Mirror) 
Everton are closing in on the signing of £6m-rated Atletico Madrid defender Johnny Heitinga. (Mail on Sunday) 



An American consortium is closing in on a deal to buy Newcastle United and they are set to restore Geordie legend Alan Shearer to the manager's office. (Sunday Mirror) 
Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi says that the internal strife at the club has caused the players to pull together, resulting in their positive start to the season. (News of the World) 
Manchester City want to appoint former Manchester United number two Brian Kidd to their backroom staff. (News of the World) 
Arsenal will offer manager Arsene Wenger a new deal designed to keep him at the club for the rest of his career. (News of the World) 
Defender John Terry has signed a new contract at Chelsea worth £40m, with the England man picking up £160,000 a week. (News of the World) 
Another defender in the money is Richard Dunne, who has secured a £6m golden farewell from Manchester City ahead of his proposed move to Aston Villa. (Sunday Express) 
Tottenham midfielder Aaron Lennon will be rewarded for his impressive start to the season with inclusion in Fabio Capello's England squad to face Slovenia and Croatia. (Independent) 
Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has vowed to fight his way back into the England side for the 2010 World Cup. (Sunday Mirror) 
Another player eyeing an England spot is Wigan defender Titus Bramble, who has the backing of Latics manager Roberto Martinez. (Sunday Mirror) 
Manchester City and England Under-21 defender Nedum Onuoha is considering an offer to play for Nigeria. (Sunday Mirror) 
Aston Villa striker John Carew has rubbished rumours of a rift between himself and Villa manager Martin O'Neill. (Sunday Mirror) 


Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland has kept pace with the club's new expensive signings by undertaking a punishing summer fitness regime, sprinting up and down hills in Derbyshire until midnight and doing martial arts. (Mail on Sunday) 
Newcastle defender Jose Enrique says United are a "crazy club" and not even Jose Mourinho could manage them. (Sunday Mirror)