Tuesday's gossip column


Brazilian midfielder Anderson has been told he can leave Manchester United after reacting badly to being omitted from the starting line-up for the Community Shield defeat by Chelsea.(Daily Mirror) 
Manchester City have completed the £24m signing of England defender Joleon Lescott from Everton.(The Sun) 
Chelsea are keeping tabs on Benfica's talented trio - Angel di Maria, who plays in midfield, defender David Luiz and winger Fabio Coentrao.(The Sun) 
West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has flown out to Italy to complete the signing of Livorno striker Alessandro Diamanti.(Daily Mirror) 


Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, linked this summer with Barcelona, has pledged his immediate future to the Old Trafford club.(Daily Star) 
Ipswich boss Roy Keane has axed several members of his first-team squad and told them they will never play for him again.(Daily Mail) 


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has paid tribute to a new slimline Andy Reid after the midfielder lost 9kg and 22mm of body fat in the summer. Reid celebrated by scoring twice in the 4-1 Carling Cup win over Norwich on Monday.(The Sun)