Friday's gossip column


Sunderland striker David Healy (on photo) could be in line for a loan move to Championship side Coventry. (Daily Star)
Sunderland have already started planning for the next transfer window by setting up a move for Honduras international striker Carlo Costly, who currently plays for Polish side Belchatow. (Daily Mirror) 
Wigan forward Marlon King has been targeted by Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton as a possible loan signing. (Daily Mirror) 
Newcastle are also interested in temporary deals for Aston Villa's Marlon Harewood and Plymouth defender Marcel Seip. (Daily Express) 


Manchester United could be the next big club to be punished with a transfer ban if they are found guilty of an illegal approach to Le Harve youngster Paul Pogba. (Various)
Former Lens general manager Francois Collado says that he warned Chelsea they would face a transfer ban by continuing their pursuit of Gael Kakuta. (The Guardian) 
Liverpool fans will have to wait until the global recession is over before construction resumes on a new stadium. The new venue was originally scheduled to be opened next year. (The Sun) 
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is confident of tying midfielder Joe Cole down to a new contract after John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Jon Mikel Obi agreed new deals. (The Sun) 
Wayne Rooney has denied ever diving to win a penalty and claimed he is too honest to try to deceive a referee. (Various)
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed he rejected a move to Tottenham because it was too big a step down from current club Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror) 
Steven Gerrard looks set to lead England out in Saturday's friendly against Slovenia with captain John Terry struggling to shake off a groin injury in time for the match. (Daily Telegraph) 
The 2012 Olympic stadium will be put forward alongside Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Tottenham's planned new ground and Wembley as one of four London venues for the 2018 World Cup bid. (Daily Telegraph) 


Manchester United midfielder Rodrigo Possebon could be sent back to Old Trafford just two months into a year-long loan to Portuguese side Braga. Coach Domingos Paciencia was so unimpressed with his only appearance that he substituted him after 34 minutes. (The Guardian)
Tottenham are the first Premier League side to sign up to the 10:10 climate change campaign. The club aim to cut their carbon output by 10% next year through measures such as reducing the wattage of the White Hart Lane floodlights. (Daily Telegraph) 
The increase in searches for 'Gael Kakuta', the young winger at the centre of the Chelsea transfer controversy, was four times greater than the next highest item on Thursday according to Google. (Daily Express)
Singer Phil Collins has revealed he is friends with Cristiano Ronaldo with the Real Madrid winger giving Christmas presents to his children. (Daily Express)