Friday's gossip column


Arsenal are preparing a £2m bid for Osasuna full-back Cesar Azpilicueta (on photo).(The Sun)
Valencia forward David Silva, who is reportedly being tracked by Manchester United, has no intention of leaving the Spanish club this season. (Daily Mirror) 
West Ham will step up their efforts to sign Bayern Munich and Italy striker Luca Toni.(Daily Mirror) 
Fulham are tracking Benfica right-back Maxi Pereira, with the Uruguayan set to be out of contract next summer.(Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn are interested in Benfica winger Fabio Coentrao. Rovers have twice sent scouts to look at the winger this season. (Daily Mirror) 


Newcastle could be forced into administration if Kevin Keegan wins his £25m compensation claim against owner Mike Ashley.(Daily Star) 
Hull manager Phil Brown could have just a month to save his job.(Daily Mirror) 
Portsmouth boss Paul Hart has shrugged off suggestions that he could be in line for the sack.(Daily Star) 
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed defender Sol Campbell for a return to the Premier League after he walked out on Notts County on Wednesday.(The Sun) 
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he will not tone down his goal celebrations despite facing a Football Association charge of improper conduct for the way he reacted to scoring against old club Arsenal.(Daily Star) 
Everton are demanding Blackburn striker El Hadji Diouf apologises for accusing the club's fans of throwing bananas at him.(The Sun) 
Liverpool are targeting their trip to Sunderland on 17 October as the game in which injured £20m midfielder Alberto Aquilani will make his debut for the club.(Daily Telegraph) 
A team of "cyberpolice" from New Scotland Yard have helped to save tens of thousands of football fans from being duped into buying bogus tickets for the 2010 World Cup.(The Times) 
Russell King, a senior representative of Qadbak, the offshore company that owns Notts County, has had £1.9m of his assets frozen by the courts in Jersey over an unpaid debt. (Daily Telegraph) 


Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he still watches his old team-mates on television and has backed compatriot Nani to fill the void left by his Old Trafford exit.(Daily Mirror) 
England players will be given a "two strikes and you're out" disciplinary code in the lead up to the World Cup.(Daily Mirror)