Monday's gossip column


Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is monitoring Tottenham right-back Alan Hutton ahead of the January transfer window.(Daily Mirror) 
Wigan are interested in Scunthorpe goalkeeper Joe Murphy after turning down the chance to former Sunderland keeper Jurgen Macho, who is a free agent after leaving AEK Athens. (Daily Mirror) 
Cardiff manager Dave Jones is set to hijack Coventry's bid to sign Wolves striker Sam Vokes, whose loan deal with the Sky Blues has yet to go through.(Daily Mirror) 


Notts County executive chairman Peter Trembling has conceded he does not know the identities of all the private investors who are bankrolling the club. (The Sun) 
Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie has told owner Sulaiman Al Fahim to prove that a £50m loan has been organised to keep the club out of administration. (The Sun) 
Manchester United Nani winger will turn to his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for advice after being substituted against Stoke on Saturday following a poor display. Nani will ring Ronaldo - now at Real Madrid - before Wednesday's game with Wolfsburg and added: "Cristiano and I talk a lot."(The Sun) 
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, who has been out of action since June because of a lower back injury, has told boss Arsene Wenger he is fit to start Tuesday's Champions League match against Olympiakos. (The Sun) 
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has declared he is completely happy at the Blues and stated: "Chelsea is the first club I can call home." Anelka's former clubs include Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and Real Madrid. (The Sun) 
League Two strugglers Darlington are lining up former Wigan boss Paul Jewell to fill their vacant managerial post.(Daily Mirror) 


Bolton boss Gary Megson has revealed South Korean star Chung-Yong Lee practises martial art Tai Chi first thing in the morning before training. Megson said: "I got in early and was eating a bacon sarnie when I saw this guy doing some serious stretching in the car park. I didn't realise it was Lee." (Daily Mirror)