Saturday's gossip column


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce may decide to sell Kenwyne Jones if the striker's form does not improve.(Daily Mirror) 
West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola says he would be interested in bringing Sol Campbell to Upton Park in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror) 


Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says ex-team-mate and Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor has yet to apologise for an alleged stamp on him when their two teams met recently.(Daily Star) 
Van Persie says he does not dive but does exaggerate his reaction to fouls.(The Sun) 
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has defended Jamie Carragher over criticism of the centre-back's form and fitness so far this season.(The Guardian) 
Reds midfielder Steven Gerrard was cleared of affray after an incident at the Lounge Inn in Southport but he says the experience has changed him and that he will never celebrate in a bar again.(Daily Mail) 
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes the fear of life without football is the driving force behind the impressive early season form of veteran Ryan Giggs.(The Sun) 
The takeover of Notts County has been cast into doubt under the Football League's 'fit and proper persons' test for owners.(The Sun) 
But that does not appear to be putting off director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson from bringing former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini to the club as a replacement for manager Ian McParland.(Daily Star) 


Burnley striker Robbie Blake is waiting for the right occasion to pull down his shorts and reveal his lucky charm Bad Beat Bob underpants. He has changed them from red to white because of the club's promotion to the Premier League.(Daily Mirror)