Sunday's gossip column


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will make a £20m bid for Sevilla's Luis Fabiano when the transfer window opens in January. (The People) 
The Scot will also try to sign Valencia playmaker David Silva in January for £25m. (News of the World) 
Ferguson may eventually try to sign West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green as a replacement for Edwin van der Sar.(Sunday Express) 
David Beckham is close to announcing that he will return to AC Milan in January as he looks to play in Europe to secure a place in Fabio Capello's England World Cup squad. (The Mail on Sunday) 
Everton boss David Moyes will try to sign Dutch forward Rafael van der Vaart from Real Madrid in January. (News of the World) 
Celtic are on the trail of 17-year-old Derry City midfielder star Darren McCauley, but will have to fight off Blackburn Rovers to secure his signature. (Sunday Mail) 


Kevin Keegan takes Newcastle to court this week over his £10m compensation claim after he left as the club's manager last September.(News of the World) 
Meanwhile, Chris Hughton has been told he will remain in charge of the Championship club for the rest of the season.(News of the World) 
Liverpool will sign a new shirt sponsorship deal worth £80m with London-based bank Standard Chartered. (Sunday Express) 
Championship club Swansea have accused Manchester City of poaching 15-year-old Emyr Huws. (The People) 
Carlos Tevez's long-time advisor Kia Joorabchian has denied reports the Argentine striker could end up costing Manchester City £47m. (The Observer) 
Arsenal are set to offer French defender William Gallas a new contract.(News of the World) 
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is the leading contender to coach the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics in London. (Sunday Mirror) 
England could lose out to Mexico on their preferred training complex at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus in Rustenburg for the World Cup in South Africa.(The Mail on Sunday) Meanwhile, Capello claims that his dream final at the World Cup would see his England team play Italy. (Various) 
And he claims that anything less than reaching the final will be a failure for his team. (The Mail on Sunday) 
The Football Association is yet to decide whether to allow the England players to twitter during the finals. (News of the World)



Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper reckons a book about his career at the club would sell more copies than one written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling.(News of the World)