Tuesday's gossip column


Manchester City forward Robinho says he would be open to a move to Spanish club Barcelona. (Guardian) 
AC Milan are the favourites to sign David Beckham on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy but the England midfielder is also being targeted by several other European clubs. (Daily Mirror) 
Hull manager Phil Brown may have missed out on Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell in the last transfer window but will now try to sign him on loan in January.(Daily Mirror) 
Wrexham boss Dean Saunders is trying to lure former Turkey international and Blackburn midfielder Tugay out of retirement to play for the Conference side. (Daily Mirror) 


David Beckham says the competition for places on the right of England's midfield means that he would face a tough task just to make it into manager Fabio Capello's squad for the 2010 World Cup, if the team qualify. (The Sun) 
Croatia will target 'wild' England forward Wayne Rooney when the two countries meet in a Word Cup qualifier at Wembley on Wednesday. (Daily Express) 
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has told Ryan Babel and Albert Riera, who appear to be unhappy at a lack of first-team football, to prove their worth when given the chance if they want more action. (Daily Telegraph) 
David Nugent claims the way former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp treated him at Fratton Park left his confidence in tatters and the striker is now hoping to rebuild his career on loan at Burnley. (Daily Star) 
Southampton boss Alan Pardew is set to bring in his ex-Crystal Palace manger and former Reading boss Steve Coppell as his director of football. (Daily Mirror) 
Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand has told rivals Manchester City that "this city is not big enough for two big teams". (Daily Mirror) 
Ferdinand's defensive team-mate John O'Shea could be out for up to two months after suffering a calf injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland. (Daily Star)
Aston Villa also have injury problems as cenrtal defender Curtis Davies is to have a shoulder operation which will rule him out until December. (Daily Mirror) 
Nigeria want Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha and Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi to opt to play for them at international level rather than England. (Daily Mirror) 


Pop star Cheryl Cole, whose husband is England and Chelsea left-back Ashley, says she would buy Newcastle if she had the money. (Daily Star)