Wednesday's gossip column


Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is set to offer former West Ham defender Lucas Neill £40,000 a week to join the Black Cats and help solve their injury problems. (The Sun) 
Blackburn defender Zurab Khizanishvili is set to sign for Middlesbrough on loan when the Football League transfer window opens on Wednesday. (Daily Mirror) 
Hull striker Daniel Cousin has turned down a loan move to Championship side Cardiff City. (The Sun) 
Blackburn Rovers are interested in Derry City midfielder Darren McCauley after he impressed on a recent trial at the Premier League club. (The Sun) 
Burnley and Hull are to battle it out for out-of-contract Dutch winger Bolo Zenden, whose contract at Marseille has ended. (The Sun) 
Middlesbrough are interested in taking QPR striker Heidar Helguson on loan. (Daily Mirror) 
Brazilian defender Glauber Berti, who was recently released by Manchester City, is set to sign for Hull. (Daily Mirror) 


Former West Ham midfielder Eyal Berkovic is being tipped to become the next manager of Israel and replace current boss Dror Kashtan. (The Sun) 
Ronnie Moore, who was sacked as Tranmere manager in June, could return for a second spell as Rotherham boss, with current manager Mark Robins set to take over at Barnsley. (Daily Mirror) 


Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says he wants to be a babysitter when he quits football. Evra would also like to do a television comedy with team-mate Park Ji-Sung. (The Sun)
England manager Fabio Capello has thanked Croatia boss Slaven Bilic for providing him with his team talk for Wednesday's crunch World Cup qualifying clash. Bilic claimed England striker Wayne Rooney was "wild" and that John Terry had no right to accuse Eduardo of diving. (Daily Mail)