Monday's gossip column


Cesc Fabregas says he has no intention of leaving Arsenal, despite continued rumours linking him with Barcelona.(The Sun) 
Aston Villa, Hull and Wolves are all keen to sign Sol Campbell - if his bid to overturn rules preventing him from joining another team before January is successful.(Daily Mail) 


Portsmouth have received a £5m emergency loan from Saudi tycoon Ali al-Faraj, who is keen to buy the club, but former owner Alexandre Gaydamak could block any deal using clauses he negotiated when selling to Sulaiman al-Fahim.(The Times) 
Meanwhile, former Portsmouth boss and current Spurs supremo Harry Redknapp will face more questions over transfers he conducted at Pompey, as part of a long-running investigation into various deals.(The Times) 
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson can expect a lengthy touchline ban after he questioned the fitness of referee Alan Wiley following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland.(Daily Mail)
Dennis Wise, who lost his job at Newcastle United in April, has rejected suggestions he forced then-manager Kevin Keegan to sign Uruguayan Ignacio Gonzalez to keep South American agents happy.
"The long-term idea was we would have first option on all the best young South American kids and that was important to the club. Mike Ashley (Newcastle's owner) knew all about it and it was fine," Wise is quoted as saying.(The Sun) 
Wise also believes Ashley will retain ownership of Newcastle until at least next summer, despite recent attempts to find a buyer.(Daily Mail) 
David Sullivan, who is set to stand down as a director of Birmingham City, has denied planning a move to buy West Ham United.(Daily Mail) 
Aston Villa midfielder James Milner has called on his club's supporters not to target abuse at former Villa star Gareth Barry, who returns with Manchester City on Monday.(The Guardian) 
Notts County are ready to appoint David Platt as their new manager, after current boss Ian McParland's side managed only a draw at Cheltenham.(Daily Mirror) 


France boss Raymond Domenech is the subject of a new, chart-topping track entitled Je Kiffe Raymond (I Fancy Raymond).
The song, by former porn actress Catherine Ringer, includes the line: "If he attacked my penalty areas, I would be without defenders."(The Times) 
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has hit out at opposing sides for being "boring" in the defensive tactics they employ.
Xavi was upset as opponents Almeria parked the proverbial bus at the weekend, adding: "I have never been marked like that. It was obsessive."( Daily Star)