Saturday's gossip column


Tottenham striker Robbie Keane could be out of White Hart Lane in the January transfer window, with Glasgow giants Celtic leading the chase for the 29-year-old.(The Sun) 
Out-of-favour Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira could return to England in the new year as he tries to secure a place in France's World Cup squad.(Daily Mirror) 
Manchester United have been told that they will have to pay £20m if they want to lure defender Gary Cahill from Bolton next summer.(Daily Telegraph) 
Manchester City are chasing Gremio's 19-year-old defender Mario Figueira Fernandes. (Daily Mail) 


Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan, who won £2m in damages after winning his case against the club for constructive dismissal, was forced to sign Uruguayan midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez because ex-director of football Dennis Wise wanted to keep two agents happy.(Various) 
Birmingham managing director Karren Brady is leaving the club with a severance package worth over £1m.(Daily Mirror) 
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to start in one of England's World Cup qualifiers next week, either in Ukraine or at home to Belarus.(The Sun) 
And England boss Fabio Capello is also expected to play West Ham striker Carlton Cole against Ukraine.(Daily Star) 
Portsmouth owner Sulaiman Al Fahim had been called to a meeting with Premier League chairman Dave Richards and chief executive Richard Scudamore to explain his position before he was admitted to hospital.(The Sun) 
And Al Fahim's tenure at Pompey could be over if he does not find £16.5m to keep the club afloat by 15 October.(Daily Mail) 
Notts County's bid to have their takeover approved by the Football League has been boosted by the news that a major backer is set to go public next week. (Daily Mirror)
Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell is to ask the Premier League for special dispensation so that he can join a top-flight club before the January transfer window, after he quit Notts County last month.(The Guardian) 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who this week became the club's longest-serving manager, believes former players Thierry Henry, Lee Dixon, Steve Bould, Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn could succeed him at the Emirates Stadium.(Daily Star) 
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti says there is nothing sinister to be read into owner Roman Abramovich flying in to watch training this week, coming as it did after the defeat by Wigan and the unconvincing victory over Apoel Nicosia in midweek.(The Independent) 


Hull manager Phil Brown is so angry with his players following the 6-1 defeat at Liverpool that he has banned them from the club canteen. "It is a strange punishment but the manager feels it is time they quite literally stop getting everything on a plate," says a club insider.(The Sun)