Monday's gossip column


Chelsea are lining up a bid to sign Brazil Under-15 skipper Lucas Piazon, who is seen as the new Kaka, from Sao Paolo. (Daily Mirror) 
Egypt striker Amr Zaki, who spent last season on loan at Wigan, is wanted by Portsmouth and could join the Premier League club in January. (Daily Mirror) 
Newcastle are monitoring the form of versatile Portugal winger Ukra, who currently plays for Olhanense and was in action against England Under-21s on Saturday. (Daily Mail) 
Championship strugglers Reading want to sign Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes and are prepared to pay £600,000 for the player, who joined the Terriers for half that amount from Ipswich in the summer. (Daily Mirror) 


England coach Fabio Capello will not select David James for his World Cup squad unless the 39-year-old keeper is fully fit.(Daily Mail) 
Arsenal's England Under-21 defender Kieran Gibbs says he has not even thought that he could yet become a surprise late selection in Capello's World Cup squad. (The Sun) 
England skipper John Terry insisted his team will fear nobody at the World Cup despite watching his side lose against an under-strength Brazil. (The Sun) 
Manchester United defender Gary Neville has called for an elite pool of referees to take charge of high-profile Premier League fixtures.(The Times) 


There has been a rush for tickets for the final of the Major League Soccer Cup after David Beckham's LA Galaxy defeated Houston Dynamo 2-0 to qualify for next Sunday's match, when they will take on Real Salt Lake. (Daily Telegraph)