Saturday's gossip column


Chelsea will move for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero and Napoli attacking midfielder Marek Hamsik in January now that their transfer embargo has been lifted. (Daily Mail) 
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is also interested in strengthening his squad by signing AC Milan's Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato in the next transfer window.(Daily Mirror) 
But Carlo Ancelotti will dip into the transfer market in January only if injuries to key players leave his squad depleted.(Guardian) 
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has warned Portsmouth to forget about trying to sign striker Benni McCarthy on the cheap.(The Sun) 
Barcelona want to thrash out a deal for Manchester City’s Brazilian superstar Robinho this week and are willing to pay the £34million that City paid Real Madrid last year.(Daily Mirror) 
Arsenal are planning life without skipper Cesc Fabregas by lining up a £15million swoop for Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil.(Daily Star) 


Sunderland striker Darren Bent insists he was never wanted by boss Harry Redknapp at Tottenham. (Daily Mirror) 
Harry Redknapp is adamant that his decision to sell Darren Bent to Sunderland last summer will "never haunt" him in spite of the striker's fine start to his career at Wearside.(Times) 
Fernando Torres intends to defy doctor's orders over his groin injury in a bid to haul Liverpool out of their slump.(The Sun) 
Tottenham have reacted to news Chelsea are seeking a stadium sponsor by claiming the potential commercial interests could get more from giving their name to Spurs' new stadium.(Daily Telegraph) 
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti claims Liverpool can no longer win the Premier League title.(Times) 
West Ham striker Dean Ashton is set to call time on his injury-wrecked career and lodge a multi-million pound insurance claim against the FA after being injured on England duty.(Daily Mail) 
Defender Ryan Shawcross has snubbed a move back to Manchester United by agreeing a new four-year deal at Stoke.(Daily Mail) 


Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan has hinted to his players they need to get married after discovering only three of his squad have got hitched so far.(Daily Mirror)