Thursday's gossip column


Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is weighing up a January loan move for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. (Daily Mirror) 
Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland has claimed that Brazilian forward Robinho wants to stay at Eastlands despite reported interest from Barcelona. (Daily Mirror) 
Scottish Premier League side Celtic have entered the race to sign Coventry striker Leon Best.(Daily Mirror) 
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has been given the go ahead to launch a £12m double raid for Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson and Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa.(The Sun) 
Liverpool have been told that West Ham striker Carlton Cole will cost the Anfield club £20m.(The Sun) 
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Barcelona's Israeli winger Gai Assulin.(The Sun) 
The Gunners meanwhile look set to revive their interest in Crystal Palace forward Victor Moses after the Championship club dropped their asking price to £5m.(Daily Star) 
Former England defender Sol Campbell, who walked out on Notts County in September, will be signed by Newcastle United in January. (The Sun) 
Everton lead the chase for Benfica's £13m-rated defensive midfielder Javier Garcia. (The Sun) 
Southampton are set to bid £500,000 for Macclesfield forward John Rooney, who is the younger brother of England and Manchester United star Wayne.(The Sun) 
Manchester City winger Donal McDermott is wanted on loan by Scunthorpe. (The Sun) 


Manchester United winger Nani has accused his club manager Sir Alex Ferguson of mismanaging his career.(The Sun) 
The Football Association are poised to offer Fulham manager Roy Hodgson the job of coaching Great Britain's football team at the 2012 Olympics in London.(Daily Express) 
Former Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has dismissed claims that he already has another job lined up after leaving the Championship club on Tuesday. (Daily Express) 
Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland has claimed that top players tried to sabotage Mark Hughes' rein at the club when he first arrived at Eastlands. (Daily Mirror) 
Ireland's team-mate defender Nedum Onuoha could turn his back on England and instead play for Nigeria.(Daily Star) 
Plans for a radical overhaul of the Premier League, to include the introduction of Scottish sides Celtic and Rangers, are expected to face rejection at Thursday's Premier League chairmen's meeting. (Daily Telegraph) 


England star David Beckham says he plans to stay in the United States even after he retires from the game, because he enjoys his "normal life" in Beverley Hills.(Daily Star)