Wednesday's gossip column


Manchester United are keen on Serbian defender Uros Cosic, who is tipped by his club CSKA Moscow as a potentially bigger talent than Nemanja Vidic.(Daily Mirror) 
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is planning a January bid for Wigan's £4m-rated defender Maynor Figueroa, who scored a stunning long-range goal against Stoke at the weekend.(The Sun) 
Arsenal are concerned that defender Mikael Silvestre could leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.(Daily Mirror) 
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is considering a move for Chile defender Waldo Ponce, who plays for Velez Sarsfield in Argentina.(Daily Mail) 
Aston Villa's Spanish defender Carlos Cueller has attracted the interest of Real Madrid.(Daily Mirror) 
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson could make a £750,000 offer for Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert.(The Sun) 


The ruling family of the United Arab Emirates want talks with Liverpool's owners to discuss possible investments.(Daily Mirror) 
And Liverpool's co-owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks are closing in on a deal that will see them sell a share in the club to a new investor for around £124m.(Daily Telegraph) 
Jose Mourinho's troubles at Inter Milan have increased the likelihood of the former Chelsea boss returning to England, with Liverpool and Manchester City touted as possible destinations.(The Sun) 
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's attempt to get compensation from the Dutch Football Federation over the injury picked up by Robin van Persie while on international duty last month has been dismissed by Fifa.(The Independent) 
Former Portsmouth manager Tony Adams is set to return to management with French side St Etienne.(Daily Mail) 
Coventry boss Chris Coleman has been given until the new year to save his job at the Ricoh Arena.(The Sun) 
Nottingham Forest have blocked an approach from another unnamed Championship club to speak to manager Billy Davies. Davies has been linked with the vacant jobs at Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday.(The Sun) 
Sheffield United are leading the chase for Peterborough striker Aaron McLean. (The Sun) 


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his half-time rant during the game against Liverpool was a risk, and says football management is like "living on a volcano". He said: "I was many times very angry but sometimes you're angry but do not show it. The problem with anger, you can create some damage that you cannot repair."(Daily Telegraph)