Friday's gossip column


Spanish giants Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Crystal Palace's highly-rated 19-year-old striker Victor Moses.(Daily Mail) 
Under pressure Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce wants to sign Middlesbrough's Gary O'Neil to bolster Rovers' midfield. (Daily Mirror) 
Arsenal and Real Madrid are competing to sign 18-year-old midfielder Sergio Canales from Racing Santander. (Daily Star) 
The Gunners are also considering a move for Lazio striker Mauro Zarate - but he will cost £17m. (The Independent)
Everton are thought to be lining up a bid for out-of-favour Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos. (Daily Mirror) 
New Burnley boss Brian Laws is hoping to sign Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon and is prepared to pay £1.5m and break the club's pay structure to land him. (Daily Mirror) 
Birmingham are prepared to pay £14m to sign 23-year-old midfielder Aiden McGeady from Celtic, but the Scottish club are not keen to sell.(Daily Telegraph) 
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has set his sights on signing Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas from Mexican side Club America. (Daily Mirror) 
Bolton manager Owen Coyle wants to sign Newcastle striker Andy Carroll and will try to tempt the Magpies with a £2m bid. (Daily Mail) 
Manchester United are considering an £18m bid for Porto defender Rolando, who has been outstanding in this season's Champions League. (Daily Mail)


Dutch coach Guus Hiddink wants to take over as Liverpool boss if Rafael Benitez is sacked - but would want the blessing of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. (Daily Mail) 
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish would make a superb Liverpool boss, reckons former Blues chief David Gold.(The Sun) 
Striker Wayne Rooney will ask for £140,000 a week when a new contract at Manchester United is negotiated in the summer - a figure that could end his Old Trafford career. (The Sun) 
West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer is on the verge of retiring after failing to return from a series of injuries. (Daily Mirror) 
Paul Hart has left his post as manager of QPR after just five games in charge of the London club. (The Guardian) 
Reading are considering rewarding caretaker manager Brian McDermott with a permanent contract after the club's FA Cup victory over Liverpool. (The Times)


Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has followed in the footsteps of David Beckham by modelling underwear for Emporio Armani.(The Sun)