Monday's gossip column


Portsmouth have told Manchester City and Sunderland they want £14m for defender Younes Kaboul.(Daily Mail) 
Stoke City have made an approach to sign striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has played only 13 minutes in the league for Real Madrid this season. (Times) 
Birmingham have told Sunderland to drop their £14m valuation of Kenwyne Jones if they want to offload the striker. City have made it clear they will pay £10m for Jones.(Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is trying to take defender Nedum Onuoha, 23, on loan from Manchester City. (The Sun) 
Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo has rejected Hull City to join Spanish club Malaga on loan.(Daily Mail) 
Nottingham Forest have made a £3m bid for Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses.(Daily Mail) 
But, according to some, Moses is close to agreeing a £3.5m move to Manchester City after the Eastlands club spent the weekend talking terms with Palace for the 19-year-old.(Daily Star) 
West Ham are in talks about signing Portugal striker Nuno Gomes, who has scored four goals for Benfica this season. (The Times) 
However, Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola will apparently redouble his efforts to bring either Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen or Zenit St Petersburg forward Sergei Kornilenko to Upton Park. (Daily Express)
Spanish holding midfielder Michel, 24, will join Birmingham City from Sporting Gijon for £2.5m, subject to a medical. (The Independent) 
Schalke striker Kevin Kuranyi has turned down a £3.5m move to Sunderland after holding talks with club officials and his agents in Bavaria.(The Independent) 
The Black Cats are apparently ready to swoop for Paraguay striker Salvador Cabanas. The deal would result in the 29-year-old Club America player joining Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season before making a permanent switch if he settles in England. (Daily Mirror) 
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is in a £10m battle with Birmingham to sign Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega. (Daily Mirror) 
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy wants to sign Jamie O'Hara from Tottenham but the midfielder, whose loan spell at Portsmouth ended recently, will have to have special permission as the Premier League does not allow players to have three clubs in one season.(Daily Mirror) 
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is ready to make a £4m bid for Brazilian centre-half Joao Carlos after failing to sign the 28-year-old from Belgian side Genk last summer.(The Sun) 


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose current contract runs out at the end of next season, has told his players they have 18 months to convince him to stay on as boss for the rest of his life.(The Sun) 
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed striker Dimitar Berbatov has been suffering with a knee injury that may need surgery.(The Guardian) 
New Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira will have to wait to make his debut for Roberto Mancini's outfit because of a calf injury.(The Guardian) 
Burnley have made MK Dons manager Paul Ince a shock candidate to become their new boss. (The Sun) 
Manchester City 'super spy' Jim Cassell, whose role at Eastlands has been reduced, is wanted by Tottenham.(Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool fans group The Spirit of Shankly are demanding Tom Hicks Jnr quits over his alleged foul-mouthed email rant to a supporter who had written to express his fears for the Reds' future. (The Sun) 


England midfielder David Beckham wowed Turin with a sexy display - and also starred on the pitch following his loan move from LA Galaxy to AC Milan. Beckham helped set up Milan's third goal in the 3-0 win at third-placed Juventus but also impressed the home side's female fans with a pitchside change of shorts.(The Sun)