Thursday's gossip column


Fulham's hopes of signing FC Basel striker Marco Streller, 28, have ended. The Cottagers were rumoured to be lining up a £6m bid for the Swiss international, but he has opted to stay in his homeland. (IM Scouting) 


Owen Coyle is set to make his third signing as Bolton manager by winning the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan. (The Sun) 
Manchester City have bid for Middlesbrough's highly rated winger Adam Johnson. (Press Association) 
Or Johnson will reject a move to the Premier League to help Boro win promotion from the Championship this season.(Daily Mirror) 
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is lining up goalkeeping cover for Heurelho Gomes, even though the Brazilian has been given the all-clear after a shoulder problem. Coventry's Kieren Westwood, Watford's Scott Loach and Peterborough's Joe Lewis are all in the frame.(Daily Mirror) 
Marlon Harewood will become a free agent in the summer, with Aston Villa allowing the striker to see out the remainder of his contract, which ends in June.(Daily Mirror) 
Tottenham and Birmingham have opened talks over the sale of Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.(Daily Mirror) 
West Ham are furious with Tottenham for beating them to the signing of Monaco striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.(The Sun) 
Birmingham central defender Martin Taylor, 30, is in talks to join Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror) 
Middlesbrough have made a £3.5m offer to Celtic for Australia striker Scott McDonald. (The Sun)
Celtic are in a four-way fight with Blackburn Rovers, Everton and Sevilla to land Barcelona winger Jeffren Suarez. (Daily Express) 
Pedro Mendes' proposed transfer to Sporting Lisbon has collapsed because of the Rangers midfielder's £25,000-per-week wage demand. (The Sun)
Southampton are in transfer talks with Falkirk after increasing their offer for Bairns midfielder Scott Arfield by a third to £400,000 rising to £1m with add-ons, but Preston and Huddersfield are also interested. (Daily Express) 
Blackpool have failed in a £70,000 bid for Motherwell defender Steven Saunders, with the Scottish Premier League club putting a £500,000 price tag on the 18-year-old's head. (Daily Express)


Manchester United midfielder Anderson is set to be fined after missing training on Monday.(Daily Mirror) 
However, Anderson could be heading for the exit door at Old Trafford after it was claimed he also flew back home to Brazil without club permission.(Daily Mirror) 
Juventus are to appoint Claudio Gentile as interim manager before they step up attempts to persuade Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez to join them in the summer. (Daily Mail) 
Former England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor is being lined up as the next Notts County manager. (The Sun) 


Tottenham midfielder John Bostock is at the centre of a row with his club after his father rang a radio station to criticise Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.(Daily Mirror)