Tuesday's gossip column


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has pledged his future to the club after being linked to Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent weeks. (The Sun)
But Rooney's team-mate, midfielder Anderson, looks to be heading out of Old Trafford after recent poor performances for United.(The Sun) 
United have joined the race for Fulham's £7m-rated defender Chris Smalling, who is also attracting the interest of Arsenal. (The Independent) 
Manchester City forward Robinho will have to take a pay cut amounting to £80,000 a week if he wants to join Brazilian club Santos. (Daily Mail) 
City, meanwhile, have had a £12m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago turned down, with the Spanish club after at least £17.5m for the Argentine. (The Sun) 
Arsenal are set to revive their interest in AC Milan's Dutch striker Klass Jan-Huntelaar and may seek to bring him in on loan until the end of the season.(Daily Star) 
But Everton are also showing an interest in Huntelaar, who has also played for Real Madrid. (The Times) 
Birmingham are set to step up their pursuit of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.(Daily Mirror) 
Sunderland are preparing a £10m move for Portsmouth centre-back Younes Kaboul. (Daily Mirror) 
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce is setting up a loan move for Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen. (Daily Mirror) 
Hull want to sign Egyptian striker Mido, who is still registered with Middlesbrough, so he can team up with countryman Amr Zaki.(Daily Mail) 
Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen looks set to leave the club, with manager Tony Pulis closing in on Portsmouth's David James.(Daily Express) 
Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan is weighing up QPR's £1.75m-rated winger Wayne Routledge. (The Sun) 
Strachan is also set to sign Celtic's central defender Stephen McManus. (The Guardian) 
Stuttgart's Turkey midfielder Yildiray Basturk is flying in for talks with Blackburn over a potential loan deal. (Daily Mail) 
Burnley boss Brian Laws is interested in Celtic left-back Danny Fox. (Daily Mail) 
Everton are ready to offer Leeds the chance to cash in on striker Jermaine Beckford and are preparing a £2m bid.(Daily Mirror) 
Argentine striker Marco Ruben has agreed to join Wigan, according to his Spanish club Villarreal. (Press Association) 


Under-fire Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is a target for Italian club Juventus. (The Times) 
The son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, Saadi Gaddafi (on photo), is in talks to become Portsmouth's new owner. (Daily Mirror) 
Sven-Goran Eriksson will walk away from his role as Notts County director of football if the Magpies fail to secure funding to stave off their huge tax bill. (Daily Mirror) 
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks set to return to action in Wednesday's Carling Cup derby with Manchester United - 19 days after the Togo team bus in Angola was ambushed by gunmen. (Daily Mail) 
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is to remain at Australian side North Queensland Fury, despite falling out with manager Ian Ferguson. (Daily Mirror) 


Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off for violent conduct in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Malaga at the weekend, says he was educated not to dive and cheat in England. (The Sun) 
And ex-Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez, now at neighbours Manchester City, has again hit out at his former employers by saying that he is at "the right club, with the right players and the right boss".(Daily Mirror)