Monday's gossip column


Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh says he would prefer to join Arsenal over Liverpool in the summer. Chamakh's contract with the French club finishes at the end of the season.(Daily Mirror) 
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is to reject a new contract at Arsenal and instead join Spanish side Barcelona. (Spanish newspaper Sport)
Everton striker James Vaughan will be allowed to leave the club on loan this week, with Derby County and Coventry both interested in the 21-year-old.(Daily Mirror) 


Portsmouth could be welcoming their fifth owner of a turbulent season after executive director Mark Jacob revealed that "two or three groups" have approached the board.(Daily Mirror) 


Sacked England captain John Terry has phoned new skipper Rio Ferdinand to offer the Manchester United defender his support. (The Sun) 
A study of more than 100,000 fouls in domestic, European and international football has shown that referees are more likely to penalise taller players than their shorter opponents. (The Guardian) 
Robinho made a dream debut on his return to Brazilian team Santos by coming off the bench to score the winning goal against Sao Paulo.(Daily Mail) 
Joshua, the 13-year-old son of football legend Pele, has started training with Santos, his father's former club and the current team of Robinho. (Daily Mirror)