Monday's gossip column


Stipe Pletikosa's move from Spartak Moscow to Tottenham is back on as the Croatian keeper's knee injury has improved.(Daily Mail) 
Everton manager David Moyes has been on a personal scouting mission to check out Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo, who is also attracting the attention of Tottenham, Aston Villa and Blackburn. (The Sun) 
Moyes is also tracking Nuremberg left-back Javire Pinola but faces competition from Stoke for the Argentine. (The Sun)
Strikers Kris Boyd of Rangers and Aiden McGeady of Celtic are on Birmingham's shopping list as boss Alex McLeish looks to strengthen.(Daily Mail) 
Striker Jon Stead's move to Coventry from Ipswich has put on hold because of his pregnant wife.(The Mirror) 


The Premier League is considering having play-offs for the final Champions League slot for the clubs that finish fourth to seventh. (The Guardian) 
Striker Carlos Tevez is set to miss Manchester City's match against Liverpool on Sunday because he has flown home to Argentina to be by the side of his pregnant partner.(Daily Mirror) 
Burnley boss Brian Laws is letting exciting Ecuador winger Fernando Guerrero leave because he does not fit into the club's survival fight.(Daily Mirror) 
Fulham are ready to open talks on a new contract for Swedish striker David Elm. (Daily Mirror) 


Derby midfielder Robbie Savage has blasted Birmingham's Roger Johnson after the defender told him "I'll be drinking the champagne tonight" after the Blues beat Derby in the FA Cup.(Daily Mirror)