Saturday's gossip column


Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has not ruled out a move to England. He said: "Last season, I had many possibilities with Manchester United, Real, Barcelona or Chelsea. I hope I'll have the same ones plus Bayern next summer."(The Sun) 
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has declared his love for London, and Barcelona. He said: "All of my life I have been dressing the Barca colours. I had to leave and I have seen also other things that I have enjoyed a lot. When I retire from football, I will live in Barcelona. But I love London a lot, me and my family love London." (Daily Mirror) 
Liverpool are confident of beating AC Milan and Valencia to the signature of Milan Jovanovic, who is available on a free transfer from Standard Liege in the summer.(Daily Mail) 
Manchester United could offer a contract to Sogndal defender Even Hovland, who has been on trial with the club. Everton are also interested in the 20-year-old Norwegian.(Daily Mail) 
Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne is set to join Queens Park Rangers when the loan window reopens next week.(Daily Mirror) 


Chelsea midfielder Deco has accused Arsenal of being Premier League bottlers ahead of Sunday's crunch game between the sides at Stamford Bridge.(The Sun) 
And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his young side have a mental problem when they come up against the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United.(The Sun) 
Wenger believes that finishing third in the Premier League is better achievement than winning the FA Cup.(Daily Telegraph) 
Everton boss David Moyes believes his side has been in the shadow of city rivals Liverpool because there has been years of overspending at Anfield.(Daily Star) 
Just hours before facing cash-strapped Portsmouth, Manchester United's boss expressed his sympathies for Pompey boss Avram Grant. Sir Alex Ferguson said: "When you see what's happening there, you have to feel for him. It can't be easy. How he's coping, you can only imagine."(Daily Mail) 
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has not yet been officially told that he is replacing John Terry as England captain.(The Sun) 
Terry is poised to lose £20m in sponsorship revenue over the next four years after being stripped of the England captaincy.(The Sun) 
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has warned winger Morten Gamst Pedersen, who has been linked with a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce, not to string the club along during contract talks.(Daily Mirror) 
Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is angry that his club's transfer panel, headed by former Tottenham manager David Pleat, did not sign anyone during the January transfer window despite bids for Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses and Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley.(Daily Mirror) 


Birmingham keeper Joe Hart is willing to take a penalty if selected for England at the World Cup. He said: "Stuart Pearce saw me take one in the semi-final of the European Under 21 Championship last summer. Fortunately, I scored. But I'd happily take one again."(Daily Mail)