Saturday's gossip column


Robinho has cleared his house, sold his car, shipped his possessions back to Brazil and told his representatives to arrange a permanent move away from Manchester City in the summer. The striker is currently on loan at Santos in his home country.(Daily Mail) 
Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano said he will never be tempted by Manchester City's millions saying: "You cannot buy history." (The Times) 
Man City's plans to sign Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure could hit a snag with the Spanish giants keen to use Toure as bait to secure the services of Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas.(Daily Mail) 
Everton want in-demand Stephen Pienaar to sign a new contract to prevent Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Manchester City from snapping up the South African midfielder.(Daily Mail) 


Everton boss David Moyes has revealed how his former striker Wayne Rooney - now at Manchester United - apologised a year ago for libellous claims made in his autobiography. Relations between the pair became strained but Moyes said: "Wayne phoned me up a year ago to apologise for his book and to say that the things he'd put in his book were wrong, and he'd made a mistake."(The Guardian) 
Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge has told England boss Fabio Capello he will have no problem lining up alongside John Terry. Bridge will be hoping he makes the squad for next month's friendly with Egypt following Terry's alleged affair with Bridge's ex-girlfriend.(The Sun) 
Man City boss Roberto Mancini has denied he has fallen out with striker Craig Bellamy, following a reported bust-up in training. Mancini says their differences had been "resolved".( 
QPR are hoping to bring in Neil Warnock, currently at Crystal Palace, as the new manager now Flavio Briatore has stepped down as chairman. Mick Harford has yet to win in six games as manager at Loftus Road.(Daily Mirror) 
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish wants to have the final say on all transfers before committing to a new contract. The Scot was unhappy with the owners after being pressured into signing Argentine Mauro Boselli in January. "Contracts can be compromised if players are brought in without a manager's permission," he said.(Daily Mail) 
Portsmouth could have a fifth owner this season after a Hong Kong-based investment company showed its interest in buying out the current owner, Balram Chainrai.(The Guardian) 
England boss Fabio Capello will be at Craven Cottage on Sunday with Fulham striker Bobby Zamora hoping to add to his 14-goal tally this season against Birmingham. The 29-year-old has yet to feature in an England senior squad and could be called up for the friendly with Egypt on 3 March. (Daily Star)


Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has said sorry to Shakhtar Donetsk after players were refused entry to his shop Harrods. The Ukraine club lost to Fulham in the Europa League on Thursday. A club spokesman said: "The billionaire is very upset over this incident and has made his apologies."(Daily Mirror)