Sunday's gossip column


England manager Fabio Capello told John Terry to "get some help" for issues in his private life when he axed the Chelsea defender as his skipper on Friday.(News of the World) 
Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge, who has been in the spotlight over allegations that his former girlfriend had a relationship with Terry, is still part of Capello's plans and will be selected for the friendly with Egypt on 3 March.(Sunday Mirror) 
John Terry could take some time out of the game to try and resolve issues in his private life.(Sunday Express) 
Capello sacked Terry to protect the Chelsea defender amid concerns about the impact the continued media pressure would have on the player.(Sunday Telegraph) 



Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants Everton star Jack Rodwell to come to Old Trafford in the summer.(News of the World) 
But Ferguson has lost out to Real Madrid in the race to sign Racing Santander's 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales.(The People) 
Liverpool's Martin Skrtel is an £8m summer target for Italian Serie A side Juventus.(News of the World) 
Juventus are also planning a £13m raid for Tottenham defender Gareth Bale.(The People) 
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is prepared to let Stephen Ireland leave Eastlands in the summer, which will alert the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs.(Daily Mail) 
Mancini says he is planning a bid for Inter Milan forward Mario Balotelli, who has repeatedly clashed with his manager Jose Mourinho.(News of the World) 
Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh says he wants to join Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer.( 
Stoke striker James Beattie was close to a £2m move to Fulham in January but his demands for £60,000 a week scuppered the deal.(Sunday Mirror) 
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is preparing to offload £20m of talent in the summer. Anton Ferdinand, Kieran Richardson and Kenwyne Jones - who were all bought by previous boss Roy Keane - will be the ones to leave.(News of the World) 
Everton, Liverpool and Spurs are all in the chase for Hull's 19-year-old midfield starlet Tom Cairney.(Sunday Mirror) 
West Ham defender Matthew Upson will be sold in the summer.(The People) 
Chelsea could make a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic at the end of the season.(Sunday Mirror) 
Birmingham's loan striker Christian Benitez says he wants to join the club on a permanent basis.(The People) 


Arsenal will offer Cesc Fabregas a £30m deal in a bid to keep the talismanic captain at the north London club.(Sunday Mirror) 
Jose Mourinho could buy himself out of his £5.5m contract with Inter Milan to make a return to the Premier League.(News of the World) 
Chelsea are ready to axe goalkeeper Petr Cech from the first team at the end of the season if his form does not improve.(The People) 
Manchester City striker Benjani failed medicals at West Ham and Blackburn before sealing a loan switch to Sunderland.(The People) 
Aston Villa's James Milner has done enough to impress Capello and looks set to be included in his World Cup squad. (News of the World) 
But Adam Johnson's chance of joining him could be on the line if the young winger does not get enough games at his new club, Manchester City.(Mail on Sunday) 
Johnson almost joined rivals United in January. The former Middlesbrough player was given a secret tour of United's training ground and met with Sir Alex Ferguson but the Premier League champions did not follow up their interest.(The People) 
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who has replaced Terry as England skipper, has been visiting a specialist sports physician in an attempt to save his career. (News of the World) 
And Ferdinand is ready to drop his fight against a Football Association ban in order to keep in with Capello.(Sunday Times) 
Manchester United fans are preparing to boycott season tickets in their protest against the club's owners.(Mail on Sunday) 
Manchester City forward Robinho, currently on loan at Brazilian side Santos, is paying £10,000 a week on security amid fears he could be targeted by kidnappers.(Sunday Mirror) 
Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz was involved in an altercation with a television reporter at Lisbon airport en route to the draw for the Euro 2010 qualifiers.(Sunday Times) 


Beleaguered Portsmouth are facing more troubles after they failed to pay their overdue electricity bill. (News of the World) 
Tottenham failed to sign goalkeeper Asmir Begovic last month because of an appointment mix-up. The Bosnian player was set to join Spurs in a £2m deal from Portsmouth but was not too happy at meeting rival Stipe Pletikosa, who was also having a medical at the same time. Begovic pulled out of the move and joined Stoke instead.(Sunday Mirror) 
In a bid to raise morale at Manchester United, the ruling Glazer family will treat staff to a day out at the Carling Cup final against Aston Villa later this month.(News of the World)