Thursday's gossip column


Cesc Fabregas' dad says his son would talk to Barcelona about a move but only at the end of the season.(The Daily Mirror) 
Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero will have Premier League chairmen drooling after admitting a move could be on the cards. The 21-year-old Argentine says: "I have enormous affection for Atletico but you cannot say I'll be here for ever."(The Sun) 
Roberto Mancini is planning a £6 million bid to bring 22-year-old West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans to Eastlands.(The Daily Mirror)
The Manchester City boss is also interested in Fiorentina central defender Alessandro Gamberini.(Daily Mail) 
Blackburn Rovers could be in the running for South Korea midfielder Ku Ja Cheol as Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his midfield options.(The Daily Mirror) 
Portsmouth and England keeper David James could lead the exodus of the club's top players if the cash-strapped side goes bust. (The Daily Mirror) 
West Brom are considering a loan move for midfielder Jason Koumas. The 30-year-old Welshman is currently with Wigan. (Birmingham Mail) 


Former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is first choice to replace West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola should the Italian leave the east London club.(The Daily Mirror) 
Portsmouth's bid to avoid going bust could see them beg the Premier League for an advance on the parachute payments they would get if relegated.(The Daily Mirror) 
QPR are eyeing German Lothar Matthaus as their next boss. Mick Harford is contracted until the end of the season but has yet to pick up a win in five games since replacing Paul Hart last month as the club's tenth manager since Flavio Briatore took over as chairman in 2007.(The Daily Mirror)
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson is considering his options concerning a possible takeover at Crystal Palace. "We are always happy to have a look but I think the chances are less likely than likely," he said.(The Daily Mail)
Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has given a verbal swipe at his former club Chelsea claiming that nothing had changed since his departure, adding: "Even the warm-up is the warm-up they did in our time."(Daily Star) 


England boss Fabio Capello says the Premier League's teams, supporters and stadiums are superior to those in Italy.
Adding that he wants to face the Italians in a World Cup final, Capello said: "Two things are important in the Anglo-Saxon world: respect for referees from players and coaches and the sporting behaviour of players."(The Guardian)