Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are ready to launch a bid for Everton's Jack Rodwell, but Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Roberto di Matteo has dismissed speculation that Daniel Sturridge, 22, could be leaving Chelsea.

Jack Rodwell

Roberto Mancini is an admirer of Jack Rodwell but could face competition for his signature

Full story: talkSPORT 

Stoke City's bid to sign Michael Owen appears to be faltering with the club and the 32-year-old former England striker a long way from agreeing terms.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph 

Manchester United and Chelsea have missed out on Argentine Lucas Ocampos, 18, who will join AS Monaco from River Plate.

Full story: footylatest.com 

Stoke City want to buy 32-year-old Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne for £3m.

Full story: Daily Star 

Liverpool are still interested in signing Arsenal's England winger Theo Walcott, 23, with Brendan Rodgers keen to add pace and width to his squad.

Full story: Metro 

William Gallas

William Gallas is a target for QPR after being told he can leave Tottenham

Meanwhile, the Reds will offer midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, to Fulham as part of their transfer package to bring in 29-year-old Clint Dempsey.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

QPR want experienced defender William Gallas, who has been told he can leave Spurs.

Full story: the People 

But Rangers will not be loaning out midfielder Joey Barton, with Blackpool turning down the chance to sign the 29-year-old for a season.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Newcastle United are monitoring PSV Eindhoven striker Ola Toivonen. The Sweden forward, 26, is valued at £8m.

Full story: the Sun 

West Ham have been alerted by the news that contract talks have collapsed between Sporting Lisbon and midfielder Adrien Silva, 23, whom they hope to sign for around £2m.

Full story: Daily Star 

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak wants peace talks between manager Roberto Mancini and football administrator Brian Marwood after Mancini's public disquiet over City's transfer policy.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez has returned to pre-season training considerably lighter than he was last season

Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to put his faith in 19-year-old striker Harry Kane for Tottenham's opening Premier League game after failing to bring in Emmanuel Adebayor and Leandro Damiao.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Carlos Tevez has stunned Manchester City's coaching staff by returning to training more than a stone lighter than last season.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has claimed his club cannot afford to buy young British players as they are being priced too high.

Full story: talkSPORT 

AND FINALLY

Emanuele Pesoli of Italian side Verona has gone on hunger strike and chained himself to the gates of the Italian FA's headquarters in protest against his three-year ban for match-fixing.

Full story: Sunday Mirror