Saturday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is eyeing up a January move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.  Ferguson has sent his brother Martin, one of United's scouts, to watch the 21-year-old Kenyan several times this season.

Oscar Cardozo

Oscar Cardozo has been at Benfica since 2007

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea and Everton are chasing Benfica's Paraguayan forward Oscar Cardozo, 29.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Pele has warned Premier League clubs about signing Brazilian striker Neymar, 20, from Santos by declaring that he isn't up to the physical style of play in England.

Full story: Marca 

OTHER GOSSIP

Roy Keane has rejected a £4.5m, three year contract to manage Turkish side Kasimpasa. The 41-year-old former Sunderland and Ipswich manager is interested in succeeding Steve Kean at Blackburn.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, 25, has warned young players they could get lost by signing for Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

And Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill has admitted he asked Johnson whether his party lifestyle was a thing of the past before signing him in the summer.

Full story: the Guardian 

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam, 26, claims he had to leave Liverpool because manager Brendan Rodgers only saw him as a squad player.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Michael Owen

Michael Owen signed for Stoke in September

Adam's Stoke team-mate Michael Owen, 32, is bracing himself for a cold reception from Liverpool fans when he returns to Anfield this weekend.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has claimed he could not find a place in his squad for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, 24.

Full story: skysports.com 

Former Premier League referee Graham Poll has dismissed a claim by Manchester City's Sergio Aguero that foreign players don't get their fair share of decisions in England.

Full story: Daily Mail 

QPR's fans have backed manager Mark Hughes to improve their fortunes after a poor start to the Premier League season.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle 

Swansea midfielder Leon Britton, 30, wants to stay at Swansea for another five years - and then become a coach at the club.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post 

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has vowed to carry on speaking his mind, despite being hit with an FA fine for criticising a referee.

Full story: Wigan Evening Post 

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew reckons his team can exploit Manchester United's defensive weaknesses this weekend.

Full story: the Guardian 

West Brom centre-back Gareth McAuley insists a fearless attitude has been key to their early-season success.

Full story: Birmingham Post 

AND FINALLY

Handshakes have been banned at Arsenal's training ground as Arsene Wenger tries to prevent a virus spreading through the club - so the players are touching elbows instead.

Full story: Daily Mirror