Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Harry Redknapp will begin his Queens Park Rangers revolution by moving for former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham, 37, who is leaving Los Angeles Galaxy.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Redknapp also wants Tottenham's Scott Parker, 32, and Stoke's 31-year-old former QPR, Spurs and Pompey striker Peter Crouch.

Full story: Daily Star Sunday 

And Mark Hughes's replacement at QPR will also move for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 30, as he looks to bring in three new faces during the January window.

Full story: Metro 

Crystal Palace's board have told manager Ian Holloway that he will not have to sell Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window. Several Premier League clubs are interested in the £20m-rated winger but Palace want the 20-year-old to spearhead their push for promotion from the Championship.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 29, has set his sights on a cut price £6m January transfer to Arsenal now Robin van Persie is no longer there.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored 34 times in 59 senior appearances for Holland

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Manchester City Roberto Mancini is interested in Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 28, and is preparing to make a move for the Spanish striker if new Blues boss Rafael Benitez fails to get the best out of him.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Italian Mancini also reveals that he nearly brought Torres to City two years ago but the price was too high so he opted for £27m striker Eden Dzeko.

Full story: the Sun 

Manchester United believe they can secure the £8m signing of Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines, 27, in the January transfer window.

Full story: Sunday Express 

And United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is eyeing a move for the teenage son of former loan signing Henrik Larsson. Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in midfielder Jordan Larsson, 15, who plays for Swedish side Hogaborgs BK.

Full story: People 

Liverpool are also stepping up their interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Kevin Grosskreutz. The 24-year-old, who would cost around £8m, has already said he would like to play in English football.

Full story: the Sun 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make a shock £10m move for Liverpool's out-of-favour winger Stewart Downing, 28, in the January transfer window.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Ashley Cole's big-money move away from Chelsea moved a step closer when Paris Saint-Germain let slip on Twitter that the 31-year-old is on his way to the French capital.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Chelsea boss Roberto D i Matteo, 42, is tipped to replace Nigel Adkins as manager of struggling Southampton.

Full story: People 

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, 41, believes Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is too 'trigger-happy' to be his boss.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Guardiola, who is on a self-imposed sabbatical from football, will snub Chelsea because he wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.

Full story: the Sun 

Stale Solbakken

Wolves have failed to win their last eight league games under Stale Solbakken

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, claims Manchester City will not defend their Premier League title and believes his former club Manchester United will finish top.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Referee Mark Clattenburg may never officiate a Chelsea match despite being cleared of using "inappropriate language" towards Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Having taken a swipe at new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a scathing attack on the London club over their accusation of racial language by referee Clattenburg.

Full story: Sunday Express 

AND FINALLY

Wolves have come up with a novel way of raising money for charity - auctioning a dugout panel with a hole in it that manager Stale Solbakken made after becoming livid when a last-minute penalty was awarded against his side in a Championship match against Brighton.

Full story: Metro