Sunday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could land Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, 20, in the January transfer window by letting the £10m-rated winger spend the rest of the season on loan at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha

Zaha is tipped for a move to the Premier League

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Liverpool's star striker Luis Suarez, 25, has played down speculation of a move to Juventus by insisting he is happy at Anfield.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Another man content with life on Merseyside is Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, under contract until 2016 but linked with a host of clubs in the January transfer window, who says his future is with the Goodison Park club.

Full story: The Sun 

Manchester City could make a surprise move for Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole, 31, who has yet to agree a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Sunday Express 

Tottenham will try to tempt Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente into a move to White Hart Lane in January. The 27-year-old striker has already said he will leave Bilbao in the summer but Spurs are ready to put in a £7m bid.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Liverpool and Arsenal could be denied the chance of signing Newcastle's Demba Ba, 27, by the spending power of affluent Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, managed by former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.

Full story: Metro 

Arsenal have added Bayern Munich's Brazilian midfielder Luis Gustavo, 25, to their wanted list in January's transfer window.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Chelsea have been alerted to the availability of Porto's Colombian striker Jackson Martinez with the Portuguese club ready to cash in on the 26-year-old striker, who only joined the club last summer, in next month's transfer window.

Full story: Metro 

Stoke boss Tony Pulis insists that leading players such as 25-year-old Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who has been linked with Manchester United, will not be sold in the transfer window.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel 

Celtic are anxious to tie up a contract extension with Gary Hooper as they fear Sunderland will launch a transfer bid in January for the English striker.

Full story: The Sun 

Russian outfit Ruben Kuzan are preparing a January bid for Celtic defender Mikael Lustig as fringe winger Paddy McCourt is a £750,000 transfer target for Championship high flyers Crystal Palace.

Full story: Sunday Mail 

Getafe striker Miku insists he is happy at Celtic following reports that he was looking to cut short his loan because he has not been a regular starter.

Full story: The Sun 

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists that Greece striker Georgios Samaras is happy at the Scottish champions despite reports of interest by Liverpool.

Full story: Scotland on Sunday 

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is set to gamble on his Italian striker Mario Balotelli for Sunday's Manchester derby, partnering him with Sergio Aguero and leaving Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko on the bench.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

David Beckham will be offered a move to the Middle East as the 37-year-old weighs up where he should end his playing career. Qatar side Al-Sadd - captained by Spanish legend Raul - want the midfielder to sign for them while United Arab Emirates outfit Al Wasl are also joining the hunt for his signature.

Full story: Sunday People 

Everton's Steven Pienaar, who quit international football earlier this year to concentrate on the domestic game, is to hold talks with South Africa officials regarding a return in next month's Africa Cup of Nations.

Full story: The Sun 

Former Blackburn Rovers, Celtic, Liverpool and Newcastle United manager Kenny Dalglish is being considered for a four-man shortlist being compiled by the Scottish Football Association for their national coach vacancy.

Full story: Sunday Mail 

Celtic captain Scott Brown cut short his post-match press conference following his side's win at Kilmarnock saying he was fed up being asked about his ongoing hip injury and whether he would require surgery.

Full story: Sunday Mail 

Owner Vladimir Romanov insists he will not allow Hearts to go into administration but accuses Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs of a vendetta against the Edinburgh club.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Rangers chief executive Charles Green and financial director Brian Stockbridge will receive a bonus equivalent to their annual salaries (£360,000 and £200,000 respectively) should their team win promotion "or otherwise transfers to another football league", according to the Ibrox club's share offer to fans.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

AND FINALLY

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has written an open letter to the club's fans pledging to do all he can to bring success to the Stamford Bridge side.

Full story: Sky Sports 

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli's agent has revealed that the Italian hires taxis to lead him to meetings outside Manchester to avoid getting lost.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Playing Celtic in Tuesday's Scottish Cup replay will be the second time Arbroath goalkeeper Scott Morrison has been in the national television spotlight - he was on the "Singing Kettle" programme as a child.

Full story: The Sun