Monday's Gossip column

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are weighing up a last-minute move for 23-year-old Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Newcastle have already agreed a £6.7m fee with Montpellier for the France international.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Arsenal have been offered 26-year-old Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff on loan as the French club look to offload his £80,000-a-week wages.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Newcastle have agreed a £6.7m fee for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Wigan could move to sign defenders Sebastian Coates, 22, and Ronald Zubar, 27, from Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively, on loan.

Full story: The Telegraph 

Fulham want to sign Olympiakos defender Vasilis Torosidis, 27, for £500,000. He is out of contract in the summer.

Full story: The Sun 

Reading are considering a £1.5m move for Birmingham defender Curtis Davies, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Wolves and Doncaster are battling it out to sign striker Jason Scotland, 33. He is a free agent after leaving Ipswich.

Full story: The Sun 

Mario Balotelli's Manchester City future could be decided this week, with talks expected between the Premier League champions and AC Milan on Monday. The clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 22-year-old striker.

Full story: The Guardian 

Norwich City are set to sign goalkeeper Lee Camp, 28, on a free as he is being released by Nottingham Forest.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

QPR are looking into a move for Chelsea's 32-year-old French midfielder Florent Malouda.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Liverpool have been told they will have to up their offer to land Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 20, after they had an £8m bid rejected.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Norwich are planning an improved £7m bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 24.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, is in line to keep his place in the England squad for next month's friendly with Brazil at Wembley.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Ashley Cole, 32, has become the highest paid defender in world football after negotiating a one-year contract with Chelsea worth just under £200,000 a week.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has criticised Nicola Cortese for sacking Nigel Adkins, accusing the club's chairman of having "a bit of an ego problem".

Full story: The Times 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Arsenal are offering French second division club Bastia £4.1m and forward Andrey Arshavin, 31, in a bid to land midfielder Florian Thauvin, 19.

Full story: Sport24 

Federico Macheda

Spanish club Elche have reportedly signed Spanish club Elche.

West Ham's Alou Diarra, 31, may move to German club Hoffenheim in the current transfer window.

Full story: Inside Football 

Manchester United have loaned Federico Macheda, 21, to Spanish club Elche.

Full story: Marca 

Romanian club Cluj are selling Sengalese striker Modou Sougou, 28, to Olympique Marseille.

Full story: Sport24 

AND FINALLY

Play was held up between Ajax and Feyenoord as snow fell onto the team dugouts via a leak in the Amsterdam Arena roof.

Full story: Metro