Saturday's Gossip column

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Middlesbrough are keen to sign free agent Kieron Dyer, 34, who was released by Queens Park Rangers earlier this month.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Stoke have made a shock move to take Arsenal's England right-back Carl Jenkinson on loan. But Arsene Wenger is reluctant to let the 20-year-old leave, even on a short-term basis.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

West Ham have had a £1.75m bid rejected for Montpellier defender Henri Bedimo. The 28-year-old Cameroon international left-back can also play in midfield.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper could be on his way to the Premier League

Tottenham have edged ahead of Norwich in the race to sign Celtic's 24-year-old striker Gary Hooper.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Juventus are set to sign the former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal with the option to extend his stay by a further year. The 33-year-old has been linked with a number of other clubs in the transfer window, including QPR.

Full story: Goal.com 

Fulham have made a late enquiry for South Korea international left-back Yun Suk-Young, 22, who is due to join QPR pending a work permit.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Wigan are weighing up a loan move for Mexican striker Aldo De Nigris. The 29-year-old has won the Mexican League twice with Monterrey.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Mauro Boselli

Wigan striker Mauro Boselli has already spent two spells out on loan, in Italy with Genoa and with Estudiantes in Argentina.

Leeds offer Luciano Becchio, 29, a £20,000 a week deal to commit his long-term future to the club.

Full story: Daily Star 

West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, hands in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to Queens Park Rangers.

Full story: the Sun 

Bolton Wanderers tell Serie A club Fiorentina that they need to increase their offer if they want to sign Marcos Alonso, 22, in January.

Full story: Bolton Evening Telegraph 

Italian side Palermo are keen to sign Mauro Boselli from Wigan Athletic. The Argentina international, 27, was the club's record signing when he joined from Estudiantes in 2010 for £6 million.

Full story: wigantoday.net 

West Ham have launched a late bid to capture Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre before the end of the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express 

OTHER GOSSIP

West Ham defender Dan Potts says he is getting better by the day after suffering a head injury during his side's defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Stoke manager Tony Pulis reveals he has not watched his side's 2011 FA Cup final defeat by Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

QPR manager Harry Redknapp calls Swansea ball boy Charlie Morgan "disgusting" and "an idiot" for failing to give the ball back to Chelsea's Eden Hazard during the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

Full story: the Sun 

AND FINALLY

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed the Reds' recent run of success is costing him a fortune. Rodgers promised his players a fine dining experience for three consecutive wins and took the players out last Friday before their win over Norwich.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

BBC Radio 5 live's 606 newsletter reports that Huncoat United's Under-15 string shattered their 94-game winless streak last weekend to taste victory for the first time in five years.

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee, 30, has already prepared himself mentally to save any penalties, should Chelsea be awarded a spot-kick in Sunday's FA Cup tie. Lee is a visualisation specialist who has written a book on the subject.

Full story: Daily Star 

Leeds manager Neil Warnock denies that he ever asked ball boys to delay giving the ball back to the opposition during matches when he was in charge at Sheffield United.

Full story: the Independent