Friday's Gossip column

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in August 2012

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 25, has pledged his future to Liverpool, saying that even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League he will stay.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Brazilian side Internacional have reportedly told Tottenham they will have to wait until the summer to sign striker Leandro Damiao, 23, after rejecting a £17m deadline-day offer.

Full story: Metro 

West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie, 31, was left stranded on the steps of Loftus Road after his move to Queens Park Rangers fell through.

Full story: The Times (subscription only) 

Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 25, is hoping that the release clause of £54m in his contract will not put off possible buyers like Manchester City from making a move for him during the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Willian, 24, is set to join Anzhi Makhachkala to disappoint Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Full story: The Independent  

Peterborough United's director of football Barry Fry has criticised Nottingham Forest following the collapse of the proposed transfer of George Boyd, 27, to the Reds over a failed eye test.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Forest manager Alex McLeish is said to be considering his future at the City Ground after the club's owners scrapped their move for Boyd.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is furious after defender Phil Jones, 20, was demoted to the England Under-21s.

Full story: Daily Star 

England manager Roy Hodgson has called on home fans to honour Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, 32, when he reaches his 100-cap milestone in the friendly against Brazil at Wembley.

Full story: the Guardian 

Phil Jones

Phil Jones was in the senior England squad at Euro 2012, but has only made the U-21 squad for the Brazil friendly

Chelsea's players are said to be baffled by manager Rafa Benitez's detailed tactics and methods on the training ground and during matches.

Full story: Daily Express 

Newcastle-born Danny Graham, 27, has vowed to win over Sunderland fans who booed him when he appeared for Swansea at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday before completing his transfer to the Black Cats.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Reading manager Brian McDermott insists striker Adam Le Fondre, 26, is capable of transferring his Royals super-sub exploits on to the international scene with England.

Full story: Daily Mail 

German striker Lukas Podolski, 27, says Arsenal will have to stop being such slow starters if they want to be playing Champions League football again next season.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 23, admits the Blues are suffering from a lack of confidence and believes teams no longer fear playing against them.

Full story: London's Evening Standard 

French football fans are divided over 37-year-old David Beckham's offer to donate his Paris St-Germain salary to charity.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

AND FINALLY

Austrian defender Paul Scharner, 32, is considering dyeing the words 'I'm back' into his hair when he makes his first-team return for Wigan.

Full story: The Sun 

BBC Radio 5 live's 606 newsletter reports how Newcastle United's contingent of French players have been made to feel welcome with a French flavour to the decorations at the Magpies' training ground.