Saturday's gossip column

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Norwich striker Grant Holt, 31, has told Celtic to forget about signing him - despite buying a house in his hometown of ­Carlisle and moving his family north.

Grant Holt

Grant Holt has scored 65 times in 143 league appearances since joining Norwich from Shrewsbury

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Manchester City's Samir Nasri could soon be playing alongside David Beckham at Paris St-Germain. The French club are preparing a move for the 25-year-old France midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Tottenham are preparing to offer free-scoring winger Gareth Bale, 23, £130,000 a week to keep him at White Hart Lane.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

Everton boss David Moyes has turned down a number of requests from Championship clubs to take 19-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley on loan.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Fulham boss Martin Jol will ask Arsene Wenger whether the Cottagers can extend 21-year-old midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong's loan from Arsenal until the end of next season.

Full story: London Evening Standard 

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to offer 34-year-old defender Rio Ferdinand a new one-year contract. Ferdinand's current deal expires at the end of this season.

Full story: The Sun 

David Beckham, 37, has admitted his move to Paris St-Germain hinged on his ability to sell shirts. "If I can help to sell lots of shirts, no problem," said the former England captain. "It's great to see so many people wearing my shirt."

Full story: Daily Mail 

Former Arsenal midfielder Marc Overmars says fans must stay patient with manager Arsene Wenger - even if the Gunners lose Sunday's north London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.

Marc Overmars

Marc Overmars won one Premier League title and one FA Cup at Arsenal

Full story: talkSPORT 

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho admits he will have to get stronger if he is to be a success in the Premier League. "I need to improve my muscles ­because they are still quite small at the moment," said the 20-year-old.

Full story: Daily Star 

Premier League strugglers Aston Villa have announced a loss of £17.7m as income fell in 2011-12 by 12.6% to £80m.

Full story: the Guardian 

Wolves fans staged a demonstration outside Molineux before Friday's Championship game with Watford following the club's sharp decline.

Full story: Express & Star 

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has called on a technology expert to teach his players the pitfalls of Twitter and other social networking sites. It follows James McClean's latest Twitter row, which led to the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland winger deleting his account this week.

Full story: Daily Mail 

AND FINALLY

Manchester City are lending Real Madrid a helping hand in their bid to knock their local rivals Manchester United out of the Champions League by allowing Jose Mourinho's side to train at the Etihad Stadium before next Tuesday's tie at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp, 43, might have been clever at finding the net in his playing days but an interview on FATV has shown his footballing knowledge is severely lacking.

Full story: 606 Newsletter 

Ex-Arsenal forward Ian Wright, 49, turned down the manager's role at League One side Swindon Town because he is not ready for management - and his wife did not want him to take the job.

Full story: The Sun