Monday's gossip column

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, who plays for Italian side Napoli, could be coming to the Premier League after admitting he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 26-year-old has scored 27 goals in 33 games for Napoli and is wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Arsenal and Manchester City target Stevan Jovetic says he would relish a chance to play in England and "the strongest league in the world". The 23-year-old playmaker has scored 12 goals in 24 games in Serie A for Fiorentina this season.

Full story: Daily Star 

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani moved to Napoli from Palermo in 2010

Arsenal could be priced out of the race for Jovetic, with Fiorentina seeking more than £25m amid interest from Juventus and both Milan clubs.

Full story: Daily Express 

The Gunners may attempt to sign England under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 18, from Chelsea in the summer after being impressed by his performances on loan at Watford.

Full story: Daily Express 

Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo says he will play in the Premier League "sooner or later". The statement will interest Everton, who attempted to sign the 27-year-old striker on transfer deadline day in January.

Full Story: Liverpool Echo 

Barcelona have defender Vincent Kompany, 26, and his Manchester City team-mate, striker Sergio Aguero, 24, in their summer plans. The Catalan giants may bid for the pair if their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's centre-back Mats Hummels and retain forward David Villa fail.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

German team manager Oliver Bierhoff says it will be "impossible" for a European team to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, saying the advantage will lie with South American teams.

Full story: Bild (Germany) 

Swansea's striker Michu, 27, insists he is happy at the Welsh club, saying: "Playing alongside Leon Britton, Jonathan de Guzman, Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez is good for me. I connect well with these players on the field and would not trade them for anybody."

Full story: El Mundo (Spain) 

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, 28, believes Spain will still qualify for the World Cup, despite two recent draws in their qualification campaign. "Whoever thinks this is the end of an era is wrong," said Cazorla after Spain's 1-1 draw with Finland on Friday.

Full story: Marca (Spain) 

OTHER GOSSIP

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager in September 2007

Juventus forward and Montenegro skipper Mirko Vucinic has said his side will try to provoke England's "loose cannon" Wayne Rooney in the vital World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. Rooney, 27, was sent off in England's last match in Montenegro in October 2011.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Jose Mourinho has hinted he wants to return to manage Chelsea next season. The Real Madrid boss is quoted as saying: "It's not easy to find a new destination. It could be a destination where I've coached before. There are things that may be about to happen no-one could imagine."

Full story: The Sun  

Mourinho's former Porto youth coach Rui Sa Lemos added fuel to the fire by posting a picture of Stamford Bridge next to the message "Mourinho's home next year" on Twitter. He also posted: "I'm not guessing, I'm giving news," before the account was shut down.

Full story: Daily Star 

Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge on Monday night as a special guest of the Brazilian FA for their friendly against Russia.

Full story: the Sun 

Luiz Felipe Scolari has dismissed suggestions he was a failure at Chelsea and insisted he was not given enough time by owner Roman Abramovich.

Full story: Daily Express 

Chelsea defender David Luiz believes the club can still end their troubled season on a high. "We can still win the Europa League, are still in the FA Cup and fighting for a better position in the table," he said.

Full story: Daily Mail 

AND FINALLY

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally bought fish and chips for 28 travelling Accrington fans after the two sides' League Two match on Saturday, which the Gills won 1-0.

Full story: Metro