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Last Updated: Monday, 1 October 2007, 06:59 GMT 07:59 UK
Monday's gossip column
transfers & gossipchelsea rumoursand finally

TRANSFER RUMOURS & OTHER GOSSIP

Fulham pair Collins John and Moritz Volz are January transfer targets for Southampton. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are lining up a deal for 16-year-old Hamilton youngster James McCarthy. (Daily Mirror)

Hull are interested in signing Middlesbrough's Andy Davies in an 800,000 deal. (Daily Mirror)

Hong Kong tycoon Carson Yeung has assured Birmingham he will complete a 50m takeover by the end of the year. (The Sun)

Jussi Jasskelainen's agent has confirmed the Finland goalkeeper is unlikely to sign a new contract at Bolton and wants to join old boss Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neil expects to see his name eventually added to the list of possible managerial sackings. (The Sun)

Arsenal want manager Arsene Wenger to prolong his dynasty at Arsenal by signing him up until 2015. (Daily Express)

The Lithuanian FA is demanding an apology from Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith over his comments about a "dive" by Saulius Mikoliunas during a recent international. (Daily Record)

The Scottish Football League will launch an inquiry after Saturday's Division Three match between Albion Rovers and Forfar Athletic was postponed because the latter's team bus was stuck in a traffic jam. (Daily Express)

St Mirren defender David van Zanten has branded Hearts' Michael Stewart a cheat after winning a controversial penalty on Sunday. (Various)

CHELSEA RUMOURS

Chelsea's players have been told to get used to having Avram Grant as manager because owner Roman Abramovich will give him time to make his mark. (The Sun)

Chelsea have been forced to sideline John Terry from playing after their captain vowed he would carry on to help his underperforming side, despite fracturing his cheekbone against Fulham. (Various)

AND FINALLY

Fulham goalkeepers Anti Niemi and Kasey Keller are massive fans of Death Metal, according to team-mate Moritz Volz. (The Times)

Kolo Toure swapped shirts with West Ham's Henri Camara on Saturday - and then promptly threw it to the Arsenal fans in the away section. (Daily Mirror)

Singer Mariah Carey reckons she is a distant relative of Chelsea's Ashley Cole, with her grandmother hailing from the same Alabama area as the England full-back's ancestors. (The Sun)

Lyon chairman Michel Aulas says he'll feed Barry Ferguson free whisky to stop the Rangers midfielder playing well against the French side in the Champions League. (Various)



SEE ALSO
Sunday's gossip column
30 Sep 07 |  Gossip
Transfers - September 2007
05 Sep 07 |  Gossip


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