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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2008, 06:59 GMT
Saturday's gossip column
Transfer rumoursOther gossipAnd finally ...

TRANSFER RUMOURS

Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to sign Congo "wonderkid" Paul Jose Mpoklu, 15, who is also wanted by Spurs, who want to sign him as soon as he turns 16. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea striker Ben Sahar is set to join Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday on-loan. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United defender Wes Brown, Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge and West Ham striker Dean Ashton are on Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan summer transfer wish-list. (The Sun)

AC Milan striker Ronaldo is sweating on a new deal at the club after undergoing knee surgery earlier. Ronaldo's contract runs out in June and he has been told he faces at least nine months on the sidelines. (The Independent)

Reading manager Steve Coppell will move for Red Bulls New York striker Jozy Altidore who is also wanted by Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Preston manager Alan Irvine is ready to end David Nugent's nightmare at Portsmouth after falling further down the Fratton Park pecking order. (Daily Star)

Celtic keeper Artur Boruc is a target for Carlo Anceloti at AC Milan at around 10m. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Premier League's plan for a "39th game" looks to be in crisis after the Football Association and Fifa refused to back the proposal. (Various)

The FA are worried that the plan may affect their bid for the 2018 World Cup. (The Sun)

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore is ready to take on Fifa in a bid to rescue the idea. (The Times)

But Manchester United are said to be leading a revolt to kill off the controversial plan. (The Daily Telegraph)

AND FINALLY

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to stay at the club for another 20 years. (Daily Star)

Chelsea manager Avram Grant has nicknamed John Terry "the bionic man" after his latest speedy recovery from injury. (Various)

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is facing the most crucial 79 hours of his tenure at Anfield with important FA Cup and Champions League games coming up. (Daily Mirror)



SEE ALSO
Transfers - February 2008
13 Feb 08 |  Gossip
Friday's gossip column
15 Feb 08 |  Gossip
Thursday's gossip column
14 Feb 08 |  Gossip


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