Latest transfers speculations Sunday 02.03.08

All the latest football gossip

Sunday's gossip column

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole says he may quit the club at end of the season after being left out of the Carling Cup final side that lost to Tottenham last Sunday.

Meanwhile, striker Andriy Shevchenko has also spoken of his desire to leave Chelsea at the end of the season and return to former club AC Milan.

In fact several players are also considering their futures and are set to walk out of Stamford Bridge if manager Avram Grant stays at the club. Players said to be unhappy with the current regime are Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho.

Whoever is in charge at Chelsea in the summer will be given money to spend, and the club are set to battle it out with Manchester United to land American whizzkid Jozy Altidore.

Chelsea are said to be keen on Brazilian teenager Thiago Carleto who is also wanted by Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is eyeing up Villarreal keeper Diego Lopez who has spoken of his desire to play in England.

Juande Ramos is eager to bring Aston Villa keeper Scott Carson to Tottenham as he looks to replace current number one Paul Robinson.

Spurs are also keen on Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero who is currently on loan at Spanish club Getafe.

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is hopeful of landing American keeper Brad Guzan in the summer.

O'Neil is also keen on unsettled Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble is a target for Arsenal who could lose Gilberto Silva and Mathieu Flamini in the summer.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be give a 70m transfer kitty in the summer.

Derby's Scottish striker Kenny Miller is poised to make history this summer if, as expected, he joins Rangers. He would become the first player to make the switch from Rangers to Celtic and then back to Rangers.

Former Wales striker John Hartson has discussed the possibility of becoming the manager of East Stirlingshire.

Motherwell are ready to sell Fir Park and move to a new stadium.

Everton manager David Moyes admits he would like the chance to manage either Rangers or Celtic.

Other gossip other than transfer news..............

Arsenal striker Eduardo could sue Martin Taylor over the tackle that left him with a broken leg.

Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland is set to win a surprise second England cap against France this month.
Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has been given a take-it-or-leave it contract offer of 35,000.

Former England and Manchester United star, Teddy Sheringham, says he wants saving Colchester United from relegation to be his last achievement in football.

Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he would pick midfielder Paul Scholes 'on sentiment' if Manchester United reached the Champions League final. Scholes missed out on United's 1999 triumph through suspension.