Saturday 29th March gossip column


Tottenham could allow Paul Robinson, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas, Tom Huddlestone and Darren Bent to leave as boss Juande Ramos looks to whittle down his English contingent. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are poised to make a 25m summer move for Barcelona play-maker Xavi Hernandez. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson could be a target of Newcastle, after Kevin Keegan lost out to Spurs for Jonathan Woodgate. (Express)

Spurs coach Juande Ramos is considering bids for Valencia's David Villa, Real Zaragoza's Diego Milito, Toulouse striker Johan Elmander and even Barcelona's Ronaldinho to fill the void left by the departing players. (Express)

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is being targeted by Italian side Fiorentina for next season. (Sun)

Derby could allow midfielder Stephen Pearson's loan move to Stoke to become permanent in the summer for 1.5m. (Sun)

Lyon's Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom, 25, is keen on a summer switch to Everton. (Sun)

Birmingham, Derby and Sheffield United are all tracking Nottingham Forest winger Kris Commons, while while striker Nathan Tyson is a target for Bristol City, Norwich and Leicester. (Daily Mirror)

Hard-up Gretna could be left with just one keeper on their books with Pole Artur Krysiak set to depart on an Under-19 international call-up and Birmingham ready to pounce. (Sun)

Kevin Keegan has warned his underachieving stars to prove to him they deserve to stay at Newcastle in their remaining matches this season. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is keen to extend his stay at the club beyond the end of his existing three-year contract. (Various)

Manager Gary Megson has played down rumours of dressing room unrest at struggling Bolton. (Various)

Former Celtic captain Paul Lambert - currently boss at Wycombe - would love to return to Parkhead as manager one day. (Various)

Tottenham caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the Carling Cup at a post-final party, with the base broken when it was dropped while photographs were being taken. The cup is now at the Football League's jewellers being repaired. (Daily Express)