Monday 31st March gossip column


Portsmouth captain Sol Campbell is set to use a get-out clause in his contract to join Villarreal in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Harry Redknapp is already lining up a replacement with a 5m move for 25-year-old Ghana international Jon Mensah, currently with Rennes, in the offing. (Various)

Jose Mourinho has been given a week to decide if he wants to become the new manager of Inter Milan. (The Sun)

Coventry boss Chris Coleman is preparing a 2m summer move for Wolves striker Freddy Eastwood. (Daily Mirror)

Kilmarnock are preparing a move for out-of-favour Aberdeen striker Steve Lovell. (The Herald)

Gretna goalkeeper Greg Fleming is being chased by Motherwell, Morton and Oldham. (The Herald)

Chelsea manager Avram Grant has criticised Premier League officials for rearranging their trip to Everton to 17 April, three days after a match with Wigan. (Various)

Spurs boss Juande Ramos has threatened to wield the axe following his team's woeful collapse against Newcastle. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers boss Walter Smith has insisted his players withdrew from Scotland's friendly against Croatia with genuine injuries. (Daily Record)

Derby manager Paul Jewell has vowed to rebuild his side in the Championship next term. (Daily Mirror)

Brazilian Gilberto looks set to stay with Arsenal after passing his UK citizenship test, and is expected to apply for a British passport within a year. (Daily Star)

MK Dons boss Paul Ince has pledged to remain with the club after guiding them to Johnstone's Paint Trophy glory. (Daily Star)

West Brom's veteran striker Kevin Phillips is poised to sign a new one-year extension to his contract. (Mirror)

Reading boss Steve Coppell says he has not heard from the Football Association about a campaign of respect and admits he does not know who Lord Triesman (the FA chairman) is. (The Sun)