Latest transfers speculations Monday 21.04.08

All the latest football gossip

Monday's gossip column

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has agreed to become Inter Milan manager and the Special One is eyeing a 35m double swoop for Stamford Bridge duo Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

Samuel Eto'o has threatened to quit Barcelona, putting Chelsea on red alert. "I want to win titles and if I can't do it here then it will be in another club," said the Cameroon striker.

Juventus have offered Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, whose contract expires at the end of the season, a five-year deal worth 3.5m a year.

Chelsea are looking to step up their 20m interest in Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.

Everton and Middlesbrough are chasing Nuremburg's Bosnian striker Zvejdan Misimovic. The 25-year-old is believed to be available for around 1m.

Veteran striker Paul Dickov, currently on loan with Blackpool from Manchester City, is in talks with Major League Soccer club Toronto.

QPR and Sheffield United are interested in Plymouth's Hungarian internationals Krisztian Timar and Peter Halmosi.

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

Chelsea will give Frank Lampard the option of flying up to Liverpool at the last minute for Tuesday's Champions League clash. The England midfielder's mother is seriously ill in hospital with pneumonia.

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has warned Rafael Benitez he has to deliver the Champions League or will be labelled a big-spending failure.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is not worried about losing his job. "If the question is whether I will still have a job, it's not a worry for me at all," said the Manchester City boss after beating Portsmouth.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may have to have a painkilling injection to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game against Barcelona.

Derby manager Paul Jewell has not lost his sense of humour, despite his club's relegation to the Championship. As West Ham were booed off the pitch after a 2-1 win over the Rams, Jewell was asked if one of his teams had ever been jeered for winning. "Dunno," he said. "I'd just like the opportunity to find out.