Latest transfers speculations Saturday 20.09.08

All the latest football gossip

Saturday's gossip column

Striker Obafemi Martins fears the growing crisis at Newcastle could lead to a player exodus.

New West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola believes his old Chelsea team-mate Dennis Wise is getting a raw deal by being singled out by Newcastle fans in the wake of Kevin Keegan's departure.

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari lit the fuse for Sunday's clash with Manchester United by confessing he would love to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Unsettled Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 23, is a 6m target for Barcelona.

Brazil striker Ronaldo has again claimed he is in talks with Manchester City, despite denials from Eastlands.

Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson will seek a cut-price move to QPR in January.

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

Damien Comolli's future at Tottenham as sporting director is secure after the club refused to blame him for the departure of Dimitar Berbatov.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits if his side cannot retain the title, he would rather see Arsenal win the Premier League than Chelsea.

Defender Richard Dunne thought he was on his way out at Manchester City until new boss Mark Hughes personally intervened to persuade him to stay.

Tottenham skipper Ledley King admits the club's poor start to the season is because their new players have yet to gel with the team.

Arsenal hope to appoint a new managing director shortly, with Vodafone's Paul Donovan linked with the vacancy.

Arsenal's wage bill has risen by 13% to 101.3m, despite the departure of several highly paid players.

A mystery joker at League One side Walsall has been leaving dead rats in their team-mates' washbags - including that of former England striker Michael Ricketts.