Latest transfers speculations Monday 22.12.08

All the latest football gossip

Monday's gossip column

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz is ready to tell new manager Sam Allardyce that he will quit the club next month.

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is keen to sign West Ham striker Craig Bellamy.

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock believes he will lose his young stars in the January transfer window.

Bolton boss Gary Megson will make a move for Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

Newcastle want to sign centre-half Matthew Upson.

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

Gus Poyet or Aidy Boothroyd will be named as manager of Leeds following the sacking of Gary McAllister.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson is also in the running for the Elland Road hot-seat.

Football Association chairman Lord Triesman will try to convince Fabio Capello to stay on as England boss past the 2010 World Cup.

Lord Triesman also believes that Prince William and David Beckham are the right ambassadors to help bring the 2018 World Cup to England.

New AC Milan signing David Beckham wants to do "everything possible" to match Bobby Moore's record number of England caps.

Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear has laughed off suggestions he is about to take over at Sunderland.

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is set to miss at least one Champions League tie following his sending off against Liga de Quito.

Dundee United trio John Daly, Lee Wilkie and Sean Dillon are expected to sign new contracts this week.

Everton reckon 6ft 4in Belgian striker Marouane Fellaini is getting a raw deal from referees because he sticks out so much. He's has been booked eight times and assistant coach Steve Round said: "I think referees need to book him on merit rather that because it's 'big' Fellaini."

Sunderland striker Djbril Cisse's hair raised a few eyebrows against Hull on Saturday. Caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia said: "He looked like a snooker table. He can dye it tartan if he wants."