Thursday’s gossip column

TRANSFER GOSSIP
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani’s agent has hinted the Uruguay striker, 25, could be open to a move to Chelsea after his wife fled to England to join him at the Olympics after she was mugged in Naples.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Alan Pardew insists Newcastle will only make a move for Andy Carroll if Liverpool are willing to take a substantial loss and will not match their rumoured asking price of £20m.
Full story: The Sun

Sao Paulo president says Manchester United’s move for 19-year-old winger Lucas Moura can be resurrected.
Full story: Daily Mail

Everton and West Ham have been given hope they could resurrect the deal to sign Inter Milan’s striker Luc Castaignos, 19, after Dutch side FC Twente revealed they have not completed their move to sign him.
Full story: talkSPORT

Frank Lampard, 34, has revealed he is ready to start negotiating a new contract that will keep him a Chelsea player for the rest of his career.
Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham want to re-sign former defender James Collins, 28, from Aston Villa for £2m.
Full story: The Sun

Juventus are considering a move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, who has struggled to maintain a regular starting place at the Etihad.
Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian)

Chelsea have lodged a new £9m bid for Wigan striker Victor Moses, 21, who is in the last year of his contract at the DW Stadium.
Full story: London Evening Standard

New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is keen to sign Venezuela international Miku, 26, from Getafe.
Full story: South Wales Evening Post

OTHER GOSSIP
Manchester United are thought to have temporarily postponed plans to launch their £193m flotation in New York, after volatile US markets spooked the Premier League club into a rethink.
Full story: Guardian

Swansea have accused Liverpool of breaking a written agreement not to try to sign their players for 12 months after Brendan Rodgers joined them, by making an approach for midfielder Joe Allen.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tal Ben Haim has instructed his agent, Pini Zahavi, to stay away from his severance negotiations with Portsmouth, which threaten to bring about the first liquidation of a Football League club for 20 years.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Team GB’s football boss Stuart Pearce will not make a complaint to Fifa after Spurs winger Gareth Bale, 23, turned down Olympics duty due to an injury – only to then play in Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against LA Galaxy.
Full story: Metro

Team GB captain Ryan Giggs, 38, said the squad received an inspirational speech from double gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes.
Full story: Guardian

AND FINALLY…
Manchester United mascot Fred the Red needed his own bodyguards when arriving for the club’s friendly with Shanghai Shenhua in China.
Full story: Metro

Hollywood actor and Aston Villa fan Tom Hanks talked tactics with new manager Paul Lambert before the friendly with Portland Timbers on their US tour.
Full story: The Oregonian