Premier League Hot Gossip: Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal, Newcastle, Manchester City, Chelsea and Hull(!)

We love gossip here at COS , and we are shoveling the warm steamy rumours to you as fast as we can. Here are the latest morsels from the world of football:

– By far the juiciest (and most widely spread) rumour today is that Hull manager Phil Brown is to woo Christian Vieri for the second time, after their summer holiday romance ended suddenly. Vieri to Hull!? (Various)

– Chelsea boss Avram Grant has decided to drop Andriy Shevchenko for Wednesday’s Champions League game with Valencia, look what happened to the previous encumbent when he tried that kind of malarkey. (The Sun)

– Sven is forcing his players to learn English so that they can communicate in the language that all Man City fans are accustomed to. (Various)

– Yakubu is confident that Everton will thrash Metalist Kkarkiv, whilst Joleon Lescott thinks that Everton didn’t pay enough respect to the Ukranians at Goodison. (Daily Mail)

– Mickey Owen is back! And just 3 days after having his groin fiddled with by some Germans. (Daily Star)

– Rafa “B” , as the Spaniard wants to be known from now on, has issued another edict to his players, he doesn’t want any crying when the team sheet is posted and he definitely doesn’t want “excuses from top players” before the Marseille game. He is yet to confirm whether he will accept excuses from non-top players like Peter Crouch. (The Sun)

– Alisher Usmanov wants to build ‘relationships’ with other Arsenal board members. (Guardian)

– Glenn Roeder is leading the rabid pack of starving out of work managers desperate to get the QPR job recently vacated by John Gregory. However, Gianluca Vialli is gnashing at the heels of Mr Roeder. (The Mirror)

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