Perils of prosperity evident in Birmingham car park


London : Here’s a sample of some of the gossip and transfer rumours from England’s newspapers Sunday about Premier League clubs:

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So many players at Birmingham City have bought big new SUVs since they were promoted to the Premiership that the white lines in the club’s car park have had to be widened. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid has indicated they would take both Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba if they decided to quit Chelsea (People).

Former Italian international Gianfranco Zola has rejected an approach to join Chelsea’s coaching staff. (Observer)

Everton is the target of a takeover bid by a mystery South African businessman. (People)

Striker Peter Crouch insists he will not be forced out of Anfield even if he does not figure in Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez’s plans. (Sunday Mirror)

Javier Mascherano may be prepared to quit Liverpool if the club fail to come up with a bumper new deal. (Record)

Gilberto Silva has told Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger he will quit the club if he doesn’t get a regular starting place. (People)

Manchester United’s 17 million-pound summer signing Anderson may be heading back to Portugal on loan after struggling to break into the first team. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur is making Russian left-sided midfielder Andrey Arshavin a transfer target in January. (People)

Nicolas Anelka admits he is waiting for a “big club” to come in for him in the January transfer window. (Star)

Sunderland manager Roy Keane has won the battle to take back Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Danny Simpson on loan in January. (Sunday Mirror)